ADDING TO THEIR NEW STATEMENT LINEUP OF MUSIC AND HOME THEATER COMPONENTS, ANTHEM INTRODUCES TWO POW

On the heels of the Statement D1 home theater preamplifier/processor, Anthem™ introduces the Statement P2 and P5 - two-channel and five-channel amplifiers.

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ADDING TO THEIR NEW STATEMENT LINEUP OF MUSIC AND HOME THEATER COMPONENTS, ANTHEM INTRODUCES TWO POWERFUL NEW AMPLIFIERS

Indianapolis, IN - CEDIA EXPO 2004 - Sept. 8 -12 - Booth 512 - On the heels of the Statement D1 home theater preamplifier/processor, Anthem™ introduces the Statement P2 and P5 - two -channel and five -channel amplifiers. These amplifiers blend maximum performance with high -end styling to recreate the powerful dynamics of today's movie and music soundtracks.

The "power" in a power amplifier is derived from its power supply. Many so -called "high -end" amplifiers use only one power supply resulting in a reduction of maximum power output and overall efficiency when all of the amplifiers channels are driven. P2 and P5 amplifiers feature dual, autonomous power supplies on each channel, allowing the amplifiers to deliver stable and continuous power, regardless of the number of channels driven. When the crescendo in music, or the thrills, thunder and explosions in a movie call for instantaneous bursts of high power, amplifier output remains fluid and continuous.

Anthem™ engineered the P2 and P5 to perform like independent monoblock amplifiers. Each channel is self -contained on its own chassis with glass -epoxy circuit board and heatsink and benefits from its own independent power supply. Regardless of whether one channel or all channels are operating, there is no penalty in performance, even when all channels are operating at maximum output. Fourteen rugged bipolar outputs per channel resulted in an output stage with tremendous current reserves - more than enough to handle the crescendos in music and special effects in movies.

User and installer -friendly features abound on the P2 and P5. By eliminating fuses in the DC rails, P2 and P5 amplifiers are Direct -Connected™ to the power supply. This keeps output impedance remarkably low while making more power available to the amplifier and ultimately to the speakers. If an output short circuit does occur, only our AC line breaker will trip -there are no fuses to replace. Once the condition disappears, Positive Temperature Coefficient thermistors (PTCs) automatically restore power to the affected channel(s) and the amplifier becomes fully functional again. Other convenience features include a three -way power on/off feature (manually, 120 -Volt trigger and signal sensing), and oversized aluminum heat sinks that eliminate the need for noisy fans.

Anthem™ Statement P2 and P5 amplifiers are designed to perform flawlessly and offer stunning musicality, tonal neutrality and incredible dynamics. These amps feature Advanced Load Monitoring (ALMTM) circuitry which protects sensitive output devices by constantly monitoring temperature, current and voltage for optimum performance and to ensure these amps run cool for long term reliability.

Rated at 325 -watts into eight ohms (one or all -channels driven, continuous power), P2 and P5 amps are designed and built in North America. The fine -grained brushed aluminum cover and heavy -gauge 12 -AWG steel chassis lend serious weight to these amplifiers. Detailed touches such as the blue LEDs add elegance to their high -end pedigree. MSRP of the Statement P2 and P5 are $2499/US and $4999/US, respectively. Both are shipping now.


Anthem™ Electronics has been manufacturing high -quality, high -end audio equipment for over a decade. In that time, Anthem™ has built an enviable reputation for products that can recreate the passion a music lover experiences when attending a live musical performance, or the thrilling sound a movie buff experiences in the very best movie theaters. Anthem™ provides this with the highest level of craftsmanship, sophisticated circuit designs, superior quality parts and materials, modern intuitive ergonomics and stylish industrial design.


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