Anthem was showing the new STR IA 80 Integrated Amplifier. The STR IA 80 has a high resolution preamp section as well as a moving magnet and moving coil phono stage. The onboard DAC will support S/PDIF, AES/EBU and asynchronous USB. It uses eight bipolar output devices on each channel and includes bass management for two subwoofers. It has a new industrial design featuring a large display with menus that borrow their look and feel from the Anthem MRX product line. The STR IA 80 will retail for $4,499.
• Bass management for two subwoofers, mono or stereo
• MM and MC phono inputs, balanced input, coaxial, optical, and asynchronous USB inputs
• Analog Direct mode
• Eight bipolar output devices per channel, massive toroidal power supply, and Anthem’s Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) for 225W at 8 ohms, 400W at 4 ohms, and 600W at 2 ohms, all continuous
• Controllable via ethernet and RS-232
• Anthem Room Correction