MDAs are the most flexible and adaptive distribution solutions available today, delivering dramatic levels of performance where it matters—in the room.
With full matrix switching capabilities of analog and digital inputs, and independent room correction with ARC® Genesis in each zone, MDAs allow you to install robust audio solutions throughout a home or business. These unique technologies actually understand the unique acoustic signature of each listening space and correct deviations from an ideal response.
With an eye on preserving even the most subtle nuances of music, MDAs accept high-resolution PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz. MDAs will never hold back a compelling musical experience.
The MDA16 powers up to eight zones with sixteen full channels at 60 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (or 120 into 4 Ohms). Zones can also be bridged for a high output mode with 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms.
Nothing could be simpler than on-site configuration and calibration using our intuitive Web-based controls.
The specially designed, adaptive user interface works on any device. Custom configure zones, from input assignments to zone names. Adjust levels (and every aspect of performance) independently.
Run Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) for each zone, and customize settings separately, Network firmware update with the touch of a button.
Digital Inputs, Digital Switching
Fast, efficient Ultra-Class-D amplification is supported by proprietary Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivering reliable performance under even the most demanding loads. Our high-efficiency design meets and exceeds global power-saving standards.
Smooth, instantaneous digital switching output allows the linking of digital inputs between multiple amplifiers and analog pass-through connections allow daisy-chaining of multiple MDA units.
Dedicated Subwoofers For Each Zone
Install and control subwoofers independently in separate zones, with dedicated outputs (both low and high level, including bridge mode), and zone-independent settings for the new, more advanced Anthem Room Correction (ARC® Genesis).
Toggle ARC Genesis on/off in each zone to hear the benefits of premium room optimization.
Zone Configuration Options
Zones can have custom names, multiple inputs, independent playback, and tuning controls. Bridge zones for more power. Enable subwoofer bass management in any zone, instantly set crossover frequency, level, phase, and polarity.
Only the MDA Series gives you this much control over multiple zones, supporting more creative system designs and more thrilling audio performance.
Analog/Digital Matrix Switching
Full digital/analog matrix switching allows you to assign any analog RCA, digital coaxial or digital optical input to any output, either pre-configured via the web interface or switched in real-time via IP commands.
Channels / Zones
16 channels / Up to 8 zones
Power Output RMS per Channel (8 Ohm)
Power Output RMS per Channel (4 Ohm)
High Output Mode (Bridged) RMS per Channel (8 Ohm)
PCM up to 24 bit/192 kHz
8x RCA pairs (left/right)
Inputs (digital S/PDIF)
2x Optical, 2x RCA
Base-TX ethernet port (female)
1x 3.5mm (5 – 24V DC/AC)
Outputs (speaker level)
8x removable Phoenix style (left/right) accommodate wire up to 12AWG
8x RCA (with bass management and room correction)
1x 3.5mm 12V trigger
Audio In-Out Matrix
Advanced Load Monitoring
Controls (via web-based UI)
Bass level: ±6dB for each zone;
Trebel level: ±6dB for each zone;
Level balancing: ±10dB for each zone
Controls (back panel)
Power Mode: Auto, Trigger,
Network Reset (pinhole);
Factory Reset (pinhole);
Main Power: On /Off
Microphone (for room correction)
Included dual input microphone
(3.5mm and mini-USB)
Web-based user interface
IP Control (via IP or RS-232)
Drivers for Control4, Crestron, Savant, URC, Elan and RTI(coming soon)
Rack Mount Ears / Feet
Rack Space (feet removed)
Dimensions (H x W x D, with feet)
3.5” x 17” x 16.4” (8.9 x 43.2 x 41.7 cm)
10Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB
Anthem Room Correction (ARC®)
Micro-USB (for ARC); RS-232
24 lbs. (9.5kg)