Anthem STR


Anyone have experience with the new Anthem STR?
mi4
Nope I stop buying them due to reliability issue and the Distributor/Dealers support in my area. Good products but when something goes wrong good luck on that.
No experience withe new STR. I would like to hear it. I have the older I225 and have only had one service issues. It is a beast!  The volume pot went bad. It was under warranty from Parts Connexion. Chris installed a new 100k blue velvet volume pot and I elected to upgrade it with Mundorf AG capacitors. Nothing wrong with the Nichicon originals, still have them. 

I have an Alamo dealer Local that sells Anthem as well as Masterpiece Audio. 
Good luck in you search.

N


As we enter 2018, has anyone seen and heard the new STR series of Anthem gear?
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nutty-
let me know if you catch a demo w/ your local dealer. The STR is much more powerful than the 225.  I have heard the 225 and it is no slouch.
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How is the STR integrated more powerful than the 225? Feature wise for sure, but Wattage is actually less. 
mofojo,
According to Anthem's website, the STR amplifier power specs are:
200/8 ohms 
400/4 ohms
550/2 ohms
On the older, but venerable, I225 the amplifier specs are:
225/ 8 ohms
310/ 4 ohms
They list no power rating for 2 ohms
Read Dave's faves-
http://www.audioemporium.com/daves-faves-anthem-integrated-225/

N
Mofojo -

Nutty’s comments are the specs for the STR Integrated Amplifier.  If you are talking about the STR Amplifier it is more powerful with 400 wpc @ 8 ohms, 600 wpc @ 4 ohms, and 800 wpc @ 2 ohms.  Of course you will need a separate pre-amp if going with the STR Amplifier.  

I have the STR Amplifier and STR Pre-Amp driving a pair of Paradigm Persona 9h speakers.  The set up is great.  I tried out a few other options, including integrated amplifiers and separates (pre-amp and ampfiers).  Loved the Anthem solution the best (even over other combos that costs more $’s).  ARC works great.  The DAC in the pre-amp is great.  Plenty of headroom in the amp (remember the 9h is a hybrid so it is an extremely efficient pair of speakers).  I would highly recommend including the Anthem products on your list for consideration.  

Thanks! for sharing guys.

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I thought the comparison was integrated to integrated. Straight up specs 200 to 225 was what I was referring to. Looks like the new one doubles into lower impedences. STR integrated is one I’m definitely interested in along with the Lyngdorf Tdia 2170. 
mi4-

I am in the process of auditioning the STR integrated amp. More to follow.
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jafant,

Thank you and I look forward to your conclusion!

N
TY- nutty

stay tuned.
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Great option if you're Canadian. Very reasonably priced imo. Anthem + paradigm is a match made in heaven.

Agreed- d2girls

the Paradigm Signature series is very good w/ Anthem separates.

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mi4

I posted my review over on the Thiel Owners thread under speakers section of Forums.
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mi4
I have consulted Anthem about current (A) ratings for the STR integrated amp. Hopefully, the engineers can provide a little data, insight.
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MI4,

https://www.anthemav.com/products-current/model=str-power-amplifier/page=specs

notice the * next to the 2 Ohm rating

Jafant and Unsound - Thanks!

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mi4-
Wondering what other amps you compared the Anthem STR separates to and any insight into how they compared. Thanks.

mi4-

Anthem engineering dept wrote me back and reported that the STR integrated has a peak current rating of 30A at 2 ohms.

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