Anthem’s Powerful Statement
Jeff Fritz of Ultra Audio was most impressed with the Anthem Statement M1 monoblock power amplifiers.
The Anthem Statement M1 monoblock ($7000/pair) is the most powerful amplifier on this list at 1000W (8 ohms), and the only class-D model. It’s an original Anthem design, though — not ICEpower — and contains a terrific laundry list of technologies that push its sound into rarefied air. Not only is its sound quality almost beyond reproach, but the M1 is almost unique in its ability to deliver massive amounts of power into any load.
Here at Audio Fidelity we find that its seemingly bottomless pit of clean power delivery makes it the ideal amplifier for driving our largest SGR Audio subwoofers or as part of the ultimate home theatre system where passive loudspeakers are employed. Factor in low power consumption and you have a true product for 21st century living.