Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"

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Hello All,

I'm hoping to get some help, my late friend Mike who was a member here owned an Anthem pre amp. I have been selling his gear for his wife and I'm now getting to his surround sound gear. . The one thing I can't seem to find is any used MRX 520 pre amps for sale used. Crutchfield is selling new ones for $1400.00 and there is a refurb. that is selling for $1000.00 but I can't find any that have sold used.

Do any of you have an idea what this pre might be worth? It has a couple of small scrapes on the back edge but nothing serious and otherwise looks to be really nice. I know half is a good guess but thought I would see if I could get any better idea from some of you.

Thank you for your help.

Greg

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Re: Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"
« Reply #1 on: 3 Dec 2018, 10:09 pm »
A/V processors and receivers depreciate rapidly, but this being the latest model of that series should be able to get more than 50% on the used market.

Anthem sells a lot less receivers than Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Yamaha, etc. so they don't appear on the used market as often.  I do remember seeing one listed for sale for ~$900.

$800 - $900 (57% - 64%) should be doable without too long of a sales cycle.  $700 would likely get you a sale within a few days.

BTW, the MRX 520 is an A/V Receiver with 5 channels of amplification, not a preamplifier.

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Re: Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"
« Reply #2 on: 4 Dec 2018, 06:59 pm »
Steve,

Thank you very much for the information. I didn't pay much attention to what the Anthem was, just trying to find a value. I appreciate you setting me straight on the fact it is a receiver. No wonder is has such a big transformer.

Take Care,

Greg

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Re: Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"
« Reply #3 on: 4 Dec 2018, 08:20 pm »
If you google the piece, you will find links to AVS where there is a decent discussion thread going on and guys wanting to purchase the 520.  Nice instrument.

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Re: Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"
« Reply #4 on: 6 Dec 2018, 04:31 am »
Hey Mud,

Thanks for the heads up. I actually have a buyer here after I posted it this morning. He is new so I can't respond until he posts a couple more times.

I appreciate the help.

Take Care,

Greg

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Re: Anthem MRX 520 Surround Sound Pre Amp "What's it worth?"
« Reply #5 on: 6 Dec 2018, 02:04 pm »
He or she will be very happy. I have had a 520 for the past two years. Just the ARC calibration alone is fantastic, let alone all the other benefits of this great receiver. Sorry to hear about your friend's passing.