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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 1, 2016 23:09
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#1
alaScore 100

Yamaha RX-A1060

Yamaha has returned to form at this price, and this powerful but expressive amp is well worth a look

2 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Yamaha RX-A3060

The RX-A3060 is a seriously talented AV receiver with a premium price and the performance to match

2 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Denon AVR-X2300W

No revolution, but the AVR-X2300W didn’t need to be. It’s a superb sonic all-rounder and well-equipped with it

3 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Sony STR-DN1070

Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Yamaha RX-V481

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

5 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Pioneer VSX-831

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Marantz AV8802A

The AV8802A brings audiophile-quality processing into a multichannel environment and for a relatively reasonable cost. The only other processor I have tested for HCC to achieve this was the Anthem Statement D2V – a few years ago now – at near three...

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Rega ELEX

Rega builds on the strengths of the excellent Brio-R and gives us another terrifically musical amplifier

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Denon DRA-100

Streaming hi-fi has never looked or sounded so good at a real-world price.

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

Onkyo TX-8150

Most people have music stored in a variety of places – smartphones, NAS drives, iPods, CDs, vinyl – and there's a big market for versatile audio systems that can pull them all together.

4 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#11
alaScore 97

Yamaha R-N602

I was both excited and disappointed at the same time when I saw this new revision in Yamaha's Network receivers line. As I mentioned in my R-N500BL review, the unit has a design flaw in the way it's powered, it features a hard power button which turns...

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Pioneer SC-LX89

If you want extra oomph from your action blockbusters and an immersive Atmos experience, you can’t fail to be impressed by the SC-LX89’s muscle and composure. We’d like a bit more dynamic subtlety to make this a one-size-fits-all amplifier. Still, for...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Denon AVR-X3300W

One of the most expressive and entertaining surround amps we’ve heard in a while

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Onkyo TX-RZ900

When you get right down to it, the Onkyo TX-RZ900 AV receiver isn't right for everyone. If you're looking for a simple plug-and-play solution, this ain't it, even compared with other AV receivers on the market. Its connectivity is so plentiful as to be...

4 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Marantz SR 7010

1 out of 10? Your sums don't add up. Honestly, I'd love to know if you do even bother to cast a quick editorial eye over the stuff you put out, never mind actually proofread.

5 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#16
alaScore 96

Onkyo TX-NR 646

Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.

10 expert reviews | 484 user reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Pioneer VSX-1131

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

3 expert reviews

#18
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X7200WA

The Denon AVR-X7200WA Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver sports 9 channels of amplification and the UHD video support. We tested a full 11 speaker configuration with the Auro 3D upgrade for a spectacle of sound.

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Pioneer SC-LX59

True to form, Pioneer has produced another stunning AV receiver belying its relatively modest price tag

2 expert reviews

#20
alaScore 95

Oppo HA-2

For £250, you’ll struggle to find better detail or dynamics from a headphone amp and USB DAC

7 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-A3050

The Aventage RX-A1050, RX-A2050, and RX-A3050 from Yamaha are built to a high caliber. They sport Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and are packed with useful set up features and networking to meet your needs.

3 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

Denon PMA-50

The Denon PMA-50 Lifestyle Stereo Amplifier delivers 50 watts of high-quality sound and features like HD Audio and Bluetooth with aptX in a compact size that doesn't suck up the space in a room.

8 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#23
alaScore 95

Arcam SR250

A great two-channel amp with all the features of a great home theater receiver? That's what Arcam is trying for with their new SR250 2.1 channel amplifier. Did they hit the mark? Read on to find out.

3 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 95

Marantz NR1506

The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

3 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

#25
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-S601

An impressive AV receiver that delivers bold, exciting 5.1 sound and heaps of features from a slim, space-saving box.

2 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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