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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 22:51
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#1
alaScore 100

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.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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.

4 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

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

#4
alaScore 98

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

#5
alaScore 98

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 | 13 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

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

#7
alaScore 97

Pioneer SC-LX59

Was there any doubt that Pioneer could improve upon its predecessor, the SC-LX58? A couple of hours spent in the company of the SC-LX59 will banish those thoughts altogether. Once again, Pioneer has designed a stunning A/V receiver without compromise....

2 expert reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Oppo HA-2

Measuring the HA-2 against some competitors in this price bracket, you can find options that deliver more weight and space, but they won't capture so well the life of the music they’re playing. It’s a combination of dynamics, timing and detail...

7 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

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 | 42 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

Denon AVR-X2200W

The Denon AVR-X1200W and AVR-X2200W are 7.2 channel receivers that upgrade the IN-Command line with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. They include features like Bluetooth, WiFi, full 4K and HDCP 2.2.

9 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#11
alaScore 97

Pioneer VSX-930

The VSX-930 has the hallmarks of a great budget amp. It might not be quite as sonically competitive as the Sony, but it couples decent performance with improved usability, vast file support and more features than you can shake a stick at. If you’re...

8 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Rega ELEX

The Elex-R is a fine achievement. It’s the kind of product that gets straight to the heart of the music and conveys all the emotion in the recording with ease. A year ago we said we wouldn't be surprised even the Rega was still on top of the stereo amp...

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Denon IN-Command AVR-X6200W

This is most likely not the place to write an extensive A/V revue, all I will say is that I replaced the AVR 4520 with this one and it is a whole world of step-up. People looking into this receiver know their thing, this is why I only insist on very...

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Denon AVR-X4200W

Denon has definitely piqued our interestwith these two new products. They kept everything we loved about previous models and added all of the cutting-edge features new receivers require to take advantage of the technological advancements being made in...

4 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Yamaha RX-V479

The Yamaha RX-V479 delivers superb sound quality and a long list of must-have features, making it our favorite receiver in this price range.

3 expert reviews | 338 user reviews

#16
alaScore 96

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.

1 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Yamaha RX-V379

Unless you have a huge home theater or tough-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-V379's combination of useful features and solid performance may be all you need.

5 expert reviews | 378 user reviews

#18
alaScore 96

Sony STR-DN1060

The Sony STR-DN1060 AV receiver offers great sound and is chock full of solid streaming audio features, but rivals are nipping at its heels.

7 expert reviews | 263 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-V779

Well worth the money

3 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

Mark Levinson No 585

Let me go ahead and state that the No585 is the best sounding integrated amplifier I have ever had in my system and quite possibly the best I have ever heard anywhere at anytime.

6 expert reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Onkyo TX-RZ800

It sounds delectable with high-res audio sources – although prefers unplugged to unleashed – and with DTS:X compatibility to complement Dolby Atmos promised, plus wide HDCP 2.2 HDMI input support, it’s not going to date any time soon. Give it a listen.

2 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-A850

This is a nicely priced, sturdy and well-finished box with plenty of features and excellent performance. If you’re looking for an AV receiver for under £1000, it must be auditioned. See all our Yamaha news and reviews See all our home cinema amplifier...

3 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

#23
alaScore 95

Marantz SR6010

By any measure, these new AV receivers from Marantz promise to bring home a new era of high resolution audio and Ultra HD video. With ample network capabilities, RS-232 support for custom installations, high resolution audio, and support for the latest...

2 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#24
alaScore 95

Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

7 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

#25
alaScore 94

Pioneer SC-LX88

Pioneer's new flagship AVR comes to the HCC test bench fresh from its Dolby Atmos firmware upgrade, bristling with features that will have both music and movie fans salivating. It's a lavishly-engineered top-flight powerhouse that deserves an audition...

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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