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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 1, 2016 22:03
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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 | 344 user reviews

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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 | 4 user reviews

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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 | 6 user reviews

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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

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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

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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.

8 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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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 | 37 user reviews

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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 | 14 user reviews

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Marantz SR 7010

Short Review: This is a great mid-range receiver that offers flagship look and feel, 2016 state of the market audio and video processing capabilities, and excellent sound quality for critical listening. The Denon AVR-X6200W offers overall better...

2 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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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 | 371 user reviews

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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 | 201 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V779

Well worth the money

3 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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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 | 34 user reviews

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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 | 276 user reviews

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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...

3 expert reviews

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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 | 8 user reviews

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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.

2 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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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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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

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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 | 9 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X1200W

The AVR-X1200W is the most affordable network AV receiver in Denon's current range and is available exclusively from Superfi. It's a 7.2-channel unit with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Dolby Atmos; DTS:X will be added with a...

1 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X5200W

Review: The Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2 Channel Dolby Atmos AV receiver features a fully assignable amp section rated at 140 watts/ch x 9. We evaluate in a full Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 speaker configuration.

6 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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Audiolab 8300A

Make no mistake; the 8300A is an amplifier that can impress easily. Build is excellent and its large-scale sound gives it an edge over many rivals. It just doesn’t have enough all-round sonic talent to gain an unreserved recommendation. See all our...

2 expert reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 545

All-in-all, the TX-NR545 is a good option for those wanting to add Atmos to their existing set-up without breaking the bank. Sadly for Onkyo, it’s not on its own in that respect, and is forced to surrender to its better-sounding competition. MORE: Best...

4 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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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...

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews


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