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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Feb 28, 2015 21:43
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#1
alaScore 100

Google Chromecast

. It’s perfect for quickly and cheaply adding Netflix or YouTube to additional televisions or adding streaming options while on the go. It’s now up to Google to broaden its content possibilities or risk watching Chromecast go the way of Google TV.

98 expert reviews | 14974 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Onkyo TX-NR3030

An outstanding Dolby Atmos-equipped AV receiver that justifies its price with a killer feature list and enthralling sound quality.

2 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

9 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 is among the first 2014 AV receivers we’ve seen and we are suitably impressed.

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

8 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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alaScore 98
#7
alaScore 97

Pioneer SC-LX87 K Schwarz

Pioneer's range of AV receivers caters to budgets from the extremely frugal to the decidedly lavish. If you feel that you sit in the latter category, you will need to look at the top of the pile and the SC-LX87. And, although this flagship might not be...

10 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Yamaha RX-V577

Review: The Yamaha RX-V577 is an HDMI 1.4, 80 watt/ch receiver, designed for digital entertainment with built-in WiFi and Ethernet; native AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify; and extensive networking features.

7 expert reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

4 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

Ableton Live 9 Suite

This review took me longer than usual to write. Ableton Live 9 Suite ($749) is a tremendous program to begin with, but the real reason is that I've been recording music in more traditional digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Pro Tools and Logic for...

2 expert reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Yamaha RX-V377

The RX-V377 isn’t revolutionary, yet Yamaha doesn’t rest upon its laurels – this is a hugely capable budget receiver.

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

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.

2 expert reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Cambridge Audio MINX XI

The new Minx Xi Digital Music System from Cambridge Audio is a hopped up high-end streaming media player that will let you play just about any music source imaginable.

8 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Arcam irDAC

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Onkyo TX-NR838

With apologies to Tom Cruise, welcome to the edge of tomorrow.

5 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

All sources are upsampled to 192k with this DAC. Yes, 32 bit, not 24. At this price it was an easy choice. I triamped my system with 2 2020 Topping amps and an SMSL 98E for the low end. The speakers are horn loaded, all 3 drivers. The Tamps give VERY...

4 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

Sony STR-DN1040

At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be....

12 expert reviews | 391 user reviews

#18
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X2100W

Denon's IN-Command line of receivers puts network integration features at the top of the list. Combine them with the usual performance of a Denon receiver and you have a formidable entry in the mid-level receiver market. Here, we review their new...

4 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

15 expert reviews | 566 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

NAD D7050

Stylish little package that’s easy to use with sensible features. Sonics are even handed, but lack some passion

6 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Creative Sound Blaster X7

Level up your audio system

2 expert reviews

#22
alaScore 95

Arcam airDAC

The airDAC is good, but falls short of greatness because of a couple of obvious oversights.

2 expert reviews

#23
alaScore 94

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000

Suddenly the ESS SABRE DAC is showing up everywhere. At first it was only in high-end audio products like the Oppo BDP-95 and BDP-105 Blu-ray players. Now we have seen it in the Pioneer SC-79 receiver and in a pair of SSPs (Surround Sound Processors):...

7 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 94

Pioneer SC-LX57K

Pioneer has done it again. The SC-LX57 builds upon its predecessor’s success to deliver an even better balanced and more thrilling sound. The Pioneer has once again set the bar for rival manufacturers. It’s a truly fine achievement.

3 expert reviews

#25
alaScore 94

Numark iDJ Pro

Numark IDJ Pro reviewA lot of home DJ gear gets a hard time in DJ circles, much of which is deserved because a lot of home DJ gear is rubbish. But Numark's latest incarnation of its IDJ console is r

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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