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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Feb 5, 2016 09:00
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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.

8 expert reviews | 259 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 | 33 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X7200W

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.

4 expert reviews | 8 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 | 220 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 | 301 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...

7 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V779

Would recommend to all my Friends and Family You buy one Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-RZ800

So far so good. Sound is excellent. Love having the turntable hooked up. Just installed my atmos speakers and am now buying new blurays. Atmos is really good. Very impressed so far. Still have a lot to learn but so far its awesome

2 expert reviews | 7 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 | 22 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.

6 expert reviews | 181 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2200W

The AVR-X1200W and AVR-X2200W round out Denon’s affordable AV receiver offeringsproviding a large list of features at a modest price. We look forward toproviding a full review of at least one of these new AVR's when we get one in our hands for a full...

5 expert reviews | 16 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 | 6 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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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 A-9010

Conceived in Japan and tuned in the UK, the A-9010 is an integrated stereo amplifier designed to deliver the "warm, full-bodied sound" that pleases European ears. But the real story here is price – at an affordable £199, you can experience your...

3 expert reviews | 17 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...

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-A2050

By far the best receiver I have ever owned, every feature you could ask for. Took about forty five minutes to get completely setup. Dolby Atmos was difficult to figure out but that was more due to me not putting the ps4 onto bitstream from the playback...

1 expert reviews | 25 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...

1 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR636

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

17 expert reviews | 585 user reviews

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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.

6 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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Harman AVR 1610S AVR

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

2 expert reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040

For most reasonably easy-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-A3040 is a fabulous choice for a receiver, offering plenty of power and all the latest features and connectivity options, with overall sound quality among the finest. I'd like to reiterate again...

7 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR3030

We find ourselves very impressed with the Onkyo TX-NR3030. With a class-leading sound and a great list of features, it offers plenty for your money, and is one heck of a comeback for Onkyo.

5 expert reviews | 31 user reviews



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