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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 18, 2014 23:16
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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.

96 expert reviews | 11052 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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

#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 | 10 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

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

#5
alaScore 98

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

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

#7
alaScore 97

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

#8
alaScore 97

NAD D7050

How does this NAD compare with other £800 amplifiers? It’s not a totally fair comparison, as we can’t think of any other that matches the D 7050’s variety of digital inputs or its neat design.

5 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

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

#10
alaScore 96

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

#11
alaScore 96

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 | 336 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

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 | 377 user reviews

#13
alaScore 95

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

#14
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 | 21 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X2000

Is $200 worth two additional channels of amplification, 4k upconversion, a component video input, and extra HDMI input, and a few other odds and ends? We think for many consumers it will be. If you have no need of seven channels or video upconversion,...

14 expert reviews | 188 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

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.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#17
alaScore 94

Pioneer VSX-923

AVR manufacturers are obsessed with matching their TV counterparts and introducing a gamut of new models each year, despite bona fide audio developments being few and far between. As such, Pioneer's VSX-923 represents a revamp of the VSX-922 (itself a...

10 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#18
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NAD D3020

If it isn't already obvious, I was supremely impressed by the D 3020. Its ability to drive a pair of large four-ohm speakers as stoutly as a 75-pound Emotiva amplifier is nothing short of astounding. It may only be rated at 30 watts per channel but it...

7 expert reviews

#19
alaScore 94

Yamaha RX-V675

Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.

8 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

#20
alaScore 94

Sony SRSX3 Portable Wireless Speaker - Black

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

2 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#21
alaScore 94

T+A MP 3000 HV

The PA 3000 HV lives in the same space as some really tasty pre/power combinations, but it can more than hold its own.

6 expert reviews

#22
alaScore 94

Rotel RA-1570 Black

Rotel’s reputation for delivering high-end audio at a reasonable price is safe, thanks to the RA-1570. What’s more, this is an integrated amplifier that meets the needs of the modern listener, and does it with impeccable style. In a world that is...

6 expert reviews

#23
alaScore 94

Anthem MRX 710

Anthem continues their tradition of offering tremendous value for the dollar in their second-generation MRX A/V receivers. The MRX 710 sounds fantastic with both movies and music. The receiver is so much easier and faster to configure thanks to the...

4 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 94

Sony STR-DN840

The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.

8 expert reviews | 183 user reviews

#25
alaScore 94

Onkyo TX-NR838

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

4 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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