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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Nov 24, 2015 22:46
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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.

4 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 | 8 user reviews

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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.

6 expert reviews | 155 user 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 | 12 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...

4 expert reviews | 17 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.

4 expert reviews | 113 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.

1 expert reviews | 43 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.

16 expert reviews | 574 user 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...

3 expert reviews | 33 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.

5 expert reviews | 96 user reviews

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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.

8 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Denon IN-Command AVR-X3200W

I like the idea, but the amplifier is very buggy. It sometimes does not show up in AirPlay or Spotify Connect, and even if it does, it can take many tries to get it play music. Not a finished product.

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040

The Yamaha RX-A2040 is a powerful Dolby Atmos AV receiver, 9 channels of amplification, multiple zones for a whole house audio and wifi for streaming. Check out our extensive Atmos listening tests.

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN860

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

2 expert reviews | 41 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.

4 expert reviews | 26 user 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...

6 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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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 | 251 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 has it all: bountiful Wi-Fi networking features, the brawn to provide maximum home theater fun, and the refinement to bring a string quartet recording to life.

5 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X3100W

Last month while reviewing the amazingly priced Denon AVR-S700W, I wondered how Denon could offer significant performance improvements without a significant increase in cost. Well, here comes the AVR-X3100W. The 700 was was part of Denon's entry level...

4 expert reviews | 56 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.

1 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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Marantz SR5009

Sonically, I liked what I heard from the SR 5009. It performed well with both movies and music. The streaming from my NAS was a lazy man’s fantasy. The remote was well laid out and the INFO button quite useful. The App worked without glitches and could...

6 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR838

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

8 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Denon AVR-S910W

The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.

2 expert reviews | 14 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...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Chord Hugo

It's a lot of money, but the 32-bit DAC rinses stunning sound from your mobile music and your hi-fi. Check out our Hugo Chord review

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews



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