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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 02:17
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#2
alaScore 99

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 | 249 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

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.

12 expert reviews | 312 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Yamaha RX-A3030

Yamaha has yet again delivered a powerhouse performance with a comprehensively connected and feature-packed AV receiver.

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Arcam FMJ A19

There’s still a tiny hint of restraint, a reluctance to completely let itself loose and go wild, but the Arcam’s stability and composure is one of its defining features.

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Denon AVR-X3000 Schwarz

With receivers this powerful, it is nearly impossible to list all their features in such a short article (lucky for you that we have a full review of the AVR-X4000 in the works finished!). The takeaway you might get from this is that the new IN-Command...

7 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Yamaha RX-V675

The dynamic, full-bodied sound needs a couple of tweaks to make the RX-V675 reach its potential – but it's worth it

4 expert reviews | 167 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

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...

7 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

#9
alaScore 97

Onkyo TX-NR727

The Onkyo TX-NR727 is a highly competent home theatre receiver, offering all the important basics, a strong suite of network features and the unusual combination of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

3 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#10
alaScore 97

Belkin F7C027FCAPL

The futuristic promise of the connected home is slowly beginning to materialize, with learning thermostats like the Nest, as well as various solutions for monitoring and controlling your devices at home from afar. The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion...

8 expert reviews | 917 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Marantz PM6005

This is a really excellent integrated amp that plays clean and has the right features for the right price. Fan of Marantz are going to love the DAC and those looking to develop a nice two-channel system are going to want to give this a listen. It's a...

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Marantz MM8077

Now coming to the MM8077, the power section of the combo, it features Marantz’s unique current feedback discrete power amp output stages that are identical for all channels. What helps the entire output stage is the multiple high current discrete power...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Pioneer SC-1223 K

For a mid-priced home theatre receiver, the Pioneer SC-1223 is pretty impressive. I'd prefer it to have multiple subwoofer crossover frequencies, but aside from that the audio performance could not be faulted. The video processing is excellent. The...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

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,...

11 expert reviews | 162 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Marantz SR6008

The Marantz SR5008, SR6008, and SR7008 receivers are straight up audiophile products, but lack some of the features that make other AV receivers so compelling. Here's how we think they stack up.

3 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#16
alaScore 96

Sony STR-DN1040

When I turn on the Sony STR-DN1040 and am greeted by a colorful, interactive full screen graphical interface, I am surprised. It is even in high definition! Someone has actually been listening to complaints from users and decided to do something about...

9 expert reviews | 259 user reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Pioneer VSX-528

We like this amp. It doesn’t offer the final word in sound or specs, but it does occupy a comfortable spot in the middle ground.

4 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#18
alaScore 95

Onkyo TX-NR5010

The big selling point of the Onkyo flagship TX-NR5010 is 11.4 channel DTS Neo:X support. While it can only power nine of those channels, if you are shelling out $3000 for a receiver, we're guessing you have a few external amps lying around somewhere....

8 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Marantz SR7008

This is an excellent receiver! After setting this up with the Audyssey room correction system, details are clearly heard with great imaging. Compared to previous Onkyo receiver, this one offers up tight bass, a warm midrange, and crystal clear highs....

2 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-V775

as expected after the much research into what would be the best cinema amp to buy for my wants and requirements...

3 expert reviews | 66 user reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X4000 Schwarz

The Denon AVR-X4000 AV Receiver is more than worthy successor to the AVR-3313CI. We review a lot of receivers, but rarely come across one we like this much. Read on to see why we're such fans.

8 expert reviews | 102 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

Sony STR-DA5800ES

A secondary definition of chimera is a thing that is wished or hoped for but, in fact, is illusory or impossible to have or achieve. Sony took a big gamble bringing out the STR-DA5800ES. It would have been a chimera either way—an amazing piece of gear...

8 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#23
alaScore 95

Musical Fidelity V90-HPA

I'm no stranger to Britain's Musical Fidelity, having reviewed a number of their budget minded and mid tier products over the past few years. A few of the items that have come through my systems include the V-DAC II, V-Link 192, M1 CLiC, and the M1...

5 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#24
alaScore 95

Sony UDA-1

When you look at the clear, well laid out controls of the UDA-1’s front panel, touch its smooth metal chassis and see it’s motorised volume control in action, it’s impossible not to love the UDA-1. Other than slight harshness at the very high-end, the...

2 expert reviews

#25
alaScore 94

Yamaha RX-V375

If you want to get into home cinema, we highly recommend starting your system with this capable Yamaha RX-V375 receiver.

1 expert reviews | 515 user reviews

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