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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 21:31
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#1
alaScore 100

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

#2
alaScore 99

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 | 4 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Google Chromecast

There are tons of ways to watch online content on your HDTV. Your media hub, your game console, your Blu-ray player—even your HDTV itself might be able to access YouTube and Netflix. The Google Chromecast is an alternative to all of the above. It's a...

41 expert reviews | 8866 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Onkyo TX-NR636

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

5 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Yamaha RX-V677

'An endlessly entertaining receiver that\x92s full of character'

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

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

#7
alaScore 97

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

#8
alaScore 97

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

#9
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 | 2 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

Sony STR-DN1050

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

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#11
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,...

14 expert reviews | 211 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 | 305 user 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.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#14
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 | 343 user reviews

#15
alaScore 96

Denon DA-300USB

With top-notch circuitry, proprietary Advanced AL32 Processing and High-Precision 32 bit, 192 kHz digital to analogue conversion, analog line outputs, and four digital inputs (including USB-B for your computer), the Denon DA-300USB DAC ticks all the...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Sony STR-DN850

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

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

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 | 73 user reviews

#18
alaScore 95

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 | 220 user reviews

#19
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X2100W

Waited for this new Denon model to come out because it included WiFi in addition to Bluetooth and Airplay. Setup was easy with the include microphone and it connected immediately with my Iphone and WiFi.This product has... Plenty of power for all my...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#20
alaScore 95

T+A MP 3000 HV

The MP 3000 HV is a fine multi-source player. Sure, it’s pricey, but considering the range of high-quality sources that its £7900 price tag includes, it doesn’t seem overambitious.

6 expert reviews

#21
alaScore 95

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 | 316 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

Yamaha RX-S600

Priced at $650, the Yamaha RX-S600 slimline A/V receiver can fit where others don't. Does this half pint have what it takes to measure up to the big boys? Keep reading to see what we think.

7 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#23
alaScore 94

Yamaha RX-A3030

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

4 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#24
alaScore 94

Onkyo TX-NR929 B Schwarz

Onkyo's TX-NR929 is not one of the brand's heavyweight offerings, but this well-priced receiver – it now sells for around £1,000, after initially launching at nearer £1,500 – packs enough performance and feature tricks to comfortably drive and tune...

4 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#25
alaScore 94

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

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