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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 25, 2016 00:11
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Yamaha RX-A3060

The RX-A3060 is a seriously talented AV receiver with a premium price and the performance to match

2 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-X2300W

No revolution, but the AVR-X2300W didn’t need to be. It’s a superb sonic all-rounder and well-equipped with it

3 expert reviews

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Pioneer VSX-831

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Rega builds on the strengths of the excellent Brio-R and gives us another terrifically musical amplifier

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN1070

Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V481

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

5 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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Marantz SR 7010

1 out of 10? Your sums don't add up. Honestly, I'd love to know if you do even bother to cast a quick editorial eye over the stuff you put out, never mind actually proofread.

5 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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Yamaha R-N602

I was both excited and disappointed at the same time when I saw this new revision in Yamaha's Network receivers line. As I mentioned in my R-N500BL review, the unit has a design flaw in the way it's powered, it features a hard power button which turns...

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-8150

Most people have music stored in a variety of places – smartphones, NAS drives, iPods, CDs, vinyl – and there's a big market for versatile audio systems that can pull them all together.

4 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-1131

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

3 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-X7200WA

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.

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX89

If you want extra oomph from your action blockbusters and an immersive Atmos experience, you can’t fail to be impressed by the SC-LX89’s muscle and composure. We’d like a bit more dynamic subtlety to make this a one-size-fits-all amplifier. Still, for...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-RZ900

When you get right down to it, the Onkyo TX-RZ900 AV receiver isn't right for everyone. If you're looking for a simple plug-and-play solution, this ain't it, even compared with other AV receivers on the market. Its connectivity is so plentiful as to be...

4 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Arcam SR250

A great two-channel amp with all the features of a great home theater receiver? That's what Arcam is trying for with their new SR250 2.1 channel amplifier. Did they hit the mark? Read on to find out.

3 expert 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.

10 expert reviews | 484 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2200W

The Denon AVR-X1200W and AVR-X2200W are 7.2 channel receivers that upgrade the IN-Command line with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. They include features like Bluetooth, WiFi, full 4K and HDCP 2.2.

9 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-930

A great starting point for early Atmos adopters on a budget

8 expert reviews | 62 user reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX59

True to form, Pioneer has produced another stunning AV receiver belying its relatively modest price tag

2 expert reviews

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Oppo HA-2

For £250, you’ll struggle to find better detail or dynamics from a headphone amp and USB DAC

7 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-A3050

The Aventage RX-A1050, RX-A2050, and RX-A3050 from Yamaha are built to a high caliber. They sport Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and are packed with useful set up features and networking to meet your needs.

3 expert reviews | 38 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...

4 expert reviews | 32 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 | 340 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 | 379 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.

3 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXR120

Cambridge Audio is asking you to trust in the CXR120’s performance when you hand over your credit card. It rewards that trust with muscular, agile and beautifully detailed sound, not to mention stunning build quality. Brand loyalists with no interest...

3 expert reviews


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