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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 22, 2017 23:05
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#101
alaScore 91

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.

10 expert reviews | 996 user reviews

#102
alaScore 91

Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

4 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#103
alaScore 91

SONOS Connect

Able to connect to my existing hifi system enabling turntable, CD player and excellent B&W speakers to be used

8 expert reviews | 357 user reviews

#104
alaScore 91

Marantz M-CR511

Almost perfect. Sound is wonderful with a pair of Mission bookshelf speakers, remote control is useful, iOS app even better. A few odd software oddities drop it a star for me- e.g. cannot make a media server playlist a favourite for example, just get...

2 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

#105
alaScore 90

NAD C 390DD

NAD C390DD: Sound quality But how does it sound? Well, for a smidge over £2000, pretty good. It’s precise and detailed, offering good scale and plenty of sonic authority. By the highest standards, though, it’s not as expressive or rhythmically adept as...

13 expert reviews

#106
alaScore 90

Audiolab 8200MB

The Audiolab M-DAC is a superb DAC in design and performance alike and, we think, offers far more than expected of its £600 price tag. We guarantee you’ll be immediately hooked by its effortlessly fluid and punchy sound. It’ll make you want to listen...

6 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#107
alaScore 90

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2

Overall,the DragonFly DAC is an outstanding value for money that is not only portablebut offers a high resolution sound in a pocket-size form. The energetic andvivid sound character makes music seem livelier and is a reason why the DAC isincredibly...

3 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

#108
alaScore 90

Hegel H80

Hegel is certainly giving you something for your $2000 with the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier. Allowing a USB connection to your computer with high quality DACs is something we usually don't expect of audiophile gear. Can you get more for less? Yes....

4 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#109
alaScore 90

Chord Hugo

The tiny Chord Hugo headphone amp packs a remarkable 32-bit DAC

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#110
alaScore 90

Marantz HD-DAC1

This Dac sounds amazing. The bass is very controlled and across all the frequencies you perceive an improvement compared to other integrated DACs. I have used it via USB connected to my MacBookPro, with excellent results, especially when playing FLAC...

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#111
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A1030 Silber

Looking for a full fledged flagship receiver for your home theater? Take a close look at the Yamaha RX-A1030. It's got most everything you could ever want. Want something to do all that plus power or feed multiples rooms in your home? Grab on to the...

6 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

#112
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A1020

We like this new trend in receivers. Rather than doling out features as the price going up, we are seeing features hitting lower price points and the number and types of connections increasing with price. The Aventage line from Yamaha has been popular...

14 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#113
alaScore 90

Marantz MM8077

We have liked Marantz Reference Series products for quite sometime so it is nice to see some of the design features trickle down to moreaffordable product. Then again, we say “affordable” in comparison to some ofthe other products we have recently...

12 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#114
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A550

A powerful and immersive amp with lots of detail, but falls short on features for its price

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#115
alaScore 90

Pioneer U-05

The Pioneer U-05 is a solid, appealing machine that feels like a premium piece of hi-fi – and it sounds like one, too. There are subtler, more refined performers for similar money (our Award-winning Audiolab M-DAC is the clearest rival here), but that...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#116
alaScore 90

Oppo HA-1

The Oppo HA-1 is a good, well-built and excellently specified DAC and headphone amp at this price but, at this level, the competition is strong. There’s a lot to like about the HA-1 – it’ll no doubt appeal to many because of the pure level of choice it...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#117
alaScore 90

Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer's top-flight AVR will easily cut the mustard as the beating heart of any high-end setup

9 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#118
alaScore 90

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...

6 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#119
alaScore 90

Cambridge Audio SR 20

The shop was closed but they let us in - a very helpful knowledgeable person took us through the options.Excellent advice - would go back again and again!

1 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#120
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR818

Onkyo has long been known for having the most features for the money in their receiver offerings and the TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 receivers are no different. It is easy to get excited about the $1000 TX-NR717 until you see what the extra $200 for the...

14 expert reviews | 274 user reviews

#121
alaScore 90

Pioneer VSX-922 K

AV behemoth is suited to all sources and backed up by the best control app in the business

16 expert reviews | 189 user reviews

#122
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR616

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

15 expert reviews | 978 user reviews

#123
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-SR444

Connected to really old Pioneer speakers and was very happy with the sound that was produced.

2 expert reviews | 259 user reviews

#124
alaScore 90

NAD T748

If you are on the market for a NAD receiver because you are a fan of their sound, you are probably not going to care much about the missing features. And maybe that's what makes NAD so attractive - they are still focusing on what's important to...

13 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#125
alaScore 90

Marantz M-CR611

A tempting all-in-one box of tricks, but it needs more attack to win us over

2 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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