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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 21, 2018 23:11
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#101
alaScore 91

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...

11 expert reviews | 78 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 | 102 user reviews

#103
alaScore 91

Teac UD-503

TEAC's UD-503 headphone preamp and USB DAC packs a lot of functionality into a chunky chassis that evokes the brand's acclaimed HA-501 from 2014. PCM sampling rates up to 384kHz are supported by the USB input, while other digital inputs support 192kHz....

3 expert reviews

#104
alaScore 90

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000

When fed digital content, the Yamaha CX-A5000 sounds much better than my Marantz preamp. The differences between the two are not subtle at all, and the use of the ESS SABRE DAC seems to have really paid off in the design. There is more clarity and...

7 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#105
alaScore 90

NAD C390DD

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

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2

AudioQuest's relatively new device– the DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 offers a great portable way to improve your current computer and smartphone set up. To find out more, click on this review.

3 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

#107
alaScore 90

Hegel H160

EUROPEAN AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 - Hegel H160: The very model of a modern integrated amplifier, Hegel's H160 offers a substantial 150W output from an innovative and flexible design that offers both analogue and digital inputs. These include coaxial and...

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#108
alaScore 90

Chord Hugo

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

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#109
alaScore 90

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 | 170 user reviews

#110
alaScore 90

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.

4 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#111
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A1030 Silber

The Yamaha RX-A1030, RX-A2030, and RX-A3030 are the newest in the Aventage line of receivers from Yamaha. These are for those that want the ultimate in home theater.

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...

15 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#113
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A2050

The Yamaha RX-A2050 gives Dolby Atmos and DTS:X the step-up Aventage advantage with nine amplifier channels supporting 5.1.4, and it adds the sweetener of way-cool multiroom MusicCast.

2 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#114
alaScore 90

Marantz NR1506 Schwarz

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 | 11 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...

3 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

Denon AVR-X1200W

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.

4 expert reviews | 233 user reviews

#118
alaScore 90

Denon AVR-X7200W

Preview: Denon AVR-X7200W Dolby Atmos AV Receiver is priced at $3k, boasts 9.2 channels of audio(expands to 11.2), Audyssey MultEQ XT with SubEQ, HDMI 2.0 with a promised upgrade to HDCP 2.2, Auro 3D.

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#119
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

#120
alaScore 90

Denon DA-300USB

The Denon DA-300USB DAC has 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.

6 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#121
alaScore 90

Cambridge Audio SR 20

Bought two weeks ago and I am delighted with its performance

1 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#122
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR818

It is easy to get excited about the $1000 TX-NR717 until you see what the extra $200 for the TX-NR818 gets you. Audyssey XT32, 13.5 extra pounds and 25 extra watts per channel, and lots more.

14 expert reviews | 274 user reviews

#123
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-SR444

TX-SR444 7.1 CHANNEL A/V RECEIVER

3 expert reviews | 269 user reviews

#124
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

#125
alaScore 90

Denon IN-Command AVR-X3200W

First 5 days I set it up and it worked great. Then the protection fault would hit every so often - once every other day or so. I didn't think much of it. I had the power connected to a filter so I pulled it off. After about 3 weeks the protection...

2 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

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