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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Feb 7, 2016 22:18
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#201
alaScore 89

Denon AVRX2200W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Bluetooth and...

I replaced a 10 year old Denon receiver with this model because I was having trouble with one of the surround channels. I have a 7.1 setup up with large speakers and this model was recommended by an associate in the store. It was also appealing because...

50 user reviews

#202
alaScore 89

Pioneer - 1155W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater...

Nice amp. Plenty features. But why Pioneer chose not to include Zone 2 is a mystery to me. It was included on the vsx-1124-k unit that is supposedly last year's model. Had to pull this unit and return due to every manufacturer reserving Zone 2 for...

48 user reviews

#203
alaScore 89

LAYEN 'i-CHARGE' - Bose Series 1 iPod / iPhone / iTouch Charge Adapter - 12v...

over heats and you can smell burning. Causes a buzz on the speaker.

46 user reviews

#204
alaScore 89

Marantz SR6009

I have rated this unit lower because of a significant service issue. Overall, the unit performs very well - good sound, relatively easy to set up, etc. Until I ran into this service issue, I would have ranked the unit at 4.5 or above However, I...

36 user reviews

#205
alaScore 89

Yamaha RX-V579

10 years ago you if wanted the best audio receiver the priority and criteria were pretty simple. Today, the world of AVR has changed everything. You must have a receiver that will be as smart as your smart TV or the smart TV you may be buying in the...

24 user reviews

#206
alaScore 89

Denon AVR-X1200W

This is a great product that works just as it should.

19 user reviews

#207
alaScore 89

Mpow® Streambot 2-In-1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Switchable...

I wanted to connect my bluetooth headphones to my TV while working out. Connected this to audio output on TV and paired the headphones - fairly straightforward operation. I leave it powered up as the battery life is not fantastic if left for a few...

24 user reviews

#208
alaScore 89

Sony UDA-1 S

Product used to be amazing for use with my 2013 iMac - until I installed El Capitan. Now, the sound skips for about 20 seconds initially before completely cutting out. This problem is not limited to this DAC, it seems to be present with most USB audio...

18 user reviews

#209
alaScore 89

Marantz - 700W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater...

Price is kinda high but saved a hundred bucks off X-mas deal. Upgrading from a 1403 so I'm familiar with the product. Also had an entry Yamaha 471. Between the two the Marantz sounds better (more musical & clean). Yamaha has more oomphed. My remote...

12 user reviews

#210
alaScore 89

Onkyo TX-8160

Great stereo receiver. Not designed for home theater work, but does have HDMI inputs for your tv, gaming system, etc. Integrated phono amp if you plan on hooking up a turntable (make sure you get a MM cartridge). Best features: Wireless antennae built...

13 user reviews

#211
alaScore 89

LAYEN - Bluetooth Audio Adaptor / Music Receiver For BOSE, Sony etc. Docking...

I am very pleased with my purchase.It has turned my dated Bose into an up to date Bluetooth player retaining the super quality of a Bose player. Worth every penny. Excellent I would recommend.

554 user reviews

#212
alaScore 89

Yamaha RX-V775

Some people like Onkyo's, some others prefer Pioneer or Denon. People with money to burn buy VERY expensive receivers. I've always gone for Yamaha. Subtle black box that does it all for me. The "Silent Cinema" DSP is superb. I only use headphones. This...

7 expert reviews | 169 user reviews

#213
alaScore 89

Onkyo TX-SR444

This is a great unit, great sound, easy to use, good set of options. But there is one thing that doesn't work for me. The USB power is not working with my iPhone 5 (nor my wife's iPhone 5). I have both original and aftermarket cables, none work. Then I...

151 user reviews

#214
alaScore 89

Yamaha RX-V577 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver

So overall I've been happy with this receiver... But not without some frustrations. The original one I got had an issue where it would just power off randomly and go into a system protection mode that had to be reset. Amazon was great about replacing...

136 user reviews

#215
alaScore 89

Denon AVR-S510BT

If you only need 5.2 and you want 4k 2.2 this is the unit for you. Setup: Screen - Vizio 4k M series 4K source Roku 4 Receiver - Denon To use 4k you will need to upgrade to the latest (Oct 15th firmware) from the Denon site (You'll need your serial...

78 user reviews

#216
alaScore 89

Yamaha RX-A830

The most exciting thing about the new Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A830 is the price. At under $900, it has enough features to please even the most ardent audiophile and feature-phile. A full suite of networking, iDevice compatibility, MHL, 7.2 inputs, 100 watts...

2 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

#217
alaScore 89

Nuforce BTR-100

I replaced the power supply with a USB to DC barrel adapter, then plugged into AUX input in car. MUCH better sound then my old Belkin Bluetooth receiver. It may even be better sound quality than the built-in CD player. I have a premium car stereo...

50 user reviews

#218
alaScore 89

PIONEER GM-A5602 900-Watt Class AB 2-Channel Amp

Awesome, have them running on 4 6x9 speakers in my trunk, lots of power, and very loud. Clear sound.

42 user reviews

#219
alaScore 89

Onkyo TX-SR343

I purchased my first Onkyo receiver in 2007 which finally needed replacing. It was just an all-in-one consumer kit, but I was starting to wonder on my hearing as I kept cranking up the volume. It's been a nice improvement to connect all sources to this...

33 user reviews

#220
alaScore 89

Yamaha A-S301

Great sound. Good its bluetooth but need a separate thing for this to work.

22 user reviews

#222
alaScore 89

Sony SRSX3 Portable Wireless Speaker - Black

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

2 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

#223
alaScore 89

Pioneer VSX-524-K

I believe this product is defective. After about 6 months of occasional use (3-5 hours a week) two out of the 4 HDMI connections have stopped transmitting sound to the speakers while the others remain working. No changes to use, same inputs I use...

423 user reviews

#224
alaScore 89

Yamaha RX-V477

Now we’re starting to get somewhere. At the $650 price point, the Yamaha RX-V677 starts to step things up significantly. As mentioned previously, HDMI 2.0 is now on the menu, as is 4K Ultra HD upscaling and MHL support. Additional internet streaming...

1 expert reviews | 300 user reviews

#225
alaScore 89

Onkyo TX-SR333

Great price for a great bedroom sound system..

221 user reviews

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