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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Nov 25, 2014 21:59
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#26
alaScore 94

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 | 150 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

Rotel RA-1570 Black

Rotel’s reputation for delivering high-end audio at a reasonable price is safe, thanks to the RA-1570. What’s more, this is an integrated amplifier that meets the needs of the modern listener, and does it with impeccable style. In a world that is...

6 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 94

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Google Android 4.4 builds on the success of Jelly Bean with KitKat, a powerful mobile operating system that makes up for its lack of candy coating with a solid framework. You can look forward to always listening Google Now, a new dialer that brings the...

3 expert reviews

#29
alaScore 94

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 | 45 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

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 | 179 user reviews

#31
alaScore 93

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 | 35 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

Marantz PM6005

I was quite pleased with the performance of both the amp and CD player, although I would hope that Marantz would consider adding FLAC playback in their next update of the player. Although the omission of this feature may be a deciding factor for some...

3 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#33
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR5010

The big selling point of the Onkyo flagship TX-NR5010 is 11.4 channel DTS Neo:X support. While it can only power nine of those channels, if you are shelling out $3000 for a receiver, we're guessing you have a few external amps lying around somewhere....

8 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#34
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-4520

Simply put, this is the brand's best AV receiver yet. It's made us go a bit wobbly...

10 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

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...

13 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

Cambridge Audio DacMagic

This tiny device sounds spectacular, and its ability to turn any computer, Mac or PC, into an audiophile-worthy source can’t be understated.

23 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 93

Marantz SR7008

The Marantz SR7008 receiver is very much a case of evolution rather than revolution, providing refinements and improvements over last year’s flagship model without making any radical changes. The big differences are the addition of two extra channels...

4 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

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...

7 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#39
alaScore 93

PreSonus FireStudio Mobile

Overall this is a great product, this was my first time using a product from Presonus. Never really knew too much about them until I bought this. When I had a question I gave them a call and they a...

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

Pioneer SC-1223 K

For a mid-priced home theatre receiver, the Pioneer SC-1223 is pretty impressive. I'd prefer it to have multiple subwoofer crossover frequencies, but aside from that the audio performance could not be faulted. The video processing is excellent. The...

3 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR818

Listening to the percussion-heavy “Piano Smasher,” from Blue Man Group’s DVD The Complex, made me us as though we were about to personally reenact the chest-burst scene from Alien.

14 expert reviews | 295 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

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.

14 expert reviews | 1421 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR727

The Onkyo TX-NR727 is a highly competent home theatre receiver, offering all the important basics, a strong suite of network features and the unusual combination of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

3 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#44
alaScore 93

Pioneer VSX-528

We like this amp. It doesn’t offer the final word in sound or specs, but it does occupy a comfortable spot in the middle ground.

4 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR828

When it comes to features, Onkyo aims to be there firstest with the mostest. Name a feature, and Onkyo's usually got it, typically in a licensed version with a hip logo, and quite often before anyone else. For the consumer who wants the latest features...

7 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#46
alaScore 93

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.

3 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR838

With apologies to Tom Cruise, welcome to the edge of tomorrow.

3 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#48
alaScore 93

Belkin F7C027FCAPL

The futuristic promise of the connected home is slowly beginning to materialize, with learning thermostats like the Nest, as well as various solutions for monitoring and controlling your devices at home from afar. The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion...

8 expert reviews | 1498 user reviews

#49
alaScore 92

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...

14 expert reviews

#50
alaScore 92

Nuforce NF-DDA-100-BLACK

The DDA-100 consistently delivered maximum musical kicks regardless of recording quality or genre, and its paltry $550 price tag seems like a mere pittance for the level of sonic goodness on tap.

6 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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