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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Nov 29, 2015 01:27
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Cambridge Audio MINX XI

The question for this video is: Who do you think makes the best $500 pair of speakers? Let us know below in the comments section and subscribe to our YouTube channel—it will help us continue to bring you more video reviews. Also, please be sure to Like...

10 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Denon PMA-50

If you're looking for a brain and engine to anchor a high-quality, compact system, the Denon PMA-50 check off almost every box. Assuming performance meet expectations, which our experience with Denon products indicates is almost always the case, I...

7 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040

For most reasonably easy-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-A3040 is a fabulous choice for a receiver, offering plenty of power and all the latest features and connectivity options, with overall sound quality among the finest. I'd like to reiterate again...

6 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X5200W

Review: The Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2 Channel Dolby Atmos AV receiver features a fully assignable amp section rated at 140 watts/ch x 9. We evaluate in a full Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 speaker configuration.

4 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

5 expert reviews | 381 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR626

It's really refreshing when something just plain works, especially when you're talking about cutting-edge home theater gear. Oftentimes, the more technologically advanced a product is, the more of a pain in the ass it is to configure. This receiver...

14 expert reviews | 1029 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

7 expert reviews | 237 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-830

I bought one of these recently and it does everything I need it to. I am running bi-amped front speakers and this unit can use the surrounds to support tower low frequency input. The auto set up features are nice and it gets a lot of things right, like...

1 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR838

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

8 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V377

The RX-V377 isn’t revolutionary, yet Yamaha doesn’t rest upon its laurels – this is a hugely capable budget receiver.

2 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

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Marantz SR7009

Marantz is on one heck of a roll. Over the past five years I have had the opportunity to evaluate a slew of their products, from reference-level hifi to entry-level home theater. Some products I liked more than others, but all offered very good...

2 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Ableton Live 9 Suite

This review took me longer than usual to write. Ableton Live 9 Suite ($749) is a tremendous program to begin with, but the real reason is that I've been recording music in more traditional digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Pro Tools and Logic for...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic

The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/headphone amplifier’s $190 price tag may seem a little steep, especially when the well-reputed Audioquest Dragonfly v 1.2 is appears to be very similar, likely capable of the same performance and at about $40-$50...

26 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX87 K

Pioneer's range of AV receivers caters to budgets from the extremely frugal to the decidedly lavish. If you feel that you sit in the latter category, you will need to look at the top of the pile and the SC-LX87. And, although this flagship might not be...

11 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Arcam irDAC

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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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...

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2100W

Overall, I have to say that the X2100W is an excellent choice for the price/performance you get. The feature set should satisfy anyone who is looking in this price range. As I have come to expect, the Denon quality continues with this unit. I am very...

5 expert reviews | 205 user reviews

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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 | 60 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000

Suddenly the ESS SABRE DAC is showing up everywhere. At first it was only in high-end audio products like the Oppo BDP-95 and BDP-105 Blu-ray players. Now we have seen it in the Pioneer SC-79 receiver and in a pair of SSPs (Surround Sound Processors):...

7 expert reviews

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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 | 2 user reviews

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NAD D3020

If it isn't already obvious, I was supremely impressed by the D 3020. Its ability to drive a pair of large four-ohm speakers as stoutly as a 75-pound Emotiva amplifier is nothing short of astounding. It may only be rated at 30 watts per channel but it...

9 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

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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 | 50 user reviews

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Micromega Myamp

Lovely, characterful, compact integrated amplifier; best in classh for the study

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

This is a great unit, just as all the review in Stereophile and The Absolute Sound have said. Lively and clear, nice and full, with punch. I've tried a few of those Topping and SMSL things, but they aren't even close. Plus, SMSL's break down horribly...

5 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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Creative Soundblaster E1

However, as both a headphone amplifier and an external sound card, it’s a great performer. If you’re willing to spend more and want high-resolution audio support, consider the

1 expert reviews | 19 user reviews



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