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Updated: Aug 31, 2015 16:14
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#26
alaScore 93

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

#27
alaScore 93

Marantz SR6009

I'm using the Marantz SR6009 as the centerpiece of my audio system. To cut to the chase, it is a fine sounding, well provisioned, and fully featured receiver for playing recorded music. Once you complete the initial setup, the SR6009 is a joy to listen...

1 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

FiiO Andes E07K

FiiO is a Chinese company that specialises in making accessories for music lovers. The company is now selling most of its products in India through e-commerce players like Amazon . Since a high-end amplifier can cost over Rs 20,000, the Andes USB DAC...

1 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#29
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-X2100W

Denon's IN-Command line of receivers puts network integration features at the top of the list. Combine them with the usual performance of a Denon receiver and you have a formidable entry in the mid-level receiver market. Here, we review their new...

4 expert reviews | 152 user reviews

#30
alaScore 93

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 | 423 user reviews

#31
alaScore 92

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

#32
alaScore 92

Pioneer SC-LX57K

Pioneer has done it again. The SC-LX57 builds upon its predecessor’s success to deliver an even better balanced and more thrilling sound. The Pioneer has once again set the bar for rival manufacturers. It’s a truly fine achievement.

3 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX-923

AVR manufacturers are obsessed with matching their TV counterparts and introducing a gamut of new models each year, despite bona fide audio developments being few and far between. As such, Pioneer's VSX-923 represents a revamp of the VSX-922 (itself a...

10 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#34
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X2000

Is $200 worth two additional channels of amplification, 4k upconversion, a component video input, and extra HDMI input, and a few other odds and ends? We think for many consumers it will be. If you have no need of seven channels or video upconversion,...

14 expert reviews | 262 user reviews

#35
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X4100W

A cursory glance might suggest that the AVR-X4100W looks like any other receiver released from the Denon stable over the past decade. However, that notion couldn't be further from the truth. While the basic form factor promises comfy familiarity,...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#36
alaScore 92

TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 92

Sony STR-DN1040

At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be....

12 expert reviews | 166 user reviews

#38
alaScore 92

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.

9 expert reviews | 594 user reviews

#39
alaScore 92

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.

4 expert reviews | 220 user reviews

#40
alaScore 92

Roku Streaming Stick

For all of its acclaims, the one thing that makes us cautious about recommending it is the $50 sticker price attached to it. Even though it costs half as much to pick up compared to the Roku 3, the $50 cost is still higher than that of its main rivals....

2 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#41
alaScore 92

NAD D7050

Stylish little package that’s easy to use with sensible features. Sonics are even handed, but lack some passion

6 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#42
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-A3030

Yamaha has yet again delivered a powerhouse performance with a comprehensively connected and feature-packed AV receiver.

4 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#43
alaScore 91

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...

5 expert reviews | 103 user reviews

#44
alaScore 91

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...

11 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#45
alaScore 91

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...

7 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#46
alaScore 91

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 | 20 user reviews

#47
alaScore 91

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.

25 expert reviews | 119 user reviews

#48
alaScore 91

Numark iDJ Pro

Numark IDJ Pro reviewA lot of home DJ gear gets a hard time in DJ circles, much of which is deserved because a lot of home DJ gear is rubbish. But Numark's latest incarnation of its IDJ console is r

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#49
alaScore 91

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...

4 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#50
alaScore 91

Denon AVR-X3000 Schwarz

With receivers this powerful, it is nearly impossible to list all their features in such a short article (lucky for you that we have a full review of the AVR-X4000 in the works finished!). The takeaway you might get from this is that the new IN-Command...

7 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

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