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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 20, 2014 10:21
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#26
alaScore 94

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 | 1 user reviews

#27
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-A3030

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

4 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#28
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

#29
alaScore 93

Marantz MM8077

Now coming to the MM8077, the power section of the combo, it features Marantz’s unique current feedback discrete power amp output stages that are identical for all channels. What helps the entire output stage is the multiple high current discrete power...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#30
alaScore 93

Arcam FMJ A19

Arcam's FMJ A19 shouldn't be used for driving loads much below 6 ohms at high levels, but that is a sensible compromise made to keep its price affordable. Other than that caveat, the A19's measured performance is excellent.

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#31
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 | 2 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

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 | 90 user reviews

#33
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-X4000

The Denon AVR-X4000 AV Receiver is more than worthy successor to the AVR-3313CI. We review a lot of receivers, but rarely come across one we like this much. Read on to see why we're such fans.

10 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

#34
alaScore 93

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...

6 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

#35
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

#36
alaScore 93

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

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#37
alaScore 93

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 | 46 user reviews

#38
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 | 76 user reviews

#39
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 | 76 user reviews

#40
alaScore 92

Sennheiser HDVD 800

I'm so happy with the unit! Very well built and produces the great sound to my headphones! Excellent product! Fantastic unit!

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#41
alaScore 92

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 | 17 user reviews

#42
alaScore 92

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

#43
alaScore 92

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

#44
alaScore 92

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

#45
alaScore 92

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

#46
alaScore 92

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 | 25 user reviews

#47
alaScore 92

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 | 45 user reviews

#48
alaScore 92

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

#49
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-8020 B

This is a great product, was as described. This item is durable and easy to use. Was delivered on time and the price is just.

1 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#50
alaScore 92

Marantz PM-11S3

Review: The Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier is rated at 100 watts/channel. It exceeds its specifications and sounds and looks great doing it. A true audiophile product with prideful ownership.

7 expert reviews

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