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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 27, 2015 00:14
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#26
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

#27
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

#28
alaScore 92

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...

11 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#29
alaScore 92

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...

8 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#30
alaScore 92

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

#31
alaScore 92

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

#32
alaScore 92

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

#33
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 | 167 user reviews

#34
alaScore 92

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 | 195 user reviews

#35
alaScore 92

Marantz NR1605

The Marantz NR1605 is the latest update to the brand's increasingly popular slimline AVR line. With sales of traditional home cinema receivers shrinking faster than the crown jewels of a skinny-dipping Inuit, AV brands have been looking for ways to...

3 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

#36
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 | 7 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 92

Arcam airDAC

The airDAC is good, but falls short of greatness because of a couple of obvious oversights.

2 expert reviews

#38
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

#39
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...

4 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

#40
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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...

7 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#41
alaScore 91

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 | 55 user reviews

#42
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.

24 expert reviews | 116 user reviews

#43
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

#44
alaScore 91

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 | 113 user reviews

#45
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR737

Good Machine Good sound quality and image good design and comp[act design for less space used Will buy again in this shop

3 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#46
alaScore 91

Arcam FMJ AVR450

When it comes to crafting AVRs, Arcam is very much from the old school. It's more concerned with the purity of performance than the number of logos on the box, an ethos that has earned it audiophile adoration, if not the attention of feature-seeking...

3 expert reviews

#47
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR 3010

Onkyo is the quintessential feature-conscious audio/video receiver maker. The company is the champion of the mid-priced receiver, providing things like THX certification, Audyssey room correction, and other goodies at a poor man's price point. The...

8 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#48
alaScore 91

T+A MP 3000 HV

The MP 3000 HV is a fine multi-source player. Sure, it’s pricey, but considering the range of high-quality sources that its £7900 price tag includes, it doesn’t seem overambitious.

7 expert reviews

#49
alaScore 91

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

#50
alaScore 91

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 | 261 user reviews

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