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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 3, 2015 10:24
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#26
alaScore 93

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 | 591 user reviews

#27
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 | 101 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

15 expert reviews | 417 user reviews

#29
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

#30
alaScore 92

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

#31
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.

25 expert reviews | 116 user reviews

#32
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

#33
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

#34
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

#35
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

#36
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

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#37
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

#38
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

#39
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

#40
alaScore 92

Arcam airDAC

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

2 expert reviews

#41
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

#42
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 | 80 user reviews

#43
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

#44
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

#45
alaScore 91

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 | 37 user reviews

#46
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

#47
alaScore 91

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 | 84 user reviews

#48
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

#49
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

#50
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

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