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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 24, 2014 23:53
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#26
alaScore 94

Denon AVR-X4000 Schwarz

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.

8 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

Marantz SR6008

The Marantz SR5008, SR6008, and SR7008 receivers are straight up audiophile products, but lack some of the features that make other AV receivers so compelling. Here's how we think they stack up.

3 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#28
alaScore 94

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.

13 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

#29
alaScore 94

Sony STR-DA5800ES

A secondary definition of chimera is a thing that is wished or hoped for but, in fact, is illusory or impossible to have or achieve. Sony took a big gamble bringing out the STR-DA5800ES. It would have been a chimera either way—an amazing piece of gear...

8 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

Yamaha RX-S600 Schwarz

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.

6 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Musical Fidelity V90-HPA

I'm no stranger to Britain's Musical Fidelity, having reviewed a number of their budget minded and mid tier products over the past few years. A few of the items that have come through my systems include the V-DAC II, V-Link 192, M1 CLiC, and the M1...

5 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

Sony UDA-1

When you look at the clear, well laid out controls of the UDA-1’s front panel, touch its smooth metal chassis and see it’s motorised volume control in action, it’s impossible not to love the UDA-1. Other than slight harshness at the very high-end, the...

2 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-4520

Somewhat dispensing with the preamble, Denon's AVR-4520 takes the AV receiver market by the scruff of the fascia and gives it a good shake. This flagship model does cost a significant chunk of money but it is one of the most flexible, well-featured and...

9 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#34
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V375

If you want to get into home cinema, we highly recommend starting your system with this capable Yamaha RX-V375 receiver.

1 expert reviews | 588 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-A2030

Once you learn how to program and operate the unit, you are rewarded with great sound and video.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... practical

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V775WA RX-V

The Yamaha RX-V775WA is a great 7.2-channel network receiver that fulfills the promises listed on its spec sheet and hits the sonic mark accurately. If I were looking for a one-box AV solution, I would definitely purchase this receiver. With its...

1 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 93

Ampeg SVT-6 Pro

Saw this model in a music shop in Belgium, it was an older demo model and was on sale. Since this amp has been discontinued I brought in an old Genz Benz Neo Pak 3.5 head and payed 250 euro extra and took the amp home. Without any doubt, that was a...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

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.

21 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

#39
alaScore 93

Pioneer SC-LX86

Netflix 4K - The future of cinema Hands-on with the revolutionary Ultra HD movie streaming service!

9 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#40
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...

3 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR616

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

12 expert reviews | 1421 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Roku LT

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

7 expert reviews | 2754 user reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

But if it’s room-filling sound with impressive clarity, weight and bags of power, then the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A should be on your list.

3 expert reviews | 9 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...

11 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#45
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-V673

Yamaha RX-V673: Tech features Features and specification are well up to expectations at this price. AirPlay, absent on last year’s models, is now included, while there are six HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel. Pass-through of 4K content is...

6 expert reviews | 414 user reviews

#46
alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio AZUR 751R

What we also liked a lot about the 751R is the optimum way in which it has used the reduced real estate and yet provide with most features and functions that you would expect from any top-of-the-line AV receiver—complete connectivity and possibly...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#47
alaScore 92

Teac UD 501 B

This is a wonderful DAC. I've used it both with a Marantz CD player's digital out and a MacMini playing HD audio files, and in both cases performance is stellar. Soundstage is full and deep, and imaging has been excellent across the board, particularly...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#48
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X1000

One final handy upgrade is the front USB port, which lets you plug in a memory stick or iPod/iPhone to play your own music files.

5 expert reviews | 227 user reviews

#49
alaScore 92

Marantz NR 1603

Aside from being one of the most respected manufacturers of reference-grade hifi components, Marantz is also a big player in the home theater market. They make products at fair price points, for just about every application, with cutting edge features....

11 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#50
alaScore 92

Yamaha R-S300

I just got into 2 Channel audio this past year and at this point I'm not looking to invest too much $$$ in this hobby. I'm not a big sterophile but I care about sound quality and out of the multiple units I have tried and tested this is ... Expand full...

2 expert reviews | 350 user reviews

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