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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 24, 2014 22:31
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#26
alaScore 94

Onkyo TX-NR727

The Onkyo TX-NR727 is a highly competent home theatre receiver, offering all the important basics, a strong suite of network features and the unusual combination of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

3 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

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 | 57 user reviews

#28
alaScore 94

Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

3 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

#30
alaScore 93

Marantz AV8801

During my review time with the AV8801, Secrets' Dr. David Rich has had the opportunity to thoroughly review the service manual for the AV8801 and his findings have lead us to ask Marantz some tougher questions about the components that make up the...

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#31
alaScore 93

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...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

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

#33
alaScore 93

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

#34
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.

23 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

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...

2 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

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

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#37
alaScore 93

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 | 57 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

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

#39
alaScore 93

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

#40
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.

13 expert reviews | 299 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

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...

9 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#42
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

#43
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

#44
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.

6 expert reviews | 46 user reviews

#45
alaScore 93

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

#46
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...

4 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#47
alaScore 93

Belkin F7C027FCAPL

The futuristic promise of the connected home is slowly beginning to materialize, with learning thermostats like the Nest, as well as various solutions for monitoring and controlling your devices at home from afar. The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion...

8 expert reviews | 1498 user reviews

#48
alaScore 92

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

#49
alaScore 92

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

#50
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-4520

Simply put, this is the brand's best AV receiver yet. It's made us go a bit wobbly...

9 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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