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Updated: Feb 7, 2016 22:18
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#26
alaScore 94

Onkyo TX-NR 545

All-in-all, the TX-NR545 is a good option for those wanting to add Atmos to their existing set-up without breaking the bank. Sadly for Onkyo, it’s not on its own in that respect, and is forced to surrender to its better-sounding competition. MORE: Best...

3 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

Denon IN-Command AVR-X3200W

I have used nothing but Denon receivers for over 20 years. Their tech support has always been outstanding, often helping me solve problems with other things connected to my Denon receivers. But based on my more recent experience that has changed. My...

2 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#28
alaScore 93

Sony STR-DN860

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

2 expert reviews | 75 user reviews

#29
alaScore 93

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040

The Yamaha RX-A2040 is a powerful Dolby Atmos AV receiver, 9 channels of amplification, multiple zones for a whole house audio and wifi for streaming. Check out our extensive Atmos listening tests.

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

#30
alaScore 93

Pioneer A-70

Excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading

13 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#31
alaScore 93

Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

8 expert reviews | 254 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V577

Review: The Yamaha RX-V577 is an HDMI 1.4, 80 watt/ch receiver, designed for digital entertainment with built-in WiFi and Ethernet; native AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify; and extensive networking features.

8 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

#33
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V679

We said that the RX-V679 is the best AV receiver we’ve heard from Yamaha for a few years – but unfortunately the others around it have also done better. At £600, we’re disappointed not to see Atmos, but at the very least, we’d expect a performance that...

3 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#34
alaScore 93

Yamaha A-S801

The Yamaha A-S801 is an honestly rated 100 watt/ch integrated amplifier with a built in high resolution USB-B DAC to power a serious dedicated two-channel or upscale PC system with pristine fidelity.

2 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 has it all: bountiful Wi-Fi networking features, the brawn to provide maximum home theater fun, and the refinement to bring a string quartet recording to life.

5 expert reviews | 216 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-X3100W

Last month while reviewing the amazingly priced Denon AVR-S700W, I wondered how Denon could offer significant performance improvements without a significant increase in cost. Well, here comes the AVR-X3100W. The 700 was was part of Denon's entry level...

4 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

#37
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR838

With apologies to Tom Cruise, welcome to the edge of tomorrow.

8 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#38
alaScore 93

Marantz NR1506

The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

1 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

#39
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR 535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

8 expert reviews | 241 user reviews

#40
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR747

I had high hopes for this receiver but it has some major issues. When I set it up and started the configuration using the supplied microphone, it would start it's testing and then nearly complete and then it would just shut off. Repeated my efforts...

2 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#41
alaScore 93

Denon HEOS

It’s no secretthat Sonos has defined this product category for years, but for as long as theyhave been in business they have also largely ignored the requests of the custominstall community. Focusing on consumer level products may have been a...

7 expert reviews | 76 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Marantz SR5009

Sonically, I liked what I heard from the SR 5009. It performed well with both movies and music. The streaming from my NAS was a lazy man’s fantasy. The remote was well laid out and the INFO button quite useful. The App worked without glitches and could...

6 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

#43
alaScore 92

Hegel H160

EUROPEAN AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 - Hegel H160: The very model of a modern integrated amplifier, Hegel's H160 offers a substantial 150W output from an innovative and flexible design that offers both analogue and digital inputs. These include coaxial and...

4 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#44
alaScore 92

Chord Hugo

It's a lot of money, but the 32-bit DAC rinses stunning sound from your mobile music and your hi-fi. Check out our Hugo Chord review

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#45
alaScore 92

Pioneer U-05

The Pioneer U-05 is a solid, appealing machine that feels like a premium piece of hi-fi – and it sounds like one, too. There are subtler, more refined performers for similar money (our Award-winning Audiolab M-DAC is the clearest rival here), but that...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#46
alaScore 92

Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

This is a great unit, just as all the review in Stereophile and The Absolute Sound have said. Lively and clear, nice and full, with punch. I've tried a few of those Topping and SMSL things, but they aren't even close. Plus, SMSL's break down horribly...

6 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#47
alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio MINX XI

The question for this video is: Who do you think makes the best $500 pair of speakers? Let us know below in the comments section and subscribe to our YouTube channel—it will help us continue to bring you more video reviews. Also, please be sure to Like...

9 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#48
alaScore 92

Arcam irDAC

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#49
alaScore 92

Marantz SR7009

Marantz is on one heck of a roll. Over the past five years I have had the opportunity to evaluate a slew of their products, from reference-level hifi to entry-level home theater. Some products I liked more than others, but all offered very good...

3 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

#50
alaScore 92

TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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