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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 25, 2016 09:16
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#26
alaScore 94

Onkyo A-9010

Conceived in Japan and tuned in the UK, the A-9010 is an integrated stereo amplifier designed to deliver the "warm, full-bodied sound" that pleases European ears. But the real story here is price – at an affordable £199, you can experience your...

3 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#27
alaScore 94

Pioneer SC-LX88

Pioneer's new flagship AVR comes to the HCC test bench fresh from its Dolby Atmos firmware upgrade, bristling with features that will have both music and movie fans salivating. It's a lavishly-engineered top-flight powerhouse that deserves an audition...

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#28
alaScore 94

Pioneer SC-LX58

To sum up, we love the Pioneer SC-LX58. What’s not to like? Pioneer has taken last year’s champ and made it even better. Admittedly it’s not a massive leap over the SC-LX57, whose owners shouldn’t feel the need to upgrade straight away. But if you’re...

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#29
alaScore 94

Yamaha RX-A2050

By far the best receiver I have ever owned, every feature you could ask for. Took about forty five minutes to get completely setup. Dolby Atmos was difficult to figure out but that was more due to me not putting the ps4 onto bitstream from the playback...

1 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#30
alaScore 94

Denon AVR-X7200W

That's neither here nor there. For all the important functions, it's hard to see how the Denon AVR-X7200W (A, when it comes) can be surpassed.

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#31
alaScore 94

Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

17 expert reviews | 585 user reviews

#32
alaScore 94

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...

4 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#33
alaScore 94

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1050 RX-A

Amazing sound and picture quality. This is the best receiver I have ever purchased.

1 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#34
alaScore 94

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...

7 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

#35
alaScore 93

Pioneer A-70

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

13 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#36
alaScore 93

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040

For most reasonably easy-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-A3040 is a fabulous choice for a receiver, offering plenty of power and all the latest features and connectivity options, with overall sound quality among the finest. I'd like to reiterate again...

7 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

#37
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR3030

We find ourselves very impressed with the Onkyo TX-NR3030. With a class-leading sound and a great list of features, it offers plenty for your money, and is one heck of a comeback for Onkyo.

5 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#38
alaScore 92

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 | 260 user reviews

#39
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

#40
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR838

Dolby Atmos lifts the THX-specified Onkyo TX-NR838 receiver to the next level

8 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#41
alaScore 94

Denon IN-Command AVR-X3200W

First 5 days I set it up and it worked great. Then the protection fault would hit every so often - once every other day or so. I didn't think much of it. I had the power connected to a filter so I pulled it off. After about 3 weeks the protection...

2 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

#42
alaScore 93

Moon 340I

The 2016 BMW 340i Sedan is the compact luxury car front-runner, both for driving enthusiasts and for those merely looking for a top-notch luxury car experience.

6 expert reviews

#43
alaScore 93

Harman AVR 1610S AVR

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

2 expert reviews

#44
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...

5 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#45
alaScore 92

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 | 98 user reviews

#46
alaScore 92

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

#47
alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio MINX XI

The new Minx Xi Digital Music System from Cambridge Audio is a hopped up high-end streaming media player that will let you play just about any music source imaginable.

9 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#48
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.

26 expert reviews | 165 user reviews

#49
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 | 18 user reviews

#50
alaScore 91

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 | 3 user reviews

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