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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Mar 25, 2015 03:36
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#26
alaScore 93

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

#27
alaScore 93

Pioneer SC-LX57K

Pioneer has done it again. The SC-LX57 builds upon its predecessor’s success to deliver an even better balanced and more thrilling sound. The Pioneer has once again set the bar for rival manufacturers. It’s a truly fine achievement.

3 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 93

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

#29
alaScore 93

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

#30
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 | 589 user reviews

#31
alaScore 93

Marantz SR5009

Marantz has produced grin-inducing amps and receivers for many years. Their SR5009 will keep you smiling as it sends stunning sound to your speakers and gorgeous pictures to your TV. Featuring the latest high resolution audio decoders such as Dolby...

3 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#32
alaScore 93

Arcam airDAC

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

2 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 92

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

#34
alaScore 92

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...

4 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

#35
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

#36
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 | 87 user reviews

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#37
alaScore 92

Sony SRSX3 Portable Wireless Speaker - Black

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

2 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#38
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR 3010

Onkyo is the quintessential feature-conscious audio/video receiver maker. The company is the champion of the mid-priced receiver, providing things like THX certification, Audyssey room correction, and other goodies at a poor man's price point. The...

8 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#39
alaScore 92

Anthem MRX 710

Anthem continues their tradition of offering tremendous value for the dollar in their second-generation MRX A/V receivers. The MRX 710 sounds fantastic with both movies and music. The receiver is so much easier and faster to configure thanks to the...

4 expert reviews

#40
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 | 269 user reviews

#41
alaScore 91

Marantz MM8077

Now coming to the MM8077, the power section of the combo, it features Marantz’s unique current feedback discrete power amp output stages that are identical for all channels. What helps the entire output stage is the multiple high current discrete power...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#42
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

#43
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 | 127 user reviews

#44
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 | 201 user reviews

#45
alaScore 91

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.

14 expert reviews | 356 user reviews

#46
alaScore 91

T+A MP 3000 HV

The PA 3000 HV lives in the same space as some really tasty pre/power combinations, but it can more than hold its own.

6 expert reviews

#47
alaScore 91

Rotel RA-1570 Black

Rotel’s reputation for delivering high-end audio at a reasonable price is safe, thanks to the RA-1570. What’s more, this is an integrated amplifier that meets the needs of the modern listener, and does it with impeccable style. In a world that is...

6 expert reviews

#48
alaScore 91

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 | 103 user reviews

#49
alaScore 91

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 | 92 user reviews

#50
alaScore 91

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.

7 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

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