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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 27, 2015 10:14
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#2726
alaAverage 5

Sony STR-DA3100ES

For starters I will have to say this is the first piece of Sony ES equipment I have bought for HOME audio. I came to appreciate the ES line of equipment from my endeavors as a car audio enthusiast. Now that I am home more often, (Not in my vehicle on...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2727
alaAverage 5

5 watt Amplifier

This amp is perfect for my use. Its very small, which fools the wife into thinking that it is quiet. Wrong! When needed it packs quite a sound. Great value.

2 user reviews

#2728
alaAverage 5

Beard P-100-S

I have this amplifier since the mid 90's. I have had many different amplifiers along the years amongst them some the best amplifiers out there from Conrad Johnson, Bel Canto, Lyngdorf and Sonic Frontiers to name a few. Somehow I am always happy...

2 user reviews

#2730
alaAverage 5

Denon PMA 201SA

With mirror-finish displays and aluminium front panels, these 25-cm wide components certainly look first class. In fact, with quality parts used throughout, the 201SA is a credible miniature system whose performance equals Denon's acclaimed full-size...

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2731
alaAverage 5

Yamaha RX 777

I feel I must respond to the other,bizarre review of the RX77. I am using the unit now with 2 speakers and find it to be one of the best,unadorned stereo receivers around. The sound on any of my cds is full and detailed. I listen mostly to...

2 user reviews

#2732
alaAverage 5

AVI Lab Series Integrated

A punchy,crisp,powerfulsounding amp which you really should audition if you require those attributes.

4 user reviews

#2733
alaAverage 5

Lehmann Black Cube Linear

A detail obsessive And it is detail obsessive, digging up a huge amount and arranging it into a cohesive and convincing whole.

2 expert reviews

#2734
alaAverage 5

Harman/kardon AVR 8000

Where's the first place you look when you saddle up to the bar at your favorite watering hole? Some may say the waitress station or the sorority party in the back room; but, when it's time for business, you look at the top shelf. For it's in that...

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2735
alaAverage 5

Plinius CD-LAD Preamplifiers

I've had a lot of gear in and out over the years, this pre is a real gem amongst them. I bought the MK1 model and upgraded it to the latest revisions (small revisions to both line and power stages)

4 user reviews

#2736
alaAverage 5

Cyrus 7

Brought this second hand in 2003 for 200 pound UK. It currently drives a pair of Celestion A1's and source is normally a Cyrus DVD8 used as a CD player. DVD8 sounds amazing with CD's - better than my Sony CDP-XB920 which is no slouch itself.

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#2738
alaAverage 5

NuForce Reference 8

NuForce' Reference amplifiers have been advertised as being the power amplifier of the year and have received awards from various magazines. We literally take one apart to investigate whether its reputation is well deserved or whether it is just...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2739
alaAverage 5

Denon AVR-685S 6.1 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver

[..]The receiver plays back a wonderful spectrum of sound, and the 32-bit processor is fabulous. The highs are perfectly clear--yet non-obtrusive--and with this receiver I was finally able to get rid of "tinny" or overly "bright" sound in my...

2 user reviews

#2740
alaAverage 5

Audio Note Kit One

I own a Kit One for about 15 years, and I think it deserves a view words...

2 user reviews

#2741
alaAverage 5

Wadia Digital PowerDAC

I came upon this unit by mistake, was originally looking for a new amp,I have a pair of Mark&Daniel's mini's,I use apple tv in lossless, and my lg blue ray player,was looking to buy a Rogue Coronus amp but came to the conclusion that I needed a better...

2 user reviews

#2742
alaAverage 5

Sony TAE-1 Preamplifiers

I bought this preamp in 2003, I paid 6000 euros for it, its constrution is only comparable to the very best, but despite this, I mainly use my TA-N(80ES gold, because the latter sounds better to me with my power amplifiers, maybe this is a question of...

4 user reviews

#2743
alaAverage 5

Klegg M6 501

This bad boy blows away my prior surround sound rack. It is unbelievable how good the sound is from these little egg like speakers. I only bought this on a friends insistence (she's an audio freak)and am kicking myself for not buying it sooner. I...

4 user reviews

#2744
alaAverage 5

Rotel RA 972

I bought this Rotel integrated amp in 2001 at a high-end audio store in L.A. It was a brand new design and the salesmen were really pushing it. I was thinking I needed a 100 watt per channel amp. This one was rated 60 watts per channel. I told them I...

4 user reviews

#2745
alaAverage 5

JVC RX-8030VBK

the #1 reason i bought this receiver is the varied & number of components that can be connected to it: 2-VCRs, DVD, tape/MD , turntable, CD, CD-R, 2 component (RGB) inputs, plus 4 primary digital audio inputs, and one extra composite & digital input in...

2 user reviews

#2746
alaAverage 5

Sherwood R-965

This is a tricky one for me, the 965 tries to have all the right gadgetry to keep up with the Joneses, but falls short on several counts and it also is the most non-user friendly AV receiver I have come across so far. Conversely, the sound is very,...

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#2747
alaAverage 5

Plinius 9200

Sonically, the 9200 is much like an 8200, only fully matured. It's less brash tonally and more harmonically rich. Its overall tonal character is slightly darker than its forerunner, but only to the extent that it has become the least colored version of...

2 expert reviews

#2748
alaAverage 5

Kenwood VR 9060

I returned this unit unopened since I had ordered it in error (mine).But I am happy so far with the Kenwood VR-9070 unit thatI ordered to replace the Kenwood 9060 .

2 user reviews

#2749
alaAverage 5

Arcam DiVA AVR250

Meanwhile, across the pond in the UK, a handful of dedicated specialist manufacturers with deep audiophile roots have carved out a market niche by insisting that less is more. They build solidly engineered products using high-quality parts. The...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#2750
alaAverage 5

Marshall Amplification MG50DFX Combo - 50 Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier

Firstly thename Marshall stands out as a reliable well trusted brand in the market of guitar amplification. £229 for this 50 watt solid state Amplifier is a reasonable price. The only other amplifier i can think of - with a brand name - in this league...

2 user reviews

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