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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 00:47
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#2751
alaAverage 4.5

Peavey CS 4080HZ

The Peavey CS 4080Hz is a terrific power amp that will provide clean power and plenty of headroom. I run two of these actually in my PA...one to drive a pair of Yamaha C215V mains and another for monitor/subwoofer duty. It includes Peavey's DDT...

6 user reviews

#2752
alaAverage 4.5

Hughes & Kettner [Edition Series] Edition Tube 25th Anniversary

At new these come in right at around $750, which isn't bad for a goo two channel amp that is an all tube circuit design. I would recommend this amp to anyone who likes the sound of tubes firing pre...

7 user reviews

#2753
alaAverage 4.5

Pathos Acoustics Twin Towers - (Amplifiers)

Wherever you run into a "best integrated amplifier ever heard/owned" thread on an audio forum you will almost always find the Pathos TT on the list, often referenced several times. The TT was a Stereophile Class A rated component and well known...

6 user reviews

#2754
alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha Natural Sound Micro Home Theater Receiver Sound System with Integrated...

I was looking for a solution for my shore house deck and found this Yahmaha home theater packaged with outdoor speakers. The unit appears to be built solid and the speakers appear to be of good quality.

6 user reviews

#2755
alaAverage 4.5

Mesa Boogie [Mark Series] Mark III Combo

I love this the and the power that comes with the lead channel in particular. Mesa Mark ll amps have my favorite lead tone of any amp that I have played before. I have played ever single Marshall t...

5 user reviews

#2756
alaAverage 4.5

Unison Unico

The Unico is a fairly expensive player, but it combines exotic build with an engaging and revealing sound that most music-lovers will have difficulty resisting.

6 expert reviews

#2757
alaAverage 4.5

Moon I-3

Lots of upgrade options, great build and we liked the internal DAC, but a little expensive taken just as an amp

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#2758
alaAverage 4.5

dbx 223

The Dbx 223 is a stereo 2-way or mono 3-way crossover designed for live sound use and for DJ's. It allows you to easily switch between two or three different sources, depending on the way you are ...

9 user reviews

#2759
alaAverage 4.5

Orange [AD Series] AD30TC

All in all I think the Orange AD30 is a decent amp for someone looking for a more vintage style Orange amp in a not too complex package. The two channels sound great when you dial them both in and ...

5 user reviews

#2760
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RSX-1057

What would your life be like if you'd married the first person you ever dated? If you want a great home theater system, sometimes it pays to dig deeper. OK, American Acoustic Development (AAD) stands in the shadow of larger and more prestigious brands,...

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#2761
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RC 1070

Dolby Digital EX + DTS - USB Interface

8 user reviews

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#2762
alaAverage 4.5

Naim Supernait

Rare blend of features and impressive sonic ability - well worth an audition.

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2763
alaAverage 4.5

Electrocompaniet EC 4.7

I also found that the 4.8 worked well with a wide range of sources. Each of the front-ends mentioned above sounded good and mated well. Its input impedence of 47kOhms combined well with its -111dB minimum gain and 6dB maximum gain and low noise floor...

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#2764
alaAverage 4.5

Denon 7-channel Home Theater Receiver AVR-2106 REFURBISHED

I've just upgraded from an Onkyo TXSR-602 receiver, which I moved to my bedroom(HT in the making)to this Denon AVR 2106. What can I say..... 100 watts@ 8ohms(rms power)!!!!! I have the Denon hooked up to an 12 speaker HT system in my bonus room. I have...

6 user reviews

#2765
alaAverage 4.5

Mackie Onyx 800R

For the price I don't think you're going to find too many eight channel preamps like the Mackie Onyx-800R. It's not the cheapest way to get this amount of preamps, but considering the quality, sam...

7 user reviews

#2766
alaAverage 4.5

Quad 909 Stereopower

The 909 Stereo Power Amplifier incorporates Quad's patented current dumping technology and is one of the finest audio amplifiers available today. The current dumping technique eliminates many of the problems associated with transistor amplifiers. The...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#2767
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RB 970BXII

Back in 2001 I wrote a review on this amp in this column and gave it two stars.Since then my system has completely changed, I'm currently using a Mac 220 tube pre-amp, B&W CDM9NT speakers, Velodyne SPL 1000 sub, Arcam CD73T cd player, pro-ject...

6 user reviews

#2768
alaAverage 4.5

Traynor YCV40WR Custom Valve

All in all I think the Traynor YCV40WR is pretty good. It's nice and versatile and does clean and drive tones all in one. The tones are good and lack the overcompressed nature of a lot of newer Tra...

5 user reviews

#2769
alaAverage 4.5

Musical-Fidelity KW 500

The Musical Fidelity kW500 is an integrated vacuum tube preamplifier/solid-state power amplifier with remote control. The kW500's has the ability to suggest the vital, physical presence of instruments and performers within the recording space, making...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#2770
alaAverage 4.5

STR-DE985B

i have an strde885 and an strde985 running off of the same input. this 985 is soooo adjustable: vol for individual speakers WITHIN the three ways, crossovers, etc. this may be a dinosaur because it doesnt have hdmi, but this receiver is the benchmark!...

6 user reviews

#2771
alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha HTR-5640

I recently bought the Yamaha HTR-5640 and couldnt be happier about my switch. I have owned a Bose Lifestyles 8 Series II for about 2 years prior to the Yamaha. It will now be in my bed room as a secondary system. The problem with my Bose is not sound...

8 user reviews

#2772
alaAverage 4.5

Harman Kardon Signature Series 2.0 - (A/V Preamplifier)

I bought a Sig 2.0/2.1 combo because my speakers are 25 years old, the size of small coffins, and have low impeadances. They love current. Even with 45 amps of current, the protection circuits in my old HK AVR500 would kick in under heavy (i.e.,...

6 user reviews

#2773
alaAverage 4.5

Sony STR-DB870

This is a serious piece of kit which does everything that you could ever require from an A/V amplifier. The sound filed definition is about as perfect as you are going to get without at least doubling your budget. Also it is worth considering over the...

1 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#2774
alaAverage 4.5

Nakamichi AV-3S Receiver Receivers

It would be nice if I could decode the latest digital video standards, but that's about it on complaints. Considering the extremely reasonable price, this is simply the best receiver I've ever had. It offers astonishingly clear sound (with my 5 ohm...

6 user reviews

#2775
alaAverage 4.5

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

True Bypass Tap Tempo 5 Selectable Subdivisions Internal Modulation Effects Loop Expression Pedal Control for Your Choice of: Rate, Depth, Feedback, Delay

2 expert reviews

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