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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 02:17
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Exposure 3010

The rich and creamy sound will appeal, but the 3010 can be beaten for pure clarity

3 expert reviews

alaAverage 4


When combined with the NAC 152 XS preamp, ticks many of the boxes but doesn't have the wow factor needed to achieve five-star status

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4

MRP-F300 Car Amplifier

I am driving pair of polk 6501 compnents in the front, polk mm1040 sub in a bridge mode. It is powerful enough for my setup, key speakers have excellent sensitivity. I could'nt be happier for the price. I was short on budget else would choose PDX Series

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Musical Fidelity V-LPS II

Plenty of weight and a smooth tonal character, but could be better balanced

3 expert reviews

alaAverage 4

Audiolab 8200AP

If you enjoy spending as much time fettling and tweaking your home cinema system as you do watching movies, you might want to skip this review. For what we have here is the latest version of Audiolab's stripped-down AV processor that puts almost its...

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4

Ematic - 7 inch Tablet with 8GB Memory FTABCP2

This is a great tablet for a child. We bought it for our daughters 4th birthday because she love to play games, etc on our phones. The only thing this unit is lacking is the Google play app store which I am still trying to figure out how to install....

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Arcam FMJ AVR450

We feel quite torn over this Arcam. There’s plenty to like here – from its balanced tonal character to its admirable way with music – and heard in isolation we’d struggle to see people being disappointed with it.

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4

NuForce P 8

Which preamp sounds more musical? The answer depends on your priorities. The Metis is arguably more magical and involving in the midrange and treble region, and it provides an onboard mm phonostage. On the other hand, the P8 is quieter, more flexible,...

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Fender [Mustang Series] Mustang II

Modeling technology is trendy and Fender is all for it! That's why the famous manufacturer has now launched two new amps under the name Mustang. Conceived to provide all beginners with a wide sound range and modern features, their price is absolutely...

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Golden Age Project Pre-73

I'll get another one of these as soon as I have the cash for it so I can use them for kick and snare. Maybe a third one for the room mic. :D I'm not too experienced with mic pres but this is ver...

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Yamaha P7000S

This amp is crystal clear and has alot of power. Even when you push it to it's limit it remains clear and the fans are so quiet I cannot hear them when they are running. I have heard alot of amps in this price range but none of them reproduced misic...

10 user reviews

alaAverage 4

Ampeg BA-112

I used to have a larger setup (4x10 1x15). it was only a little louder(Comparing 200W to 50W it is understandable)It was so hard to carry around where ever you went. If you need more sound run it through a PA. I would compeate(how loud)with a full...

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Marantz SR 8500

Finding the audio-video receiver (AVR) that meets every requirement is a little like going to a restaurant and having to choose a combo platter from either Column A, Column B, or Column C—inevitably each mouthful ends up being a negotiated settlement...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Griffin 4040-RDTRPB

Instead of the tangled wire of the iTrip Auto SmartScan, the RoadTrip with SmartScan uses a flexible arm. This way, the display of your iPod can be mounted in a more visible location. Looking at your iPod is no different than glancing at your stereo's...

1 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Electro-Harmonix Voice Box

Harmonically matches any electric instrument you plug into it Professional quality pitch shifting algorithm produces realistic harmonies The Low & High Harmony independently produces two harmony notes: 3rd and 5th 9 accessible programmable presets...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Dared VP-845 tube SET Integrated amplifier

I own this amplifier for about a year now. It's very heavy. Watch your back. It also runs VERY hot (even not talking about the tube). After a few hours of operation, the coper plates and knobs can easily reach over 45°C. It also smells hot. If you have...

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-D814-K

I agree with the other review there isn't any noise comming from this unit, it is dead silent. Perhaps you need to contact Pioneer. One word: PIONEER. Always known for quality A/V equipment. I like this system and even though it is 3 years old it still...

9 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Hartke B300

Portable, punchy bass combo with EQ and an effects loop 1 x 10 inch Paper driver Power: 30 watts Effects Send and Return Signal-To-Noise: 66 dB Dynamic Range: 75 dB Dimensions: 17.1 (H) x 14.7 (W) x 9.5 (D) inches Weight: 32 lb.

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Roksan Caspian

There's a nice traditional look to the Roksan, with two large black knobs flanking a central row of small illuminated indicators. They have traditional roles too: input selector and volume control. The selector handles only electronic commands,...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Paladin Tools 9688

I am a Nespresso user and have used their Aeroccino frothers for some time. The hot milk/foam produced by Aeroccinos is fine, but I am deliberately using the plural because I have had to buy two. This is because each one is only big enough for one...

3 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Onkyo M-5010

Onkyo's stereo amplifier, the M-5010 is priced at $349 and rated to deliver 75W into an 8 ohm load. Is the M-5010 big power in an affordable package or a big dud? Read on to see our thoughts.

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Sony 735Watt 7.1 Channel 3D A/V Receiver

It was easy to set up. great sound the only thing I wish it had was a power plug-in the back of the unit. Like my old one did. Now I have to manually turn on and off my sub-woofer. I have also looked at some higher priced brands and models. Seems like...

7 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

This affordable stereo receiver has plenty to offer as part of a budget system

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Soundcast Universal Audio Transmitter

I have a large back yard and this transmitter had no problem transmitting from my laptop inside the house. Very easy to hook up.

6 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

Phase Linear 400 - (Amplifiers)

i bought my 400 back in the early seventies. at that time for $500.00 it was the best buy for a 200 watt per channel amp. over the years it worked fine but in the early 2000's it fried 3 of my bose 901 series 2 speakers. i have been told that phase...

6 user reviews


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