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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 26, 2016 22:21
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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

alaAverage 4.5


Sounds better than the pro-7. Sounds real nice with the 2445. Plenty of gain. This is the c model not dd. Logitech harmony works with it. Was looking for low noise. I think I found it. Punchy, dynamic bass.

6 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Hafler 9180 - (Amplifiers)

I have owned this amp for 15 years,im the second owner.what people do not realize is if you arent happy with the lows or highs of a amplifier,then try another preamp .its not always your amplifier.The 9180 is one of the best sounding amps ive owned and...

6 user reviews

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

alaAverage 4.5

Anthem Statement D2 Pre/Pro

The Anthem D2 is unquestionably one of the best AVpreamps made and the addition of the ARC is a huge step towards makinga great product even better. You will still miss out on all the newaudio codecs but, given Anthem's reputation for keeping up with...

7 expert reviews

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

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

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

alaAverage 4.5

Sony strde985b 6.1 CH Receiver

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

alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha HTR-5640 AV receiver

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

alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha RX-Z1 Receiver

The Yamaha RX-Z1 proved to be a very competent preamp and home theater processor. In movie theater modes, the RX-Z1, when driving my reference speaker system, transformed my room into a cineplex.

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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

alaAverage 4.5

Sony STR-DB870QS/S

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...

1 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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

alaAverage 4.5

Musical-Fidelity NU-Vista

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3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5



4 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Arcam SR250

A great two-channel amp with all the features of a great home theater receiver? That's what Arcam is trying for with their new SR250 2.1 channel amplifier. Did they hit the mark? Read on to find out.

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4.5


After struggling for 2 years with a good but only stereo amp and no HDMI switching, and external bluetooth receivers, this device greatly simplifies operations in a winter campground recreation hall in Georgia. We switch video and audio between 4 HDMI...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha (RXV679BL)

sound is very good

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5


Everything works great. Easy to use, plug and play. Bluetooth works really fine, tells you with sound when its connected, really great. Ofc its for a room use not room to room.

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Comprehensive 1 PC to 4 High Resolution VGA Distribution Amplifier

Greetings TechLords.. I found out what the problems/issues are concerning the use of these devices. When hooking 2 or more of these units together, you need to use cable HDMI cable that is in full 1 to 1 connectivity. That means, they can fully pass a...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha A-S501BL Natural Sound Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black) + 50 Feet...

Decent amp with good connectivity. I bought this to compare to my NAD C316BEE, which sells for $379. At 40 watts/channel the 316 created a much fuller sound with more weight and body. The Yamaha was leaner, but not harsh. I decided to keep the 316,...

4 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

HiFiMan EF-3 Amplificatore per cuffie ibrido

HiFiMAN ran this combo deal last year (2014) for $249, HE-300 Headphones and the EF3 amp. What a deal this has been. The EF3 amp is similar to the well known EF2A amp minus the DAC circuitry. The EF3 has a three position gain switch and a black and...

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Nakamichi AV-1

Top Pre with XLR Out

2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Audiolab M-PWR

The M-PWR is a good, solid performer. It might not be the last word in finesse or fluidity, but would still work well in the right system

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews


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