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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 20, 2014 12:23
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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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The importance of having the absolutely correct amplifier that sends the proper amount of power to your audio systems' loudspeakers cannot be understated. And especially if your system at home features high-end speakers such as Paradigm monitors or a...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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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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Marantz PM-7004

The amplifier looks great and sounds great. Compared to previous HiFi amplifiers owned, this model has a brilliant stereo image, is excellent at low volume, and the bass is controlled. Great for linking up with an AV processor, the power amp button...

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Auna Tube 65

this amplifier looks the part ,a real chunky piece of hi-fi , when turned on the valves give a warm red glow .The sound is execellent, a nice deep sound ,it also gives a high definition clear sound I put this through a pair of Cannon speakers that are...

9 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9


I have a Bose Series 3 and a pair of 301's. I saw the Technical Pro 2000 watts and for the price, took a chance. It is a plain jane unit. Plenty of power for my new set (of 4 !) BIC RTR 1530 speakers. The display is a bit bizzare and meaningless. The...

9 user reviews

alaAverage 3.9

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

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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

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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.

9 user reviews

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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

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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

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Rio Digital Audio Receiver with Rio Digital Audio Connector (PCI)

I have four of these being served by JReceiver on a FreeBSD 5.0 box. Two are on a CAT5-wired network while two are using Netgear XE102 powerline/ethernet bridges. My only complaint is the display size; it's too small. It would have been nice to also...

8 user reviews

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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

Pyle Audio PLMP3C1

Unit itself is fairly well made(better than others I have owned) but the remote quit working totally just a week and a half after first use. Unit is basically useless without the remote.

4 user reviews

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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

MTX TD1000.1D 1000W x 1 @ 1 Ohm Car Amplifier

I've been slowly but surely downsizing my amps, looking for the smallest physical footprint I can find, with the most clean power I can run. There are a gazillion sub amps out there, and they are mostly large, regardless of power output and quality of...

7 user reviews

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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

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Russound 4" Indoor/Outdoor Speakers

It works very well, it's not too difficult to set up (for somebody accustomed to fooling with electronics), and it looks good. I'm using it to to control "Zone 2" output from an Arcam AVR 360 7.1 receiver. Main listening area is set up as 5.1; have...

6 user reviews

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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

alaAverage 3.9

Sony STR-DN2010 AV-mottaker

6 channels of 100+ watts, bi-amp mode available, low price

6 user reviews



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