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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jan 21, 2018 22:55
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Naim Supernait

The SUPERNAIT (and now the Uniti) show Naim is a thoroughly modern company making an integrated amplifier that fills the needs of an ever increasing group of digital only systems, and music server sources. Throw in the flexibility of a home theater...

7 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5


This little amp has lasted longer than the Marshall micro amp that I had for a short time before it stopped functioning. Who knew that Danelectro quality would outlast Marshall? If this thing cro...

9 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Kenwood AR-404 Receivers

K-STAT rules I have 5 receivers and they are dolby pro logic dolby digitial THE K_STAT blows them away in two channel sound I have them connected to fisher 8 inch woofer speakers rated 50 watts a channel blew one woofer already

6 user reviews

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

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

alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RC 1070

Dolby Digital EX + DTS - USB Interface

8 user reviews

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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

NAD 314

What can I say? Excellent Transients across the board going from a quiet passage to crescendo in milliseconds! What I love about NAD as designers is despite the multitude of models they produce, They all center around current delivery.

9 user reviews

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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

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

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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 the...

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

Yamaha RX-V583

It’s not perfect, but Yamaha’s AV receiver certainly packs a punch

1 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Marantz HD-AMP1

Marantz delivers the goods yet again with a stylish, sublime-sounding amp that redefines what compact components are capable of.

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4.5

T+A PA 2000 R

The finest plug-and-play turntable that (a lot of) money can buy.

2 expert reviews

alaAverage 4.5

Audioquest DragonFly Red

A near-flawless option for anyone looking to give their computer music a hi-fi boost

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Pioneer GM-D1004

Installed in Golf Mk6 OEM radio. Certainly improved the sound quality with more depth and imaging to the music and spoken voices. Well worth the investment, suggest trying this amp out prior to swapping out the OEM speakers. I had to purchase a fully...

3 user reviews


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