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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 21, 2018 23:11
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

1 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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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

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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

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T+A PA 2000 R

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

2 expert reviews

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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

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

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Bryston BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

THE BRYSTON BHA-1 is a Quality Piece of Gear That You Could Pass on to Another Generation.

1 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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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

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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

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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

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Nakamichi AV-1

Top Pre with XLR Out

2 user reviews

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LAYEN Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones with NFC, Multi Link for Two...

I rate these quite highly for sound quality and connection on my Computer... I can even leave the room wearing them without any splutter or dip in sound. They are very light and comfortable to wear, however I did take one star away because the headband...

2 user reviews

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Asus RP-AC52- szybka wysyłka! - Raty 20x0% - szybka wysyłka!

This unit is relitivly small and easy to connect it dose the job perfectly

2 user reviews

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Channel Master 7777

great unit. very clean on spectrum analyzer

4 user reviews

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DBPOWER® Portable NFC Enabled Wireless Bluetooth Audio Receiver Adapter for...

Product arrived very quickly, which is always good! Well made and at an excellent price in comparison to similar devices on the market . Regardless of the lack of comprehensive instructions, anyone with a little technical know how will have no trouble...

2 user reviews

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Ab-Com Prismcube Ruby

Not perfect but good value for the money.

4 user reviews


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