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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 00:47
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Quad II-Forty

In September 2000, full production began of possibly their most significant valve pre/power combination since the first QUAD II rolled off the production floor over fifty years ago. The system comprises one valve pre-amplifier and two mono valve power...

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Rupert Neve's Portico 5043

Half-rack audio compressor/limiter shows a master designer's touch

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PS Audio GCA MC-250 Three-Channel Power Amplifier

PS audio began in 1975 as two guys' effort to create affordable high-fidelity audio equipment. Paul McGowan and Stan Warren (the P&S) parted ways after a couple of years with Paul continuing PS and Stan going on to Superphon. After a good run Paul sold...

2 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-5805 A/V Receiver

The feature set of the Denon is so rich, in fact, and its operation so flexible (or complicated, depending on your point of view), that it takes a 191 page manual--all in English--to explain it all!

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Cutting Edge CE1000M Class AB Mono Amplifier

Cutting Edge rates this amplifier at 1,000 watts into one ohm. The amplifier can be bridged with a second CE1000M to achieve...

2 expert reviews

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Boston Acoustics AVR7120

Boston Acoustics has been perfecting the art of speaker design for 26 years, so I guess they're ready to try something new. For 2005, the company set their sights on the fiercely competitive A/V-receiver market and released a classically handsome,...

2 expert reviews

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Sunfire Ultimate II AV Receiver

That lead and the rest of the review had to be delayed because by the time it was ready to run, the Ultimate II version was announced. It adds Pro Logic IIx and video upconversion, from composite to S-video to composite. Otherwise, as far as I can...

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Marantz SR 4500

Most human beings have 10 fingers and 10 toes. Therefore the number 10 is a big deal to us. We use a base-10 number system, bestow honors in top-10 lists, and think in multiples of 10. So it's inevitable that makers of surround receivers have fixated...

3 expert reviews

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Planet Audio PA2500D Amp

The first thing that you notice about the Planet Audio PA2500D is that it is a substantial power amplifier. The unit weighs...

2 expert reviews

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Sony XM-1502SX Amp

The amplifier market has a lot of good things going on these days. In addition to incredible technological advancements,...

2 expert reviews

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Bryston Powerpack 300 Power Amplifier

Many consumer-electronics pundits may deny it, but sound matters in a high-end home theater. How much? I would hazard to say that the sonic character of a home theater is even more important than its picture quality. To give you an example, let me...

2 expert reviews

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Audiobahn 2800E Car Audio Amplifier

Unpacking the 2800E reveals an unusual looking power amplifier. The amplifier is finished in either a chrome plate or bright...

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Sony STR DA9000ES

While specialist manufacturers can still make a good case that their separates maintain an edge in sound quality, the gap separating them from the best receivers is not nearly as big as it was in the early days of the still-young home theater market....

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Netgear MP101

The End Of 2004 MP101, however, gets a Recommended from me. It's not the perfect lounge room music stream receiver, but the price is right

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T+A V 10

An impressive combination of classic/vintage concept, modern cosmetics and no-compromise construction, both mechanical and electrical, the T+A V10 integrated stereo amplifier establishes a new standard for audio excellence. The V10 builds its unique perfo

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Bel Canto eVo2 two-channel power amplifier

After making and refining tube amps for several years, Stronczer began to explore the possibility of making a solid-state model. After examining and discarding conventional solid-state designs, Stronzer learned about a new circuit: the Tripath...

2 expert reviews

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Ayon Audio 300B

For $3,400 you can acquire a beautiful, 68-pound music machine decked out in a rosewood-looking base, chrome top and front plates, and accents to complement the big-ass tranny covers. Like the Diavolo, it's a zero-feedback design but does not offer an...

2 expert reviews

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Lexicon CX 7

When the dust settles, Lexicon's CX-7 won't simply be known as the LX-7's little brother. It has plenty of power, plenty of design and build quality, and plenty of swagger to forge its own identity in the amplifier arena. I expect it will grab a...

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Parasound Halo C 2

The Parasound Halo C 2 is a 7.5-channel controller offering coonventional 7.1-channels output needed for the latest soundtrack formats, plus four user programmable auxiliary channels. Two of the auxiliary channels are intended as subwoofer outputs (one...

3 expert reviews

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Sunfire Ultimate A/V Receiver

There's no doubt that having a high-end manufacturer produce receivers does a lot of good for the genre. But when a high-end manufacturer makes a receiver that truly lives up to the standards that people have for these companies, it does a lot more....

2 expert reviews

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Lexicon MC8

You can't please everybody, especially in the home theater world. Lexicon came close in 2000 with the release of the MC-12, an end-all pre/pro that carried on the company's tradition of performance but also addressed the few issues that people had with...

2 expert reviews

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Audio Refinement Pre-2DSP & Multi-5 preamplifier-processor & multichannel...

André takes a slow, methodical approach to audio design, making sure to get it right before a product is released to the public; as a result, YBA products remain available a long time. (The Integré integrated amplifier, which I reviewed in the June...

2 expert reviews

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Outlaw 950 & 770-preamplifier-processor & 7-channel power amplifier

Reach for the Sky The first feature of the Outlaw 950 pre-pro that you'll appreciate is its understated front panel. I normally cringe when confronted with the 101 similarly sized buttons crammed onto typical mass-market receivers, "secret" drop-down...

2 expert reviews

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Parasound Halo C1

While it may always get second billing in the parade of human emotions, don't forget about anticipation's potent influence. This is the force that has been linked to Parasound's Halo C1 pre/pro ever since its trade-show debut a few years back, and it...

2 expert reviews

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Arcam AV8

Fortunately, the AV8 and P7 won't cost you a million bucks. The retail price of the combo is $9500 ($5000 for the AV8, $4500 for the P7). So, Arcam spent a lot of money. The question is did they get what they paid for? And more importantly, will you,...

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