Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 25, 2016 00:11
alaScore 93

Marantz SR7009

Marantz is on one heck of a roll. Over the past five years I have had the opportunity to evaluate a slew of their products, from reference-level hifi to entry-level home theater. Some products I liked more than others, but all offered very good...

5 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V577

Review: The Yamaha RX-V577 is an HDMI 1.4, 80 watt/ch receiver, designed for digital entertainment with built-in WiFi and Ethernet; native AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify; and extensive networking features.

8 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR838

Dolby Atmos lifts the THX-specified Onkyo TX-NR838 receiver to the next level

8 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

alaScore 93

Denon IN-Command AVR-X3200W

First 5 days I set it up and it worked great. Then the protection fault would hit every so often - once every other day or so. I didn't think much of it. I had the power connected to a filter so I pulled it off. After about 3 weeks the protection...

2 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V679

The Yamaha is an improvement on previous models, but it still doesn’t outperform cheaper rivals

4 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR 545

A well-featured, decent performing amp, but no class-leader

4 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

alaScore 93

Pioneer VSX-430

Amazing, a brilliant AV unit for the price. All channels crystal clear and all the features I needed, Bluetooth is very handy too.

1 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X2200W

An articulate, detailed amp with stacks of functionality and future-proofing

1 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio DacMagic

This tiny device sounds spectacular, and its ability to turn any computer, Mac or PC, into an audiophile-worthy source can't be understated.

27 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-A550

A powerful and immersive amp with lots of detail, but falls short on features for its price

2 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

8 expert reviews | 261 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 has it all: bountiful Wi-Fi networking features, the brawn to provide maximum home theater fun, and the refinement to bring a string quartet recording to life.

5 expert reviews | 219 user reviews

alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

6 expert reviews | 476 user reviews

alaScore 92

Pioneer VSX-S510

I bought this to replace my pioneer SC 2022 as it was massive and did not fit in my cabinet. I thought this reciever would not sound as good but i was wrong. Excellent sound. The one thing i do like is the gapless playback for wav and flac files...

8 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-SR444

Connected to really old Pioneer speakers and was very happy with the sound that was produced.

2 expert reviews | 224 user reviews

alaScore 92


Amazing sound and picture quality. This is the best receiver I have ever purchased.

1 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

alaScore 92

Moon Neo 340i

Messing with an icon can be trouble, something BMW found when it launched the sixth-gen 3 Series in 2012, and something it aims to redress with the 2016 340i. The car that had long been the sport sedan to beat suddenly suffered a crisis of identity:...

7 expert reviews

alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR 535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

8 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

17 expert reviews | 1068 user reviews

alaScore 92

Harman AVR 1610S AVR

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaScore 92

Marantz M-CR511

Almost perfect. Sound is wonderful with a pair of Mission bookshelf speakers, remote control is useful, iOS app even better. A few odd software oddities drop it a star for me- e.g. cannot make a media server playlist a favourite for example, just get...

2 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

alaScore 91

Cambridge Audio CXA60

A great £500 amplifier that looks and sounds the part – this Cambridge is a big success

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaScore 91

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2

Overall,the DragonFly DAC is an outstanding value for money that is not only portablebut offers a high resolution sound in a pocket-size form. The energetic andvivid sound character makes music seem livelier and is a reason why the DAC isincredibly...

3 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

alaScore 91

Hegel H160

EUROPEAN AMPLIFIER 2015-2016 - Hegel H160: The very model of a modern integrated amplifier, Hegel's H160 offers a substantial 150W output from an innovative and flexible design that offers both analogue and digital inputs. These include coaxial and...

5 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

alaScore 91

Sony STR-DN860

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

2 expert reviews | 108 user reviews


    Blog Articles

    Going On a Holiday? Don’t Leave These Gadgets Behind

    So, what’s it going to be this summer? A long road trip, an adventurous camping trip, a rite-of-passage backpacking trip through Europe or a luxury holiday to an exotic destination. Irrespective of...

    Improve Your Workout Sessions With These Gadgets

    Maintaining a strict workout schedule is not as easy as it sounds. At times, you might get lazy, you might be too busy with work, or you might just become too casual about the whole thing. The...

    Best Speakers for Gaming Enthusiasts

    Every gaming enthusiast knows that a powerful audio output is a prerequisite for a high quality gaming experience. Over the past few years, a new niches of gadgets has emerged which caters...