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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 21, 2014 10:29
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#51
alaScore 92

Marantz SR6008

The Marantz SR5008, SR6008, and SR7008 receivers are straight up audiophile products, but lack some of the features that make other AV receivers so compelling. Here's how we think they stack up.

5 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#52
alaScore 92

Sony STR-DA5800ES

A secondary definition of chimera is a thing that is wished or hoped for but, in fact, is illusory or impossible to have or achieve. Sony took a big gamble bringing out the STR-DA5800ES. It would have been a chimera either way—an amazing piece of gear...

11 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#53
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR616

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

15 expert reviews | 1424 user reviews

#54
alaScore 92

Pioneer VSX-922 K

AV behemoth is suited to all sources and backed up by the best control app in the business

16 expert reviews | 282 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

Musical Fidelity V90-HPA

I'm no stranger to Britain's Musical Fidelity, having reviewed a number of their budget minded and mid tier products over the past few years. A few of the items that have come through my systems include the V-DAC II, V-Link 192, M1 CLiC, and the M1...

5 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR727

The Onkyo TX-NR727 is a highly competent home theatre receiver, offering all the important basics, a strong suite of network features and the unusual combination of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

3 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

3 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#58
alaScore 92

Belkin F7C027FCAPL

The futuristic promise of the connected home is slowly beginning to materialize, with learning thermostats like the Nest, as well as various solutions for monitoring and controlling your devices at home from afar. The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion...

8 expert reviews | 1498 user reviews

#59
alaScore 91

NAD C390DD

NAD C390DD: Sound quality But how does it sound? Well, for a smidge over £2000, pretty good. It’s precise and detailed, offering good scale and plenty of sonic authority. By the highest standards, though, it’s not as expressive or rhythmically adept as...

14 expert reviews

#60
alaScore 91

Nuforce NF-DDA-100-BLACK

The DDA-100 consistently delivered maximum musical kicks regardless of recording quality or genre, and its paltry $550 price tag seems like a mere pittance for the level of sonic goodness on tap.

6 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

#61
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-A3020

Yamaha’s Aventage range looks and sounds better than ever. We hope the other models in this range follow suit.

9 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR1010

You can’t argue with the spec-sheet, nor the ability to fill a room with powerful sound, but when it comes to complete control of fine details, the Onkyo gives a little way to some tough competitors.

8 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#63
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-V375

If you want to get into home cinema, we highly recommend starting your system with this capable Yamaha RX-V375 receiver.

1 expert reviews | 355 user reviews

#64
alaScore 91

Marantz AV8801

During my review time with the AV8801, Secrets' Dr. David Rich has had the opportunity to thoroughly review the service manual for the AV8801 and his findings have lead us to ask Marantz some tougher questions about the components that make up the...

4 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#65
alaScore 91

Ampeg SVT-6 Pro

Saw this model in a music shop in Belgium, it was an older demo model and was on sale. Since this amp has been discontinued I brought in an old Genz Benz Neo Pak 3.5 head and payed 250 euro extra and took the amp home. Without any doubt, that was a...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#66
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer's top-flight AVR will easily cut the mustard as the beating heart of any high-end setup

9 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#67
alaScore 91

Harman Kardon AVR325

A truly exceptional features lineup pushes the AVR 325 to the top of its class.

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#68
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-V573

The Yamaha RX-V573 is a serviceable 7.1 AV receiver, but with only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

9 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

#69
alaScore 91

Marantz NR 1603

Aside from being one of the most respected manufacturers of reference-grade hifi components, Marantz is also a big player in the home theater market. They make products at fair price points, for just about every application, with cutting edge features....

11 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#70
alaScore 91

Marantz SR6007

If you’re in the market for a performance-oriented receiver at around $1,200, the Marantz SR6007 should be at the top of your list.

10 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#71
alaScore 91

Divoom Voombox Travel - Black

Despite some small flaws, the sturdily built Divoom Voombox Travel is a good budget choice for a wireless travel speaker.

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#72
alaScore 91

Roku LT

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

7 expert reviews | 2754 user reviews

#73
alaScore 91

Sony STR-DN1030

On paper, the Sony STR-DN1030 looks like quite an impressive receiver, with a feature list poised to make other $500 receivers blush. Among those features are built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplay, HDMI upconversion and a new user interface. In my opinion,...

11 expert reviews | 218 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

Sony STR DG1000

Sony's great-sounding STR-DG1000 can handle HDMI switching and upconversion, and only misses the mark with its quirky setup and menu navigation.

1 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#75
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX 1123

Despite some price overlap, Pioneer's two receiver lines hew to different sets of values. Its Elite line offers more custom-install features, comes with a two-year warranty, and is sold through different distribution, primarily brick-and-mortar stores....

6 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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