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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 2, 2015 00:52
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#51
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX-923

AVR manufacturers are obsessed with matching their TV counterparts and introducing a gamut of new models each year, despite bona fide audio developments being few and far between. As such, Pioneer's VSX-923 represents a revamp of the VSX-922 (itself a...

10 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

#52
alaScore 91

Sony SRSX3 Portable Wireless Speaker - Black

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

2 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#53
alaScore 91

Naim DAC-V1

Our opinion on the DAC-V1 hasn't really changed since we handed out its Award.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#54
alaScore 91

Roku 1 Streaming Player

A tiny box to make your TV smarter, and a great first step into the world of video streaming

2 expert reviews | 5388 user reviews

#55
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR 3010

Onkyo is the quintessential feature-conscious audio/video receiver maker. The company is the champion of the mid-priced receiver, providing things like THX certification, Audyssey room correction, and other goodies at a poor man's price point. The...

8 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

#56
alaScore 91

T+A MP 3000 HV

The MP 3000 HV is a fine multi-source player. Sure, it’s pricey, but considering the range of high-quality sources that its £7900 price tag includes, it doesn’t seem overambitious.

7 expert reviews

#57
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR818

Listening to the percussion-heavy “Piano Smasher,” from Blue Man Group’s DVD The Complex, made me us as though we were about to personally reenact the chest-burst scene from Alien.

14 expert reviews | 260 user reviews

#58
alaScore 91

Anthem MRX 710

Anthem continues their tradition of offering tremendous value for the dollar in their second-generation MRX A/V receivers. The MRX 710 sounds fantastic with both movies and music. The receiver is so much easier and faster to configure thanks to the...

4 expert reviews

#59
alaScore 91

Sony STR-DN840

The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.

8 expert reviews | 197 user reviews

#60
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-S600

Priced at $650, the Yamaha RX-S600 slimline A/V receiver can fit where others don't. Does this half pint have what it takes to measure up to the big boys? Keep reading to see what we think.

7 expert reviews | 104 user reviews

#61
alaScore 91

Denon AVR-S500BT

While the AVR-S500BT is one of Denon's least expensive receivers, its features lineup is surprisingly generous, and movie and music sound quality is up to snuff for the price.

1 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 91

Arcam airDAC

The airDAC is good, but falls short of greatness because of a couple of obvious oversights.

2 expert reviews

#63
alaScore 90

Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000 MX-A

We've waited a heck of a long time for Yamaha to launch a new home cinema hero to replace the venerable DSP-Z11. But rather than update that integrated design, the brand has opted to birth a pre/power combination as part of its premium Aventage line –...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#64
alaScore 90

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

#65
alaScore 90

Sennheiser HDVD 800

I'm so happy with the unit! Very well built and produces the great sound to my headphones! Excellent product! Fantastic unit!

5 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#66
alaScore 90

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 | 23 user reviews

#67
alaScore 90

Denon AVR-4520

Simply put, this is the brand's best AV receiver yet. It's made us go a bit wobbly...

10 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#68
alaScore 90

Arcam FMJ A19

Arcam's FMJ A19 shouldn't be used for driving loads much below 6 ohms at high levels, but that is a sensible compromise made to keep its price affordable. Other than that caveat, the A19's measured performance is excellent.

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#69
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR929 B Schwarz

Onkyo's TX-NR929 is not one of the brand's heavyweight offerings, but this well-priced receiver – it now sells for around £1,000, after initially launching at nearer £1,500 – packs enough performance and feature tricks to comfortably drive and tune...

4 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#70
alaScore 90

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

#71
alaScore 90

Pioneer A-70

Excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading

10 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#72
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A1020

We like this new trend in receivers. Rather than doling out features as the price going up, we are seeing features hitting lower price points and the number and types of connections increasing with price. The Aventage line from Yamaha has been popular...

13 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#73
alaScore 90

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 | 25 user reviews

#74
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR5010

The big selling point of the Onkyo flagship TX-NR5010 is 11.4 channel DTS Neo:X support. While it can only power nine of those channels, if you are shelling out $3000 for a receiver, we're guessing you have a few external amps lying around somewhere....

8 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#75
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-V775

Some people like Onkyo's, some others prefer Pioneer or Denon. People with money to burn buy VERY expensive receivers. I've always gone for Yamaha. Subtle black box that does it all for me. The "Silent Cinema" DSP is superb. I only use headphones. This...

6 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

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