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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 10, 2015 09:37
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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.

9 expert reviews | 112 user reviews

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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.

5 expert reviews | 226 user reviews

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NAD D7050

Stylish little package that’s easy to use with sensible features. Sonics are even handed, but lack some passion

7 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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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

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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 | 6 user reviews

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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...

5 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

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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...

14 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Pioneer A-70

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

11 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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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...

7 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X3000 Schwarz

With receivers this powerful, it is nearly impossible to list all their features in such a short article (lucky for you that we have a full review of the AVR-X4000 in the works finished!). The takeaway you might get from this is that the new IN-Command...

7 expert reviews | 109 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X4000

The Denon AVR-X4000 AV Receiver is more than worthy successor to the AVR-3313CI. We review a lot of receivers, but rarely come across one we like this much. Read on to see why we're such fans.

11 expert reviews | 122 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AZUR 651A

Meaty and powerful, but not the most refined listen

4 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR737

Great, as my previous Onkyo was, except not as intuitive, No complaints and acts as well as looks like new.

3 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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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 | 39 user reviews

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Arcam FMJ AVR450

When it comes to crafting AVRs, Arcam is very much from the old school. It's more concerned with the purity of performance than the number of logos on the box, an ethos that has earned it audiophile adoration, if not the attention of feature-seeking...

4 expert reviews

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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 | 21 user reviews

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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

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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 | 281 user reviews

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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

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Rotel RA-1570 Black

Rotel’s reputation for delivering high-end audio at a reasonable price is safe, thanks to the RA-1570. What’s more, this is an integrated amplifier that meets the needs of the modern listener, and does it with impeccable style. In a world that is...

6 expert reviews

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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 | 962 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-922 K

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

17 expert reviews | 204 user reviews

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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

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Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Google Android 4.4 builds on the success of Jelly Bean with KitKat, a powerful mobile operating system that makes up for its lack of candy coating with a solid framework. You can look forward to always listening Google Now, a new dialer that brings the...

3 expert reviews

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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 | 119 user reviews



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