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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 13, 2017 23:14
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#51
alaScore 92

Audiolab 8300A

The 8300A is a hugely capable product but sacrifices a little too much fun for our tastes

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#52
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-A850

Power, agility and great features – this new Yamaha is a machine that should be taken very seriously

3 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#53
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR3030

Onkyo is back on top with this stonkingly good amp

5 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#54
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.

28 expert reviews | 211 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

Creative Soundblaster E5

Audio snobs will look down their noses the Sound Blaster E5, but I see—and hear—a ton of value in this little box. I’ll probably never use some of its features—the integrated mics, the CrystalVoice effects, and Scout Mode among them—but the E5’s...

5 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

NAD D3020

If it isn't already obvious, I was supremely impressed by the D 3020. Its ability to drive a pair of large four-ohm speakers as stoutly as a 75-pound Emotiva amplifier is nothing short of astounding. It may only be rated at 30 watts per channel but it...

13 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X4200W

Denon has definitely piqued our interestwith these two new products. They kept everything we loved about previous models and added all of the cutting-edge features new receivers require to take advantage of the technological advancements being made in...

5 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#58
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X5200W

Review: The Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2 Channel Dolby Atmos AV receiver features a fully assignable amp section rated at 140 watts/ch x 9. We evaluate in a full Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 speaker configuration.

7 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

#59
alaScore 92

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

#60
alaScore 92

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 | 55 user reviews

#61
alaScore 92

Denon PMA-50

The Denon PMA-50 Lifestyle Stereo Amplifier delivers 50 watts of high-quality sound and features like HD Audio and Bluetooth with aptX in a compact size that doesn't suck up the space in a room.

8 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

#62
alaScore 92

Sony STR-DN1050

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

10 expert reviews | 265 user reviews

#63
alaScore 92

Cambridge Audio CXR120

This receiver makes idiosyncratic audiophile choices—omitting Atmos, Bluetooth, and other features—but the revamped look and feel are great, and the sound is reliably musical. See the amp's specs! $2400 for this??? crappy indeed. Inadequate feature...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#64
alaScore 92

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...

13 expert reviews | 105 user reviews

#65
alaScore 92

Pioneer SC-LX88

Pioneer's new flagship AVR comes to the HCC test bench fresh from its Dolby Atmos firmware upgrade, bristling with features that will have both music and movie fans salivating. It's a lavishly-engineered top-flight powerhouse that deserves an audition...

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#66
alaScore 92

Arcam SR250

A great two-channel amp with all the features of a great home theater receiver? That's what Arcam is trying for with their new SR250 2.1 channel amplifier. Did they hit the mark? Read on to find out.

3 expert reviews

#67
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-S601

An impressive AV receiver that delivers bold, exciting 5.1 sound and heaps of features from a slim, space-saving box.

2 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

#68
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo's usual benchmark audio and video get incremental upgrades, plus new features that include future-proofing HDMI 2.0 and Dolby Atmos. We do periodically cull outdated products from the active TP list we keep online; mainly anything that's no...

9 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#69
alaScore 92

Meridian Explorer 2

An appealing budget DAC, especially for those with access to 192kHz and MQA tracks

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#70
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.

18 expert reviews | 1070 user reviews

#71
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.

9 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

#72
alaScore 92

Marantz SR5009

Sonically, I liked what I heard from the SR 5009. It performed well with both movies and music. The streaming from my NAS was a lazy man’s fantasy. The remote was well laid out and the INFO button quite useful. The App worked without glitches and could...

10 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#73
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

#74
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 | 170 user reviews

#75
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-LX58

To sum up, we love the Pioneer SC-LX58. What’s not to like? Pioneer has taken last year’s champ and made it even better. Admittedly it’s not a massive leap over the SC-LX57, whose owners shouldn’t feel the need to upgrade straight away. But if you’re...

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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