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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Dec 9, 2016 22:59
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#51
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-X1200W

The AVR-X1200W is the most affordable network AV receiver in Denon's current range and is available exclusively from Superfi. It's a 7.2-channel unit with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Dolby Atmos; DTS:X will be added with a...

1 expert reviews | 214 user reviews

#52
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

#53
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

#54
alaScore 93

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

#55
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

#56
alaScore 93

Yamaha RX-V679

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

4 expert reviews | 214 user reviews

#57
alaScore 93

Onkyo TX-NR 545

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

4 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

#58
alaScore 93

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...

8 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#59
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X2200W

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

1 expert reviews | 49 user reviews

#60
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

#61
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-A2050

By far the best receiver I have ever owned, every feature you could ask for. Took about forty five minutes to get completely setup. Dolby Atmos was difficult to figure out but that was more due to me not putting the ps4 onto bitstream from the playback...

1 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#62
alaScore 92

Creative Soundblaster E5

The E5 is undeniably versatile with a wide array of ports, but it's a bit too bulky to be considered truly portable. The E5 isn't quite as well-specified as the stationary

4 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#63
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X7200W

That's neither here nor there. For all the important functions, it's hard to see how the Denon AVR-X7200W (A, when it comes) can be surpassed.

3 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#64
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 | 262 user reviews

#65
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

#66
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

6 expert reviews | 476 user reviews

#67
alaScore 92

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

#68
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 | 62 user reviews

#69
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

#70
alaScore 92

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1050 RX-A

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

1 expert reviews | 30 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.

8 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

#72
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

#73
alaScore 92

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

#74
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

#75
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

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