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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 09:49
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#51
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-A550

We’ve always admired Yamaha’s Aventage range for its powerful and immersive sound, and that’s certainly not changed here. This is a showstopper of an amp that is not only big and weighty, but also adds in a touch of subtlety we were missing from the...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#52
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

#53
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 | 260 user reviews

#54
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

#55
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

5 expert reviews | 478 user reviews

#56
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 | 52 user reviews

#57
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-SR444

Connected to really old Pioneer speakers and was very happy with the sound that was produced.

2 expert reviews | 219 user reviews

#58
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-X3100W

Last month while reviewing the amazingly priced Denon AVR-S700W, I wondered how Denon could offer significant performance improvements without a significant increase in cost. Well, here comes the AVR-X3100W. The 700 was was part of Denon's entry level...

4 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

#59
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

#60
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 | 241 user reviews

#61
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.

16 expert reviews | 1072 user reviews

#62
alaScore 92

Harman AVR 1610S AVR

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#63
alaScore 92

Sony PHA-3AC

The PHA-3AC is a fine performer. It has a pleasing blend of strengths, which make listening to all types of music a pleasure. If you’re in the market give this one a listen.

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#64
alaScore 91

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2

Overall,the DragonFly DAC is an outstanding value for money that is not only portablebut offers a high resolution sound in a pocket-size form. The energetic andvivid sound character makes music seem livelier and is a reason why the DAC isincredibly...

3 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

#65
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

#66
alaScore 91

Chord Hugo

The tiny Chord Hugo headphone amp packs a remarkable 32-bit DAC

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#67
alaScore 91

Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

This is a great unit, just as all the review in Stereophile and The Absolute Sound have said. Lively and clear, nice and full, with punch. I've tried a few of those Topping and SMSL things, but they aren't even close. Plus, SMSL's break down horribly...

6 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

#68
alaScore 91

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...

10 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#69
alaScore 91

Arcam irDAC

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#70
alaScore 91

Pioneer U-05

The Pioneer U-05 is a solid, appealing machine that feels like a premium piece of hi-fi – and it sounds like one, too. There are subtler, more refined performers for similar money (our Award-winning Audiolab M-DAC is the clearest rival here), but that...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#71
alaScore 91

Audiolab M-PWR

The M-PWR is a good, solid performer. It might not be the last word in finesse or fluidity, but would still work well in the right system

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#72
alaScore 91

Oppo HA-1

The Oppo HA-1 is a good, well-built and excellently specified DAC and headphone amp at this price but, at this level, the competition is strong. There’s a lot to like about the HA-1 – it’ll no doubt appeal to many because of the pure level of choice it...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#73
alaScore 91

Cambridge Audio MINX XI

The new Minx Xi Digital Music System from Cambridge Audio is a hopped up high-end streaming media player that will let you play just about any music source imaginable.

9 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-LX87 K

Pioneer's range of AV receivers caters to budgets from the extremely frugal to the decidedly lavish. If you feel that you sit in the latter category, you will need to look at the top of the pile and the SC-LX87. And, although this flagship might not be...

11 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#75
alaScore 91

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...

3 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

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