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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 27, 2016 22:18
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#51
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

#52
alaScore 92

Yamaha A-S801

The Yamaha A-S801 is an honestly rated 100 watt/ch integrated amplifier with a built in high resolution USB-B DAC to power a serious dedicated two-channel or upscale PC system with pristine fidelity.

2 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#53
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 | 216 user reviews

#54
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

5 expert reviews | 478 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX-S600 / RX-S600D

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.

11 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

Pioneer VSX-S510

Not as solidly made as my Yamaha that it replaces, but that's not a major aspect of this machine. I bought this because my wife no longer wished to have a big ugly metalic object in the lounge and I wanted something easier to use as the Yamaha was far...

8 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#57
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

#58
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

#59
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

#60
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR747

THIS THING IS VERY DIFFICULT TO USE AN ARC CABLE WITH. IN FACT I COULDN'T GET MINE TO WORK. ENDED UP ADDING A OPTICAL CABLE FOR AUDIO INSTEAD. THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW THAT GOING IN, BUT IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN I WOULD HAVE WENT WITH A DIFFERENT...

2 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#61
alaScore 92

Denon AVR-S910W

The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.

2 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#62
alaScore 92

Fostex HP-A8

We don’t want to be too down on the Fostex, though. It has sonic limitations, but it never really offends.

2 expert reviews

#63
alaScore 91

Hegel H80

Hegel is certainly giving you something for your $2000 with the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier. Allowing a USB connection to your computer with high quality DACs is something we usually don't expect of audiophile gear. Can you get more for less? Yes....

4 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#64
alaScore 91

Chord Hugo

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

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#65
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-V377

The RX-V377 isn’t revolutionary, yet Yamaha doesn’t rest upon its laurels – this is a hugely capable budget receiver.

2 expert reviews | 114 user reviews

#66
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 | 2 user reviews

#67
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 | 26 user reviews

#68
alaScore 91

Ableton Live 9 Suite

Instruments, Mixing, and Conclusions In the full Ableton Live 9 Suite package, you get 25 packs of over 3,000 instrument sounds, five virtual synths, three samplers, 390 drum kits, and over 4,000 royalty-free loops you can use, manipulate, and warp to...

2 expert reviews | 1 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

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.

7 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#71
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 | 7 user reviews

#72
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 | 40 user reviews

#73
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...

12 expert reviews | 85 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

Denon DA-300USB

With top-notch circuitry, proprietary Advanced AL32 Processing and High-Precision 32 bit, 192 kHz digital to analogue conversion, analog line outputs, and four digital inputs (including USB-B for your computer), the Denon DA-300USB DAC ticks all the...

6 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#75
alaScore 91

TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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