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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: May 25, 2015 10:04
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#51
alaScore 91

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

#52
alaScore 91

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 | 261 user reviews

#53
alaScore 91

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 | 10 user reviews

#54
alaScore 91

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

#55
alaScore 91

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 | 104 user reviews

#56
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX-924

Anyone enjoying a game of 'spot the difference between two AV receivers' would face a stiff task if faced with Pioneer's new VSX-924 and its predecessor, the VSX-923. This £500 home cinema power-pusher sports the same neat styling and shares many of...

3 expert reviews

#57
alaScore 91

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.

7 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

#58
alaScore 91

Roku LT

The Roku LT is the best budget streaming-media device, easily topping the $35 Chromecast.

7 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#59
alaScore 91

Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

3 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#60
alaScore 90

Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000 MX-A

We've waited a heck of a long time for Yamaha to launch a new home cinema hero to replace the venerable DSP-Z11. But rather than update that integrated design, the brand has opted to birth a pre/power combination as part of its premium Aventage line –...

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#61
alaScore 90

Sennheiser HDVD 800

I'm so happy with the unit! Very well built and produces the great sound to my headphones! Excellent product! Fantastic unit!

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-A3020

Yamaha’s Aventage range looks and sounds better than ever. We hope the other models in this range follow suit.

9 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#63
alaScore 90

Pioneer A-70

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

10 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#64
alaScore 90

Yamaha RX-V375

If you want to get into home cinema, we highly recommend starting your system with this capable Yamaha RX-V375 receiver.

1 expert reviews | 556 user reviews

#65
alaScore 90

Marantz AV8801

During my review time with the AV8801, Secrets' Dr. David Rich has had the opportunity to thoroughly review the service manual for the AV8801 and his findings have lead us to ask Marantz some tougher questions about the components that make up the...

4 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

#66
alaScore 90

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

#67
alaScore 90

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 | 2 user reviews

#68
alaScore 90

Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer's top-flight AVR will easily cut the mustard as the beating heart of any high-end setup

9 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#69
alaScore 90

Marantz SR6008

The Marantz SR5008, SR6008, and SR7008 receivers are straight up audiophile products, but lack some of the features that make other AV receivers so compelling. Here's how we think they stack up.

5 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

#70
alaScore 90

Onkyo TX-NR5010

The big selling point of the Onkyo flagship TX-NR5010 is 11.4 channel DTS Neo:X support. While it can only power nine of those channels, if you are shelling out $3000 for a receiver, we're guessing you have a few external amps lying around somewhere....

8 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

#71
alaScore 90

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 | 930 user reviews

#72
alaScore 90

Pioneer VSX-922 K

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

16 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

#73
alaScore 90

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

#74
alaScore 90

Sony STR-DA5800ES

A secondary definition of chimera is a thing that is wished or hoped for but, in fact, is illusory or impossible to have or achieve. Sony took a big gamble bringing out the STR-DA5800ES. It would have been a chimera either way—an amazing piece of gear...

11 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

#75
alaScore 90

Sony STR-DN1030

On paper, the Sony STR-DN1030 looks like quite an impressive receiver, with a feature list poised to make other $500 receivers blush. Among those features are built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplay, HDMI upconversion and a new user interface. In my opinion,...

11 expert reviews | 316 user reviews

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