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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 24, 2014 02:34
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#51
alaScore 92

Yamaha RX V500

Perhaps I'm being a bit whiny. This is, after all, the only proper home-theatre receiver so far on the Australian market with a DAB+ tuner built in. With good all-round audio performance and a reasonable price, that makes it all worthwhile.

1 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#52
alaScore 92

Marantz NR 1603

Aside from being one of the most respected manufacturers of reference-grade hifi components, Marantz is also a big player in the home theater market. They make products at fair price points, for just about every application, with cutting edge features....

11 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#53
alaScore 92

Marantz SR6007

If you’re in the market for a performance-oriented receiver at around $1,200, the Marantz SR6007 should be at the top of your list.

9 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#54
alaScore 92

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,...

8 expert reviews | 217 user reviews

#55
alaScore 92

Creek Evolution 50A

The amplifier sounds incredible, I switched from my 20 year old EAR859 tube amp. If I had to criticize, I'd say the bass can be a little slow, especially on fast transients, it sometimes lacks attack. The remote control doesn't power on/off the amp and...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#56
alaScore 92

Pioneer A-70

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

9 expert reviews

#57
alaScore 92

Onkyo TX-NR828

When it comes to features, Onkyo aims to be there firstest with the mostest. Name a feature, and Onkyo's usually got it, typically in a licensed version with a hip logo, and quite often before anyone else. For the consumer who wants the latest features...

4 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

#58
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-LX76

The SC-LX76 is supplied with a wireless LAN adapter, which plugs into the Ethernet port and draws its power from the dedicated SUB charge port on the back. There are 11-channel plastic speaker binding posts and a cluster of custom install sockets,...

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#59
alaScore 91

Onkyo M 5000 R

Both the power and the pre amplifier have been built with audiophile-grade components from gold-plated, machined solid brass terminals to high-quality power supply units. At the same time, you get AES/EBU digital inputs in the preamplifier that help a...

7 expert reviews

#60
alaScore 91

Onkyo PR-SC5509

Very good processor, good sound, clear dialogue, ok features ( inability to play FLAC files via an external HD connected directly with a USB cable to the USB port. It can play/ recognize MP3 and Apple files via an iPod or iPhone connected via USB. I...

1 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

#61
alaScore 91

Marantz NR 1604

If traditional home cinema is to flourish, it needs AV receivers like the Marantz NR1604. It's no secret that real-world consumers have fallen out of love with the surround sound behemoths of yesteryear – incredible hulks just don't cut it anymore...

3 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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#62
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-LX56

Pioneer SC-LX56: Control apps The ‘LX56 is also backed up by two fabulous control apps. The AV navigator software works with iOS devices or your home PC and helps to ensure all your sources and speakers are connected correctly.

7 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#63
alaScore 91

Pioneer SC-2022

Pioneer's SC-2022 AV receiver proudly ditches the VSX prefix of its predecessor (the VSX-2012) to join the more illustrious company of its SC-toting brethren, although it doesn't quite make it into the elite LX club, falling short in its construction...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#64
alaScore 91

Classé Audio CP-800

This deceptively simple looking preamp has a myriad of features hidden up its sleeve

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#65
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-A1030 Silber

Looking for a full fledged flagship receiver for your home theater? Take a close look at the Yamaha RX-A1030. It's got most everything you could ever want. Want something to do all that plus power or feed multiples rooms in your home? Grab on to the...

3 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#66
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-V473

The Yamaha RX-V473 is a serviceable 5.1 AV receiver, but given that it has only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

9 expert reviews | 720 user reviews

#67
alaScore 91

Denon AVR-3313

There is something right about using a BD player and AVR that have been designed together as an holistic partnership. One can expect not only matching cosmetics but a synergistic duo, like Bonnie and Clyde or Sooty and Sweep. And not only should their...

14 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

#68
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX-922 K

May saw Pioneer doing its traditional launch of a new range of AV receivers. As usual, the lower- and mid-range models break cover first – and the VSX-922 is one of the latter.

11 expert reviews | 169 user reviews

#69
alaScore 91

Denon AVR-2113

It is easy to see how Denon has targeted their new '13 IN-Command receivers. The difference in price, rather than adding features that you wanted at all price points, adds additional power and connections. This means that the consumer (or custom...

13 expert reviews | 164 user reviews

#70
alaScore 91

Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player - Manufacturer Refurbished

In the past, I may have only recommended the Roku box to aging family members with less-than-perfect eyesight. Those boxes were easy to use, but the picture was standard-definition quality at best.

8 expert reviews | 94 user reviews

#71
alaScore 91

Pioneer VSX-822-K

REMOTE CONTROL I am not a big fan of this controller. It has far too many little buttons spread all across the surface of it and takes a long time getting used to it. Its range is reasonable and I didn’t have too much of a problem with it. I guess if...

2 expert reviews | 332 user reviews

#72
alaScore 91

Onkyo TX-NR515

When it comes to AV receivers, Onkyo campaigns to be the people's champion. Every year its entry-level models come packed to the hilt with features, sporting a competitive price tag and, more often than not, a nailed-on sound quality, too. This...

9 expert reviews | 435 user reviews

#73
alaScore 91

Yamaha RX-V475

Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.

2 expert reviews | 374 user reviews

#74
alaScore 91

Harman-Kardon AVR 171

If it’s a big, muscular sound you want, the Harman’s beefy delivery will keep you entertained (even if we’d like a touch more refinement and detail).

1 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

#75
alaScore 90

Pioneer SC-LX85

The SC-LX85 is the latest in a lauded line of high-performance AV receivers from Pioneer. It's ostensibly a replacement for the award-winning SC-LX83, which implies a casual revamp, but it arrives casting a longer, more regal shadow. This is a...

11 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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