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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 23:12
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Sony STR-DN860

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

2 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040

The Yamaha RX-A2040 is a powerful Dolby Atmos AV receiver, 9 channels of amplification, multiple zones for a whole house audio and wifi for streaming. Check out our extensive Atmos listening tests.

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

A well-priced, well-featured DAC that’s a pleasant listen, but far from the last word in outright entertainment

7 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

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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

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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...

11 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

10 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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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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Denon AVR-X2000

Is $200 worth two additional channels of amplification, 4k upconversion, a component video input, and extra HDMI input, and a few other odds and ends? We think for many consumers it will be. If you have no need of seven channels or video upconversion,...

16 expert reviews | 276 user reviews

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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

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Sony STR-DN1040

At the end of my time with the Sony STR-DN1040 I am surprised and happy by what I found. More and more of the content we consume comes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Getting it from there to your AV system is not nearly as easy as it could be....

13 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

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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

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Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

But if it’s room-filling sound with impressive clarity, weight and bags of power, then the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A should be on your list.

5 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V675

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

10 expert reviews | 993 user reviews

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Marantz M-CR611

A tempting all-in-one box of tricks, but it needs more attack to win us over

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR747

Excellent product, easy setup instructions. Great sound.

2 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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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.

4 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX 1130

Absolutley an awsome amp... Have been a fan of pioneer products for over 30 years so am probably a bit biased.... Have had previous pioneer amps and have never had any problems whatsoever. The surround sound quality is what I have come to expect and...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X520BT

good quality product,only thing to bear in mind if you are buying one is the size of the unit,it is not compact.

2 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

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SONOS Connect

Good addition to my Sonos system, which allows me to used my existing HiFi equipment with the system

8 expert reviews | 192 user reviews

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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

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Audiolab 8200MB

The Audiolab M-DAC is a superb DAC in design and performance alike and, we think, offers far more than expected of its £600 price tag. We guarantee you’ll be immediately hooked by its effortlessly fluid and punchy sound. It’ll make you want to listen...

6 expert reviews | 8 user reviews


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