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Panasonic SA-XR55

Panasonic SA-XR55
alaScore 78

153 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Panasonic SA-XR55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

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High end magic in a low end unit

 

High end magic in a low end unit

Sound is top notch, stereo and surround perspective is incredible, lots of power, dual-amping, bi-amping, 7.1, DTS, price

Very limited space between connectors, some would like more features

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Beyond great for the money

 

Now that I've used this receiver in my den system for 6 weeks, I can say I'm just amazed by the audio quality. The digital amplification appears to be something that really works. The only down side is it IS made out of lots of plastic. I accidentally...

Spectacular sound after break-in

Build quality is ....well, adequate

Consumer review by:

Panasonic SA-XR55 7.1 Channels Receiver - (A/V Receivers)

 
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Panasonic SA-XR55S - (A/V Receivers)

 

Expert review by:

Panasonic SA-XR55 review

 

Digital amplifiers have been hailed as the next big thing in audio amplifier design. Of course, this claim has been made for at least the last 15 years, during which time the technology has consistently failed to attract audiophile interest.

Suerb features and connections ; Excellent ictures ; Good sound ; Solidly built

A bit ricey

Product Specifications

The benefits of digital technology are now available in a high-quality amplifier. Digital amplifiers are much more efficient than traditional analog amplifiers, generating less heat and taking up less space while still generating large amounts of clean output power. Sound quality is also improved by eliminating the digital to analog conversion necessary when connecting a digital source device, such as a DVD player, to an analog amplifier. All processing and amplification are done in the digital domain, resulting in low distortion and extremely low background noise. The amazing image quality of DVD is only half the movie-watching experience. Most DVD movies have high-impact, theater-quality Dolby Digital or DTS soundtracks that require a powerful audio system for faithful reproduction, and this receiver can process such soundtracks and make the most of your viewing experience. When MP3s and movie soundtracks are created, higher frequencies are lost due to the limited frequency response of compressed digital audio. Most of these frequencies can't be heard by human ears, but their presence conveys subtle nuances. When they're missing in a digital recording, it doesn't quite sound the same as the live performance. Panasonic's multi re-master feature examines the audio signal and helps compensate for these lost frequencies, providing sound quality closer to the original performance. The amplifier built into this home theater receiver pumps out high power levels for driving Panasonic's speakers at satisfying volumes with low distortion. You'll feel like you're in the front row at your local multiplex as the sounds from Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks travel all around you. This receiver has multiple audio/video inputs to handle all your source devices - TV, VCR, DVD player, cable box, and more. It even functions as a source selector, allowing you to connect multiple video sources to the receiver and run a single audio/video connection to just one of your TV's audio/video inputs. No more flipping through video inputs on your TV. Fumbling through a pile of remotes in the dark is a pain. Clean up the mess and take control of your system with the included universal remote control, which can command many different brands and types of components after some simple programming. It even lights up so you can see the buttons in the dark. The front audio/video input makes it simple to temporarily hook up an additional source component, such as a camcorder or video game system.

Amplifier

Input Channel Qty:6
Output Channel Qty:6

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.5in
Height:4.2in/4.3in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:16.9in

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:XR55/XR55S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SA

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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