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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Feb 26, 2024 16:24
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#1
alaScore 100

Marantz Cinema 70S

The Marantz Cinema 70S is a slimline 7 channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X capable AV receiver, with a forward-facing feature set. Boasting 8k capable HDMI inputs, HEOS Hi-Res audio streaming, and excellent ease of use, this model will appeal to movie lovers...

2 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Rega Fono Mini

The Rega Fono Mini A2D Mk2 remains our budget phono stage of choice

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 99

Cambridge Audio CXN V2 & Acoustic Energy AE1 ACTIVE (Black)

I’m in love with Cambridge Audio’s superlative CXN (v2). This network music streamer is sleek, smart, flexible, powerful, well thought out, and will fit into a variety of audio ecosystems. If you’re a mixed audio marriage household juggling AirPlay,...

3 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Naim Nait XS 3

The Nait XS 3 is a gentle upgrade but remains one of the most musically enticing options at this price

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

Denon AVC 3800

A What Hi-Fi? 2022 award winner, an easy-going, mid-range AV receiver with flexible features

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 98

xDuoo XD-05

The xDuoo XD05 Pro is a truly unique portable amp and DAC with the ability not only to change the amplifier cards but also the DAC separately giving you a multitude of performance options.

3 expert reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Rega Aethos

Rega Aethos is such an amplifier that is easy to overlook because it lacks both DAC, streaming and turntable input. But if that does not bother one, Aethos is by far the best integrated amplifier we have tested, in terms of sound. It is sparklingly...

5 expert reviews

#8
alaScore 97

MDR-110LP Headphones

Bel Canto REF150S Stereo Amplifier Musical Fidelity M6i Integrated Amplifier Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L SuperTower Loudspeakers Rotel RB-1582 MkII Stereo Power Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 350A Integrated Amplifier

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Marantz Cinema 50

It's certainly expensive, but I think it will serve movie and music enthusiasts well and is highly recommended. The Marantz Cinema 50 could well be the AV receiver you’ve been waiting for.

3 expert reviews

#10
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iFi xDSD

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is a hugely impressive portable DAC/headphone amp, with more functionality than most users will need. The amplifier is powerful enough to support most style of headphone and its stereo imaging and fine detail performance is...

2 expert reviews

#11
alaScore 97

Marantz Model 40n

The Model 40n INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER and CD 60 CD PLAYER are solid hi-fi components from Marantz that bring versatile features, good looks, great build quality, and strong performance at prices that do not break the bank.

12 expert reviews

#12
alaScore 96

Octave V 70 SE

Octave Audio’s V 70 SE integrated amplifier will amaze others besides us. It truly shakes the prejudices that many have against valve amplifiers, and will win the enthusiasm of many for something they didn’t think they were ready for or interested in....

4 expert reviews

#13
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BLUESOUND Powernode

The Bluesound Powernode (N330) is even better than its predecessor, and although the price has gone up since we last tested it, it stands out so strongly from the field that this is quickly forgiven.

14 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#14
alaScore 96

Musical Fidelity A

This is a chance to own an 80s classic built to modern standards. The A1 has limitations but is hugely charming all the same

7 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Marantz NR1200

The MARANTZ NR1200 is like a Swiss army knife of receivers. In one very affordable box, you get the flexibility to stream music, the ability to integrate with video, and enough power for all but the most power-hungry speakers in the largest rooms. It...

8 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

#16
alaScore 96

Pro-Ject Phono BOX DS

The Pro-Ject DS3 B incorporates technology from high-end phono preamplifiers, bringing the balanced input listening experience to a far larger audience.

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#17
alaScore 96

Sonos Amp

Not everyone will need the expensive Sonos Amp, but for certain setups, it's the perfect solution to bridge the gap between Sonos and non-Sonos gear.

25 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

#18
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NAD C 700

The price tag can be intimidating, but the NAD C 700’s design, build quality, and exquisite audio performance fully justifies it.

5 expert reviews

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NAD Amp1

The small Chromecast amplifier NAD Amp1 is easy to use and has an inviting sound with good focus in the bass area. It may not shine quite so much upwards in the harmonics, but the overall impression is very good.

4 expert reviews

#20
alaScore 95

McIntosh MC312

The McIntosh MC312 2-Channel Solid State Amplifier is one of their newest designs that easily carries the 70-year tradition of providing leading...

4 expert reviews

#21
alaScore 95

Cambridge Audio CXA81

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 winner. Sets a new baseline for integrated amps at this price

1 expert reviews | 151 user reviews

#22
alaScore 95

NAD C298

The NAD C298 reminds me in a good way of several NAD power amplifiers that I have owned or listened to over the decades. Lots of power and good sound at a reasonable price – and in a cheap packaging. The Danish Purifi Eigentakt amplifier modules are...

7 expert reviews

#23
alaScore 95

Technics SU-G700

Technics is a brand that has been with us seemingly forever, and as a result there is no shortage of very diverse opinions out there about the brand and what it stands for. Some audiophiles look fondly upon Technics, whereas...

7 expert reviews

#24
alaScore 95

NAD C 338

THE NAD C 338 HYBRID DIGITAL INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER offers great sound, Chromecast, Wi-Fi, and the ability to drive any speaker for a very-reasonable $650.

5 expert reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXA61

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 winner. Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price

4 expert reviews

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