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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jun 16, 2024 16:24
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#1
alaScore 99

Yamaha A-S701

Cambridge azur died after less than 3 yrs and very little play. This amp has me listening to music again. Martin Logan speakers light up! My wifes comment was "Wow". Highly recommend.

5 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

#2
alaScore 98

Hegel H190

Hegel H190 is a petite masterpiece of an amplifier. Yes, it is expensive, but on the other hand you get a lot more quality for your money. Compared to the larger and more powerful H360, the similarity is striking. One get a few more decibels in volume...

6 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Denon AVR-X2800H

A 2022 What Hi-Fi? award winner, same old look but with a spacious new sound

3 expert reviews

#4
alaScore 98

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

#5
alaScore 97

Rega Fono Mini

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

2 expert reviews

#6
alaScore 96

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

#7
alaScore 96

Cambridge Audio CXA81

Cambridge’s CXA81 integrated amplifier improves upon the enjoyable if flawed CXA80 with new features, putting in an authoritative performance. It’s currently the best integrated amplifier you can buy for around £1000.

2 expert reviews | 151 user reviews

#8
alaScore 96

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

#9
alaScore 96

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

#10
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

9 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

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

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

#13
alaScore 96

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

#14
alaScore 95

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

#15
alaScore 95

MDR-110LP Headphones

I bought my Linn 22 years ago because it offered far better phono sound than my McIntosh Laboratory C27 solid-state preamp. When I heard the Cambridge Audio Duo through my system, I thought, “Aha! Finally, I've found a phono stage that offers that...

5 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 95

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

#17
alaScore 95

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

#18
alaScore 95

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

#19
alaScore 95

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

#20
alaScore 95

Sound Blaster X5

The Sound Blaster X5 is an unusual product, and some of the features are downright weird. Fortunately, that doesn’t detract from the fact that it’s a very good headphone amplifier at a price point where there are few competitors. If you’ve bought...

2 expert reviews

#21
alaScore 95

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

#22
alaScore 95

Devialet Expert 1000 Pro

Jackery placed great emphasis on comfort and convenience with the Explorer 1000 Pro. The folding handle on the Explorer 1000 Pro completes the simple, high-quality design of the power station. With the Jackery Explorer 1000 Pro, you can easily supply...

3 expert reviews

#23
alaScore 95

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.

26 expert reviews | 128 user reviews

#24
alaScore 95

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

#25
alaScore 95

Burson Audio Soloist 3X Grand Tourer

The Burson Audio Soloist 3X GT is a super-capable headphone amp that has an almost inexhaustible amount of power combined with a resolution that makes the music flow in the most airy way. Everything sounds ‘right’, and the amp has insane control no...

2 expert reviews

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