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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 5, 2020 17:59
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Onkyo TX-NR696

The Onkyo TX-NR696 is a crowd-pleasing AV receiver with plenty of power, oodles of features and connections and a dynamic sound.

2 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V485

The Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for some people it's worth paying more for extra inputs and and Dolby Atmos capability.

4 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Pioneer A-30

Good when it worked, ruined by the auto power off circuitry. Returned

4 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

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Yamaha WXA-50

The is a great little amplifier that offers a number of genuinely useful features. It's attractively designed and well made, whilst its small size means you can fit it just about anywhere. The fact that you have the option of vertical or horizontal...

6 expert reviews

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Marantz SR8012

We reviewed the Marantz SR8012 11.2CH streaming AV receiver which decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution and has a meaty amp section confirmed in our bench tests.

2 expert reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR737

I won't go into a long winded explanation about all of the features. There are plenty of other reviews for that. However, I will say that this is the best sounding receiver I have ever had, and I've had quite a few over the years. I'm running it as a...

3 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Teac NP-H750

This is a great receiver, no more 3 radio stations. It has plenty of power and all the inputs I need.

1 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

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Onkyo PA-MC5501

Actually the Amplifier's power declared by manufacturer is 220W/Ch not 150. By the way, this this is a jewel. For real audio enthusiasts.

3 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Yamaha A-S 201

Marvellous excellent thank you

2 expert reviews | 114 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Five-star products don’t take long to reveal themselves, and our decision on the Denon AVR-X2500H was straightforward in the end.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Arcam AVR850 AV receiver

Reference-grade seven-channel power, an unusual (and unusually effective) auto-EQ system, and refreshing simplicity and straightforward ergonomics in a pricey, albeit very attractive and well-executed package.

3 expert reviews

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Marantz NR1506

The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

6 expert reviews | 93 user reviews

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Denon DRA-100

Streaming hi-fi has never looked or sounded so good at a real-world price.

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Marantz SR7012

Marantz expanded its latest home cinema line-up with two network AV receivers, the SR7012 and SR8012, and AV7704 multichannel AV processor. All models integrate Alexa Smart Home Skill and much more.

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Marantz SR8012

If you're looking for a single-box solution to all your immersive audio needs then the 11-channel Marantz SR8012 should definitely be on your short list. This AV Receiver is beautifully designed and very well made, with as comprehensive a set of...

8 expert reviews

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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...

3 expert reviews | 101 user reviews

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NAD D3020 V2

NAD’s first attempt at the D 3020 won a What Hi-Fi? Award - and the V2 lives up to its predecessor’s hype

2 expert reviews

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Onkyo TX-SR444


4 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-8020


3 expert reviews | 490 user reviews

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Sony STR-DH550

I've been using this at home for a few months now, very happy with the performance and sound quality. It was easy to set up, and I have all of my media devices running through it to the TV using HDMI cables (BluRay player, Apple TV, etc. ) I'm very...

3 expert reviews | 312 user reviews

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Pioneer SX-20

The first one I tried would not save DAB presets so Richer Sounds supplied a second one which had the same problem - it is probably just very bad design (the instructions describe using FM presets and do not mention DAB presets) - so to change from BBC...

1 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

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Dynavox CS-PA1

I wanted a small format, cheap amp and was very happy with this Dynavox CS-PA1. So far I can't find anything to fault it. Easy to set up and use although be aware this amp ships with a twin pin European plug so you need to fit a UK standard 3 pin plug...

1 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

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McIntosh MC1.2KW

Cool futuristic liniar controlled sound.

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X4300H

Denon's new AVR-X6300H AVR-X4300H are loaded with Dobly Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D immersive audio, the latest 4K/UHD video including upscaling and are the first receivers featuring HEOS wireless audio.

6 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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An incredibly talented amplifier in every way, this is the best Brio yet

5 expert reviews