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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 28, 2023 16:27
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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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Yamaha R-N602

I was both excited and disappointed at the same time when I saw this new revision in Yamaha's Network receivers line. As I mentioned in my R-N500BL review, the unit has a design flaw in the way it's powered, it features a hard power button which turns...

3 expert reviews | 235 user reviews

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NAD D3020

If you're looking to ditch your giant AV receiver for a compact stereo amp, the NAD D 3020 is the one to get.

13 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Marantz SR 7010

The Marantz SR7010 is the fifth Dolby Atmos receiver I’ve reviewed. However, to be frank, it’s only the second one that matters to me. Most of the Atmos receivers occupying my rack’s guest berth have been seven-channel models limited to 5.1.2-channel...

7 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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Marantz SR6011

Marantz announced the release of their new SR6011 receiver this month. A 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Surround Receiver with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, Audyssey room correction, and more!

8 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V681

Yet another strong contender from Yamaha, the RX-V681 combines a bevy of gotta-have features with seriously potent sound quality.

3 expert reviews | 67 user 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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Sony STR-DN1070

Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.

6 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-831

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

3 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster X7

The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.

18 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2000

The Denon AVR-X1000 and AVR-X2000 4k Ultra HD Receivers are the newest in the lauded IN-Command series of AVR's from Denon. The AVR-X1000 retails for $499 while the AVR-X2000 retails for $699.

16 expert reviews | 277 user reviews

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Chord Mojo

The Mojo delivers much of the sound of the £1400 Hugo at a fraction of the price

5 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V379

Unless you have a huge home theater or tough-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-V379's combination of useful features and solid performance may be all you need.

7 expert reviews | 181 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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Denon DL-103

Denon DL-103 is one of the best buys in the price range. It plays everything, and does it excellently with a large, open, and transparent sound image. Good dynamic control and fast transient response make it a small firework on the turntable. A good...

4 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

10 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN1040

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

16 expert reviews | 203 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo may or may not be the actual market leader in audio/video receivers, measured by unit sales, dollars, or any other B-school metric you care to name. But I’m fairly certain that, year in, year out, they produce more new AVR models combining...

9 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

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NAD M12 gathers all the signal sources you can think of. And if that is not sufficient, it can grow with the tasks.

3 expert reviews

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Line 6 99-073-0305

Most of the music press reviews I've read of this emphasise that the sound is out of all proportion to the tiny dimensions and light weight, and after a couple of months I certainly have to agree. The five amp models (Eden Traveller, Marshall Super...

86 expert reviews | 1121 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 575

The midpriced Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver sounds good and comes fully loaded with Dolby Atmos and Chromecast built in, but it's not our first choice.

2 expert reviews

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Sony STR-DN1030

Sony's recent A/V receiver offerings have been somewhat a mixed bag. On one hand, they seemed to offer a good mix of features and connectivity for the money. On the other hand, the inclusion of too many useless bells ‘n whistles mucked up their...

19 expert reviews | 367 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V483

As long as you don't demand the latest surround and streaming features, the Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent sound at an affordable price.

6 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

19 expert reviews | 1043 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 646

Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.

10 expert reviews | 328 user reviews