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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 29, 2022 16:26
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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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Yamaha R-S300

Good basic receiver that rocks. There are no extra bling theatre settings that my ears couldnt hear the differance of anyways. I just listen to music, play some video games and occasional movies.

2 expert reviews | 403 user reviews

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Yamaha A-S 201

Marvellous excellent thank you

2 expert reviews | 113 user reviews

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Pro-Ject Phono BOX USB

Another strong vinyl product from Pro-Ject - just not quite the master it needs to be for full marks

1 expert reviews | 31 user 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-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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Pioneer VSX-1131

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

6 expert reviews | 53 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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Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

20 expert reviews | 433 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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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

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Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

8 expert reviews | 83 user reviews

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Marantz SR6012

Marantz recently released their newest feature packed AV receivers, the SR5012 and SR6012. With Atmos, DTS:X, 4K processing, HEOS and more, they are some of the most feature packed options available.

3 expert 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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Yamaha RX-V585

Purchased this unit after my Pioneer developed a fault. Craig at the Edinburgh store went above and beyond to help get the unit to me in a short time frame. Very easy to setup and easy to navigate. I am not an expert by any means in the home cinema...

3 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

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Marantz AV8802A

The AV8802A brings audiophile-quality processing into a multichannel environment and for a relatively reasonable cost. The only other processor I have tested for HCC to achieve this was the Anthem Statement D2V – a few years ago now – at near three...

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Audioquest DragonFly Red

AudioQuest is a US based company and the EU headquarters is located in the Netherlands. AudioQuest since the 1980's is mostly known for their cables but they became even more popular among “head-fiers” when they released a very popular mini USB DAC/AMP...

3 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

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NAD C390DD: Sound quality But how does it sound? Well, for a smidge over £2000, pretty good. It’s precise and detailed, offering good scale and plenty of sonic authority. By the highest standards, though, it’s not as expressive or rhythmically adept as...

13 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V581

Yamaha’s great-value Atmos AV receiver delivers a thrilling performance and plenty of features at a low price, even though some rivals offer a more sophisticated listen.

3 expert reviews | 39 user reviews