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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Jul 11, 2024 16:38
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The NAD M22 V2 has the muscles of a heavyweight boxer, but a gentle soul.

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Pioneer A-70

The Pioneer excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading

14 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Marantz MM8077

Marantz is beefing up their lineup with the release of two new flagship products, the AV8801 11.2ch preamp and MM8077 7ch amp.

14 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Sennheiser GSX 1000

Sennheiser is well known for producing high-end audio solutions - we have even reviewed some of them The GSX 1000 amplifier is designed to not only boost your gaming volume and audio quality, but give you virtual 7.1 surround sound too.

5 expert reviews

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Ps Audio Sprout

Steven Stone says that the updated PS Audio Sprout100 isn't merely better than the original; it's a great little overachiever with the right inputs and outputs to put together a first-rate desktop or room-based audio system.

2 expert reviews

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Fiio Q5

In a crowded market, this Fiio stands out - despite its over-firm grip on your music, the Q5 is worth an audition

2 expert 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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Arcam AVR850

Arcam’s new flagship A/V receiver, the AVR850, is about the most expensive receiver you can buy today: $6,000 here in the Land of the Free(-ish) (not counting a slightly more expensive, similarly spec’d model sourced by Arcam for AudioControl). That’s...

4 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V481

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

7 expert reviews | 180 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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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 A-30

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

4 expert reviews | 121 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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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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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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Sony STR-DH790

The Sony STR-DH790 is a highly capable 7.2 channel receiver that’s perfect for home theater newbies and anyone looking to put together a decent setup on the cheap.

3 expert reviews | 157 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-SR444


5 expert reviews | 107 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-NR609

The Onkyo TX-NR609 has six HDMI inputs and lots of built-in streaming music services, but it lacks AirPlay and doesn't sound quite as good to our ears as some competitors.

23 expert reviews | 775 user reviews