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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 16:18
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#26
alaScore 95

McIntosh MC1502

The McIntosh MC1502 will go down in history as one of their classics, on a par with the MC275. It combines brutal control and quantities of power, with openness and sophistication. The amplifier is potent enough to power most speakers, and will only...

4 expert reviews

#27
alaScore 95

McIntosh C22

The McIntosh C22 Mk V is not an amplifier for those who want everything conveniently placed in one cabinet. But for those who want a sound that is a bit in the style of the retro design, and may prefer to enjoy the music from vinyl, the C22 is a...

2 expert reviews

#28
alaScore 95

Denon AVR-X2700H

Denon’s AVR-X2700H provides an affordable jumping on point for the brand’s 2021 X-series AV receivers. The price tag hints at budget components, but in a smaller viewing room (rather than a cavernous theater), it defies expectations.

3 expert reviews | 241 user reviews

#29
alaScore 95

Denon AVC-X6700H

This AVR has Audyssey XT32 room correction and is now compatible with the new MultEQ-X app for PC ($199) that offers deep configuration options to Audyssey users. You can tune this AVR to extremely high-performance levels and it’ll grow with your needs...

5 expert reviews

#30
alaScore 95

Tangent Ampster BT

The Tangent Ampster BT II can warm the heart of an old hi-fi geek. Be it so that it is far from flawless, but those are tniy blemishes that fade in light of the fact that here we get a really integrated stereo amplifier at a price that is so low that...

6 expert reviews

#31
alaScore 95

Teac AX 3000

The TEAC Distinction line certainly seems to be well thought out and well matched to each other. The CD-3000 with its 192kHz upsampling before decoding and dual differential DACs has us excited.

6 expert reviews

#32
alaScore 95

Primare I15 Prisma

If you are looking for a compact amplifier with good rhythm and drive, while at the same time being resolved enough to convey the music in a believable way, Primare I15 Prisma should definitely be on the list. It has more power than the size suggests,...

5 expert reviews

#33
alaScore 94

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

#34
alaScore 94

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...

2 expert reviews

#35
alaScore 94

McIntosh MA7200

The McIntosh amplifier is a superb all-rounder. It drives most of the speakers, it kicks off the bass so it cracks its bones, and it has buckets of refined sound to offer. It can simply play anything on anything, better than most. It certainly lacks...

3 expert reviews

#36
alaScore 94

Marantz PM7000N

Despite having a foot firmly in every camp, its presentation is impactful and gracious—an overall solid performer packed with value. Digital is easy to set up, and while the phono section isn’t perfect, it reveals plenty of detail and has a nice,...

8 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

#37
alaScore 94

Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000

Yamaha launched a new series of premium two-channel audio components- The 5000 Series. With a $8k turntable, $10k preamp, $10k amp, and $15k/pr speakers, Yamaha is doubling down on 2 channel audio.

9 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#38
alaScore 94

Cambridge Audio CXA61

Apart from the substantial price rise, there’s little to complain about here - the CXA61 is an real winner

4 expert reviews

#39
alaScore 94

Cyrus One

The Cyrus One HD Integrated Amplifier is not inexpensive at $1,500 but nobody said that great sound quality would be cheap either. The Cyrus One HD Integrated Amplifier is not inexpensive at $1,500 but nobody said that great sound quality would be...

10 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#40
alaScore 94

Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2

The Chord Hugo TT2 is a DAC, preamp, and headphone amplifier capable of DSD512 and PCM 32BIT/768kHz decoding. It is priced at £3995.

2 expert reviews

#41
alaScore 94

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.

3 expert reviews

#42
alaScore 94

Marantz Model 30

Marantz Model 30 is a magnificent amplifier for both eyes and ears, and the quality goes beyond most things.

4 expert reviews

#43
alaScore 94

BLUESOUND Powernode 2

Whether used in solo or within a Bluesound multi-room system, the latest Powernode is a superb streaming amplifier

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#44
alaScore 94

Moon 340i

The 2016 BMW 340i Sedan is the compact luxury car front-runner, both for driving enthusiasts and for those merely looking for a top-notch luxury car experience.

11 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 94

Bluesound Powernode 2i

Bluesound's Powernode 2i Wireless Streaming Amplifier and Pulse Flex 2i Wireless Streaming Speaker deliver high-quality audio, premium...

7 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#46
alaScore 94

Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro

In collaboration with Sennheiser, EPOS has provided a solution to gamers who want to add a nice "kick" to their audio experience.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#47
alaScore 94

McIntosh MA12000

History is filled with powerful, integrated amplifiers. Krell FBI, Musical Fidelity M6 si500, Gryphon Diablo 300, and more from McIntosh. I would argue that the MA12000 is the most usable of them all. With a total of 17 inputs, DAC, MM and MC input,...

3 expert reviews

#48
alaScore 94

Primare I35 Prisma

So well equipped, and so right. Primare I35 Prisma speaks the truth, with tight sound and great sound. Then it plays what files and services should be.

4 expert reviews

#49
alaScore 93

McIntosh MC462

If I were to pick from the top shelf, the McIntosh MC462 would be in the top five list of amps I could live with for the rest of my life. It does everything right and nothing wrong, is built to last for generations, and sounds great no matter what you...

2 expert reviews

#50
alaScore 93

Marantz SR7015 schwarz

A great reciver. I compared it to the Denon AVCX 3700 in a test at home and found there to be a clear difference to the quality of the sound. It had more depth and warmth but it was still detailed.

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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