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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Feb 28, 2024 16:25
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Cambridge Audio Evo 150

Now headquartered in London, English audio product manufacturer Cambridge Audio was founded in 1968 in the university city of the same name. The company's initial product was the walnut-trimmed 20 watts-per-channel (Wpc) P40 integrated amplifier....

8 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Denon AVC-X3700H

Denon AVR-X3700h AV receiver. With 105wpc x 9 built in amplification, you can use the internal amps to power a 9CH speaker configuration or add a separate 2CH amp to power your main Left/Right channels and run a full 11CH surround system. Imagine the...

9 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

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Marantz NR1711

Among slim receivers we have tested before, Marantz has always come out best in tests in its class. And the 7.1 receiver NR1711 is Marantz’s best so far.

5 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Rotel Michi X3

With second-to-none build quality and no-compromise sonic performance, the versatile Michi X3 integrated amplifier represents one of the best in its class far more than its price tag would suggest.

12 expert reviews

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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.

8 expert reviews

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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

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Rega Elicit

Rega adds more functionality than we’re used to, but doesn’t alter the sonic characteristics we’ve always admired.

16 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-X1700H

It has a dizzying array of modern features like Dolby Atmos, 4K, HDR, and streaming services, plus a rare phono input for turntable types. Those who want the latest and greatest A/V receiver features, plus an easy way to kick it old-school with vinyl...

11 expert reviews

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McIntosh C2700

The McIntosh C2700 is our new favorite among high-end class preamps. This is both because it is so useful and flexible, but also because it delivers the music on a silver platter. The practical DAC module with HDMI input, and the quiet and crystal...

4 expert reviews

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Denon PMA-A110

Denon PMA-A110 is an amplifier that evokes warm, nostalgic feelings in the reviewer. First, it looks like something that could have been built in the heyday of Japanese hi-fi. Or rather: It resembles the beautified memory of that time – because even...

4 expert reviews

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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

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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

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Arcam AVR30

The Arcam AVR30 isn’t cheap, but the best rarely is. This flagship AV receiver combines extensive object-based support with class-leading room correction, powerful amplification, and uncompromising immersive processing. If you’re lucky enough to be...

2 expert reviews

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Hegel H95

If your room is not too big, and you do not play with sound levels that bother the neighbors, then Hegel H95 will satisfy almost all requirements such as the hub of a stereo system. Whether you play music from PC or mobile. Or if you have a CD player....

4 expert reviews

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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

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Audiolab 6000A

Audiolab's all-in-one integrated amplifier is a remarkable component that delivers excellent sound quality, build quality and functionality. Audiolab's all-in-one integrated amplifier is a remarkable component that delivers excellent sound quality,...

6 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X4700H

Early adopters of cutting-edge home theater, especially 8K enthusiasts. You want a titan of a home theater brain, combining power, performance, and longevity.

6 expert reviews

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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

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Rega io

The small Rega amplifier Rega io is an affordable entrance ticket and the sound is in a class of its own.

6 expert reviews

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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

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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

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Tangent Ampster BT II

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 | 132 user reviews

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Musical Fidelity M8xi

Musical Fidelity M8xi er like lydmessig imponerende som den er fysisk overveldende. Hvis du har plass og råd til kjempen, får du et ubestikkelig tyngdepunkt i anlegget. Man kan ikke sette fingeren på noe i gjengivelsen, men det som gjør det største...

5 expert reviews

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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

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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