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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 25, 2023 16:25
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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,...

6 expert reviews

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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

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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...

4 expert reviews

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nad m10

The small, elegant NAD M10 BluOS Streaming 100 wpc x 2 Amplifier is a streamer and DAC all squeezed into one small and stylish package with Dirac Room Correction. Is it worth the $2,500 price tag?

4 expert reviews

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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

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Denon AVC-X8500H

Denon has cooked up a storm with its latest AV Amplifier. How good? Read on to see if Denon's AVC-X8500H earns just one, or a trio of Michelin stars.

7 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Marantz SR8012

12 months after Sound United's ownership of Denon and Marantz, good things are emerging. The latest product from the Marantz stable is the flagship SR8012 11.2 channel AV amplifier. We take a closer look.

9 expert reviews

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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...

11 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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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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Pro-Ject Phono BOX DS

The Pro-Ject DS3 B incorporates technology from high-end phono preamplifiers, bringing the balanced input listening experience to a far larger audience.

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Naim Supernait 3

With Naim Supernait 3, Naim has created the best integrated amplifier we’ve ever heard from that edge. It is lightning fast, musical to the thousands, and delivers the sound with such precision that you will hardly believe it before you hear it. It’s...

4 expert reviews

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Teac NT-505

The Teac NT-505 gathers everything you need for technology to play everything you want from digital music, in one small cabinet. It does not matter if you are using Android, iPhone, PC or Mac, or if you have music on a hard disk or NAS. Or if you are a...

2 expert reviews

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic

Exquisite sound quality ; Volume control is handy ; Great fit and finish ; Unnoticeably light and compact

34 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V485

The Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for some people it's worth paying more for extra inputs and and Dolby Atmos capability.

4 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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FiiO BTR3 is not a necessity, but makes life as a headphone lover a little more fun. Now I can take with me the pair that is my favorite at the moment, and use it in almost-wireless mode. Just hide the cable on the inside of the jacket or shirt. And...

3 expert reviews

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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 | 4 user reviews

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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

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Sennheiser FLEX 5000

It didn’t take long to get the Flex 5000 working, which bodes well for users of all stripes to get the most out of it. This isn’t a product that solves a problem for everyone, but is among the best we’ve used to ensure peaceful viewing for those...

6 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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McIntosh MA352 AC

The hybrid McIntosh MA352 amplifier is 30 kilos of good fun, but is not completely without features.

3 expert reviews

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Marantz SR8012

We reviewed the Marantz SR8012 11.2CH streaming AV receiver which decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution and has a meaty amp section confirmed in our bench tests.

2 expert reviews

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Marantz SR7012

Marantz expanded its latest home cinema line-up with two network AV receivers, the SR7012 and SR8012, and AV7704 multichannel AV processor. All models integrate Alexa Smart Home Skill and much more.

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2500H

Five-star products don’t take long to reveal themselves, and our decision on the Denon AVR-X2500H was straightforward in the end.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2300W

No revolution, but the AVR-X2300W didn’t need to be. It’s a superb sonic all-rounder and well-equipped with it

7 expert reviews | 184 user reviews

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Marantz M-CR612

When I was a kid, my family's sound system was what was called an “all in one”. Radio, recording player, cassette: one device for the lot. The Marantz

2 expert reviews | 117 user reviews

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McIntosh MC1.25KW

With divine power and control, McIntosh-amplifiers control most speakers.

2 expert reviews