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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 13, 2024 16:24
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#51
alaScore 94

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

#52
alaScore 94

Cabasse Stream AMP

The Cabasse Stream Amp is a good streaming amp that sounds nice and airy, and also has a deep, nice sound in the bass. It plays really well and also has enough power to drive a couple of decent speakers.

4 expert reviews

#53
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

#54
alaScore 93

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

#55
alaScore 93

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

#56
alaScore 93

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

#57
alaScore 93

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

#58
alaScore 93

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

#59
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

#60
alaScore 93

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

#61
alaScore 93

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

#62
alaScore 93

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

#63
alaScore 93

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

#64
alaScore 93

Cambridge Audio DacMagic

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

34 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

#65
alaScore 93

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

#66
alaScore 93

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

#67
alaScore 93

FiiO BTR3

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

#68
alaScore 93

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

#69
alaScore 93

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

#70
alaScore 93

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

#71
alaScore 93

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

#72
alaScore 93

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

#73
alaScore 93

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

#74
alaScore 93

Electrocompaniet ECI 80D

Electrocompaniet ECI 80D is a welcome amplifier, as it makes the seductive sound available to a larger audience. Here you get a full, warm and warm sound, perfect for the colder season we are about to enter.

6 expert reviews

#75
alaScore 92

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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