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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 16:18
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Yamaha RX V2200

Another contender in the $1,000 range. It can be a daunting task for some: dipping your toes into the deeper end of the home theater pool and crossing over the $1,000, advanced-swim rope. Sure, we all know that there are people in our little world who...

4 expert reviews

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Kenwood Sovereign VR-5700 A/V Receiver

The receiver drum beats on. In case you hadn't noticed, the receiver market is proceeding at a breakneck pace. It almost seems as though new models are hitting the store shelves every month. Hardly a year goes by in which each receiver manufacturer...

2 expert reviews

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Kenwood Sovereign VR 5900

While the VR-5900 decodes EX and ES, it doesn't include amplification for these formats' two rear "effects" channels, for which you'll have to supply an external 2-channel amplifier. Be sure to consider that when you compare the VR-5900's price ($3000)...

3 expert reviews

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Parasound Halo A23

Halo is a new brand from Parasound intended as a step up in aesthetic design and performance from its traditional line, now called "Parasound Classic." A combination review with the P3 Preamplifier.

2 expert reviews

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Pathos Twin Towers

Twin Towers is the first amplifier in the world to adopt exclusive INPOL circuitry. The absence of feedback induced the designer to use vacuum tubes with the double intention of obtaining a sound typical of tubes and, from a technical point of view, of...

2 expert reviews

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Rotel RA-1060

Introduction Rotel is a company long known for low frills, high quality, budget-priced audio equipment. Their new $699 RA-1060 integrated amplifier continues in this tradition. The RA-1060 is a 60-watt-per-channel stereo integrated amplifier and has...

2 expert reviews

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Kenwood Sovereign VR 5700

In case you hadn't noticed, the receiver market is proceeding at a breakneck pace. It almost seems as though new models are hitting the store shelves every month. Hardly a year goes by in which each receiver manufacturer doesn't introduce new models,...

2 expert reviews

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Integra DTR-9.1 A/V receiver

In case you hadn't noticed over the last year, the high-end-receiver war is on. With this donnybrook comes a blurring of the formerly distinct line between the bottom end of the separates market and the high end of the receiver market. It used to be...

3 expert reviews

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Sharp SM-SX 100 H

Introduction A fact of life in the high-end world is that amplifiers are heavy, obtrusive square chassis with massive heat sinks. However, that is about to change with the release of Sharp's SM-SX100 1-bit amplifier. The stylish silver chassis with...

2 expert reviews

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Parasound A-52

Introduction Ahh, power amplifiers. Aside from loudspeakers, they are often the most touted products in the consumer electronics industry, and for good reason. Without them, there would be no music. They are charged with a great deal of responsibility...

2 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX V3000

Introduction It wasn't long ago that the advent of Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES in movie theaters gave us hardcore movie buffs another reason to make the pilgrimage to the local cineplex to hear the best in movie sound reproduction. These new audio...

2 expert reviews

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Orange OBC115 BK

Classic Orange sound, style and rugged construction Heavy duty 15 inch Bass Driver Power Handling: 400 Watts RMS, 8 Ohm Speakon and 1/4 inch jack connections Constructed from 13 ply, high density 18 mm birch plywood Side ported design 62 x 51 x 46 cm...

2 expert reviews

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Orange OBC410

600 watts RMS (8 ohms) of tight, punchy Orange sound Heavy duty 4 x 10 inch speakers with crossover and high quality HF horn Speakon and 1/4 inch jack connections Constructed from 13 ply, high density 18 mm birch plywood. 62 x 64 x 46cm Dimensions 43...

2 expert reviews

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Arcam AVR100

After years of lagging behind the colonies, the British are finally taking home theater—er, home cinema—seriously, and British manufacturers have started to make impressive gear using their own characteristic design approach. For years, Arcam has been...

2 expert reviews

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Cyrus 8xpd

Sound is fast, lively and pretty well detailed, but is let down by some shrillness which can quickly grate on the ear and which distracts from the good midrange and bass. Excellent features count, but at a sonic price.

3 expert reviews

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Face Off: Budget Receivers

Our host alone knew the identities of the four receivers, all parked neatly on a table behind the sofa. We sat in the living room while he worked the controls, and he auditioned them for us in no particular order, dutifully disconnecting and...

2 expert reviews

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Marshall Marshall MBC115 EX DEMO Bass Guitar Cabinet

This is an Ex Demo Item Item Condition: Nearly New Condition Packaging: Original Box Damaged Additional Comments: Minor scuff mark on bottom of cabinet. The Marshall MBC115 Bass Guitar Extension Cabinet, 300 Watts rating, 1 X 15 inch Speaker. Superb...

2 expert reviews

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SL900 SECUFIT Life Jacket

The development of this life jacket was based on a high demand for security and ergonomics. It is easy to put on and precisely adjusted with a few hand movements, while promising unlimited freedom of motion during manoeuvres on board. A small...

2 expert reviews

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