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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 22, 2024 16:46
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Marantz SR8200

Fast forward to Marantz' new SR8200 audio/video receiver, where users will find not only analog pass-through and tone-control-defeat buttons but also a ''Video Off'' mode to bypass video circuitry in the event that video is being routed around the 8200...

3 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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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.

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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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McIntosh MX134 Preamp/Processor & MC206 Amplifier

Despite its conservative McIntosh combo is one hell-raising stack of gear.

3 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...

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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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Adcom GTP-880 AV Preamplifier

Ultimate Choice Premier Choice Budget Choice Reviews Recently Added Video Displays Video Projectors Flat Panel Displays Rear Projection TVs CRT Displays Speakers Speaker Systems Subwoofers Sources DVD Players/Recorders HD Disc Players/Recorders...

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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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Yamaha RX V2200

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 will spend thousands of dollars on...

4 expert reviews

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Orange OBC115 BK

Classic Orange sound, special 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...

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Orange OBC410

Classic Orange sound, special style and rugged construction 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 46 cm...

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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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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Arcam AVR100

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming! Arcam's first A/V receiver takes music reproduction quite seriously. After years of lagging behind the colonies, the British are finally taking home theater—er, home cinema—seriously, and British...

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Cyrus 8xpd

Probably best heard in the context of a Cyrus system, this amp has some great qualities

3 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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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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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...

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Marshall Marshall MBC115 EX DEMO Bass Guitar Cabinet

Superb bass cabinet, ideal for use with the Marshall bass amp head and combos Cabinet Type: Bass reflex Speaker Configuration: 1 x 15 inch HF Horn HF Horn switch Impedance: 4 Ohms Power (RMS): 300 Watt Power (Program): 600 Watt Speakon connector x 1...

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...

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