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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Apr 21, 2024 17:02
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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 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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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

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An incredibly talented amplifier in every way, this is the best Brio yet

7 expert reviews

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Sony STR-DH190

Our listening panel found that the Sony STR-DH190 sounded as good as any other receiver under $200, and it has the features we think most people consider important in a stereo receiver: Bluetooth (to connect portable devices), a phono preamp (to...

2 expert reviews | 168 user reviews

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Arcam AVR850

Arcam’s new flagship A/V receiver, the AVR850, is about the most expensive receiver you can buy today: $6,000 here in the Land of the Free(-ish) (not counting a slightly more expensive, similarly spec’d model sourced by Arcam for AudioControl). That’s...

4 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V481

The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

7 expert reviews | 180 user reviews

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Nevertheless, the Vena is still an interesting proposition, not least because of the apparent shift by Quad to a more driven, potent sound. Whether this direction is taken with the company’s future products remains to be seen – but for now, Vena is a...

6 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Pioneer A-30

Good when it worked, ruined by the auto power off circuitry. Returned

4 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

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Yamaha WXA-50

For a nickel under $500, Yamaha's WXA-50 delivers huge bang for the buck. With its streaming capability, this little integrated amp can serve as the foundation for a really nice hi-fi. Add a pair of capable speakers -- e.g. , Q Acoustics' 3020i...

10 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Hegel H360

With the H390, Hegel have surpassed themselves once again. It’s almost as good as the larger H590 and not much weaker. And for almost half the price!

6 expert reviews

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Marantz NR1506

The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

6 expert reviews | 93 user reviews

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Onkyo PA-MC5501

Actually the Amplifier's power declared by manufacturer is 220W/Ch not 150. By the way, this this is a jewel. For real audio enthusiasts.

3 expert reviews | 4 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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Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

20 expert reviews | 433 user reviews

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McIntosh MC1.2KW

Cool futuristic liniar controlled sound.

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X4300H

Denon's new AVR-X6300H AVR-X4300H are loaded with Dobly Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D immersive audio, the latest 4K/UHD video including upscaling and are the first receivers featuring HEOS wireless audio.

6 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Oppo HA-2

For £250, you’ll struggle to find better detail or dynamics from a headphone amp and USB DAC

6 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-A3060

The RX-A3060 is a seriously talented AV receiver with a premium price and the performance to match

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-A1060

Yamaha has returned to form at this price, and this powerful but expressive amp is well worth a look

4 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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The NAD M22 V2 has the muscles of a heavyweight boxer, but a gentle soul.

4 expert reviews | 2 user reviews