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Receivers & Amplifiers

Updated: 16-10-2021 23:13
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Cambridge Audio CXN V2

Making the best even better, the CXN (V2) is the best streamer out there at this price point

3 expert reviews

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BT TV Box Pro

The BT TV Box Pro is speedy, sharp and equipped with great TV search features

2 expert reviews

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Denon AVC-X3700H

A surprisingly big improvement on its already excellent predecessor, the AVC-X3700H could well be the performance-per-pound pick of Denon's 2020 range

4 expert reviews

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NAD C298

NAD started its story making amplifiers, and has been researching and developing the technology for almost half a century. All that shows in the unassuming-looking C 298 power amplifier, designed for use in everything from conventional hi-fi and home...

3 expert reviews

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Naim Nait XS 3

The Nait XS 3 is a gentle upgrade but remains one of the most musically enticing options at this price

4 expert reviews

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MDR-110LP Headphones

The Moon 110LP v2 is a well-built and capable performer. Stick with moving magnet cartridges and it’s sure to please

5 expert reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXA81

Class leaders are constantly being replaced in hi-fi, but rarely is it done so soundly as by Cambridge Audio’s CXA81 integrated amp

1 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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Denon AVC-X4700H

The AVC-X4700H is 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz-capable, ensuring this mid-range receiver ideally suited to next-generation sources – but it's the nine-channel power plant, 11-channel processing functionality and wide-ranging format support that make it a...

3 expert reviews

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Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier

This may be the more affordable of two integrated amplifiers in Rotel's revived Michi lineup, but it's undoubtedly the sweet spot of the range, combining ‘drive anything' confidence with speed, warmth and the ability to switch from pile-driver to a...

5 expert reviews

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Marantz NR1200

The MARANTZ NR1200 is like a Swiss army knife of receivers. In one very affordable box, you get the flexibility to stream music, the ability to integrate with video, and enough power for all but the most power-hungry speakers in the largest rooms. It...

4 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-X2700H

Full features and class-leading home cinema sound - it’s a very reasonable price for a very good AVR

1 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

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Audiolab 6000A

Audiolab was started in the bedroom of Philip Swift's Cambridge house back in the autumn of 1982. “We wanted to make a very high-performance product at a very affordable price, one which was also practical and reliable,” he once told me. The first...

5 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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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

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Marantz SR

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.

9 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Sonos Amp

Punchy sound for movies and music

19 expert reviews | 124 user reviews

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Tangent Ampster BT

A revised version of Tangent's original Ampster BT (HFC 409), the BT II's outward appearance looks much the same but the Danish maker claims improved digital amps and cooling to deliver 2x 25W into 8ohm (2x 50W into 4ohm). There's a good selection of...

4 expert reviews

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Marantz PM7000N

A practical, well furnished just-add-speakers streaming system that impresses with its entertaining performance

5 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

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NAD C 338

The latest NAD C338 integrated amplifier looks much the same as NAD amps have always done but, under the skin, things are rather different.

4 expert reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR696 (TX-NR696-S)

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

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Bluesound Powernode 2i

One of a selection of updated models unveiled in October last year, the next-gen Powernode 2i is part of Bluesound's Node subset range, which includes the Node 2i streamer (£499) and the Vault 2i server/player (£1,099). The Powernode 2i is perhaps the...

6 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic

If the DACMagic 200M can’t improve your digital audio performance, you must have quite the setup already. It's overflowing with features, and the sound quality is simply wonderful.

33 expert reviews | 410 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V485

The Yamaha RX-V485 is a great way to go if you like the idea of wireless surround speakers and don’t mind using a 5.1 system – but, if you need Google Cast or more channels, there are other options in the price range.

4 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Teac AX 3000

The TEAC Distinction line certainly seems to be well thought out and well matched to each other. The CD-3000 with its 192kHz upsampling before decoding and dual differential DACs has us excited.

5 expert reviews

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Musical Fidelity A5

Bought on a "whim" was on special at local dealer. Immediate impression is of a much deeper and controlled bass and no of the treble harshness than previous Primare A10 (still using cyrus cd7 and PMC TB2). It brings the music into the room with a...

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Rotel A14

Review of the Rotel A14 MkII integrated amplifier

5 expert reviews