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Receivers & Amplifiers

Updated: 17-07-2019 22:47
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Pioneer VSX-831

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

3 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster X7

The Creative Sound Blaster X7’s spec sheet promises much, but it doesn’t really deliver sonically. Our money would go elsewhere unless we could get one with a very hefty discount. MORE: Best DACs 2015

18 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-8150

Most people have music stored in a variety of places – smartphones, NAS drives, iPods, CDs, vinyl – and there's a big market for versatile audio systems that can pull them all together.

4 expert reviews | 99 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR636

An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting

20 expert reviews | 691 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-1131

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

6 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 646

Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.

11 expert reviews | 486 user reviews

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NAD T 758

NAD's modular-upgrade strategy endows V3 of the T758 with bleeding-edge room correction and audio streaming without impairing its excellent sound. Even with Dirac, the price point with so limited an input layout is not justified. Oh well, perhaps V4...

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-932

I bought this a week ago to replace an older vsx923 as i had recently upgraded to a samsung 4k tv and old system did not support 4k. I could not believe how much difference the vsx932made to the sound quality. Easy set up was running in less than an...

1 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR626

Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enhance Onkyo's new mid-range amp.

19 expert reviews | 1071 user reviews

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Pro-Ject Phono BOX USB

Another strong vinyl product from Pro-Ject - just not quite the master it needs to be for full marks

1 expert reviews | 10 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...

3 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-S920W

The Denon AVR-S920W is an excellent mid-priced Atmos-ready receiver, with plenty of home cinema muscle and excellent usability.

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXA60

A great £500 amplifier that looks and sounds the part – this Cambridge is a big success

2 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X7200WA

The Denon AVR-X7200WA Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver sports 9 channels of amplification and the UHD video support. We tested a full 11 speaker configuration with the Auro 3D upgrade for a spectacle of sound.

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX59

True to form, Pioneer has produced another stunning AV receiver belying its relatively modest price tag

2 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V779

What a wonderful AV receiver for the money. I bought this to replace a Marantz AV Receiver (that was utter rubbish), and I'm really glad that I did. Firstly, set up is a breeze and the YAO feature means that it takes a couple of minutes to have the amp...

3 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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Mark Levinson No 585

A hugely capable amplifier that excels in resolution, composure and build quality. The built-in DAC is good too

6 expert reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX89

If you want extra oomph from your action blockbusters and an immersive Atmos experience, you can’t fail to be impressed by the SC-LX89’s muscle and composure. We’d like a bit more dynamic subtlety to make this a one-size-fits-all amplifier. Still, for...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Pioneer A-70

The Pioneer excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading

14 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3040

If our judgment were based purely on how big and spacious an AV receiver sounds, the Yamaha RX-A3040 would take the five stars easily. It’s a powerful beast, but is let down by not delivering the subtlest, punchiest and most captivating performance...

8 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2200W

An articulate, detailed amp with stacks of functionality and future-proofing

2 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR3030

An outstanding Dolby Atmos-equipped AV receiver that justifies its price with a killer feature list and enthralling sound quality.

5 expert reviews | 36 user reviews

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Arcam irDAC

Some products are impressive from the moment they’re powered up. The irDAC is one of those – the way it sucks you in and encourages to keep listening is a rare talent and one you can’t afford to ignore.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Audiolab 8300A

The 8300A is a hugely capable product but sacrifices a little too much fun for our tastes

3 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V479

The Yamaha RX-V479 delivers superb sound quality and a long list of must-have features, making it our favorite receiver in this price range.

4 expert reviews | 345 user reviews