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Receivers & Amplifiers

Updated: 28-10-2016 06:53
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Sony STR-DN860

When all is said and done, our first impression of the STR-DN860 remains a lasting one. We knew its undeniable talents would cause problems for its rivals and this test proves exactly that. All this just goes to show that having the latest mods and...

2 expert reviews | 108 user reviews

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2040

It's easy to forget that Yamaha effectively invented the home cinema receiver market. When screens were square and multichannel audio was young and frisky, it pioneered with monster AV receivers that became things of legend. Back then, DSP was...

3 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Musical Fidelity V90-DAC

A well-priced, well-featured DAC that’s a pleasant listen, but far from the last word in outright entertainment

7 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

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Arcam irDAC

Having left the DAC market alone for the best part of twenty years, Arcam is making up for lost time with an increasingly extensive range. The latest arrival is the irDAC that replaces the earlier iDAC. While it looks similar, the irDAC boasts more...

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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NAD D3020

Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2013. A potential game changer. We hope other manufacturers take a brave-pill and produce amplifiers as innovative as this

11 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

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Pioneer SC-LX87 K

Pioneer's range of AV receivers caters to budgets from the extremely frugal to the decidedly lavish. If you feel that you sit in the latter category, you will need to look at the top of the pile and the SC-LX87. And, although this flagship might not be...

11 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Pioneer U-05

The Pioneer U-05 is a solid, appealing machine that feels like a premium piece of hi-fi – and it sounds like one, too. There are subtler, more refined performers for similar money (our Award-winning Audiolab M-DAC is the clearest rival here), but that...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Oppo HA-1

The Oppo HA-1 is a good, well-built and excellently specified DAC and headphone amp at this price but, at this level, the competition is strong. There’s a lot to like about the HA-1 – it’ll no doubt appeal to many because of the pure level of choice it...

4 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Yamaha A-S801

The Yamaha A-S801 is an honestly rated 100 watt/ch integrated amplifier with a built in high resolution USB-B DAC to power a serious dedicated two-channel or upscale PC system with pristine fidelity.

2 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio MINX XI

A superb streaming system that offers excellent sound quality at a bargain price

10 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X2000

What the Denon AVR-X2000 offers over the AVR-X1000 is future-proofing. Its support for 4K and 7.1 audio should see it happily battle through your next few home cinema upgrades.

16 expert reviews | 276 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-S600 / RX-S600D

Yamaha's low-profile AV receiver boasts AirPlay, Spotify, DLNA and looks the business

11 expert reviews | 131 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN1040

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. Depth of detail, exciting and ample connectivity – this is a superstar in the making

13 expert reviews | 198 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X3100W

Easy to use, packed with features and a top-drawer performer, Denon’s midrange receiver is deeply impressive.

4 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

But if it’s room-filling sound with impressive clarity, weight and bags of power, then the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A should be on your list.

5 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V675

The dynamic, full-bodied sound needs a couple of tweaks to make the RX-V675 reach its potential – but it's worth it

10 expert reviews | 993 user reviews

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Marantz M-CR611

A tempting all-in-one box of tricks, but it needs more attack to win us over

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR747

Great amplifier packed with loads of features, great sound and easy to set up. With Dolby atmos now available and DTX once it becomes available, this is a great versatile amplifier for the money. Highly recommended

2 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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Harman-Kardon AVR 171

Harman/Kardon steps into the crowded, competitive midrange receiver market with the AVR 171, a product packed with compelling cutting-edge features and an impressive specification.

4 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX 1130

Absolutley an awsome amp... Have been a fan of pioneer products for over 30 years so am probably a bit biased.... Have had previous pioneer amps and have never had any problems whatsoever. The surround sound quality is what I have come to expect and...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X520BT

good quality product,only thing to bear in mind if you are buying one is the size of the unit,it is not compact.

2 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

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SONOS Connect

Good addition to my Sonos system, which allows me to used my existing HiFi equipment with the system

8 expert reviews | 192 user reviews

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Denon AVR-S910W

The Denon AVR S910W comes fully loaded with up-to-the-second features, and delivers highly transparent sound.

2 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

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Audiolab 8200MB

The Audiolab M-DAC is a superb DAC in design and performance alike and, we think, offers far more than expected of its £600 price tag. We guarantee you’ll be immediately hooked by its effortlessly fluid and punchy sound. It’ll make you want to listen...

6 expert reviews | 8 user reviews