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Receivers & Amplifiers

Updated: 18-03-2018 06:08
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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

13 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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Cambridge CXA80

It’s not the resounding success we’d expected it to be, but the Cambridge CXA80 is still a powerful, muscular beast of an amplifier

1 expert reviews | 55 user reviews

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Denon AVR-X4200W

Denon has definitely piqued our interestwith these two new products. They kept everything we loved about previous models and added all of the cutting-edge features new receivers require to take advantage of the technological advancements being made in...

5 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

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Marantz SR6010

By any measure, these new AV receivers from Marantz promise to bring home a new era of high resolution audio and Ultra HD video. With ample network capabilities, RS-232 support for custom installations, high resolution audio, and support for the latest...

2 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Marantz SR7009

Definitely and given the irresistible combination of performance, design and features, we would say that you simply won't find better at this price. The Marantz SR7009 combines an attractive design with a decent level of build quality. It also includes...

5 expert reviews | 52 user reviews

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Yamaha RX-V577

The £500 AVR market is more competitive than the final stages of The Great British Bake-Off. These days, it's no good simply offering multichannel decoding and amplification with the odd DSP mode and a raft of HDMI sockets. No: you have to spread the...

8 expert reviews | 55 user reviews

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Denon PMA-50

A solid and stylish modern amplifier for those not ready to consign separate hi-fi speakers to history.

8 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 is among the first 2014 AV receivers we’ve seen and we are suitably impressed.

5 expert reviews | 219 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio MINX XI

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

11 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXR120

Cambridge Audio is asking you to trust in the CXR120’s performance when you hand over your credit card. It rewards that trust with muscular, agile and beautifully detailed sound, not to mention stunning build quality. Brand loyalists with no interest...

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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Arcam SR250

The SR250 is a bit of an oddball, but for some people, its interesting feature set could be compelling

3 expert reviews

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Yamaha RX-V677

An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

6 expert reviews | 476 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

12 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR838

With apologies to Tom Cruise, welcome to the edge of tomorrow.

9 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

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Pioneer VSX-S510

I bought this to replace my pioneer SC 2022 as it was massive and did not fit in my cabinet. I thought this reciever would not sound as good but i was wrong. Excellent sound. The one thing i do like is the gapless playback for wav and flac files...

8 expert reviews | 62 user reviews

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Sony STR-DN1040

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

15 expert reviews | 202 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 545

A well-featured, decent performing amp, but no class-leader

5 expert reviews | 120 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 | 43 user reviews

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Onkyo TX-NR 535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

9 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

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Marantz SR5009

The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with stellar sound quality.

10 expert reviews | 78 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 | 99 user reviews

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Teac UD-503

Well-equipped and easy to listen to, but sonically not a patch on the class leaders

2 expert reviews

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NAD C390DD: Sound quality But how does it sound? Well, for a smidge over £2000, pretty good. It’s precise and detailed, offering good scale and plenty of sonic authority. By the highest standards, though, it’s not as expressive or rhythmically adept as...

13 expert reviews