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Marantz SR8002 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

Marantz SR8002 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Our reviewer called the SR8002 "a powerhouse receiver that really excels in the audio department and does an excellent job on video as well." It supports many high-resolution surround sound formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD and provides "beautiful video reproduction, especially on high-def sources." Read More

 
Integra DTR-8.8 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

Integra DTR-8.8 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The DTR 8.8 is "the perfect receiver for someone who wants to upgrade their entry-level receiver to provide more features and functionality while offering superb performance and remaining easy to use." The sound quality was excellent and it can play high-resolution surround sound formats like Dolby True HD and DTS-MD Master Audio. Read More

 
Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The combo sits middle of Denon's line and offered a lot of bang for the buck. Both these models have since been replaced in the lineup but they continue to circulate on the used market Read More

 
Yamaha RX-V1400 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Yamaha RX-V1400 A/V Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Our reviewer was impressed by the RX-V1400 and described it as a "versatile, multi-purpose, value-priced receiver." The sound is "refined...warm and full," although some listeners may want a bit more power. The Dolby Digital and DTS decoding modes sounded accurate and realistic with a terrific bass presence." Read More

 
NAD T763 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

NAD T763 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The T763uses the EARS circuit, a digital signal processor which uses NAD surround processing to "reproduce a two-channel recording with natural ambient acoustic sound." The set up was simple and straightforward and this model has "plenty of features and advanced technology that set NAD apart" from the competition Read More

 
Yamaha RX-V1500 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver Reviewed

Yamaha RX-V1500 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The setup of the RX-V1500 is very easy and does "much of the thinking for you and lets you focus...on enjoying your system." Our reviewer concluded, "If you're in the market for a top-notch A/V receiver and you like the idea of calibrating your system to sound the best that it can, the RX-V1500 warrants serious consideration." Read More

 
Yamaha RX-V457 Receiver Reviewed

Yamaha RX-V457 Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The RX-V457 is an "entry level, all-purpose receiver that will thrill most and satisfy the rest." Sound-wise, the two-channel reproduction was "crisp and real," while the "Roxy Theater" setting "brought back the room and I could almost smell the smoke and alcohol." Read More

 
Denon AVR-2803 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Denon AVR-2803 A/V Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This model offers an eight-channel analog input for SACD/DVD-Audio sources. While listening to music on the AV-2803 was "pleasing," listening to films was superb. Our reviewer noted that "Surround effects sprang to life and the soundstage was extremely engaging" Read More

 
Sherwood Newcastle R-903 A/V Receiver and Newcastle V-903 DVD Player Reviewed

Sherwood Newcastle R-903 A/V Receiver and Newcastle V-903 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Our reviewer found music played on the R-903 to be "very warm and spacious. Vocals were clean and powerful with stringed instruments sounding lively." The design was attractive and slim and the setup procedures were user friendly "even for novices." Read More

 
NAD T752 A/V Receiver Reviewed

NAD T752 A/V Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This surround sound unit features PowerDrive amplifier technology which "automatically adjusts the power supply settings of the amplifier to the exact needs of each loudspeaker." DVD soundtracks sounded excellent and had a "sense of space and power...The bass was very clear and resolute and the surround sound steering was very exciting and punchy." Read More