AV Receiver Reviews (104 Reviews)


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Feb 28, 2011

Sony STR-DA3600ES AV Receiver Reviewed

The sound on this Sony possesses more than adequate power and finesse and like most Sony's, it is very reliable. In addition, the Auto Calibration on the STR-DA3600 "was by far the smoothest, fastest and also one of the most accurate I've ever had with a receiver," according to our reviewer... Continue Reading
Sony STR-DA3600ES AV Receiver Reviewed

Jan 24, 2011

Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Cambridge is very proud its latest receiver and after testing, it was easy to see why. When playing music, reviewer Jim Swantko was "impressed with the vocal quality that the 650R is capable of reproducing." As for the music, "all musicians were clearly placed around the soundstage" and "the 650R was as happy playing acoustic ballads as it was pounding thrash metal"... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Jan 10, 2011

Onkyo TX-NR708 7.2 3D Ready Network A/V Receiver Reviewed

Onkyo is a leader in modern receiver technologies. The TX-NR708 A/V features seven channels of amplification and "more features packed into this affordable powerhouse that a reviewer could blow his word count just trying to list them all." It "manages to pack an awful lot of performance into a fairly affordable package" according to reviewer Andrew Robinson. Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-NR708 7.2 3D Ready Network A/V Receiver Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Nov 22, 2010

Marantz SR7005 Receiver Reviewed

Marantz is known for quality products and the SR7005 proved to be no exception. Our reviewer was "particularly impressed by how well the SR7005 did with surround sound."Overall, this receiver was considered "another leap forward" and sonically "one of the finest receivers I have had the pleasure of listening to." Continue Reading
Marantz SR7005 Receiver Reviewed

Aug 09, 2010

Onkyo TX-SR608 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

The TX-SR608 is designed for listeners who want to save a few dollars without sacrificing good sound. Despite the lower price tag, this model offers "a host of features sure to please the modern home theater fan including Audyssey 2EQ speaker setup and room equalization as well as Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ to make low level listening more enjoyable"... Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-SR608 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Jul 27, 2010

NextGen 1x8 HDMI-Over-CAT6 Splitter Reviewed

The splitter allows users to send a 1080p HDMI source to eight different displays simultaneously and it can send a signal up to nearly 200 feet. The set up is also very simple. Our reviewer concluded, "This is a great, inexpensive solution for anyone who wants to feed an HDMI signal to multiple displays, whether across the room or across the house." Continue Reading
NextGen 1x8 HDMI-Over-CAT6 Splitter Reviewed

Jul 12, 2010

Sherwood Newcastle R-972 Audio/Video Receiver Reviewed

The key innovation by Sherwood here is the Trinnov Optimizer which our reviewer described as a true "game changer." It places the listener in the middle of the sound field and allows the sound to envelop him or her as it moves through the space in the room as a whole. It won the Innovations Design and Engineering Award at this year's CES... Continue Reading
Sherwood Newcastle R-972 Audio/Video Receiver Reviewed

May 10, 2010

Sherwood R-904N NetBoxx Reviewed

The Sherwood R-904N NetBoxx is the latest A/V receiver in the company's product line, and represents a significant break from... Continue Reading
Sherwood R-904N NetBoxx Reviewed

Mar 31, 2010

Marantz NR1501 Receiver Reviewed

One of the advantages of the Marantz NR1501 is its small size which allows it to fit where other similar models cannot. The setup is very easy as the system only requires a single cable to connect to your television. Our reviewer found the sound quality, "refined and compares well with other similarly priced units." Continue Reading
Marantz NR1501 Receiver Reviewed

Mar 15, 2010

Onkyo TX-NR5007 AV Receiver Reviewed

Like all "00" models from Onkyo, the TX-NR5007 has enhanced surround fields with more speakers to create a more enveloping sound experience. When playing music, our reviewer found it "the guitar licks were lively and dynamic, with solid bass depth and smooth vocals" and added "the eerie stereo effect...was wonderful and filled the room"... Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-NR5007 AV Receiver Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Nov 30, 2009

Marantz SR 6004 AV Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer notes that the SR 6004 shows that "Marantz has adapted nicely to the new technologies available to the receiver maker" including new codecs, Audyssey features, video scaling and Bluetooth connectivity. Music "came across with power and energy"... Continue Reading
Marantz SR 6004 AV Receiver Reviewed

Aug 18, 2009

Sony STR-DN1000 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

"With the introduction of the STR-DN1000, it finally feels like Sony's beginning to really hit their stride." He added, "For just under $500 retail, this is one serious receiver that is as big on performance as it is on style. It can do just about everything a modern home theater calls for and more"... Continue Reading
Sony STR-DN1000 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Aug 17, 2009

NAD T785 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer was instantly taken in by the T785, saying it "may be the first NAD receiver to have more features and connectivity options than any similarly priced mass-produced receiver on the market, except the T785 actually sounds good and is reliable to boot." He also raved it was "about the most trouble-free, easy-to-use, intuitive receiver I've encountered in a long while." Continue Reading
NAD T785 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

Aug 17, 2009

NAD T 747 AV Receiver Reviewed

The sound on this receiver is "controlled, poised, never artificial and authoritative." It is also reliable and works without drama or problems and connects well with a wide variety of components and loudspeakers. It's "a safe bet if you're in the market for a well-made, high performance, affordable solution to anything audio/video related"... Continue Reading
NAD T 747 AV Receiver Reviewed

Aug 16, 2009

Sony STR-DH500 Home Theater Receiver

The STR-DH500 is a modestly priced and reliable alternative to far more expensive models. While limited on flashy features, this receiver "delivers the core essentials for a true 5.1 home theater. Our reviewer: "for a cheap receiver with modest power under the hood, it has a fair amount of bravado and would work just fine in a small to medium sized living room or den" Continue Reading
Sony STR-DH500 Home Theater Receiver

Aug 13, 2009

Yamaha RX-V765 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

The RX-V765 features Yamaha's "signature lively sound that is quite enjoyable and mates well with a lot of today's modern music and movies." The receiver has only 95 watts but "sounds far more powerful than it actually is." That leaves this model "one of the more affordable receivers that can take full advantage of today's most modern sources and playback options..." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V765 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Aug 13, 2009

Yamaha HTR-6250 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

This receiver is "rock solid when it comes to HDMI performance" and "the YPAO system is awesome and with the Compressed Music Enhancer works near miracles with downloaded music." It also works well with a wide variety of modern loudspeakers. Overall, this machine has a fair amount of features in an affordable package... Continue Reading
Yamaha HTR-6250 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Aug 12, 2009

Yamaha RX-V1800 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

This is a more upscale model from Yamaha that is "packed with nearly every bell and whistle out there." It possesses a "lively and slightly forward sound that is never fatiguing or unnatural." Our reviewer found the EQ system "topnotch" and far more accurate and engaging than many competitors... Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V1800 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

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