AV Receiver Reviews (113 Reviews)


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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

May 11, 2009

Harman Kardon HK 3390 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

While the Harmon Kardon HK 3390 is not the fanciest receiver out there, it is "a solid choice for anyone who wants to build a high-quality music system on a budget." It also delivers "outstanding sound quality" and has a sleek, stylish appearance that looks right at home next to a flat panel TV." Continue Reading
Harman Kardon HK 3390 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

May 11, 2009

Harman Kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver

Harmon remains committed to the stereo receiver market and the HK 3490 shows why. This model enables ready integration, control and playback of an iPod using the optional The Bridge II docking station. With 120 watts per channel, it has plenty of power and our reviewer described it as "one of the best-looking audio components out there at its price." Continue Reading
Harman Kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver

May 04, 2009

Onkyo TX-NR906 Receiver Reviewed

The TX-NR906 is Onkyo's top of the line model and they spared no features or functions. It features seven 145-watt amplifiers inside and a state of the art HQV Reon-VK video processing with scaling to 1080p. Musically, our reviewer noticed "the exceptional depth of the bass...while the delicacy of the higher notes was clearly portrayed" Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-NR906 Receiver Reviewed

Mar 23, 2009

Sony STR-DA5400ES Audio/Video Receiver

This model is one of Sony's most feature-laden receivers. When watching DVDs, the audio was "right on and the dynamics were big without sacrificing the micro-dynamic details that provide the realistic sensation of being in the middle of things." Overall, our reviewer rated this model as a "well built, easy to use, good-sounding receiver" Continue Reading
Sony STR-DA5400ES Audio/Video Receiver

Jan 30, 2009

Pioneer Elite SC-05 Receiver Reviewed

This good looking receiver has many features not found on other similarly priced models including THX Select2 Plus certification, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD decoding, Internet Radio and XM Sirius satellite radio. It also features Pioneer's Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration which optimizes your speakers based on room conditions Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite SC-05 Receiver Reviewed

Jan 19, 2009

Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Appearance wise, this receiver is "crazy, sexy and cool," while the sound the SR6003's two-channel music performance "had me grinning ear to ear at just how outstanding the sound quality was." When using surround sound, the performance was "beautifully balanced and the level of nuance and detail...veiled in comparison" Continue Reading
Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Nakamichi AV-10 Home Theater (AV) Receiver Reviewed

The AV-10 was rated highly by our reviewer who noted that "voices--both singing and speaking--are rich, natural and detailed." This receiver has an excellent power supply and includes 30 AM/FM presets...and an adjustable sub-woofer output and setup took only 12 minutes Continue Reading
Nakamichi AV-10 Home Theater (AV) Receiver Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Linn Classik Movie System with DVD-Video Reviewed

Where did Linn go? Back in the mid-2000s you saw innovative products from the Scottish electronics company in all of the top dealers including this all-in-one DVD based receiver component. Read a full review here. Continue Reading
Linn Classik Movie System with DVD-Video Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Denon AVR-5308 HDCI AV Receiver Reviewed

This flexible receiver has 150 watts per channel for all seven channels. The AVR-5308HDCI "offers great sound with smooth highs and mids and powerful bass." Our reviewer concluded that "Denon pulled out all the stops here and made a receiver that can easily not just be the hub of a high-end home theater, but the center control unit for a medium to large-sized home." Continue Reading
Denon AVR-5308 HDCI AV Receiver Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Denon AVR-2309CI AV Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer called this "one of the most feature-packed AV receivers to date" and called it "one of the better deals for the budget-minded home theater fanatic." The AVR-2309CI AV gives you a lot, including four digital inputs, two coaxial and two optical and a total of nine analog stereo inputs Continue Reading
Denon AVR-2309CI AV Receiver Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Sunfire TGR-401 AV Receiver Reviewed

Designed by the legendary Bob Carver, the TR-401 is "the most powerful receiver on the planet," providing 200 watts per channel with all seven channels. In addition, this model offers room correction and "plenty of flexibility to grow as your needs and systems evolve." Continue Reading
Sunfire TGR-401 AV Receiver Reviewed

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