AV Receiver Reviews (102 Reviews)


AV Receiver Reviews Archives

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

Oct 27, 2008

Onkyo TX-SR706 THX Certified Seven Channel A/V Receiver

While the TX-SR706 may not be the best looking receiver out there, it does not compromise on sound. In fact, our reviewer found the sound quality, "so un-receiver-like that you're bound to double take more than once during a listening session." It also has Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio support which is almost unheard of in this price class Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-SR706 THX Certified Seven Channel A/V Receiver

Oct 27, 2008

Yamaha RX-V1900 Seven Channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Andrew Robinson found the sound of the RX-V1900 "more involving and dynamic, especially with uncompressed audio codecs." He also said the surround sound "rivals separates" and added that the "overall soundstage and spatial separation is to die for, giving you one of the best multi-channel receivers in the game today, regardless of price." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V1900 Seven Channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Sherwood R-872 HDMI Receiver Reviewed

The R-872 HDMI provides plenty of cutting edge features. As our review said, when you buy a Sherwood, "you get everything and the kitchen sink for a very fair price." Furthermore, the video up-conversion is better than you might expect from a $1,200 receiver and is likely much better than any scaling you get from your HDTV" Continue Reading
Sherwood R-872 HDMI Receiver Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Denon AVR-789 HDMI Receiver Reviewed

The AVR-789 has a budget price but delivers a lot more than expected. In fact, "it offers features not found on many much more expensive models including all the Audyssey goodies from room correction to volume control, making this a steal at the price" Continue Reading
Denon AVR-789 HDMI Receiver Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Marantz SR5003 AV Receiver Reviewed

This is one of the lowest priced receivers that will decode all the new codecs of Blue-ray and HD DVD. It also features Audyssey MultiEQ room correction which makes the sound conform to any room. The SR5003 also has well thought out inputs and outputs which allows it to grow as your system changes. Continue Reading
Marantz SR5003 AV Receiver Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Pioneer Elite SC-09TX A/V Receiver Reviewed

The SC-09TX provides power that is "bountiful and robust, making it one of the better sounding receivers in the game today." It also "possesses more features and customizable options than even the most fanatical home theater enthusiast is ever like to need and/or use" Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite SC-09TX A/V Receiver Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH A/V Receiver Reviewed

Andrew Robinson called the VSX-94TXH "a delight to use and among the easiest full-featured receivers to live with day-to-day." He also noted that it filled rooms with "rich, full, dynamic and dare I say, analog-like sound that suits a wide variety of listening tastes and source material." Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH A/V Receiver Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Harman Kardon AVR 354 A/V Receiver Reviewed

The two channel performance on the AVR 354 is "first-rate, possessing a terrific soundstage in terms of width and depth." The easy interface "makes this one of the easiest receivers to live with long-term." When it comes to the actual performance, our reviewer said it "possesses a smooth, rich, dare I say, somewhat relaxed sound" Continue Reading
Harman Kardon AVR 354 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Harman Kardon AVR 154 AV Receiver Reviewed

Despite the fact that it costs just $350, our reviewer found the AVR 154 "shockingly musical and dynamic, making it suitable for a wide variety of source material." He also noted it "sounds much better and far more robust than it should." It also had "stunning good looks" and "ease of use" Continue Reading
Harman Kardon AVR 154 AV Receiver Reviewed

Oct 20, 2008

Meridian G95 Surround Receiver Reviewed

The sound on this receiver was rated very highly by our reviewer. "Whether you are listening to movies in 5.1 or CDs in stereo, or the famed Meridian Trifield setting, you will get some of the finest sound imaginable." Furthermore, the G95 "is likely the best home theater system for rooms where space is severely limited" Continue Reading
Meridian G95 Surround Receiver Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Yamaha RX-V863 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

The V863 "possesses a lively and energetic sound that adds a bit of swing to music and punch to movies" and it sounds "remarkably good for a receiver in this price class." It is also a better value than most similarly priced receivers because it has more features and options than they do. Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V863 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

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