AV Receiver Reviews (111 Reviews)


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Apr 15, 2004

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

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." Continue Reading
Sherwood Newcastle R-903 A/V Receiver and Newcastle V-903 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

NAD T752 A/V Receiver Reviewed

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." Continue Reading
NAD T752 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Yamaha RX-V730 AV Receiver Reviewed

The RX-V730 has an impressive list of decoding options including Dolby Digital EX and ProLogic II & DTS-ES compatibility. It features the Quad-Field Cinema Digital Surround Processor which our reviewer found "impressive." It's affordable which makes it "perfect for a casual user or first-time buyer." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V730 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Rotel RSX-1055 AV Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer found the RSX-1055 to be "one elegant and downright sexy 45-pound package." It features Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES decoding for 6.1 and 7.1 soundtracks. Setup was easy. When listening to CDs, "the occasional ambient effect really added to the surround effects" Continue Reading
Rotel RSX-1055 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Harman Kardon AVR 325 AV Receiver Reviewed

"Anyone looking for a polished, easy-to-use and great sounding receiver, the AVR 325 is easily near the top of a short list." The sound on a DVD was "a feast for the senses and it was hard to imagine better sound from that many speakers at this price." Music produced "a warm open sound stage" and the sound shines Continue Reading
Harman Kardon AVR 325 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Sunfire Ultimate Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer was "very impressed" with the video quality from the Ultimate Receiver and noted that Sunfire takes the word "ultimate" seriously. When listening to music, the sonic quality was "excellent with a wide soundstage and a very lush, well-defined sound. Bass quality was very solid and resolute, making for a very pleasing presentation" Continue Reading
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

NAD L-70 DVD/CD Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

The L-70's most unique feature is EARS, the Enhanced Ambience Retrieval System which produces "musically convincing surround sound from stereo sources." It serves to "envelop the listener in a warm natural environment without any artificial effects." Setup was easy and the unit delivers a "powerful performance" Continue Reading
NAD L-70 DVD/CD Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Denon AVR-5803 AV Receiver Reviewed

The set up on the AVR-5803 is simple and the sound for music was "clear, transparent, with a slightly forward midrange, smooth highs that were not harsh or bright, and tight, rhythmic bass. The soundstage was good and imaging was good also." The same cohesive soundfield was present on DVDs Continue Reading
Denon AVR-5803 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Yamaha RX-V430 AV Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer found music on the RX-V430 "had a very active sound, especially in the mid-range, with good quality and openness." DVD playback had "good dispersion both with and without the Cinema DSP effects turned on." The controls are simple and overall this model "is a great value for the money because it has a lot of performance features found in more expensive models" Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V430 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Onkyo TX-SR700 AV Receiver Reviewed

The sound quality on the TX-SR700 on movie material was "very impressive to say the least." The unit "filled the room with a wonderful palette of sound...and was amazingly crisp and resolute." For music, the results were comparable. "The surround music soundstage was inspired, and really gelled the music together in a way that you'd think only a receiver costing twice as much would be capable of" Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-SR700 AV Receiver Reviewed

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