AV Receiver Reviews (101 Reviews)


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Oct 12, 2008

Onkyo TX-SR805 Multi-channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed with the TX-SR805, calling it "one of the best-sounding receivers in its price class" and adding that it has a "full-bodied, non-etched sound with incredible bass definition and impact." There is also power here, as there are 130 watts available on all seven channels Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-SR805 Multi-channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Onkyo TX-SR575 Multi-channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

The TX-SR575 has "very good audio performance for the money" and provides "deep bass and a pleasant sound that is better than comparably priced receivers." It also has some nice enhancements like the Audyssey 2EQ and both Sirius and XM capability. Video images are "clear and bright...especially HD sources" Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-SR575 Multi-channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Marantz SR8002 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

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." Continue Reading
Marantz SR8002 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Integra DTR-8.8 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Integra DTR-8.8 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

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

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

Apr 15, 2005

Yamaha RX-V1400 A/V Receiver Reviewed

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." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V1400 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

NAD T763 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

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 Continue Reading
NAD T763 A/V Surround Sound Receiver Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

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

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." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V1500 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Yamaha RX-V457 Receiver Reviewed

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." Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V457 Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Denon AVR-2803 A/V Receiver Reviewed

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" Continue Reading
Denon AVR-2803 A/V Receiver Reviewed

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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