AV-receiver reviews

AV-receiver Cambridge Audio Azur 640R

Black looker is packed kingly - status of receiver is seen at first glance. A slightly ragged handle metallic faceplate and scattering of round buttons give stylish and dandified look to Cambridge Audio Azur 640R. The model is available in silver color. The weight of the device make you be respectful...
AV-receiver Cambridge Audio Azur 751R

The flagship model in the receiver line of the firm doesn't look flashy but still very solid, as a real gentleman does. The facade with a matte ash-gray coating looks like a style tweed blazer. It contains two rows of buttons and rotary volume control which acts as a high-tech analog to the carnation...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-1311

The front panel of Denon AVR-1311 is made of plastic, but this doesn’t harm the design â€" simple and very elegant forms show the noble origin of the device even in this appearance. Build quality and the used materials are perfect. We even want to check if we were not wrong about the cost. The limitation...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-1508

A fairly small (by the standards of Denon) cost of AVR-1508 receiver was not attained by simplification of circuit technique or limitation of functionality. This is a very advanced device with output power of 7x75 W, decoding all modern popular audio formats and having a full set of interfaces, including...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-1705

And now the shift for Denon AVR-1604 â€" the cheapest device in the company’s line â€" arrived. The main difference of the new model is the use of matrix decoder Dolby Pro Logic IIx and the support of DTS 96/24 format, and also redesign of the front panel. As for the rest the specifications stayed...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-1905

On the front panel of Denon AVR-1905 receiver there are a giant volume knob, some selection buttons of secondary modes and two rotary controls. The left one is responsible for sourcing, the right one of the smaller size â€" for the modes of multi-channel sound. You can either break the LCD display’s...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-1907

Denon AVR-1907 receiver will undoubtedly attract many â€" the device has not too overloaded design, it is stylish and easy in control. The device differs by a large informative display that shows the status of both input and output signals. AVR-1907 is equipped with new, more convenient in use remote...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-2105

Located on the faceplate of Denon AVR-2105 receiver two multifunctional rotary controls are the main zones of direct control: one of them answers for switching, the other â€" for mode control. Multi-channel input is presented by 5.1 variant â€" this is the maximal configuration of SA-CD/DVD-Audio records....
AV-receiver Denon AVR-2805

A series of the devices by Denon with index 05 impresses with its equipment: AVR-2805 supports all conceivable audio formats, has powerful central processor and qualitative DACs, and also the system of automatic configuration and calibration with the use of microphone, which allows you to adapt the sound...
AV-receiver Denon AVR-900

The receiver allows you to connect seven sources, two of which are video. The same information can be got at any time during work at the sequential pressing of PANEL button. Powerful terminals are provided for the connection of two frontal loudspeakers and simple ones with a spring clap - for the rest...
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 265

Harmon/Kardon AVR-265 can make boast of not only modern equipment, but also give a head start to competitors in amplification part. Seven-channel power amplifiers differ by an impressive power (95W at 8 Ohms) and huge output current â€" up to 35A. A 32-bit processor CS49700 from Cirrus Logic, decoding...
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 630

Harmon/Kardon AVR 630 is the older model of the series. We will immediately appease whose, who are not sure in their own expert abilities: the device is able to automatically adjust the sound of multi-channel modes in home cinema. The branded function EzSet is realized in wireless way. Omnidirectional...
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 645

How can one AV receiver combine so little nameplate capacity with such an impressive mass-dimensional parameters? The developers of Harman/Kardon are limited to 75W per channel (and this is a progress â€" it was 45W before this) and poor promoters, trying to rehabilitate somehow “unlucky” engineers,...
AV-receiver JVC RX-6012R

The main trump of JVC RX-6012R receiver is numerous adjustable parameters. You can change almost everything, including the lower border signal frequency, fed to loudspeakers, and also decrease the signal’s amplitude for 10 dB in LFE channel (Very necessary thing for the system with not expensive subwoofer:...
AV-receiver JVC RX-668R

Externally the device looks very similar to DVD-player JVC XV-D701 â€" the same pad on the front panel and the field of large buttons, reminding “wind rose”. This receiver seems to be created for 701-th player. Why? It is impossible in the receiver to change the delay of back channels in six-channel...
AV-receiver Kenwood KR-V9090

To understand the possibilities of Kenwood KR-V9090 you will have to not only read the manual, but also to experiment with the settings. For example, a sound processor DSP, having three modes, provides to choose the force of effect, type of walls and the size of room in each of them. A multifunctional...
AV-receiver Marantz SR4002

The device in black body with firmed nameplate and golden border of volume control and input selector looks quite conservatively. If you don't use Marantz techniques every day, you won't say that this model is from new line. Logo HDMI flaunts on the foreside, which three appropriate inputs and one output...
AV-receiver Marantz SR7200

The appearance of the device greatly dignifies an anthracite gloss of black cover and perfect symmetry of control elements on the facade. However, the symmetry demanded victims: a large turning left handle plays rather modest role of the surround modes’ switcher. The jacks of two (!) branded informational...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR308

Onkyo TX-SR308 is affordable and designed by the principle of “nothing in excess, only the most needed”. Actions to make the model cheaper were the most decisive but it is hard to argue with their reasoning. For example, the designers of Sony put 7.1 in STR-DN610 but at the same time stripped receiver...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR505

All new Onkyo receivers with 5 at the end report about readiness to accept signals in format of HDMI ver. 1.3a, where video is translated with resolution of 1080p and audio - by digital streams of studio master-quality. And what they can do with this stormy data stream is depend on a certain model, precisely...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR605

It is an open secret that a universal chip, which is able to work with hundred of different formats, engages in decoding of surround sound in any AV receiver. But, nevertheless, logos "Dolby TrueHD" and "DTS-HD Master Audio" are the huge pluses to Onkyo TX-SR605. The interface of HDMI version 1.3 allows...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR701

AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR701E has the THX Select certification: it is equipped with six amplifiers and 7.1 mode is provided by the output from decoder-preamp. You can sound the second room by stereo in three ways: from the output of power amplifier, unregulated linear output (Line Out) and regulated one...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR803

The receivers by Onkyo are very popular: having high technical characteristics and great functional equipment, they are always availably by price. And the model Onkyo TX-SR803 is the proof of this. At setting the function Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry, which will regulate channels' volume in any room,...
AV-receiver Onkyo TX-SR805

As you know, a good AV-receiver is never too much. What do you think of how difficult for inexperienced user to sort out this huge mass of AV-gear and without explanatory statement? Fortunately beginners usually don’t buy the devices of such level, but even for them in the manual of TX-SR805 everything...
AV-receiver Pioneer VSX-820

Listing the features and advantages of this model, we will start with the list of “disadvantages”, moreover it consists of only one point: Pioneer VSX-820 has only five amplifier channels. And now we can immediately go ahead to the advantages. The power of the device is 130W per channel. Having...
AV-receiver Pioneer VSX-D814

It’s time to update budget line of Pioneer. Meet a dreamboat - Pioneer VSX-D814. This device is equipped with an excellent central processor Motorola DSP56367. Perfect DACs, considered ergonomics and control system â€" the component is definitely worth its money. And the main its advantage in comparison...
AV-receiver Sherwood R-871

For the first sight the functionality of Sherwood R-871 seemed to be moderate, especially with a glance to price. The device is equipped by 7 amplifier channels (scheme 7.1); if not to see at the support of DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD in future installation, actuality of stated decoders won't raise concerns...
AV-receiver Sony STR-DH740

The design of a new model is strict, everything was made exceptionally neatly in due form of Sony. The receiver STR-DH740 has been created not for paying attention to family members but in order to insensibly and organically fit in with any existing equipment set of home theatre and with furniture. The...
AV-receiver Technics SA-DX940

The company Technics has started to make integral electronics and particularly receivers for home cinema with universal built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder recently. Earlier only one such-like receiver, SA-DX930, was released and the company suggested collecting movie with Dolby Digital on the basis of...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-A3040

What did make the engineers and promoters of Yamaha Company work over improvements of already good AV-receiver RX-A3030, presented little more than a year ago? Multichannel receivers for home theatre like any digital technique become obsolete quite quickly, because the process in field of audio and video...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V1300

The design of this device is classical for the Yamaha receivers of the highest class: figure notch, four rotary controllers, including timbres; the door, which hides the controls and AV input with connector of optical digital signal. It is desired to do the first setup by screen menu, but if where is...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2600

Today our guest is the receiver relating to the most popular price segment â€" from 1000 to 1500 dollars. Ironically, it is the brainchild of the same Yamaha. Unlike DSP-Z9 our test subject is equipped by HDMI digital interface for commutation of the respective signal sources. Video processor in RX-V2600...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V2700

We won't itemize all characteristics and certifications of Yamaha RX-V2700 - all documents are good with honours degree. Let better get acquainted with innovations of engineer's idea. First of all, the model is able to work with iPod by Apple. For this you need only to connect dock by special cable and...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V377

The forte of Yamaha Company's cinema receivers always has been their digital components, which provides unprecedentedly scaled and localized stereoscopic effect. At that, these positive qualities don't too much depend on a specific model's price. It is possible to get powerful sound processors and extensive...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V465

A younger model in the line of Yamaha is not inferior in many respects to much more expensive counterparts of recent times but compromises still exist. Firstly, the 7.1 scheme, fully implemented on the software level (there are Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders), is not fully supported by...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V559

The model RX-V559 takes the middle position in the budget line of Yamaha receivers. The company is established itself as a leading choice for a long time in AV-market. Although 6.1 scheme, used in Yamaha RX-V559, is rarely seen, the real advantages of 7.1 variant are minimal yet. Maximum six full-range...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V730RDS

A full-featured fluorescent display divides the front panel of Yamaha RX-V730RDS receiver into three areas, in which there are controls of certain functions, which have own size and form. AV input is equipped with a hole for receiving an optical digital audio signal. The device commutes not only S-Video...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V777

Yamaha takes not only a considerable percent of the world AV-receivers, but is considered to be a leader in developing of innovative decisions for home cinema. The company has accumulated a huge experience in creating of audio components and combines it in the new models with the most digital advanced...
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V861

RX-V861 doesn't depart from custom - it is one of the heaviest receivers. The model is equipped by HDMI ports of version 1.2a, can transmit Full HD-picture, receive audio from Blue-ray players signals by "figure" and convert analogue video for HDMI output. We can talk for a long about big possibilities,...