Recently Reviewed A/V Processors
The StormAudio ISP MK2 24CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV processor has the most advanced bass management & connectivity features. Our review bench tests and listening impressions reveal why it’s our 2021 POY.
We reviewed the 16 channel Monoprice Monolith HTP-1 AV Processor to see how it performed. With ALL 3 immersive surround formats supported and a future upgrade path to 8K, is this the processor to beat?
The new Marantz AV 10 16CH AV Processor and matching AMP 10 amplifier feature DIRAC room correction, 4 independent sub outs, 200watts x 16 Class D amplification and full HDMI 2.1 support on every input.
Yamaha is on their 3rd generation of separates in the Aventage line with their new 11-channel CX-A5200 AV Processor and MX-A5200 amplifier. Read our review to find out if they are a worthy successor.
McIntosh is shipping 3 new products; the MX180 a 16CH Atmos/DTS:X Auro 3D AV processor with 8K video support and the MA8950 and MA9500 stereo integrated amps which key audiophile features to drool over!
The Anthem STR preamp and power amplifier emphasize fidelity first armed with the latest in 32 bit DSP, ARC room correction, and oodles of power reserves on tap. More details in our review so read on.
Marantz just announced the new AV7706 11.2CH 8K AV Processor armed with the latest immersive surround codecs and HEOS music management system. Read on to see how it improves upon its predecessor.
Anthem's AVM 60 is a stellar-performing Dolby Atmos / DTS:X-ready AV processor supporting 7.4.4 setups with HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, 4K/UHD and a rich feature set for installers. Read our review.
Yamaha launched a new series of premium two-channel audio components- The 5000 Series. With a $8k turntable, $10k preamp, $10k amp, and $15k/pr speakers, Yamaha is doubling down on 2 channel audio.
The USA made Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 channel AV processor is designed with audiophile performance via its fully differential two-channel analog audio section and advanced DIRAC room correction system.
AudioControl has announced a pair of high-end preamp/processors and a trio of new A/V receivers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo that support Auro 3D, flexible bass management and up to 16CH of processing.
The Classé Sigma SSP Processor and AMP5 multi-channel amplifier supports HD audio processing with a USB DAC for high res audio. Simple function, audiophile nirvana sound makes this combo a home run.
We got a chance to review the NAD's new M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV processor and test DIRAC. Be sure to watch our Youtube review and read on to find out what v2 brings to this impressive $6k pre/pro.
Review: The Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 Processor and MX-A5000 11-channel amplifier are for you if you have ever wanted reasonably-priced separates but didn't want to sacrifice features or performance.
16 Channel processing from Monoprice? You bet! The new Monolith HTP-1 form Monoprice comes with 16 Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Home Theater Processing, Dirac Live, and Alexa compatibility all for $4k.
Review: The Classe SSP-800 AV processor is an excellent audio centric muli-channel processor/preamp that does two-channel audio and HD surround sound with unparalleled excellence.
Acurus announced their Muse 12.1CH Immersive Audio processor and companion M8 8CH Class D amplifier. They are designed in a more compact affordable form factor best suited for a media room.
Review: The Emotiva UMC-200 AV preamp/processor offers benchmark performance. For under $600, you get the latest HD audio format support, analog audio path for purists and fast HDMI switching.
Looking for a new surround preamp processor to handle Dolby Atmos and DTS:X? Last week audio company Rotel released their RSP-1576 surround sound processor. Is it right for you? Read on to find out.
Marantz has released a solid feature packed product with their new Networking AV7005 A/V Processor. It has top notch audio & video performance and is very reasonably priced.
Will Yamaha's newest CX-A5200 11CH AI Atmos/DTS:X preamp and MX-A5200 amplifier seduce you to getting into separates? Read on to learn of all the new improvements Yamaha has made to find out.
Review: The Denon AVP-A1HDCI AV processor is packed with the latest HD audio and HDMI connectivity and THX Ultra2 Certification. It supports 12 channels of audio and is a technological masterpiece.
The Yamaha 11.2CH CX-A5100 AV Pre/Pro supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, balanced outputs, 64-bit processing, high resolution music & MusicCAST, and multi-zone HDMI 2.0 outputs. Is it a bargain? Read on.
Emotiva's RSP-1 is a 2-channel pre-amplifier that operates almost solely in the analogue domain. The Emotiva RSP-1 has taken the dedicated high end 2-channel rig out of the hands of the ultra-rich.
Acurus has upgraded their ACT-4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV processor to support full 7.3.6 native Atmos/DTS:X speaker configurations with 4 additional channels, HDMI 2.0b, PEQ speaker tool and much more.
What do you get when you cut the price of the Emotiva DMC-1 by almost 67% off its original retail price, upgrade the cosmetics and add HDMI functionality? The Emotiva Reference Theater Series MMC-1.
StormAudio AV products are light on features but heavy on customization and performance. They support up to 32 channels and all three immersive surround formats. But are they worth the price? Read on.
Looking for a separates solution? Enter the Sherbourn PT-7000 7.1 Channel Preamp/Processor (MSPR: $1500) and the Sherbourn 7/2100 7CH 200wpc Power Amp (MSRP: $2850).
The Marantz AV8805 13.2CH 4K UHD AV processor supports all 3 immersive surround formats, 6 assignable height channels, high resolution multi-zone streaming and the latest in HDMI HDR and Dolby Vision.
Parasound introduced the Halo C2 and C1 in 2002, and both have been highly regarded among many audiophiles and professional installers not just for sound quality, but also the many unique features.
Denon just introduced the HEOS Super Link at the 2017 CEDIA Expo show. Super Link is a networked multi-room pre-amplifier that is said to take the company’s pre-existing HEOS Link to the next level.
Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor. In terms of audio quality, the Cinema 6 is quite simply the best sounding surround processor I have heard to date. Check out our Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor review.
Classé new Sigma SSP MkII supports Dolby and DTS:X immersive surround formats and passes 4K UHD video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2. Current Sigma owners can upgrade theirs too at the dealer or in home.
The Emotive DMC-1 is a beautiful looking processor with competent performance to satisfy even the most critical audiophiles. Check out our review of the Emotiva DMC-1.
The Emotiva RMC-1 16CH Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor boasts a fully balanced all-analog preamplifier section,32-bit AD/DA conversion, and an advanced 4K UHD video management system. Check it out.
The the RE Designs Audio SCPA 1 is for the diehard audiophile whose sole objective is to build a dedicated multi-channel audio system with the utmost accuracy in calibration and noise suppression.
Emotiva Audio Corporation just announced their new BasX MC-700 7.1CH Surround Sound AV Processor. The MC-700 supports 4K UHD, Emo-Q room correction and manual PEQ and at $499, it's an absolute steal!
The Integra Research RDC-7.1 is truly a high end processor in both form and function. The RDC-7.1 modular based design provides an easy path for upgradeability ensuring longevity of your investment.
Anthem's ARC room correction is available as a mobile app for iOS devices. Using the device's built in microphone, ARC Moble performs the same multi-speaker calibrations that previously required a PC.
The Integra DTC-9.4 processor is a good value and holds its own against pre-pros and receivers costing much more. Check out our full review of the Integra Research DTC-9.4.
Along with its new lineup of power amplifiers, Marantz announced the AV7702mkII AV processor capable of supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Neural:X, full HDMI 2.0a/HDCP2.2, networking and more.
Audioholics found the Integra Research RDC-7 to be a powerful, refined processor fully capable of satisfying the audiophile in all of us. Check out our full review of the Integra RDC-7.
Both Marantz and Denon have announced HDCP 2.2 and DTS:X upgrades to the AV8802 pre/pro and AVR-X7200W AV receiver, respectively. These are exciting times for Marantz and Denon owners.
Sunfire's Theater Grand III AV Processor is a product where we felt its performance and refinement did not match up to its $3,500 price tag. Read our full review to find out why and Sunfire's response
The Rotel RSP-1582 AV Processor sports the latest in HD audio (TrueHD/DTS-HD) and video sans Dolby Atmos. Rotel emphasis is on quality over quantity which the RSP-1582 appears to have in spades.
The Aragon Soundstage Processor represents the pinnacle of Aragon's success at producing a sophisticated digital preamp processor capable of decoding Dolby Prologic, Dolby Digital and DTS.
The Marantz AV8802 is a modern 11.2 channel pre/pro that's ready for Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. An upgrade to a full HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 to support 4K Blu-rays. Is this AV Processor future proof?