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Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro AV Receiver Review

— September 15, 2020 01:30

Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro AV Receiver Review

The Marantz SR8015 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X Pro HDMI 2.1 AV receiver is built on a very solid platform with benchmark measured performance. Is this the best AVR for 2020? Read our review to find out.

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Integra DRX-4.2 & DRX-4.3 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

— July 11, 2019 21:00

Integra DRX-4.2 & DRX-4.3 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Integra DRX-4.3 AV receiver sports the latest in HD audio/video with 9 amplified channels on-board, expandable to a 7.1.4 speaker configuration. Our review discusses its performance and shortcomings.

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New Denon 2022 8K AV Receivers with DIRAC!

— September 23, 2022 00:00

New Denon 2022 8K AV Receivers with DIRAC!

Denon released SEVEN new 8K AV receivers for 2022. The top models will include Dirac Live room correction AND 4 sub outs and the lower models start at only $400! Read on.

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Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Review

— May 03, 2019 22:00

Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Review

Denon's AVR-X8500H receiver supports Dolby Atmos,DTS:X,Auro-3D, & IMAX enhanced to their max configurations with 13 built-in amplifier and every major 4K/UHD video standard. Best AVR of the Year?

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Arcam Launches 4 New 8K-Ready AV Receivers for 2022

— August 17, 2022 00:15

Arcam Launches 4 New 8K-Ready AV Receivers for 2022

Arcam’s 2022 AV receiver lineup includes the AVR11($3,050), AVR21($4,700), and AVR31($6,900). All offer 8K video passthrough, Dirac Live room correction, and support almost every audio format.

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Marantz SR8012 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV Receiver Review

— March 18, 2019 00:00

Marantz SR8012 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV Receiver Review

We reviewed the Marantz SR8012 11.2CH streaming AV receiver which decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution and has a meaty amp section confirmed in our bench tests.

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Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV Receivers Comparison Bench Test Results!

— March 17, 2022 09:00

Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV Receivers Comparison Bench Test Results!

In this bench test report of the Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV receivers, preamp & amplifier performance is evaluated and compared. We cover Bass management and amplifier matrixing performance recommendations.

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Marantz SR7012 9.2CH AV Receiver Review

— June 07, 2018 10:00

Marantz SR7012 9.2CH AV Receiver Review

Marantz’s SR7012 AVR is a powerhouse 9.2 channel receiver packed with the latest and greatest audio, video, streaming, and smart home technologies that will stand toe-to-toe with the competition.

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Yamaha RX-A6A 9.2CH 8K AV Receiver Bench Test Results!

— December 22, 2021 00:30

Yamaha RX-A6A 9.2CH 8K AV Receiver Bench Test Results!

We bench tested the Yamaha RX-A6A 9.2CH 8K 150watt/ch Atmos/DTS:X Receiver to gauge power output and uncover performance issues we discovered. We discuss the proper settings for best power delivery.

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Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Atmos/DTS:X A/V Receiver Review

— June 02, 2017 00:00

Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2 Atmos/DTS:X  A/V Receiver Review

The Denon AVR-X3300W 7.2CH Atmos/DTS:X networking AV receiver features the latest in HD audio and video processing, music streaming and offers future expandability with solid preamp outputs.

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Denon Releases 3 New AV Receivers with Three 8K HDMI Inputs for Under $700!

— October 20, 2021 23:30

Denon Releases 3 New AV Receivers with Three 8K HDMI Inputs for Under $700!

Denon released three new 8K AV receivers, the AVR-S760H, AVR-S660H, & AVR-X1700H. The AVRs come in from $450-$700 with some amazing technology including three 8K HDMI inputs and advanced voice control.

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Yamaha RX-A860 AVENTAGE 7.2 Atmos/DTS:X A/V Receiver Review

— February 22, 2017 08:00

Yamaha RX-A860 AVENTAGE 7.2 Atmos/DTS:X  A/V Receiver Review

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A860 7.2CH Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver is packed with excellent networking features but it does fall short on power delivery making our recommendation conditional based on usage.

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Dirac Live Room Correction Added To New Onkyo TX-RZ50 AV Receiver

— September 10, 2021 01:00

Dirac Live Room Correction Added To New Onkyo TX-RZ50 AV Receiver

Huge news at CEDIA 2021! Consumer budgeted receivers like Onkyo's TX-RZ50 have integrated Dirac Live for room calibration and full HDMI 2.1 support on ALL inputs. Is this the hot AVR for 2021?

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Denon AVR-X7200WA Atmos/DTS:X AV Receiver Review

— December 15, 2015 09:00

Denon AVR-X7200WA Atmos/DTS:X AV Receiver Review

The Denon AVR-X7200WA Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver sports 9 channels of amplification and the UHD video support. We tested a full 11 speaker configuration with the Auro 3D upgrade for a spectacle of sound.

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Sound United Announces HDMI 2.1 8K Upgrades and AVR-X8500H"A" and Marantz AV8805"A" AV Receivers

— May 27, 2021 09:30

Sound United Announces HDMI 2.1 8K Upgrades and AVR-X8500H"A" and Marantz AV8805"A" AV Receivers

Sound United released two upgraded flagships, the Denon AVR-X8500HA and Marantz AV8805A and an upgrade path for existing hardware that will bring full HDMI 2.1 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support.

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Yamaha RX-A2040 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver Review

— June 16, 2015 00:00

Yamaha RX-A2040 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver Review

The Yamaha RX-A2040 is a powerful Dolby Atmos AV receiver, 9 channels of amplification, multiple zones for a whole house audio and wifi for streaming. Check out our extensive Atmos listening tests.

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Yamaha Raises the Bar with 3 New 8K AVENTAGE AV Receivers for 2021

— May 24, 2021 14:15

Yamaha Raises the Bar with 3 New 8K AVENTAGE AV Receivers for 2021

Yamaha’s new 2021 lineup of AV Aventage receivers including the RX-A8A, RX-A6A and RX-A4A. They offer upgraded DAC’s, 8K support and beefier amplifier sections. Are these a new reference standard?

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Denon AVR-X5200W Dolby Atmos AV Receiver Review

— October 26, 2014 21:35

Denon AVR-X5200W Dolby Atmos AV Receiver Review

Review: The Denon AVR-X5200W 9.2 Channel Dolby Atmos AV receiver features a fully assignable amp section rated at 140 watts/ch x 9. We evaluate in a full Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 speaker configuration.

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Anthem Releases New 7 CH, 11 CH, & 15 CH AVM A/V Processors and MRX Receivers

— October 30, 2020 00:05

Anthem Releases New 7 CH, 11 CH, & 15 CH AVM A/V Processors and MRX Receivers

Anthem released information on their new upgradeable 15CH Atmos/DTS:X IMAX Enhanced AVM AV processors and MRX 7CH to 15CH receivers. Anthem upped their game both in performance and functionality. Read on.

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Yamaha RX-V577 Networking AV Receiver Review

— August 04, 2014 07:00

Yamaha RX-V577 Networking AV Receiver Review

Review: The Yamaha RX-V577 is an HDMI 1.4, 80 watt/ch receiver, designed for digital entertainment with built-in WiFi and Ethernet; native AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify; and extensive networking features.

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Denon Unleashes AVR-A110 110th Anniversary 13CH Audiophile Dream Receiver

— September 10, 2020 10:00

Denon Unleashes AVR-A110 110th Anniversary 13CH Audiophile Dream Receiver

Denon's 110th anniversary flagship 13.2CH AV receiver, the AVR-A110 is built off the critically acclaimed AVR-8500H. The A110 has some "extras" that increase its price by $1,500. Find out what you get.

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Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!

— July 17, 2013 07:55

Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver Review: WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Oh My!

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a big step up from the STR-DN1030 we reviewed last year. A new Remote, GUI, mobile app, and FLAC support are just some of the improvements Sony made. Read on for a full review.

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Marantz Releases 2020 8K Ready SR-Series AV Receivers

— July 08, 2020 04:00

Marantz Releases 2020 8K Ready SR-Series AV Receivers

Watch out Denon, Marantz released details of the own 8K ready AV receivers for 2020. The SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015 receivers are all 8K-ready and will range in price from $1,100 to $3,200.

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Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo RetroReceiver Review

— July 09, 2013 08:05

Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo RetroReceiver Review

The Outlaw RR2150 stereo receiver is a true stand out product. From features, to build quality, to an extremely powerful amp, this is one stereo receiver not to ignore. Read on for our full review.

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Denon's New AVR-S960H Receiver Boasts 8K Upscaling for $650!

— July 06, 2020 19:00

Denon's New AVR-S960H Receiver Boasts 8K Upscaling for $650!

Denon's new AVR-S960 7 channel AV receiver is their first in the S-Series lineup to support 8K resolution. For a mere $650, you get an AVR ideal for gamers but with the sonic chops for audio enthusiasts.

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Sherbourn SR-8100 Slim AV Receiver Review

— June 19, 2013 22:15

Sherbourn SR-8100 Slim AV Receiver Review

During our Sherbourn SR-8100 review, we found that it not only matches the performance of full size receivers, it often out performed them. It's sure to be the perfect solution for many installs.

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Denon X-Series Introduces the World's First 8K-Ready AV Receivers

— June 04, 2020 14:00

Denon X-Series Introduces the World's First 8K-Ready AV Receivers

Denon released information on their new X-Series A/V Receivers. With the industry's first 8K ready receivers, Denon is raising the bar for what we're going to expect from new receivers this year.

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Denon AVR-X4000 AirPlay AV Receiver Review

— May 27, 2013 15:00

Denon AVR-X4000 AirPlay AV Receiver Review

The Denon AVR-X4000 AV Receiver is more than worthy successor to the AVR-3313CI. We review a lot of receivers, but rarely come across one we like this much. Read on to see why we're such fans.

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AudioControl Ships New X Series Receivers and Preamp/Processors

— April 16, 2020 06:00

AudioControl Ships New X Series Receivers and Preamp/Processors

AudioControl’s new X-Series Concert A/V receivers and Maestro AV processors deliver up to 16CH processing and the latest UHD technology while supporting all 3 immersive surround formats and Dirac.

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Sony STR-DA2800ES A/V Receiver Review

— January 06, 2013 19:35

Sony STR-DA2800ES A/V Receiver Review

The Sony STR-DA2800ES is a bright light in a typically dull AV receiver market, largely thanks to its home automation and network features. At $999 it is unlike any other receiver on the market.

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Integra 11CH Flagship AV Processor & Receivers Promise Best in Class Features

— September 14, 2019 00:00

Integra 11CH Flagship AV Processor & Receivers Promise Best in Class Features

Integra announced three new “reference-grade” products at the CEDIA Expo including their flagship 11.2-channel DRC-R1.3 processor and DRX-R1.3 receiver and a 9.2-channel DRX-7.3 AV receiver.

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Sony STR-DN1030 AV Receiver Review

— September 24, 2012 14:25

Sony STR-DN1030 AV Receiver Review

On paper, the Sony STR-DN1030 looks like quite an impressive receiver, with a feature list poised to make other $500 receivers blush. Among those features are built-in WiFi, Bluetooth & Airplay.

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Pioneer Rates Max Power with Elite SC-LX904 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

— September 10, 2019 01:00

Pioneer Rates Max Power with Elite SC-LX904 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

Pioneer released information on their newest Flagship receiver, the Elite SC-LX904 11.2 channel AV receiver. The $3K 140WPC receiver gives max power ratings and we are liking what we see.

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Yamaha RX-A2020 AVENTAGE 9.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

— July 06, 2012 06:35

Yamaha RX-A2020 AVENTAGE 9.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

The RX-A2020 retails for $1700 and is the 2nd to top-of-the-line receiver in Yamaha's 2012 Aventage lineup under the RX-A3020. This year seems to be the year of 4K, Airplay, and network apps.

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Denon AVR-X3600H 9.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Offers Best In Class Features

— July 18, 2019 00:00

Denon AVR-X3600H 9.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Offers Best In Class Features

Denon's newest AVR-X3600H 9.2 Channel IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver. At $1,100, it has 9CH of amplification and 11CH of processing, HDCP 2.3, etc, and closes the gap to the costlier AVR-X4500H.

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Yamaha RX-A1010 AVENTAGE 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review

— December 15, 2011 09:00

Yamaha RX-A1010 AVENTAGE 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review

Yamaha RX-A1010 A/V receiver is a solid offering that emphasizes audio quality and hosts all the latest networking features. This review explores the RX-A1010 features and performance capabilities.

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Marantz Announces New NR1510 and NR1710 Slimline AV Receivers

— June 30, 2019 06:00

Marantz Announces New NR1510 and NR1710 Slimline AV Receivers

Marantz announced the latest versions of its popular slimline AV receivers. The 5.2-channel NR1510-$599 and 7.2-channel NR1710-$749. Will they be as good or better than their predecessors? Read on.

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Yamaha RX-A3000 Aventage 11.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

— December 24, 2010 00:10

Yamaha RX-A3000 Aventage 11.2 Networking A/V Receiver Review

If you’re ready for the future, the Yamaha Aventage RX-A3000 is ready to take you there. It has proven itself to be a worthy and most importantly less costly successor to the venerable RX-Z7.

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Denon Revamps Entry-Level S-Series Receivers For 2019

— May 12, 2019 22:00

Denon Revamps Entry-Level S-Series Receivers For 2019

Denon’s updated S-Series comprises three models, the AVR-S950H, AVR-S750H,and AVR-S650H. Is the updated lineup an affordable way to dramatically improve your entertainment system? Read on to find out.

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Samsung HW-C700 AV Receiver Review

Dave DeBorde — November 24, 2010 01:35

Samsung HW-C700 AV Receiver Review

The $399 HW-C700 receiver is Samsung's budget-priced model which packs many of the functions of a full-size receiver into a smaller chassis in order to provide an all-encompassing AV solution.

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Denon Releases Two IMAX Enhanced 4K AV Receivers: AVR-X4500H and AVR-X6500H

— September 06, 2018 08:00

Denon Releases Two IMAX Enhanced 4K AV Receivers: AVR-X4500H and AVR-X6500H

Denon released the industry’s first IMAX Enhanced-Ready 4K AV Receivers,the AVR-X6500H and AVR-X4500H. Read on to learn about IMAX Enhanced and what these new receivers offer that nobody else has.

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harman/kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver Review

— July 12, 2010 21:00

harman/kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver Review

The harman/kardon HK 3490 redefined the modern stereo receiver and set the benchmark for others to follow. Stereo lovers rejoice as I don't believe you can find a better sounding stereo receiver.

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Denon’s AVR-X3500H AV Receiver Delivers New Features Worth Waiting For

— August 31, 2018 00:00

Denon’s AVR-X3500H AV Receiver Delivers New Features Worth Waiting For

The new AVR-X3500H from Denon is a 7.2CH receiver offering all the usual bells and whistles, plus a couple of brand-new ones from the upcoming HDMI 2.1 standard. Is this the receiver to beat for $1k?

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Marantz SR6004 7.1CH AV Receiver Review

— June 10, 2010 18:30

Marantz SR6004 7.1CH AV Receiver Review

Check out the Marantz SR6004 if you're looking for a midpriced AV receiver that is easy to use, has respectable power reserves & audio performance and sports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and PLIIz upmixing.

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Yamaha RX-S602 Receiver Boasts Slim Design And Wireless Surround Capability

— August 22, 2018 00:00

Yamaha RX-S602 Receiver Boasts Slim Design And Wireless Surround Capability

The RX-S602 5.1CH Slimline AV receiver stands just 4.5 inches tall, and includes Yamaha’s MusicCast Surround technology allowing the user connect surround speakers wirelessly.

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Marantz NR1501 Slimline AV Receiver Review

— February 15, 2010 09:20

Marantz NR1501 Slimline AV Receiver Review

The $599 NR1501 receiver is Marantz' "Slimline" model which packs most of the functions of a full-size receiver into a smaller chassis. It features an analog power supply and ample power output.

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New Marantz Slimline Receivers Add Alexa, Heos, And Apple Airplay 2 Support

— July 07, 2018 00:00

New Marantz Slimline Receivers Add Alexa, Heos, And Apple Airplay 2 Support

The Marantz NR1509/1609 slimline AV receivers are ideal If you have a small space, a limited budget, and high expectations. They support HD audio and video, multi-room HEOS, Apple Airplay 2 and more.

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Denon AVR-4310CI PLIIz Networking A/V Receiver Review

— January 03, 2010 00:00

Denon AVR-4310CI PLIIz Networking A/V Receiver Review

What does $2000 get you in a receiver? The Denon AVR-4310CI. Complete with power reserves galore, every audio format and processing on the planet, and onboard video processing, the 4310CI is a beast.

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX303 9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Preview

— June 11, 2018 00:00

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX303 9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver Preview

Pioneer released the Elite VSX-LX303 which is their version of the Onkyo TX-NR787 9.2 channel AV receiver. At $799 it has all the immersive sound and video features you want at a great price.

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Pioneer Electronics VSX-23TXH 7.1 Receiver Review

— December 21, 2009 04:25

Pioneer Electronics VSX-23TXH 7.1 Receiver Review

The Pioneer VSX-23TXH isn't their top of the line, but it does have some improvements over even last year's top of the line VSX model like more HDMI inputs and THX Select2 Plus.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A 80 Series AV Receivers Feature Artificial Intelligence

— June 04, 2018 00:00

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A 80 Series AV Receivers Feature Artificial Intelligence

Yamaha released their newest AVENTAGE receivers, the RX-A 80 series. The top three models come with Surround Artificial Intelligence! Check out our comparison of these 6 new Yamaha AV receivers.

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Yamaha neoHD YMC-700 Media Controller Review

— December 17, 2009 03:35

Yamaha neoHD YMC-700 Media Controller Review

Yamaha is attempting to take a Home Theater in a Box receiver, a streaming media device, and a universal remote system, and shove them all in the same neoHD YMC-700 Media Controller package.

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Onkyo TX-NR787 Least Expensive 9.2CH AV Receiver at under $700?!?

— May 08, 2018 00:00

Onkyo TX-NR787 Least Expensive 9.2CH AV Receiver at under $700?!?

The Onkyo TX-NR787 9.2CH Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver comes with 100 watts/ch x 9, updated AccuEQ Advance room correction and streaming options galore, all under $700. Is this the best budget receiver?

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Yamaha RX-Z7 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review

— February 08, 2009 23:10

Yamaha RX-Z7 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review

The Yamaha RX-Z7 offers benchmark performance in virtually every category with all of the latest audio and video processing features, along with a host of multi room and networking capabilities.

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2CH Atmos AV Receiver Inflates Power Not Price!

— April 17, 2018 23:00

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2CH Atmos AV Receiver Inflates Power Not Price!

The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2-Channel Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Network AV Receiver has all the future video pass through you'll ever need but the added bonus on inflated power which we deflate for you.

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Pioneer Elite SC-07 A/V Receiver Review

— December 16, 2008 16:20

Pioneer Elite SC-07 A/V Receiver Review

The Pioneer SC-07 A/V receiver is armed with all of the latest decoding and processing, making it a capable product for next generation high definition audio and video.

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Onkyo TX-SR383 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Inflates Power but Not Price

— March 30, 2018 00:00

Onkyo TX-SR383 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Inflates Power but Not Price

The TX-SR383 receiver from Onkyo provides a choice for either native 7.2CH or 5.2CH with zone 2 along with the latest video passthrough options for $400! But can their 155 watts/ch power be believed?