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Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?

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

Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?
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"

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

Marantz Releases 2020 8K Ready SR-Series AV Receivers

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Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?

Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?

The Marantz SR8015 is king of the hill as far as 11CH AV receivers go. This 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X Pro HDMI 2.1 AV receiver is built on a very solid platform with benchmark measured performance while offering new features including preamp mode, DTS:X Pro, HDMI 2.1 with 8K support, 13CH of processing, dual speaker presets, eARC for high resolution audio streaming and so much more. Best of all, the SR8015 is a wonderful sounding, high performance one box separates-like solution that will satiate the audiophile, home theater enthusiast and gamer alike. Best AV receiver for 2020? Read on to find out.

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.

— September 15, 2020 01:30 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

"Balls to the wall!" That's how Audioholics President Gene DellaSala describes Denon's 110 year anniversary edition 13.2 Channel 8K AVR-A110. Although built on their AVR-X8500 platform, the A110 costs $1,500 more than its predecessor. What do you get for the money? Read our preview with details on the A110 that you won't see on any other home theater enthusiast site.

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.

— September 10, 2020 10:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz Releases 2020 8K Ready SR-Series AV Receivers

Marantz Releases 2020 8K Ready SR-Series AV Receivers

Watch out Denon! Audio manufacturer Marantz released information on their newest SR-Series 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. The receivers will vary in number of channels and power output, but all will carry Marantz' HDAM-SA3 preamplification based on decades of extensive tuning. How are they different than their lower priced Denon counterparts? Read on to find out.

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.

— July 08, 2020 04:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

Last month Denon released details for the worlds first 8K receivers with their new X-Series lineup. Now Denon has released details on their new AVR-S960 7 channel AV receiver for a mere $650! Has Denon gone mad! Along with all the latest video features, the AVR-S960 also boasts some impressive audio features for its price point. To see what other amazing features this receiver has to offer read on.

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.

— July 06, 2020 19:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

Denon released information on the industry’s first 8K-ready AV receivers. Building on its renowned line of X-Series AVRs, the Denon AVR-X6700H, AVR-X4700H, AVR-X3700H, and AVR-X2700H usher in the next generation of A/V receivers that brings improvements to all facets of the A/V system. Denon is the first A/V receiver from a big name company to come out in front of the fall releases and the X-series is setting the bar high for others to follow.

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.

— June 04, 2020 14:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

AudioControl Ships New X Series Receivers and Preamp/Processors

AudioControl Ships New X Series Receivers and Preamp/Processors

The new Concert A/V receivers and Maestro preamp/processors deliver “ultimate performance” with up to 16-channels of output and all the latest technology wrapped in AudioControl’s signature sleek black boxes. There are 5 new components in the X Series: the Concert XR-8 receiver ($6,600), the Concert XR-6 receiver ($4,600), the Concert XR-4 receiver ($3,600), the Maestro X7 preamp/processor ($6,600), and the flagship Maestro X9 preamp/processor ($9,600). All products support all 3 immersive surround formats and Dirac Live room correction.

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.

— April 16, 2020 06:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

Integra has announced three new “reference-grade” products at the CEDIA Expo. The flagship 11.2-channel DRC-R1.3 processor ($2,499) and DRX-R1.3 receiver ($3,299) promise high-end performance and best-in-class features. The 9.2-channel DRX-7.3 receiver ($2,399) now sits at the top of the company’s lineup of 9-channel receivers. All three new products support the 4K HDBaseT connectivity standard to deliver high-res video over ethernet. Read on and watch our YouTube video to learn more.

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.

— September 14, 2019 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

Pioneer's newest $3k Flagship receiver, the Elite SC-LX904 will be officially unveiled at CEDIA 2019 in Denver, Colorado which will garner quite a bit of news coverage from such a beefy receiver. Check out the specs on this monstrous 11.2 channel receiver and how they rate power under maximum load conditions. This is stuff we love to see. Klingons everywhere rejoice, that TiP warriors find this model to be with honor.

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.

— September 10, 2019 01:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

With CEDIA just around the corner, audio manufacturers are scrambling to get their newest products ready for fall releases. Denon has one upped them by not only releasing information on their newest receiver, the AVR-X3600H, but also that it's shipping now! At $1,100, the new AVR-X3600H has 9CH of amplification and 11CH of processing to do a full 7.1.4 speaker system with the addition of a 2CH external amplifier. This is one of the least expensive AVR's on the market with 11CH of processing making it a compelling product to use as an inexpensive prepro with all the latest in HD audio and video processing.

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.

— July 18, 2019 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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 and video with 9 amplification channels on-board and the ability to add an external 2CH amplifier to run a full 7.1.4 speaker configuration. It's a feature laden AVR with some excellent custom integrated tools that help differentiate it from its Onkyo lineup counterpart. In this review, we bench tested the older DRX-4.2 AV receiver and tested its HDBaseT system by running HD audio and video to a different room in the Audioholics Showcase home. We looked at what the newer DRX-4.3 successor model offers in comparison and discussed any potential shortcomings of both products.

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.

— July 11, 2019 21:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz Announces New NR1510 and NR1710 Slimline AV Receivers

Marantz Announces New NR1510 and NR1710 Slimline AV Receivers

During the first ever Sound United North America Dealers Conference in New Orleans, Marantz announced the latest versions of its popular slimline AV receivers. The 5.2-channel NR1510 ($599) and 7.2-channel NR1710 ($749) both deliver a modest 50 watts of power per channel, limited no doubt by their compact chassis. New features for 2019 include Apple AirPlay 2 support, enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (on the NR1710). Read on to learn more.

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.

— June 30, 2019 06:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon Revamps Entry-Level S-Series Receivers For 2019

Denon Revamps Entry-Level S-Series Receivers For 2019

Denon’s updated S-Series comprises three models, the AVR-S950H ($599), the AVR-S750H ($499), and the AVR-S650H ($399). Denon says that the lineup is “designed for anyone who wants an affordable way to dramatically improve their entertainment center.” All three of the new S-Series models offer voice control, AirPlay 2 support, and useful HDMI 2.1 features, like enhanced Audio Return Channel and Auto Low Latency Mode. All models are available now. Read on to learn more.

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.

— May 12, 2019 22:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Review

Denon AVR-X8500H 13.2CH IMAX Enhanced AV Receiver Review

Denon’s AVR-X8500H is the most technologically advanced receiver the venerable company has ever built. It is arguably the most advanced AVR available today. It’s among the best AVRs we've ever reviewed—and we tested every 3D audio format it supports: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D, and IMAX Enhanced to their maximum configurations. It just won our 2018 AVR of the year award. But those statements just tell a small part of the story. Read on and see why the AVR-X8500H may be Denon's best AVR since the legendary AVR-5805 and AVR-5308CI masterpieces.

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?

— May 03, 2019 21:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

The Marantz SR8012 11.2CH AV receiver decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution, streams music till your heart's content and is one of the first products on the market to support IMAX Enhanced features. But what makes us even more excited about this receiver is the meaty amp section that's pays homage to the AV super receiver of yesteryear. Check out our editorial and YouTube reviews with full bench test results to see if this is the best AV receiver you can get for $3k.

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.

— March 18, 2019 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews