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

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

With CEDIA just around the corner we're seeing an influx of new AV receivers from all the major manufacturers. Yamaha decided to update their entire AVENTAGE RX-A lineup of receivers with their new and improved AVENTAGE RX-A 80 series. With the top three receivers adding artificial intelligence for surround and dialogue optimization and all six adding wireless surround options, Yamaha is looking to stand out and be noticed. Read on to see if their mission is accomplished.

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.

— June 04, 2018 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

When Onkyo sent me information on their 9.2 CH TX-NR787 AV receiver I honestly thought it was a mistake. Maybe Onkyo has something to prove or they're just trying to corner the market? Whatever the cause, it’s good for the consumer. Check out why everyone is looking at the Onkyo TX-NR787 receiver which offers 100 watts x 9 channels of processing, streaming options galore, and noteworthy updates to their AccuEQ room correction system for 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?

— May 08, 2018 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

We recently previewed the Onkyo TX-SR383 and since Onkyo bought Pioneer's Home Theater Entertainment section a few years ago, it was only a matter of time until receivers with similar feature sets and performance came out from Pioneer. The Pioneer VSX-LX103 is a $499, 7.2 channel receiver with all the video bells and whistles that we liked about the Onkyo TX-SR383 but with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X processing. Sadly, parent company Onkyo appears to be rubbing off on Pioneer by artificially and erroneously inflating the power ratings by stating 170 watts/ch despite it actually only be 80 watts/ch. Read on for more details.

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.

— April 17, 2018 23:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

The TX-SR383 AV receiver from Onkyo provides a choice of native 7.2-channel soundtrack reproduction, or a 5.2-channel surround-sound layout with powered audio distribution to a pair of stereo speakers in Zone 2 . Rated at 155 W/Ch it seems like an amazing deal for just $400! Read on to find out why the devil is in the details and you may not be getting all those watts you think you are.

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?

— March 30, 2018 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Integra DRX-R1.1 and DRC-R1.1 11.2-Channel Atmos AV Receiver and Processor

Integra DRX-R1.1 and DRC-R1.1 11.2-Channel Atmos AV Receiver and Processor

Integra recently launched their two newest flagship products, the DRX-R1.1 and DRC-R1.1 11.2 Channel Network AV Receiver and Preamp/Processor. The two new products are the first in their lineup to incorporate 4K HDBaseT circuitry which allows for the transmission of 4K/60fps/ 4:4:4/UHD/HDR-10/Dolby Vision content up to 100 meters away over Cat 5/6/7 wiring! With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ready to go out of the box for a 7.2.4 setup and a slew of upper echelon options these two new products are vying for contention for the most up to date available.

Integra released two new 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X AV flagships; the DRX-R1.1 Receiver & DRC-R1.1 Processor. These are the first in their lineup to incorporate 4K HDBaseT circuitry for extended transmission.

— March 16, 2018 18:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-X8500H World's First 13.2CH AV Receiver Preview

Denon AVR-X8500H World's First 13.2CH AV Receiver Preview

The world's first 13.2CH Immersive Surround Receiver is what Denon is calling their new AVR-X8500H. This 51lbs monster is the king of all AV receivers at CES 2018 as we don't know of any other product that supports ALL 3 immersive surround formats, 3 pairs of height channels, with a HDMI 2.1 upgradability path. While it's asking price may seem a bit spendy, it's really not when you consider the arsenal of processing power this baby has and how flexible it will be for even the most upscale home theater installations.

The world's first 13.2CH AV Receiver is what Denon is calling their new AVR-X8500H at CES 2018. This 51lbs beast supports all 3 immersive surround formats and is equipped with HDMI 2.1 for the future.

— January 10, 2018 15:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

NAD T 777 V3 7.1CH Dolby Atmos 4K UHD AV Receiver Preview

NAD T 777 V3 7.1CH Dolby Atmos 4K UHD AV Receiver Preview

Audio company NAD released a beast of an AV receiver recently at CEDIA in San Diego, California. The NAD T 777 V3 features a robust, honestly rated 7-channel amplifier and is packed with the latest audio and video technologies, including Dolby Atmos and 4K UltraHD video pass-through. Their new AV receiver hosts a wide array of connections for excellent flexibility and MDC slots allow for further feature expansion and future upgrades. All this combined with their wireless streaming and whole home audio option called BluOs makes for a monster of a receiver. At $2,500 it isn't the cheapest receiver out there, but is it worth the money? Read on to find out.

Audio company NAD released a beast of an AV receiver recently at CEDIA. The NAD T777 V3 features a robust honestly rated 7CH amplifier that is packed with the latest audio and video technologies.

— September 18, 2017 19:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz Unveils SR7012, SR8012 AV Receivers and AV7704 Processor with Alexa Skill

Marantz Unveils SR7012, SR8012 AV Receivers and AV7704 Processor with Alexa Skill

Marantz® announced the expansion of its latest home cinema line-up with two high-end network AV receivers, SR7012 and SR8012, along with the AV7704 multichannel AV preamplifier/processor. These are among the first AVRs on the market compatible with Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill for Entertainment Devices. Of the three products displayed by Marantz at the 2017 CEDIA Expo, the SR8012 AV receiver really stood out to us due to its apparent roots back to the super receiver days of not too long ago. See what makes these products so special to live up to the reputation and legacy of the Marantz name.

Marantz expanded its latest home cinema line-up with two network AV receivers, the SR7012 and SR8012, and AV7704 multichannel AV processor. All models integrate Alexa Smart Home Skill and much more.

— September 15, 2017 09:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-X4400H & AVR-X6400H AV Receivers Add Alexa Integration

Denon AVR-X4400H & AVR-X6400H AV Receivers Add Alexa Integration

The Denon AVR-X4400H and AVR-X6400H, boast the highest quality build, components and power output within their new series of AV receivers. These new models integrate HEOS whole-house music playback and are some of the first AVRs on the market enabled to support Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill for Entertainment Devices. Ultra HD 4K Video? Immersive Audio? Yea they've got that. In fact, both models support 11.2 channels of processing so the end user can utilize a full 7.2.4 speaker configuration. Denon leaves very little to be desired with their latest AV receivers.

The new Denon AVR-X4400H and AVR-X6400H AV receivers boast high build quality and power output along with 11.2 channels of processing, HEOS and Amazon Alexa integration and full UHD 4K video support.

— September 08, 2017 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-X3400H 7.2 Ultra HD Receiver w Alexa Integration Preview

Denon AVR-X3400H 7.2 Ultra HD Receiver w Alexa Integration Preview

If you're looking for a new full featured 7.2CH AV receiver and you have an Amazon Alexa, you would be hard pressed to find a better option than the Denon AVR-X3400H. It comes with 105 watts per channel, tons of input and output ports, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Vision, 4K scaling, HEOS multi-room music streaming and much more. All for under $1000! Read our preview of this highly anticipated receiver to see what you get over last year's 3300 series model.

If you're looking for a new Ultra HD 7.2CH AV receiver and you have an Amazon Alexa you would be hard pressed to find a better option than the Denon AVR-X3400H. Read on.

— August 30, 2017 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz SR5012 / SR6012 4K UltraHD AV Receivers Preview

Marantz SR5012 / SR6012 4K UltraHD AV Receivers Preview

Audio manufacturer Marantz recently released their newest feature packed AV receivers, the SR5012 and SR6012. For $999 and $1,499, the SR5012 and SR6012 offer the most technology at this price point that we've seen to date. They are both equipped with the latest versions of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and both offer the convenience of multiroom music playback via HEOS integration as well as full 4K Ultra High-Definition compatibility to create an immersive home theater and entertainment experience. Want an affordable 11.2CH Immersive Surround Processor? Get a Marantz receiver!

Marantz recently released their newest feature packed AV receivers, the SR5012 and SR6012. With Atmos, DTS:X, 4K processing, HEOS and more, they are some of the most feature packed options available.

— August 19, 2017 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-X2400H and AVR-X1400H 4k Ultra HD AV Receivers Preview

Denon AVR-X2400H and AVR-X1400H 4k Ultra HD AV Receivers Preview

Denon released their newest 4K Ultra AV receivers, the AVR-X2400H and AVR-X1400H. Both new models combine compatibility with the latest home cinema sound and vision formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, 4K Ultra HD with HDR (High Dynamic Range) Dolby Vision, and HLG (hybrid Log Gamma) along with Audyssey MultEQ setup and optimization. What do you get starting at $600 with these new crop of receivers? A whole lot....read on to find out.

Denon released their new AV receivers, the AVR-X2400H and AVR-X1400H. Both models support the latest HD formats including, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Dolby Vision, and 4K UltraHD with HLG.

— July 17, 2017 12:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz NR1608 and NR1508 Slimline Network AV Receivers Preview

Marantz NR1608 and NR1508 Slimline Network AV Receivers Preview

Audio company Marantz recently released two new "slimline" receivers, the NR1508 and NR1608. Both new receivers have the slimline form factor including compatibility with the newest 4K ultra high definition video content including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma. Both models also have a wide range of facilities to enable your favorite music to be shared and enjoyed including network streaming, Bluetooth and Airplay for playback from portable devices. At $550 and $750 should one of the them be your newest receiver? Read on to find out.

Marantz released two new AV receivers the NR1608 and NR1508. Both receivers have the slimline form including compatibility with the newest 4K ultra video content and Atmos (1608). We compare both.

— June 24, 2017 08:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

The Denon AVR-X3300W is a 7.2CH Atmos/DTS:X networking AV receiver rated at 105 watts/ch. It delivers solid performance in every measurable category while also packing in all of the surround processing, music streaming and HD video support one expects in a modern "does everything" AV receiver. Kudos to Denon for innovating with their Audyysey editor App to customize room correction. This could prove to be an invaluable tool to consumers and installers alike, one that makes their product line stand out from their competition. If you're looking for an affordable way of getting into immersive surround sound with all of the latest in music streaming and future expandability, the Denon AVR-X3300W is among the best options in AV receivers at this price point.

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.

— June 02, 2017 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews