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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

Outlaw Audio RR2160 Stereo Receiver Preview

Outlaw Audio RR2160 Stereo Receiver Preview

It’s been eleven and a half years since Outlaw Audio released its classic two-channel RR2150 Stereo Retro Receiver. Their new RR2160 preserves the analog signal purity of its predecessor, while adding DLNA and high-resolution capabilities via a multitude of digital audio inputs and a new, more powerful 110-watt stereo amplifier. If you're looking for a new two channel receiver for your Hi-Fi content than this might be the receiver for you. Read on to find out.

Looking for a stereo receiver with solid amplification? Outlaw's legendary RR2150 has been redesigned and improved via the RR2160 retro receiver to include a high end DAC to handle digital sources.

— May 28, 2017 19:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Yamaha RX-A 70 AVENTAGE Dolby Vision AV Receivers Preview

Yamaha RX-A 70 AVENTAGE Dolby Vision AV Receivers Preview

Yamaha released their newest lineup of AVENTAGE AV Receivers, the RX-A 70 series. Not only has the base model dropped to $600, it still has DTS:X and Dolby Atmos immersive surround formats AND Yamaha has included 4K Ultra HD video support with Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). This is the eighth generation of the AVENTAGE series network AV receivers from Yamaha and they look to be their best yet. Read on to see if their newest base model RX-A670 is still worth its cost of admission.

Yamaha released their AVENTAGE RX-A 70 lineup of AV receivers. Even their base model at $600 offers DTS:X and Dolby Atmos immersive surround, MusicCAST streaming, and Dolby Vision and HLG for video.

— May 17, 2017 16:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-S930H 7.2CH 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver Preview

Denon AVR-S930H 7.2CH 4K Ultra HD Network AV Receiver Preview

Denon recently released its newest 7.2 Channel receiver, the AVR-S930 and it is really packed with features for the price. This Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver boasts 90 watts/ch and like other recent Denon AV receivers comes with built-in HEOS wireless technology for connecting a wireless whole home audio system. Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Audyssey MultEQ Dolby Vision compatible, HDR, and 8 HDMI inputs. With all this for under $600 this might be the receiver you've been looking for. Read on to find out more.

Denon's AVR-S930H AV receiver includes Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Audyssey MultEQ, Dolby Vision, HEOS, and 8 HDMI inputs. With all this for under $600 it might be the right choice for you. Read our preview.

— May 12, 2017 08:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Pioneer VSX-532 and VSX-832 5.1 Channel AV Receiver Preview

Pioneer VSX-532 and VSX-832 5.1 Channel AV Receiver Preview

If you are looking for an AV receiver for under $500 with lots of connectivity options, Pioneer might have the right product for you. Both the new VSX-532 and the VSX-832 AV receivers pack a lot of useful features at very modest price points. If you’re looking for all this plus wireless connectivity, Dolby Vision video pass-through, and Dolby Atmos in a 3.1.2 configuration you would be hard pressed to find anything comparing to the Pioneer VSX-832 for the $479 price. Read on to find out more.

If you’re in the market for a budget friendly AV receiver with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, than the Pioneer VSX-532 and VSX-832 models may be for you. Read on for more details.

— April 20, 2017 18:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Rotel RAP-1580 Home Theater Surround Amplified Processor Preview

Rotel RAP-1580 Home Theater Surround Amplified Processor Preview

Looking for an ultra-high-performance multichannel, integrated amplifier with surround processing components? Audio company Rotel thinks they have what you're looking for with their new RAP-1580 Home Theater Surround Amplified Processor featuring the latest in immersive surround sound from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Is it a preamplifier? Processor? Amplifier? Receiver? or did Rotel just come up with a new product category? Read the following preview to find out which it is and if it might be right for you.

Looking for a multichannel, integrated amplifier with surround processing components? Rotel thinks they have what you're looking for with their RAP-1580 Home Theater Surround Amplified Processor.

— April 09, 2017 18:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-S730H 7.2 CH Atmos/DTS:X AV Receiver Preview

Denon AVR-S730H 7.2 CH Atmos/DTS:X AV Receiver Preview

Denon has announced several new products with integrated HEOS wireless, multi-room functionality. The AVR-S730H is our focus in this preview but two other models in this series are set to hit the market this month bringing HEOS to Denon's affordable S-series and potentially a much wider audience than ever before. These new AV receivers will arrive at the same time as Denon's new dedicated HEOS-only AV receiver and a new HEOS soundbar.

Denon has announced several new products with integrated HEOS wireless, multi-room functionality. The AVR-S720 is bringing HEOS to Denon's S-series at only $479.

— April 04, 2017 10:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

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

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

There's a lot to like about the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A860 7.2CH Atmos/DTS:X AV receiver. It's packed with excellent, easy to use networking features, especially MusicCAST which allows you to manage all of your music via mobile or from your PC. It supports the latest in immersive audio formats, and has a wonderful easy to use GUI and mobile App. However, the RX-A860 does fall short in some key performance areas such as power delivery that gives us some reservations on how best to use this product. Read our review and check out our test report and recommendations to find out more.

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.

— February 22, 2017 08:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Pioneer Elite SX-S30 Slim Stereo Network Receiver Preview

Pioneer Elite SX-S30 Slim Stereo Network Receiver Preview

Pioneer announced its new SX-S30 Slim Stereo Network Receiver. Offering a wealth of connectivity options, the SX-S30 packs high-res sound and functionality into a slim, compact receiver that fits almost anywhere. The feature set is great allowing you to access all of your high res audio from mobile or networked devices. But what about the power section? So many receivers these days are skimping on power and inflating their ratings. Is Pioneer doing this with their new SX-S30? Will it even matter to consumers that care more about features than power? Read on to find out.

Pioneer announced its new SX-S30 Slim Stereo Network Receiver offering a wealth of connectivity options for streaming high-res audio from a slim, compact form factor. But is it slim on power? Read on.

— February 07, 2017 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Pioneer Elite SC-LX701/801 & SC-LX901 Atmos/DTS:X AV Receivers Preview

Pioneer Elite SC-LX701/801 & SC-LX901 Atmos/DTS:X AV Receivers Preview

Pioneer's exclusive Elite line has always represented the company's best. Topping the Elite line are three new Dolby Atmos/DTS:X network AV models. The SC-LX701 and SC-LX701 are 9.2 channel monsters with nine channels of on-board amplification for full 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. The flagship SC-LX901 ups the ante with 11 onboard amplifiers. Factor in HDMI 2.0a, HDR, BT.2020 color support, hi-res music streaming, FireConnect wireless speaker support and that classic Pioneer sound and you have a solid offering with a focus on performance not gimmicks....well except maybe how they've rated amplifier power. Read on to find out.

Pioneer's SC-LX701 LX801 LX901 Network Receivers feature 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, hi-res music streaming, new jitter reduction systems, and the latest 4K/UHD video support with HDR and BT.2020.

— October 14, 2016 10:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Integra Research DRX-R1 AV Receiver /DRC-R1 Processor Preview

Integra Research DRX-R1 AV Receiver /DRC-R1 Processor Preview

Integra's new Research Series is sure to make custom installers salivate with the new DRX-R1 network AV receiver and DRC-R1 network preamp. This receiver and preamp are built with the latest immersive audio configurations with full support for 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X setups. Just about any hi-res audio format, the latest streaming services (including Tidal), and MQA are major additions to the mix. Custom installers will love all the standard features such as three independent zones, HDBase-T, RS-232, IP, and IR repeater options. Factor in HDMI 2.0a and the latest video standards and you have two networked AV beasts that can serve as the center of any connected home.

The Integra Research Series DRX-R1 AV receiver and DRC-R1 preamp pack 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, hi-res and streaming audio—including MQA, and custom-installer friendly features galore.

— September 28, 2016 15:00 in AV Receiver Reviews