Category Archives for AV Receiver Reviews

Marantz SR 7007 | My Best AV Receiver

Marantz SR 7007 AV Receiver Nowadays AV receivers come with more features than you can even list in a sentence. Clocking in at almost $3000, this top-of-the-line model from Marantz certainly isn’t cheap but it just oozes quality. You might also be thinking, “Hey, this looks like the Denon AVR-X2200W,” which is true because Denon […]

Denon AVR-X8500H AV Receiver

Denon AVR-X8500H- just what your home theatre system needs! In this ever-growing market of home entertainment, there are a few devices that hold their position for a long time. Is the Denon AVR-X8500H one such device that can outlive its competition? Is it a device that can add value to your home entertainment? The AVR-X8500H […]

Marantz SR7012 9.2 Channel AV Receiver

Marantz has earned a reputation for consistently pumping-out fantastic audio equipment year after year. Their latest top-tier amp to hit the street is the new SR7012. The first thing you notice about the Marantz SR7012 9.2 Channel AV Receiver is that it’s beefy. The SR7012 weighs in at a hernia-inducing 31 lbs. Much of this […]

Sony STR-DN1080 AV Receiver

For several years, Sony’s AV receivers were consistently near the top of the list. Last year, they fell behind the competition when they didn’t include Atmos or DTS:X. This year both features are available on the Sony STR-DN1080 AV Receiver along with a host of other sought after home theater features. The 1080, like most […]

Sony STR-DH770

Sony’s STR-DH770 is one of the least expensive 7-channel receivers you’ll see on store shelves. Despite this, the 770 comes loaded with a substantial list of features such as 4K support, Bluetooth, and more. Sony STR-DH770 Connectivity The Sony STR-DH770 is a 7.2 channel receiver, which according to the spec sheet, puts out about 145 […]

Denon AVR-X2200W Review

Denon AVR-X2200W: Great Buy or Overpriced? Denon is a Japanese electronics company that has been producing high-end audio equipment since 1953. While some feel that the brand has lost track of its original vision, there are still many die-hard fans of their products. Does their AVR-X2200W live up to the hype? Let’s take a look. […]

Yamaha RX-V581 AV Receiver

The arrival of Yamaha’s MusicCast multi-room system was like the first drop of water in a parched landscape, for legions of Yamaha fans, who resisted the temptation to bite the bait with Sanos. They were ten years behind but managed to scale the gap more or less, by integrating the technology into most of their […]

Pioneer VSX-831 | My Best AV Receiver

The 5.2 channel Pioneer VSX-831 has a wealth of features. With 4K video on the cusp of taking off, the 831 offers substantial support for the blossoming new format. With Pioneer AV equipment now under the control of former rival Onkyo, we’re starting to see cross-pollination between the two brands. Both are entering the multi-room audio fray […]

Sony STR-DN1070

Sony STR-DN1070 Design Let’s face it, when it comes to AV equipment function beats the crap out of form every time. AV receivers are unabashedly utilitarian. The Sony STR-DN1070 doesn’t deviate from this. It’s more or less just a rectangular black box, however, the front of the unit is clean and free of button clutter […]

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