A/V receiver Reviews

Denon AVR-3200
A/V receiver

Denon's flagship AVR-5600 receiver impressed me mightily last year. The company's foray into more affordable Dolby Digital territory is the smaller and more modest-looking AVR-3200....
Denon DRA-1035R
A/V receiver

The Denon DRA-1035R, a powerful and flexible AM/FM stereo receiver, also provides video and audio control facilities for two VCR's and a videodisc player. Although we have seen receivers...
Denon DRA-300
A/V receiver

The Denon DRA-300 is a moderately powered, moderately priced stereo receiver with digital-synthesis tuning for both the AM and FM bands. Its audio amplifier section is rated to deliver...
Harman Kardon AVR 25
A/V receiver

Holding the second slot among Harman Kardon's A/V receivers, the AVR25 is rated at 75 watts per channel in stereo mode, 65 watts for each of the three front speakers and 25 watts for...
Harman Kardon hk880 Vxi
A/V receiver

The Harman Kardon hk880 Vxi high-voltage/high-current receiver has a dualvoltage power supply controlled by a rear-apron switch. The high-voltage setting enables it to drive 8-ohm speakers...
Kenwood 1080VR
A/V receiver

Kenwood's Model 1080VR represents a breakthrough in A/V receivers. Priced at $700, it is one of the first receivers providing full Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoding at a cost substantially...
Marantz RS 3559
A/V receiver

The Marantz RS 3559, which heads the company's Century Collection, is a large, powerful audio/video receiver offering an exceptional combination of control features and high performance...
Marantz SR-580
A/V receiver

As A/V receivers continue to evolve, you can now buy a generously powered all-in-one component that includes Dolby Digital (DD) 5.1-channel decoding, as well as digital-domain Dolby...
Marantz SR-96
A/V receiver

Having tested the waters with THX power amplifiers and a THX tuner/preamp, Marantz has now jumped in with both feet and produced one of the industry's few THX receivers, the SR-96....
Mitsubishi M-AV1
A/V receiver

Mitsubishi's M-AV1 audio/video receiver, designed as the control center for a group of compatible components that form a complete and highly versatile a/v system, includes four channels...
NAD 7150
A/V receiver

The FM section of the NAD 7150 stereo receiver features the Schotz Variable Bandwidth PLL detector, whose announcement last year aroused much interest in audio circles. The detector...
NEC AVR-1000
A/V receiver

The NEC AVR-1000 surround-sound receiver is the first stereo receiver to carry the NEC brand name. It is also one of the most versatile audio/video (a/v) receivers we have seen to date,...