Sony and Pioneer receivers edge out the competition in CNET shootout
CNET compares the five best midpriced AV receivers of 2008--and looks forward to new models in 2009.
Back in November, I asked the question, "Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg sequestered themselves in the CNET listening room and put several models to the test."--but had to confess that we hadn't reviewed as many as we would've liked. Since then, Senior Associate Editor Matt Moskovciak and resident
When the smoke cleared, the
All of the receivers tested were 2008 models. For 2009,is the only major name that's announced its product lineup, but we're expecting news from Yamaha and Sony in the very near future. That should be followed up in the spring by new model announcements from Onkyo, HK, and Denon. Receivers will be a priority in 2009, so we're looking forward to reviewing the next crop of models as soon as we can. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the current reviews, and what you're looking forward to in the AV receiver realm for 2009.