The Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking.
The Marantz NR1403 is slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking.
The Harman Kardon AVR 1610 appears to have a great combination of features and looks, but doesn't quite live up to its promise.
Marantz's NR-series receivers are nearly half as tall as competitors, plus the new NR1603 has six HDMI inputs and built-in AirPlay.
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Marantz has introduced two new slimline AV receivers, while keeping last year's $400 NR1403 in the line.
The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.
Onkyo's TX-NR525 is a solid AV receiver value, especially considering its affordable accessories, but competitors offer integrated wireless features for not much more.
Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.
The Monoprice 10565 speaker system tops our longtime favorite Energy Take Classic speakers in sound quality, but they lack their stylish look.