AV Receivers

Onkyo TX-NR646
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR646

Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony STR-DN1060
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1060

The Sony STR-DN1060 AV receiver offers great sound and is chock full of solid streaming audio features, but rivals are nipping at its heels.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Yamaha RX-V379
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V379

Unless you have a huge home theater or tough-to-drive speakers, the Yamaha RX-V379's combination of useful features and solid performance may be all you need.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 17, 2015
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound
REVIEW

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound

The PSB Alpha VS21's skimpy feature lineup and so-so movie sound quality don't live up to expectations considering its hefty $600 list price.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2015
Marantz NR1605
REVIEW

Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2015
Denon AVR-S500BT
REVIEW

Denon AVR-S500BT

While the AVR-S500BT is one of Denon's least expensive receivers, its features lineup is surprisingly generous, and movie and music sound quality is up to snuff for the price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 23, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony STR-DN850
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN850

The Sony STR-DN850 has it all: bountiful Wi-Fi networking features, the brawn to provide maximum home theater fun, and the refinement to bring a string quartet recording to life.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2014
Marantz SR5009
REVIEW

Marantz SR5009

The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with stellar sound quality.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 23, 2014
Onkyo TX-NR535
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR535

Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony STR-DN1050
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1050

The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2014
3.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Onkyo TX-NR636
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 12, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony STR-DN840
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN840

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Harman Kardon AVR 1610
REVIEW

Harman Kardon AVR 1610

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610 appears to have a great combination of features and looks, but doesn't quite live up to its promise.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 31, 2013
Marantz NR1403
REVIEW

Marantz NR1403

The Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 2, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pioneer VSX-823-K
REVIEW

Pioneer VSX-823-K

The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 26, 2013
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Onkyo TX-NR525
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR525

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2013
Sony STR-DN1040
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1040

The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2013
2.8 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Yamaha RX-V675
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V675

Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 22, 2013
Denon AVR-E400
REVIEW

Denon AVR-E400

Denon's AVR-E400 embodies some progress in simplifying the arduous AV receiver setup process, but it lacks convenient wireless features you'd expect at this price.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 12, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pioneer VSX-1022-K
REVIEW

Pioneer VSX-1022-K

The Pioneer VSX-1022-K's combination of six HDMI inputs and AirPlay looks good from afar, but this AV receiver is only worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 21, 2012
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Onkyo TX-NR414
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR414

The Onyko TX-NR414 offers the best AV receiver value for those with a tight budget, although the step-up TX-NR515 model is worth the extra cash if you can afford it.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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Onkyo TX-NR616
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR616

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2012
2.3 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Sony STR-DN1030
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1030

The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2012
3.4 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Denon AVR-1913
REVIEW

Denon AVR-1913

The Denon AVR-1913 has a solid set of features and excellent sound quality, but competing AV receivers offer better value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 20, 2012
3.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes

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Sony STR-DN1020
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1020

The Sony STR-DN1020 isn't a bad AV receiver, but it lags behind its competitors in just about every attribute we consider important.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 12, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Yamaha RX-V671
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V671

The Yamaha RX-V671 sounds excellent and supports several high-quality streaming-music services, but it lacks built-in AirPlay support.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2011
4.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Onkyo HTX-22HDX
REVIEW

Onkyo HTX-22HDX ( black)

The Onkyo HTX-22HDX is a slick-looking 2.1 home theater system with good features, but its sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 28, 2011
Marantz NR1601
REVIEW

Marantz NR1601

The Marantz NR1601 has a stylish, slimline design and excellent sound quality, although other AV receivers offer more features for less money.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 9, 2010

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Sony STR-DN1010
REVIEW

Sony STR-DN1010

Sony's midrange AV receiver improves on its predecessor with new HDMI features like standby pass-through and 3D compatibility, but it lacks a compelling reason to pick it over its competitors.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 25, 2010
Pioneer VSX-1020-K
REVIEW

Pioneer VSX-1020-K

Six HDMI inputs, easy iPod connectivity, and sweet sound quality make the Pioneer VSX-1020-K an excellent midrange AV receiver, although it's missing some minor HDMI features.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2010
0 stars User rating out of 3 votes

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