AV Receivers

Harman Kardon AVR1610S
REVIEW

Harman Kardon AVR1610S

The Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is a decent AV receiver, but it pales in comparison to plenty of far better alternatives at the same price.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2015
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
Marantz NR1606
EDITORS' TAKE

Marantz NR1606

Marantz has added three new receivers to its 2015 lineup with wireless connectivity and support for 4K video sources as standard.

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
Yamaha RX-V679
EDITORS' TAKE

Yamaha RX-V679

​Yamaha has announced four new receivers in its 2015 RX-V range, which now includes support for 4K video and streaming via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect.

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
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
Monster SoundStage S3
EDITORS' TAKE

Monster SoundStage S3

We get a first taste of the Monster SoundStage S3 wireless speaker system and it's packing some extra features that could edge competitors in this fast-growing category.

Mass Fidelity The Core
EDITORS' TAKE

Mass Fidelity The Core

Mass Fidelity's Bluetooth multiroom speaker The Core generates a wide stereo image from a small box, but expect to pay for the privilege.

TiVo Roamio OTA
EDITORS' TAKE

TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo has announced its first DVR targeted solely at cord-cutters: the $50 Roamio OTA. The bad news? You still have to pay the $15/month service fee, and there's no "lifetime" option.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner
EDITORS' TAKE

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner

This USB tuner means Xbox One owners can watch TV via their console without switching TV input, and use voice controls too.

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Samsung MX-HS8500
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung MX-HS8500

Samsung's MX-HS8500 all-in-one home audio system packs two 15-inch subwoofers and 2,500 watts of power.

Pricing not available

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
3.7 stars User rating out of 4 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

MSRP: $599.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Onkyo TX-NR626
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2013
2.8 stars User rating out of 4 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
Panasonic DMP-MST60
EDITORS' TAKE

Panasonic DMP-MST60

Panasonic introduced two new streaming-video boxes at CES 2013, with the high-end model supporting the full Viera Connect suite of streaming-media services.

MSRP: $99.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Yamaha RX-V573
REVIEW

Yamaha RX-V573

The Yamaha RX-V573 is a serviceable 7.1 AV receiver, but with only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 15, 2012
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Roku LT
REVIEW

Roku LT ( 2012)

The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming content -- including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora -- for just $50.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 8, 2012
3.5 stars User rating out of 9 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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