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  1. Sony STR-DH800 review

    Sony STR-DH800 review

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    Is this budget-priced AV receiver a loss leader?

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    Onkyo TX-NR3007 review

    Onkyo TX-NR3007 review

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    Is there anything this feature-packed 9.2-channel HD receiver from Onkyo can't do?

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    Arcam FMJ AV888 and P777 review

    Arcam FMJ AV888 and P777 review

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    Arcam's pre-power amplifier combo leaves Richard Stevenson battered, bruised and grinning from ear-to-ear

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    Onkyo TX-NR807 review

    Onkyo TX-NR807 review

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    The TX-NR807 is a feature-packed AVR sure to find a devoted following

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    Pioneer SC-LX82 review

    Pioneer SC-LX82 review

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    This new AV receiver rekindles our relationship with Pioneer's digital AVR technology

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    NAD T755 review

    NAD T755 review

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    Like many, I admire NAD's long-standing adherence to its 'music first' ideology, which basically boils down to putting performance before features that you might not use. In simpler times this was a clear signpost that the brand prioritised sonic integrity above all else. But advocating feature frugality is a harder sell in today's AVR market, particularly when it has become dominated by Japanese brands (notably Onkyo) which cram their receivers with every conceivable piece of tech going.

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    ONKYO TX-SR606 review

    ONKYO TX-SR606 review

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    The world’s hottest AV receiver has had a facelift. After breathing new life into the moribund AVR market with the TX-SR605 last year, Onkyo has returned with a sequel product, the £400 TX-SR606. A cursory glance would indicate that there’s little real difference between the two models, so what’s new?

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    Onkyo TX-NR905 review

    Onkyo TX-NR905 review

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    Onkyo’s last AV receiver range was an aggressively-priced tour de force that finally secured the brand’s status as an A-list AVR supplier. With an early implementation of next-gen audio codes, audiophile performance and hardcore cinephile focus, Onkyo muscled past more familiar names in the AVR world to become the hottest brand on the high-street.

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    Denon AVP-A1HD & POA-A1HD review

    Denon AVP-A1HD & POA-A1HD review

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    I've been in a personal lather about the Denon A1HD duo since I first saw them at the IFA exhibition last September. I have played and I have listened, and can confirm that my initial desires have turned into a full scale love affair. If you have the cash to splash, and the room to fit it, then Denon's state-of-the-art AVP-A1HD & POA-A1HDA1HD pairing is the simply the best AV solution in the world

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    Denon AVR-1908 review

    Denon AVR-1908 review

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    Denon has receivers positioned at almost every price point; the 1908 falls at the meat and potatoes end of the scale. Yet it still packs in features and benefits from trickle-down technologies – like its entirely separate audio and video signal paths.

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    Panasonic SA-XR700EG review

    Panasonic SA-XR700EG review

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    Although the features and functionality are virtually the same as the other receivers in this test, this Panasonic is a radically different design.

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    Sony STR-DA5300ES review

    Sony STR-DA5300ES review

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    With a fine features set, high-tech engineering, spacious movie surround sound and a penchant to be a two-channel hi-fi system in its spare time, the Sony STR-DA5300ES receiver is a contender. The sound, which majors on detail resolution and clarity, is a real grower that seems to get better with every listen; the operation becomes very slick with familiarity; and the fit, finish and build is a joy to own.

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    Marantz SR5500 review

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    Marantz's SR5500 has been doing the rounds since late 2004, which equates to being long-inthe- tooth in AV receiver terms. As such it doesn't boast any auto set-up system, has no truck with auto EQ and doesn't come supplied with...

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    Yamaha RX-V2600 review

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    To get the V2600, take an RX-V4600, cut out the i.Link inputs to save a few shekels on the retail price, and add in a full-fat 1080i/720p video scaler. As both models are still current, the differentiator is one of price

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    Pioneer VSX-LX60 review

    Pioneer VSX-LX60 review

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    Pioneer's high-contrast Kuro Plasma TVs, have been grabbing all the technology headlines of late, but while the PDP division has been discovering new shades of black, the less-celebrated audio team has developed a thumping new line-up of AV receivers

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    Onkyo TX-SR505E review

    Onkyo TX-SR505E review

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    The new Onkyo TX-SR505E AV receiver is a remarkably flexible home cinema model for the money. Its looks are eye-catching for all the wrong reasons, but the cheap and rather plasticky styling is the only sacrifice to keep pricing low

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    Marantz SR6001 review

    Marantz SR6001 review

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    The Marantz SR6001 has plenty in common with the high-end SR7001receiver we reviewed in our March issue. The design team may have spentless on connectivity, but from the front, it looks identical to its

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    Marantz SR5001 review

    Marantz SR5001 review

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    Marantz' SR5001 sets a high standard for a receiver under £500. Build quality is outstanding for the money and only the lightweight and button-crazy handset give us any cause to grumble. Sacrifices have inevitably been made to keep pricing low.

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 640R review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 640R review

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    Despite successfully mixing it with the big Japanese manufacturers, there is still something quintessentially British about Cambridge Audio. Cambridge was determined not to launch this mid-market receiver until it was deemed perfect.

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    Sony STR DA5200ES review

    Sony STR DA5200ES review

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    Rather than simply evolving its previous AV receivers, the big S has gone all-out with a completely new design for its latest ES class trio. The STR- DA5200ES tested here is top of that crop, and is impressive from the start

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    Pioneer VSX-AX2AS review

    Pioneer VSX-AX2AS review

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    Take Pioneer's VSX-AX4ASi, strip off a few inputs, lose the second zone remote and shave £150 off the price - and what have you got? Yup, the new VSX-AX2AS. Blink and you'll miss the differences, both inside and out

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    Marantz SR7001 review

    Marantz SR7001 review

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    The Marantz stand at IFA last September positively bristled with new kit, and the SR7001 is the first of a classy new line-up of AV receivers. In the past, Marantz's receivers have tended to concentrate on sound quality at the expense of gadgetry.

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    Pioneer VSX-1016V review

    Pioneer VSX-1016V review

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    The Pioneer VSX-1016V looks identical to its more costly sibling the VSX-2016AV, and at first glance the specification looks similar too. It's a step down model, but THX Select2 and THX Surround EX certification are emblazoned on the front panel

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    Onkyo TX-SR604E review

    Onkyo TX-SR604E review

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    I often get an attack of deja-vu on the sofa, usually the result of too many days spent in a darkened room with nothing but cinema snacks for company. But I've definitely seen this Onkyo before...

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    Onkyo TX-SR875 review

    Onkyo TX-SR875 review

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    Hands up how many of you bought an HD Ready TV long before there were any meaningful HD sources? Yah, me too - it's all about wanting the best and future-proofing your home cinema system

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