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  1. Onkyo TX-SR605 review

    Onkyo TX-SR605 review

    10  

    There are many things in the world that are impossible. Dividing by zero, bumblebees flying and the advertised price of sofas during the Bank Holiday sales are the usual examples. You can now add Onkyo's TX-SR605 to the list.

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    Denon AVR-1507 review

    Denon AVR-1507 review

    8  

    Denon's AV receivers usually have a lengthy features list, and its latest, the AVR-1507, is no exception. Impressive as the feature count is, one thing stands out above all others - the affordable price tag

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 640R review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 640R review

    8  

    The Azur 640R is the latest addition to the Cambridge Audio line-up and marks the brand's first entry into the 7.1-channel surround sound arena. Sold exclusively through Richer Sounds, the Azur 640R sports a sleek brushed-metal front panel

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    Meridian G95 review

    Meridian G95 review

    8  

    Linn did it a while back, Arcam just did it, and now Meridian is doingit too. It's the single box that offers CD and DVD playback, FM and/or DAB tuning, multichannel processing and amplification. And it does all of them well...

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    Marantz SR8001 review

    Marantz SR8001 review

    8  

    I haven't been too proud to beg in the past and at long last Marantz has thrown me a metaphorical penny - the SR8001. My prayers have been answered with a receiver offering two HDMI outputs

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    Panasonic SA-XR700 review

    Panasonic SA-XR700 review

    6  

    Panasonic has nailed its colours to the mast on high-definition disc formats and those colours are blue - well, Blu to be precise. Its first Blu-ray disc player, the DMP-BD10, is in the shops and a partnering AV amplifier

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 340R review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 340R review

    8  

    There's never been a better time to upgrade your home cinema amplification. Between Denon's formidable feature sets and Onkyo's aggressive pricing, the AV receiver market has rarely been more competitive

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    Arcam DiVA AVR-280 review

    Arcam DiVA AVR-280 review

    10  

    How many home cinema fans with mid-priced AV receivers ever bother to upgrade with a multi-channel power amp? According to Arcam's Geoff Meads, very few indeed - which goes some way to explain what looks like an AVR-350 'lite' arriving on our test bench

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    Marantz SR7001 review

    Marantz SR7001 review

    10  

    Marantz' SR7001 AV receiver has all bases covered for those seeking a flexible home cinema powerhouse that isn't likely to be outclassed soon. The seven-channel amp is THX certified, so complies with specialist surround sound performance criteria

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    Denon AVR-2307 review

    Denon AVR-2307 review

    8  

    Denon's receiver range grows more comprehensive each year and the current line up features no less than seven, from the entry-level AVR-1507 to the uber-specified AVR-4306. The range advancement is logical

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    Yamaha RX-V559DAB review

    Yamaha RX-V559DAB review

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    The Yamaha RX-V559DAB is one of the first surround receivers to incorporate a DAB tuner alongside built-in FM and AM tuners. The Digital ToP-ART specification means that the RX-V559DAB incorporates some of the brand's top-draw electronics.

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 540R review

    8  

    The Cambridge Audio Azur 540R is sold exclusively through Richer Sounds retail stores and online. Despite the affordable price it's one of the best-looking and solidly built models here, and delivers 80W to each of its six channels.

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    Denon AVR-4308 review

    Denon AVR-4308 review

    8  

    Every now and then the audio industry shudders, shakes and evolves. Shedding its old skin like a snake, it emerges with a raft of new products that really shake up the home cinema market. The result is a new wave of kit (home cinema v2.0?) that pushes the envelope in terms of features and performance and leaves cinephiles with no option but to take once-revered reference kit outside to be shot

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    Yamaha RX-V559DAB review

    Yamaha RX-V559DAB review

    8  

    Five hundred quid is currently the hottest market for AV amplifiers in the UK and the competition is ferocious. This is great news for home cinema enthusiasts as the benchmark for performance, features and sheer value...

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    Denon AVR-4306 review

    Denon AVR-4306 review

    10  

    If ever the phrase 'don't judge a book by its cover' was going to be epitomised by a piece of AV gear, this is the one to do it. Denon's new receiver may not look special (it looks nice, in Denon's usual classy style, but not out of the ordinary)

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    Sony STR-DG710 review

    Sony STR-DG710 review

    6  

    Sony currently has one of its strongest ever collections of AV receivers. The STR-DG710 sits near the bottom of the range; a 6.1-channel receiver lacking many of the features – multiroom, multichannel analogue inputs for example – of bigger Sony beasts.

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    Onkyo TX-SR805 review

    Onkyo TX-SR805 review

    8  

    Onkyo is on a roll. I first realized this some time ago when visiting their HQ in Japan, and discovered for myself the scale, breadth and imagination of the company.

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    Onkyo TX-NR5000E review

    10  

    Onkyo has long been a major supporter of high-end home cinema, but for some reason hasn't really made it to the top of the barrel; but that hasn't stopped it developing a very complete and in some cases genuinely distinctive range ...

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 540R V3 review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 540R V3 review

    8  

    This is the second revision in the Azur 540R's short lifespan and demonstrates Cambridge Audio's speedy response to the competitive home entertainment market. Externally, version three looks no different from its predecessors

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    Onkyo TX-SR674E review

    Onkyo TX-SR674E review

    8  

    Sacrifices may have been made with the Onkyo's slightly bulkier design, primitive menus and a tacky, blue backlit volume knob, but it offers 90W to each of its seven amplifier channels and an astonishingly high degree of flexibility at the price.

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    Pioneer VSX-2016AV review

    Pioneer VSX-2016AV review

    10  

    With its impressive specs, the Pioneer VSX-2016AV easily justifies its price. It has HDMI in/outs along with useful touches like a custom iPod input with connection lead, a front panel USB input and a second zone for extra rear channels

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    Yamaha N600D review

    Yamaha N600D review

    8  

    It may look like yet another mid-priced AV receiver, but behind the RX-N600D's familiar titanium coloured fascia is a story of AV-IT convergence. Okay, the USB port on the front is a bit of a giveaway - this is Yamaha's first Network AV receiver.

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    Harmon Kardon AVR 7300 review

    9  

    Harman Kardon celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and is one of the biggest names in premium home entertainment... at least, it is in America. Oddly the brand - the parent company of which owns numerous high-end electronics...

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