Popular receiver comparisons 2018

  • Yamaha RX-V685BL review Denon AVRS940H review

    Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVRS940H

    The Denon AVRS940H vs Yamaha RX-V685BL collation shows that the first device (630W) has lower total output power than the second one has (650W). The Yamaha also is exceeded by Denon owing to some built-in decoders’ absence (DTS neural:X and Dolby Surround). Its sound doesn’t have the depth.
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  • Yamaha RX-V485 review Denon AVRS640H review

    Yamaha RX-V485 vs Denon AVRS640H

    The test of Denon AVRS640H vs Yamaha RX-V485 is intended to compare two inexpensive AVs to understand the reasons for the same price, given that Denon AVRS640H has more inputs, built-in decoders, and 7 channels versus Yamaha RX-V485’s 5 ones.
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  • Onkyo TX-NR676 review Onkyo TX-NR787 review

    Onkyo TX-NR676 vs TX-NR787

    I’ve come up with an idea for testing Onkyo TX-NR787 vs TX-NR676 to compare the senior and junior models of the same company to reveal the TX-NR787’s novelties and improvements that have made it twice expensive than TX-NR676 and the junior unit’s possible advantages that allow not overpaying.
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  • Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review Yamaha TSR-5810 review

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs TSR-5810

    It was interesting to test Yamaha TSR-5810 vs AVENTAGE RX-A2080 in order to compare two units of the same manufacturer but of different series and from diverse price ranges (low-cost TSR-5810 versus high-end AVENTAGE RX-A2080) and to clarify whether there is an essential difference between those two...
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  • Onkyo TX-NR686 review Pioneer VSX-932 review

    Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Pioneer VSX-932

    I’d like to compare two mid-range units – Pioneer VSX-932 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 – in order to find out not so obvious differences as the power (Pioneer’s 560W versus Onkyo’s 800W) or their number of channels (and they both have 7 ones) to see the reasons for a significant price dif...
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  • Denon AVR-X4400H review Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

    Denon AVR-X4400H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

    Pioneer and Denon are the titans of the sound technology world and their products have much to offer in terms of premium sound and picture quality. Denon AVR-X4400H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503 testing shows that the first device provides more options in audio formats and built-in decoders. Pioneer VSX-LX50...
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  • Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review Onkyo TX-RZ3100 review

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Onkyo TX-RZ3100

    I was really excited to test and compare 9.2-channel Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and 11.2-channel Onkyo TX-RZ3100 AV receivers. Yamaha and Onkyo offer us stable high quality. The receivers let you enjoy surround sound. Onkyo TX-RZ3100 provides Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround, meanwhile...
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  • Onkyo TX-NR676 review Onkyo TX-NR737 review

    Onkyo TX-NR676 vs TX-NR737

    Due to the Onkyo TX-NR676 vs TX-NR737 review, I found out that devices are well-equipped, support popular AV formats, except for AIFF in the TX-NR737. They present a great price / quality combination. TX-NR737 doesn’t provide Dolby surround that makes it lose rearding immersion in sound effect.
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  • Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 review Yamaha RX-A880 review

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs RX-A880

    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs RX-A880 test proves that the units are hard to compare: they seem almost identical and equipped alike. In the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 versus RX-A880 battle, Yamaha RX-A880 presents more affordable cost and output power per channel, meanwhile, the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 offers Sur...
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  • Pioneer VSX-1131 review Pioneer VSX-LX302 review

    Pioneer VSX-1131 vs VSX-LX302

    To make your final decision and choose the best A/V receiver – Pioneer VSX-1131 vs VSX-LX302, you should understand that Pioneer VSX-1131 is affordable, while its competitor is a very multifunctional product with an impressive number of connectors and built-in decoders.
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  • Pioneer VSX-LX303 review Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

    Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs VSX-LX503

    What should you choose – Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs VSX-LX503? It’s hard to make your final decision because VSX-LX303 has a lot of built-in decoders, while its competitor, VSX-LX503, has a great mobile application, which you can use instead of the physical remote controller.
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  • Onkyo TX-NR686 review Onkyo TX-NR585 review

    Onkyo TX-NR686 vs TX-NR585

    If you want to compare Onkyo TX-NR686 vs TX-NR585 in order to choose the best A/V receiver, you should understand that Onkyo TX-TR686 has better compatibility with other services, while its competitor is able to provide better sound quality. Articl...
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  • Onkyo TX-NR676 review Denon AVRS740H review

    Onkyo TX-NR676 vs Denon AVRS740H

    While testing Denon AVRS740H vs Onkyo TX-NR676, I’d like to compare mid-level devices to see the reasons for Denon AVRS740H’s higher price despite its 5 channels versus Onkyo TX-NR676’s 7 ones and Denon’s modest power – only 390W against Onkyo TX-NR676’s 700W.
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  • Denon AVRS740H review Pioneer VSX-933 review

    Denon AVRS740H vs Pioneer VSX-933

    Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVRS740H review made to compare two receivers that belong to the same price range, which have different total output power – 560W (Pioneer) versus 390W (Denon). Article navigation
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  • Marantz SR7012 review Marantz AV7703 review

    Marantz SR7012 vs AV7703

    The receivers Marantz AV7703 and Marantz SR7012 are much alike I must say. It is pretty interesting to compare them because most features are similar, such as internet radio support, digital and network audio players, supported audio formats, built-in decoders, connectivity interfaces, etc. However, I have found a c...
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  • Denon AVRX2400H review Pioneer VSX-933 review

    Denon AVRX2400H vs Pioneer VSX-933

    While testing Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVRX2400H, I tried to compare two mid-level devices with the same power, number of channels, sizes, and smart features. The units seemed to be clones except Pioneer VSX-933’s AIR Studios monitor certification to ensure the AV’s sound quality. On the other...
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  • Denon AVRS740H review Onkyo TX-NR686 review

    Denon AVRS740H vs Onkyo TX-NR686

    The test Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Denon AVRS740H was carried out to compare the mid-range Onkyo model and the low-cost Denon unit. The lack of built-in decoders makes Denon AVRS740H’s more affordable, of course. However, Onkyo TX-NR686 with its 800W of power versus Denon AVRS740H’s 390W is a rather tempt...
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  • Onkyo TX-8220 review Sony STRDH190 review

    Onkyo TX-8220 vs Sony STRDH190

    The Sony STRDH190 vs Onkyo TX-8220 comparison demonstrates that the total output power of both devices varies incredibly. The first one has 200W and the second one – only 100W. The same situation is with output power per channel because the STRDH190 can boast with 100W and the TX-8220 – with 50W. ...
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  • Marantz NR1608 review Pioneer VSX-S520 review

    Marantz NR1608 vs Pioneer VSX-S520

    Marantz NR1608 is, above all, a multi-channel receiver, it is also accurate enough to make the most of the sources of hi-res music, and its overall usability has never been better. At the same time, Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Marantz NR1608 has support for the HEOS multi-room system, which makes it attractive in...
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  • Denon AVRX3400H review Sony STRDN1080 review

    Denon AVRX3400H vs Sony STRDN1080

    The new AV-receiver is unlikely to surprise anyone, even if it can play Dolby Atmos or commute 4K with HDR. Sony STRDN1080 vs Denon AVRX3400H have this classic Hi-Fi component, while the vector of home Hi-Fi development has a different direction, and the main innovations are required to have the word &ldquo...
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