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Rotel RA-1570 review

The RA-1570 requires a little bit of investment, but delivers an incredible return, blending a rich set of features with a clean, powerful amplifier, all delivered in a strikingly handsome package. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Anthem Integrated 225 Review

  • Pure, accurate and engaging sound
  • Extremely powerful
  • Clean, attractive design
  • Outstanding phono input
  • Balanced XLR inputs
  • Overly sensitive volume control
Our Score 9.5

Marantz SR6004 Review

  • Superb sound
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • 7.1, multi-zone and bi-amp capable
  • Pro-Logic IIz support
  • No THX processing
  • Only one S-Video input
Our Score 9.5

Rotel RA-1570 Review

  • Excellent musicality
  • Dashing good looks
  • Digital and analog inputs, including phono
  • Defeatable tone controls
  • Pre-outs for subwoofer or external amp
  • Finicky remote control of mobile devices
  • USB driver install required for 24/192 (PC)
  • Sluggish remote control response
Our Score 9

Pioneer Elite SC-79 Review

  • Gobs of power
  • Highly dynamic
  • Comfortable, warm sound with lots of detail
  • Advanced multi zone capability
  • Decodes high definition audio files
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi require accessory purchase
  • Single crossover point for all speakers
  • MCACC setup robs sound of character
Our Score 9

Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Review

  • Supports many connection types; easy to use; power…
  • Minor iPod Video glitch; DISP button caused…
Our Score 9

Marantz PM6004 Review

  • Ample power
  • Tight bass, transparent mids, warm-yet-detailed…
  • Phono pre-amp included
  • Two sets of speaker outputs
  • Source direct mode
  • Lacks muscle needed for deepest sub-bass
  • No ⅛-inch input for portable media players
Our Score 9

Yamaha Aventage A-3020 Review

  • Clean, gutsy and powerful sound
  • Excellent detail reproduction
  • Fine performer for music, too
  • Accurate auto setup program
  • UI extremely logical and a joy to use
  • Upper mids and lower treble a little too bright
  • Sound could be more transparent
Our Score 8.5

Yamaha RX-V773 Review

  • Clean, muscular sound
  • Dual HDMI outputs
  • Built-in AirPlay
  • Wireless Internet adapter included
  • Unimpressive Internet radio interface
  • Remote not backlit
  • Buckles under extreme volumes
Our Score 8.5