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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in av receivers.

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

Sharp SD-WH1000U Review

  • Excellent overall hi-res audio performance
  • WiSA is a wonderful thing
  • Ditto WiHD (mostly)
  • Seamless format transitions
  • NNW — Not Necessarily Wireless
  • Can’t play SACDs via WiHD
  • $5K/$6K could be a deal-breaker
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

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

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

Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Review

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

Denon AVR-2808CI Review

  • Excellent sound and power; Plenty of…
  • Complex setup and interface
Our Score 8.5