Denon’s flagship A/V receivers have historically been the stuff of legend. Unfortunately, the AVR-4520CI drops the torch. While its feature set is at the top of its class, its audio performance turned out to be a letdown.
As compact speaker systems go, it just doesn’t get much better than the latest iteration of Klipsch’s Qunitet system, where build quality, rich sound and impressive dynamics come together in an attractive and affordable package.
Call them computer speakers if you must, but the KEF X300A are some of the finest-sounding speakers available for the money. That they are self-amplified with USB digital inputs are just big bonuses for those seeking a digital audio speaker solution.
Although the Harman/Kardon AVR 3700 possesses the sonic signature of a high-end amplifier and is one of the best-looking receivers we’ve seen in a while, it comes with a handful of quirks you’ll want to be aware of.
The Pioneer Elite VSX-70 carries the Elite badge, but doesn’t seem to carry the Elite pedigree. Though the receiver is an operational darling and its sound is free of aberrations, we just found ourselves wanting more.
While the NuForce DDA-100 doesn’t have the features and functionality to make it appealing to everyone, its outstanding performance and minimalist design will make it an absolute hit among those dedicated to digital music.
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Though Klipsch’s HD Theater 600 may be a bit finicky when it comes to placement, a little time and attention pays back with well-balanced, exciting sound delivered from a package that looks smart wherever you end up putting it.
Yamaha’s RX-A3020 Aventage receiver keeps all of the muscle and audiophile-pleasing engineering of its predecessor, but adds in some much-needed features, putting it in lock-step with competing models. The result is an upgrade well worthy of the extra $200 Yamaha is asking this year.
The Sonos Playbar delivers on its promise of offering sweet, musical sound for audio purists, and its wireless ecosystem remains one of the best in the business. We just wish this sound bar offered more than one, lonely input.
Pioneer pulled in the help of high-end speaker designer Andrew Jones in an effort to pull its standard speaker line’s reputation out of the garage and into the great room. In our review, we find out if Pioneer’s tactic worked.
Klipsch’s size-no-object SB3 sound bar offers sonic accuracy on par with high-end stereo speakers and the best-sounding subwoofer we’ve seen in a bundled package, but its lack of digital inputs and control features may cause pause for some.
KEF’s T100 speaker system looks too thin to deserve a stamp of audiophile approval, but sounds bigger – and better – than plenty of much larger traditional speakers.
Sony's STR-DT1030 provides users 145W (x7) of 7.2-ch surround sound, AirPlay integration, and HD Digital Cinema Sound.
Paradigm's Millenia CT system puts most other compact, self-powered speaker systems to shame with supreme sound the defies its compact size.