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Yamaha R-N803 review

With excellent sound, a vast array of streaming options, and custom room tuning software built-in, Yamaha’s R-N803 is an audiophile option that won’t bankrupt your vacation fund. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Yamaha RX-V2065 Review

  • 130 watts into seven channels
  • Very good graphical user interface
  • HD Radio tuner
  • Ethernet connectivity (DLNA certified)
  • Two HDMI outputs
  • Digital audio output (optical only)
  • Front-panel HDMI and USB inputs
  • Two remote controls
  • iPhone app
  • No video signal processor
  • Non-assignable digital audio inputs
  • Can’t pair HDMI video with multi-channel analog…
Our Score 7

Sherwood R-904N NetBoxx Review

  • Excellent 7.1 surround sound
  • Wired and wireless networking
  • Entertainment from around the world
  • Support for second listening area
  • Front panel has many blinding blue LEDs
  • No love for Mac & Linux
  • $40 fee to stream video via PlayOn
  • Horrible image quality for Netflix, Hulu and other…
  • Possible quality control issues
  • No support for Pandora
Our Score 7

Denon AVR-2808CI Review

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

Anthem MRX-700 Review

  • Spectacular Sound
  • USB and Ethernet equipped
  • Excellent GUI
  • Excellent Room Calibration Results
  • No 7.1 Analog inputs
  • No S-Video Support
  • No Bi-Amp capability
Our Score 8

Marantz SR6005 Review

  • Excellent sound
  • USB connectivity
  • 7.1, multi-zone and bi-amp capable
  • No THX processing
  • No S-Video input
  • No Ethernet Port for Internet music support
  • New DSP chipset
  • One HDM output, not two
Our Score 7.5

Onkyo HT-RC180 Review

  • Great sound; THX Loudness Plus; five HDMI inputs;…
  • No multi-channel analog inputs; no digital audio…
Our Score 7.5

Yamaha RX-V665 Review

  • Four HDMI inputs; 1080p upscaling calibration mic…
  • No front-panel digital-audio input; can't send…
Our Score 8

Pioneer VSX-816-K/S Review

  • Reasonably priced; full of features; plenty of…
  • Some operations could be smoother; remote is hard…
Our Score 8