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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.

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-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

Sherwood RD-7503 Review

  • Three HDMI inputs; decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD…
  • No video or digital audio inputs in the front…
Our Score 7

Onkyo TX-NR818 Review

  • Excellent audio performance
  • Exceptional video upscaling
  • THX Select2 Plus certified
  • Grey-on-black labels are very difficult to read
  • No AirPlay support
  • No digital outputs to support outboard DAC
Our Score 8.5

Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Review

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

Pioneer Elite SC-07 Receiver Review

  • High-tech Class D amplifier technology; MCACC…
  • Clunky remote control; no HDMI video processing.
Our Score 8.5

Denon AVR-3312CI Review

  • Great sound
  • USB, Ethernet and Airplay enabled
  • Fun iPhone, iPad remote app
  • Supports FLAC streaming
  • Complicated setup
  • Menu difficult to navigate
  • Remote not backlit, missing some functions
  • No satellite radio
  • Sluggish app interface
Our Score 8

Sony STR-DA4600ES Review

  • Above average sound
  • 4-Port ethernet switch
  • DLNA support
  • Upscaled HDMI Video for Zone 2
  • Slow user interface navigation
  • Some limited flexibility
  • Lower power in surround modes
  • No USB, S-Video
Our Score 7

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