Denon PMA-525R Amplifier
Amplifier Denon PMA-525R

Smooth adjustment of loudness is implemented in Denon PMA-525R. When "SOURCE DIRECT" button is on, it turns off as well as controls of balance and timbre. By the way, about timbres. The results of measurements showed that this device has absolutely equal rise and slope - 9 dB in basses and tops that...
Pioneer XV-DV313 Home Theatre System
Home Theatre System Pioneer XV-DV313

The bevel on the front panel of Pioneer XV-DV313 receiver not only ennobles the central unit, but also serves as "landing place" for controls. Such solution allowed removing them from DVD transport: even at the extended tray the access to buttons is not blocked. The acquaintance with the options of initial...
Denon PMA-710AE Amplifier
Amplifier Denon PMA-710AE

Denon PMA-710AE has replaced quite successful PMA-700AE. The amplifier almost hasn't been changed externally and can be easily confused with its predecessor. Well, the design of the novelty is tested by time: a large transformer with separate windings for control circuits and audio path, qualitative...
Mission MX3 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Mission MX3

Among the whole MX series of the English Mission the model under the index of MX3 is the most available from floor standing speaker systems. With relatively modest dimensions the speaker system are quite massive (almost 20 kg). If you fill the existing ballast compartment with grit, the weight will significantly...
Klipsch RF-10 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Klipsch RF-10

The construction of RF-10 from the American Klipsch company comes from reputed reference series (RF= Reference Floor). Despite of the fact that this is the youngest speaker systems in the series, the researches widely used in the older "brothers" are used here. A 25-mm tweeter's dome is hidden in the...
JVC RX-6042S AV-receiver
AV-receiver JVC RX-6042S

Trying to decrease the number of buttons on the remote control the developers of JVC RX-6042S receiver made the front panel the main zone. In particular, the parameters of initial installation, not requiring evaluation by ear, are selected only from "facade" with a help of the branded rotary-push Multi-Jog...
Sony STR-V555ES AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-V555ES

Familiarity with this amazingly flexible in setting model was accompanied by constant surprise. For example, having such incredible set of features, which Sony STR-V555ES receiver has, it turned out that a full-scale listening of 6.1 format was impossible: there are only five amplification channels....
Sony STR-DA5000ES AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA5000ES

Sony always tries to be one step ahead of its competitors. A seven-channel STR-DA5000ES, which was released in 2003, also confirms this. The brain of the device is two 32-bit processors, performing multichannel decoding, processing and correction in high sound resolution. Control system allows you to...
Marantz SR5200 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR5200

The "champagne" body of Marantz SR5200 receiver is all-metal; controls are located with perfect symmetry: rotary volume control is balanced with surround mode choice hand-knob. In addition to them and main functions control buttons, there is AV-input on the front panel, which works only with analog audio...
Yamaha RX-V771 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V771

The model RX-V771 is the latest addition to the catalog of Yamaha, which replaced the popular RX-V767. The novelty has received a network Ethernet interface with advanced functionality and a digital part with more perfected DAC - PCM1781. The number of HDMI 1.4 terminals impresses - 6 inputs and 2 outputs...
Naim NAIT 5i Amplifier
Amplifier Naim NAIT 5i

Not that long ago RCA and Naim audio equipment were incompatible ideas. The engineers from Salisbury preferred only DIN connectors and even gave powerful theoretical grounds for it. But this persistence turned into a headache for the average consumer. The situation has been changed only after the company...
Naim Allae Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Naim Allae

At first glance, there is nothing special in the appearance of Naim Allae - well, maybe only woofer is installed above the tweeter, not vice versa. However, you will find in them many distinctive and sometimes puzzling design solutions. Allae are two-way composite systems with an external crossover (it...
Sony STR-DB790 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB790

Sony STR-DB790 is the receiver, playing 6.1 channel recordings without compromises: appropriate decoders and the additional amplifier for central back channel are in place. Full set of decoders is added by the branded DCS technology, recreating the acoustics of some Hollywood editing studios at the listening...
Kenwood KRF-V4550D AV-receiver
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V4550D

"If only it had DTS decoder...", our experts sorrowed. Yeah, Kenwood KRF-V4550D is equipped with only Dolby Digital/Pro Logic. Switching of video signal is organized not usually: yellow RCA connectors are collected in a separate bunch and designated by A-E letters so it is difficult to understand where...
JVC RX-5032VSL AV-receiver
AV-receiver JVC RX-5032VSL

Attraction center of JVC RX-5032VSL receiver is a large window of fluorescent display. Numerous different controls are grouped around it. Initial settings, not requiring characterization by ear, are available only from the front panel. There are a lot of them: in addition to mandatory, there is the possibility...
Yamaha RX-SL80 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-SL80

This is the device that made the record for sharpness - only 55 mm! With the body of the same height Yamaha produces DVD player DV-SL100. Built quality, design and weight of RX-SL80 cause a great respect. For better coordination with load there is the switch of speaker systems' resistance, and for cooling...
Arcam AVR300 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Arcam AVR300

Arcam AVR300 is a multichannel receiver with relatively modest switching capabilities (is designed for work with six sources and doesn't have HDMI inputs), but takes the highest place in the company's model range. Arcam always comply with the principle that more intelligent and powerful multichannel...
Harman/Kardon AVR 140 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 140

Harman/Kardon AVR 140 has modest showings of output power. Almost three-fold difference in comparison with the competitors can scare many. An how wrong you are! First, real 40W in channel is not a few (enough for any speaker system with the sensitivity of more than 89 dB/m). Second, power value is given...
Harman/Kardon AVR 165 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 165

Harman/Kardon AVR165 receiver has five amplification channels (95W each), but the connection of an additional power amp is not provided. Output stages can give up to 25 Ampere, providing the confident control of any system. In addition to standard interfaces, this model has four 1.4 HDMI connectors,...
Harman/Kardon AVR 235 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 235

Harman/Kardon AVR-235 is in the middle of the line and can satisfy even the most unwanted by sellers' contingent - demanding but not very solvent movie lovers. This is precisely the golden mean when simplifications of the design are already sufficient to reduce the cost, but not too significantly deteriorate...