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...
Yamaha RX-V530RDS AV-receiver
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V530RDS

Yamaha is true to itself: the black case of RX-V530RDS receiver and orange fluorescent display with multistage Dimmer - indispensable during the initial setting because there are no screen menus. You can perform this procedure from both front panel and the remote control of the most conservative shapes,...
Yamaha RX-V800RDS AV-receiver
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V800RDS

Here are impressive number of DSP-processing modes, a lot of processing parameters, visual explanations in the instruction (you will easily understand what I mean, what reverb is and how its adjustments of time, delay and level affect the result; how does the room size and the reflection character from...
Marantz SR4600 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR4600

A noble minimalism of Marantz SR4600 receiver makes you think that here is a very expensive device. Unusual highlighting adds charm to the facade; unfortunately, the set of frontal inputs was sacrificed to the beauty. You get the impression that the designer worked over the back panel too, because all...
Marantz SR4001 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR4001

Among connoisseurs of high-quality sound, Marantz brand has become the legend for a long time and truly takes one of the honorable places in the "hall of sound fame". Over the course of its long history this Japanese manufacturer has gained the reputation of uncompromising company, always paying high...
Marantz SR5600 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR5600

In terms of price/quality ratio SR5600 can be considered to be one of the most successful models of the company. Marantz devices usually differ by good musicality, but cost a lot. However, this model, which came instead of perfectly accepted by buyers and critics SR5500, is not inferior to competitors...
Harman/Kardon AVR 360 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Harman/Kardon AVR 360

AVR 360 receiver looks very attractively, laconically and modern. A graphic interface of the settings is beautiful and utterly easy-to-understand, and you can control other seven other system's components by the programmed remote control. How not to get the length of foot to such device? Everything...