Receiver and Processor Reviews
For premium sound from home theater separates, the NAD M17 V2 Surround Sound Preamp Processor merits serious consideration. It brings supremely accurate and detailed audio to that special place occupied by only the finest audio components.
The Arcam AVR550 AV Receiver is in the middle of Arcam’s Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) line. It shares many features with Arcam’s flagship model, the AVR850, but for a lower price tag. The AVR550 sports a full complement of the latest surround decoding abilities including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It also sports audiophile quality DACs and some surprisingly good power amplifiers.
The Yamaha R-N303 is one of Yamaha’s new entries into the market of wireless receivers. The R-N303 features connectivity with AirPlay®, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, Wi-Fi®, Wireless Direct, and a phono stage. So you should, in theory, be able to play music from pretty much any source.
Today, I’m looking at NAD’s flagship T 777 V3 AV Surround Sound Receiver. It has seven amp channels with 80 watts per, Dolby Atmos, 4K video passthrough, and Dirac Live. With Modular Design Construction, you can upgrade and add features to keep pace with evolving technologies.
The Arcam SR250 Stereo AV Receiver allows two-channel music enthusiasts to bring analog audio from video sources into their systems while taking video from a Blu-ray player or cable box, to their home theater. It provides an ultra-high performance two-channel amplifier that switches Ultra HD video while also decoding and down-mixing HD multi-channel content to two channels.
The Anthem AVM 60 is an 11.2 channel preamplifier-processor which supports both the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based audio formats, as well as the Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixers. The AVM 60 includes Anthem Room Correction (ARC), DTS Play-Fi and is ready for 4K UHD TV and UHD Blu-ray with support for HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, HDR (high dynamic range), BT. 2020 wide color gamut, and Dolby Vision.
In the ultra-competitive market for mid-range receivers, the Onkyo TX-NR676 stands out due to the company’s commitment to audiophile quality sound over gimmicks.
Whether you are into streaming high resolution music, USB audio files, Internet Radio, or prefer to play vinyl records, the Outlaw Audio RR2160 Stereo Retro Receiver will deliver great sound quality while giving your audio rack a distinctive retro look.
AudioControl’s new Maestro M9 Surround Sound Processor handles every available consumer surround codec, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It utilizes Dirac Live room correction and employs a host of automation features which make it the ideal nerve center for a high end home theater.