Receiver and Processor Reviews
Rotel calls the RAP-1580MKII a surround amplified processor, which is basically a home-theater processor with onboard power amplifiers.
Top-line McIntosh MX170 surround sound processor features RoomPerfect room correction, high-quality accessories, and incredible build...
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.