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    Denon AVC-X4700H AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon AVC-X4700H AV Receiver Review
    The Denon AVC-X4700H is an AV receiver with nine built-in channels of amplification, and the ability to process 11.2 channels. It also offers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and IMAX Enhanced, along with HDMI 2.1 and HEOS multi-room. So, is this the manufacturer's AVR sweet spot?  
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    Yamaha Aventage RX-A2A AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A2A AV Receiver Review
    The Yamaha RX-A2A is the entry-point into the manufacturer's new line-up of Aventage AV receivers, but aside from the cosmetics, does it do enough to differentiate itself from the range below?  
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    Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver Review
    The Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver might sport a snazzy new design, but is the latest line-up that much different from the previous generation?  
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    JBL Synthesis SDR-35 AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    JBL Synthesis SDR-35 AV Receiver Review
    JBL Synthesis joins the AV receiver market by taking the Arcam AVR30 and adding its own unique cinema heritage to create the SDR-35.  
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    Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon AVC-A110 AV Amplifier Review
    Denon celebrates its 110th anniversary with a special edition AV amplifier that looks to the past while embracing the future.  
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    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review
    The NAD T 778 introduces a new design concept including a large TFT touchscreen, support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X along with Dirac Live room correction and BluOS streaming. So is it any good?  
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    Marantz SR7015 AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Marantz SR7015 AV Amplifier Review
    Marantz's new SR7015 9-channel AV amplifier boasts every feature imaginable, including support for 8K. But do all these new bells and whistles justify an upgrade?  
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    Arcam AVR30 AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Arcam AVR30 AV Receiver Review
    The Arcam AVR30 AV receiver finally arrives for review with seven channels of built-in Class G amplification and 9.1.6-channel processing. There's Dolby Atmos, DTS:X IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D decoding, along with eARC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast. But was it worth the wait?  
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    Focal Astral 16 AV Processor/Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Focal Astral 16 AV Processor/Amplifier Review
    The Focal Astral 16 is a high-end AV processor and amplifier that has 12 channels built-in, but can decode up to 16 for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. There's also Dirac Live and sophisticated web-based interface, but does it do enough to justify the hefty price-tag.  
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    Denon AVR-X3600H 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Denon AVR-X3600H 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review
    The Denon X3600 is a 9.2 channel 4K Ultra HD AV receiver with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and the new IMAX Enhanced system. It also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri for seamless voice control. So is this the best AVR for under £1000?  
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    Yamaha RX-A3080 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Yamaha RX-A3080 AV Receiver Review
    The RX-A3080 is the latest flagship AV Receiver from Yamaha for 2019. It includes Surround:AI technology but does it offer enough new features and an improved sound over previous models? Let's find out in our in-depth video review.  
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    Yamaha RX-A1080 AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Yamaha RX-A1080 AV Receiver Review
    The Yamaha RX-A1080 is the latest addition to the company's AVENTAGE line-up of AV Receivers. It's got Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and MusicCast but is the addition of Intelligent Sound enough of an upgrade?  
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    Marantz SR7013 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Marantz SR7013 AV Receiver Review
    The latest AV Receiver from Marantz has many of the same features as its predecessor, with up to date connections for 4K HDR including Dolby Vision & HLG, along with all current immersive formats and IMAX Enhanced. So is it any good?  
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    Marantz NR1509 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton
    Marantz NR1509 AV Receiver Review
    The Marantz NR1509 AVR delivers 5.2 channels with support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It has 6 HDMI inputs and is fully compatible with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specifications, including Dolby Vision. So is this the perfect step down or entry point for those wanting quality, but without the need for immersive audio?  
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    Arcam AVR390 7-Channel AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers
    Arcam AVR390 7-Channel AV Receiver Review
    The Arcam AVR390 7-channel AV receiver has the same Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Dirac Live 2.0 support as the AVR850 but uses cheaper amplification. But do you really need the Class G?  
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    Denon AVC-X6500H 11.2 AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon AVC-X6500H 11.2 AV Amplifier Review
    The Denon AVC-X6500H is the company's latest mid-range AV amplifier, but how does it differ from the X6400 and what is IMAX Enhanced?  
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    NAD T777v3 AV Receiver Review

    by Ed Selley
    NAD T777v3 AV Receiver Review
    With Atmos, an innovative set of optional modules and the fitment of Dirac Live, NAD is gunning for your attention with the T777v3 but does it deliver the goods?  
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    Denon AVC-X8500H 13.2 Channel AV Amplifier Review

    by Steve Withers
    Denon AVC-X8500H 13.2 Channel AV Amplifier Review
    In our exclusive review we put Denon's new AVC-X8500H through its paces and find an AV amplifier that takes multi-channel surround sound to another level with 13 channels of built-in amplification and 13.1-channel processing, resulting in an unparalleled immersive audio experience.  
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