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Integra DHC-80.6 11.2 Surround Sound Processor (SSP) Review

Integra DHC-80.6 ProcessorThe DHC-80.6 is the current top-of-the-line 11.2 channel processor / preamp from Integra. It includes support for Dolby Atmos as well as the latest Dolby Surround upmixer, which can create a 3D surround experience...

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Denon AVR-X4100 7.1.2 A/V Receiver Review

Denon AVR-X4100 A/V Receiver ReviewThe X4100W is Denon’s most affordable AVR designed for Dolby Atmos immersive sound. In addition to Atmos, the X4100W’s enhancements over the X2100W include more powerful amplifiers and better Audyssey room correction.

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Pioneer VSX-1124-K 7.2 A/V Receiver Review

Pioneer VSX-1124-K Receiver Review

The Pioneer VSX-1124-K is a current technology A/V receiver featuring 7.2 audio, HDMI inputs compatible with Ultra HD upscaling and advanced DAC technology. The VSX-1124-K features high power for a complete 7.2 channel system along with compatibility with current steaming sources.

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Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Surround Sound Processor (SSP) Review

Emotiva XMC-1 Processor ReviewEmotiva has earned a reputation for delivering great quality products at a substantial value to their customers. Emotiva has come a long way with their processor line, and this review covers the Emotiva XMC-1 Gen 2 which is a 7.2 channel preamplifier/processor (SSP). The XMC-1 build quality is exemplary for its price point and is a great product.

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Anthem Statement D2v 3D Surround Sound Processor (SSP) Review

Anthem Statement D2v 3D Processor Review

The Statement D2v 3D is an incremental upgrade over the previous Statement D2v surround sound processor (SSP) and adds support for HDMI v1.4a and video passthrough for 3D content.

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Marantz AV7702 Surround Sound Processor Review

Marantz AV7702 Surround Sound Processor Review

Today, there are more SSP options on the market, but few of them are as up-to-date as the AV7702. Considering the AV7702’s hardware and feature upgrades from the AV7701, I am impressed Marantz managed to keep the price so close to the old AV7701’s.

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NAD M17 & M27 Masters Series Surround Separates Review

NAD M17 & M27 Masters Series Surround Separates Review

NAD has always reserved its finest technologies for the Masters Series of audio components. Now that distinction has been conferred to a new pair of surround separates – the M17 Surround Processor and M27 Seven-channel Power Amplifier.

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Marantz SR 5009 Receiver Review

Marantz SR 5009 Receiver ReviewMarantz has produced grin-inducing amps and receivers for many years. Their SR5009 will keep you smiling as it sends stunning sound to your speakers and gorgeous pictures to your TV. Featuring the latest high resolution audio decoders such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, the Marantz SR5009 7.2 Network Home Theater A/V Receiver also includes Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding so you can connect front height speakers for a dramatically expanded front soundstage.

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Denon AVR-X2100W 7.2 A/V Receiver Review

Denon AVR-X2100W Receiver Review

Denon’s IN-Command line of receivers puts network integration features at the top of the list. Combine them with the usual performance of a Denon receiver and you have a formidable entry in the mid-level receiver market. Here, we review their new AVR-X2100W 7.2 receiver.

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Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver Review

Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver Review

The Audioengine B1 is an easy to use add-on accessory that promises quality audio playback via Bluetooth technology for under $200. It uses the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology with the aptX Codec. This extends the B1’s range and gives you the best possible audio reproduction.

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Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V Receiver Review

Anthem MRX 510 Receiver Review

When it comes to room correction firmware in A/V procesors and receiver, Anthem Room Correction (ARC) stands above the rest. With more customization available to users, and better algorithms than competing products, it can help to improve your listening experience. Until recently, the only way to have ARC was with their expensive processors. Now, with the MRX 510 A/V receiver, you have full access to 7.1 channels of ARC in a $1,600 receiver.

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