Receiver and Processor Reviews
- Written by Matthew Abel
- Published on 17 November 2008
Last year Onkyo introduced a truly stunning product, the TX-SR605, which offered HDMI 1.3 inputs, HD audio processing and a host of other advanced features at the amazing price point of $599. As 2007 has moved to 2008, Onkyo has now introduced their TX-SRxx6 series receivers and a new model, the Onkyo TX-SR576, that looks to move some of the TX-SR605's novel features to an even lower $479 price point.
- Written by Kevin Lichterman
- Published on 13 November 2008
Iâ€™ve really had the itch to try out one of the new wiz-bang receivers with HDMI, high def audio, auto configuration etc.Â Luckily, at least for my bank account, the Marantz SR7002 recently showed up at my door to help scratch my upgrade itch.
- Written by Brian Florian
- Published on 15 May 2008
ARC, or Anthem Room Correction, has been a long time in coming.Â Its origins can be traced back as far as 1990 to research conducted at Canada's NRC (National Research Council).Â Was it worth the wait?Â Our Brian Florian finds out!
- Written by Gabriel Lowe
- Published on 10 November 2008
- Written by Ross Jones
- Published on 07 April 2008
TheÂ Integra DTR 7.8 seven-channel A/V receiver has cutting edge features such as HDMI 1.3a, and internal processing of the latest hi-resolution audio codecs. It offers THX Ultra2 certification at an amazinglyÂ low price, and most importantly, produces the clean, neutral sound that weâ€™ve come to expect from Integra products. Integra has produced another winner here.
- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 27 October 2008
Denon's new AVP-A1HDCI sports 12 configurable XLR fully balanced output channels. It handles all the newest codecs, including DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. Using its Denon Link, along with a DVD player that also has the Denon Link, you can play SACDs with the native DSD bitstream being sent to the processor for decoding (no conversion to PCM like most other systems do).
- Written by Brian Florian
- Published on 20 October 2008
With the TX-SR806 Onkyo further pushes the bar of what can be done within a $1100 Reciever:Â THX Ultra2 Plus certification, 1080 line video processor, and the full suite of audio processing.Â Did they give anything up?Â Our Brian Florian investigates.
- Written by Lee Hower
- Published on 10 March 2008
- Written by Jared Rachwalski
- Published on 25 September 2008
Rotel made some interesting choices with their RSP-1069 7.1 SSP. There is an obvious attention to build quality, the processor is heavy, solid and uses quality components throughout. However it is missing some key features found on many processors today, most obvious is the lack of room correction.
- Written by Sandy Bird
- Published on 28 December 2007
The SSP (Surround Sound Processor) world has been a sad place for the last couple of years. All the mass market companies were implementing HDMI on just about every model of receiver they had, but all the high-end SSP companies hesitated, because HDMI versions kept changing.