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Onkyo TX-SR806 THX Ultra2 Plus 7.1 A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-SR806 Receiver

With the TX-SR806 Onkyo further pushes the bar of what can be done within a $1100 Reciever:  THX Ultra2 Plus certification, 1080 line video processor, and the full suite of audio processing.  Did they give anything up?  Our Brian Florian investigates.

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Rotel RSP-1069 7.1 Surround Sound Processor

Rotel RSP-1069 SSP

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.

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Integra DTC-9.8 THX Ultra2 7.1 SSP

Integra DTC-9.8 THX Ultra2 7.1 SSP

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.

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Anthem Room Correction (ARC) for the Anthem D1 and D2 SSP

anthem-arc-teaser.jpgARC, or Anthem Room Correction, has been a long time in coming.  Its origins can be traced back as far as 1990 to research conducted at Canada's NRC (National Research Council).  Was it worth the wait?  Our Brian Florian finds out!

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Marantz SR8001 THX Select2 7.1 A/V Receiver

2007-08-marantz-sr8001-receiver-front-main-large-product-reviews-thumb.jpg As much as I enjoyed reviewing the Marantz SR7500 receiver (was it really 18 months ago?), at the time I found myself lusting over the next-in-line receiver, the 8500 ...

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Integra DTR-7.8 A/V Receiver

integra-dtr-78-receiver-teaser.jpgThe 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 amazingly low price, and most importantly, produces the clean, neutral sound that we’ve come to expect from Integra products. Integra has produced another winner here.

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Yamaha RX-V2700 7.1 A/V Receiver

2007-10-yamaha-rx-v2700-receiver-front-large-product-review-thumb.jpgOver the years, I have reviewed a number of Yamaha's mid-range receivers and have always liked their design and the value they offered. However, I was curious about what stepping up to a more expensive Yamaha model would yield, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the RX-V2700.

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Denon AVR-4308CI 7.1 Receiver

denon-avr-4308ci-receiver-teaser.jpgDenon's new AVR-4308CI is one heck of a receiver, with 7 x 140 watts and HDMI 1.3 connections, along with Wi-Fi and Ethernet capability. See our review to find out the details.

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Marantz SR8002 7.1 A/V Receiver

marantz-sr8002-receiver-teaser.jpgThe Marantz SR8002 7.1 receiver adds HDM 1.3 support and some other things that make it a product that you should audition if you are ready to spring for a new unit. It decodes all the new high def audio formats from Blu-ray discs, so get your tail in gear.

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