2015 Top Picks Of the Year Audio Separates

Audio Separates

Yamaha Aventage CX-A5100 Surround Processor
(January 2016) Yamaha’s latest and most advanced 11.1-channel surround sound processor delivers Atmos and DTS:X compliance, audiophile sound quality, and built-in MusicCast multiroom audio capability. $3,000, us.yamaha.com

Marantz AV8802 Surround Processor
(June) The 11.1-channel Marantz AV8802 is totally future-proofed for all forms of object-based audio and 4K video, features Audyssey’s best room correction, and delivered a noticeable improvement in sound quality over its predecessor and other contenders. $3,999, us.marantz.com

Teac AI-301DA Integrated Amplifier/DAC
(May) This smartly conceived, compact, and slickly designed stereo integrated amp/asynchronous DAC combo is loaded with versatile inputs and outputs and, when mated with good bookshelf speakers or headphones, makes a perfect, low-cost starter system for High-Resolution Audio. $549, audio.teac.com

Traveler's picture

No OLED? From what I've read in the past QD is supposed to be a cheap but inferior technology, nice to find out that it's performing better than advertised (such a rarity).

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It is our list of standout products reviewed in the 2015 calendar year.
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