Tuesday 20 December 2011

Receiver Shoot-Out: Vintage vs. High-Tech

A blind test finds out if 1970s receivers can hold their own against the latest stuff
By Brent Butterworth contributing technical editor of Sound + Vision and former editor-in-chief of Home Theater

What piece of audio gear has changed as much as the receiver? Since the early 1980s, receivers have grown from friendly devices into monstrosities almost no one can figure out. It used to be that the toughest part of designing a receiver was finding cool new features to add. Now it's figuring out what features you can afford to cut because there's no room for any more jacks!
Two vintage receivers take on a new home theater model

***the Pioneer SX-1980 simply beat the hell out of the other receivers.!*

To read more of Brent Butterworth's reviews and insight on products, check out his blog on the Sound & Vision website by visiting here

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