A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.
A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star
An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting
A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.
The AVR-X2000 brings Denon back to the AV receiver top table in this ultra-competitive price category
A talented, well-equipped amp – just make sure it’s a sonic match for the rest of your system
A decent amplifier for the price, but needs more subtlety, power and dynamics to truly compete with class leaders
The VSX-923 might need a more oomph and detail, but its composure is admirable at this price
Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement