An A/V receiver is a consumer electronic that acts as a hub for your home theater. It receives audio and video output from a variety of sources and reroutes them to the desired medium. One of the cutting-edge features of the A/V receivers over the contemporary stereo receiver is that it can decode the surround-sound formats precisely.
Choosing an A/V receiver among the several brands in the market can be quite overwhelming. This is because most brands have a similar proprietary technology which doesn’t get updated quite often. Therefore, here are some of the A/V receiver brands to consider.
5 Best AV Brands to Consider
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3060BL
Yamaha Aventage is a top-performance A/V receiver that has an extraordinary processing power. The 11.2-channel A/V receiver is fitted with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X surround sound realism technology to provide a top-notch audio performance. It is a great option for large home theaters with height speakers and several sub woofers.
Yamaha’s YPAO room EQ enables users to regulate the sound as well as measure the projection angle. One disadvantage, however, is that it lacks Auro3D despite its premium pricing.
- Size- 19 x 17 x 7 inches
- HDMI- 8 input and 2 output ports
- Power: 165/8ohms
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled
Discover the real power of your sound system with the Marantz SR7011. This A/V receiver avails the most recent immersive 3D surround sound technology such as the Auro-3D upgrade. In addition to that, it supports Atmos decoding and DTS: X in its 9.2 channel amplifier.
Marantz also supports 4k Ultra HD video output. The receiver’s inbuilt HEOS technology allows you to listen to your favorite tunes wirelessly wherever you are in the house.
It costs $2,199.00, which is slightly more expensive than Aventage. That could be due to the Auro 3D tech upgrade.
Size- 17.3 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches
HDMI 8 input, 3 output
Connectivity- both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
The Onkyo TX-RZ1100 is just the right tool for your entertainment system integration. This A/V receiver provides exceptional functionality thanks to its multi-zone audio and video support and 9.2 channel amplifier system. Its AccuReflex room calibration feature allows you to make the most out of height and floor-standing speakers. You will also love that the company offers a 3-year warranty for its A/V receiver as a guarantee for durability and performance.
- Size- 17.8 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches
- HDMI ports- 7 input and 2 output
- Power- 140/8ohms
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
- 9.2 channel (expandable to 11.2)
Cambridge Audio CXR120 120W A/V Receiver
The Cambridge Audio CXR120 is a high definition AV receiver built with incredible sound at the heart of its design. It delivers both punch and power to your sound system. It is the best so far in the line of Cambridge hi-fi products. Though it offers fewer features than our first two products, it produces amazing sound and video quality.
- Size- 16.9 x 16.5 x 6.5 inches
- HDMI- 6 input and 2 output ports
- Power- 120/6ohms
- 4k and 3D surround sound support
The Integra DRX-4 is an ideal choice for those in search of a multi-purpose receiver. With this A/V receiver, you can connect unlimited peripherals such as PCs, projectors, custom lighting, and hi-fi systems. The HDBaseT connectivity provides adequate connectivity over long distances e.g. across various rooms. If you are a cabling enthusiast, then this is the A/V receiver to choose.
- Size- 17 x 7 x 15 inches
- HDMI ports- 8 input, 2 output
- Power- 110/8ohms, 1-channel driven
- 4k UltraHD support
These are the 2017 A/V systems to consider for your entertainment needs. They offer different functionalities as outlined. Whichever one you pick, you will get the desired sound and video quality.