Best products in the AV Receiver category

Here's a ranking of the best products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. Denon AVR-X2800H DAB

A full 150 watts of power per channel.

Denon AVR-X2800H DAB (7.2 channels, MW, FM, DAB)
AV Receiver
690.–

Denon AVR-X2800H DAB

7.2 channels, MW, FM, DAB

2. Denon AVR-S660H

5.2-Channel 8K AV Receiver with Voice Control and HEOS Built-in. The Denon AVR-S660H 5.2-channel 8K AV receiver delivers 135 watts per channel and supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Surround, DTSHD Master Audio and DTS Neo:6 formats, plus it's compatible with the latest HDMI specifications such as 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz passthrough, VRR, ALLM, HDR10+ and eARC. Designed for 4K or 8K setups, the AVR-S660H delivers superior surround sound and gaming experiences and supports the latest HDMI specifications. Latest 3D Audio Technologies. Experience sound in Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround formats from Blu-ray, streaming services, and TV. Easy setup and operation. Connect your TV to the AVR-S660H and the Denon Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step. 

Denon AVR-S660H (5.2 channels, AM, FM)
AV Receiver
419.–

Denon AVR-S660H

5.2 channels, AM, FM

3. Onkyo TX-SR494DAB

From simple Bluetooth streaming to the adrenaline-pumping thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks, the TX-SR494DAB sweetens everyday life with great sounds and smart features. 

Onkyo TX-SR494DAB (7.2 channels, DAB+)
AV Receiver
312.–

Onkyo TX-SR494DAB

7.2 channels, DAB+

4. Pioneer VSX-935

Immerse in 3D surround sound of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X in 5.2.2ch speaker layout, or you can still enjoy similar effects by Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X even without height or surround speakers. Featuring Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision pass through, offering evermore life-like images. Plus, the VSX-935 supports HDMI 2.1 for 8K, VRR, ALLM, QFT pass-through for next-generation video/gaming with HDCP 2.3. You can stream songs from various sources via Music Server, Bluetooth, DTS Play-Fi, Sonos system and Apple AirPlay 2. It is Roon Tested, making music streaming easy from AV equipment. Other highlights include Powered Zone 2 feature with a dedicated DAC, Personal Preset buttons, 2 HDMI outputs, and it works with Alexa/Ok Google for voice control. 

Pioneer VSX-935 (7.2 channels, DAB+, FM)
AV Receiver
515.–

Pioneer VSX-935

7.2 channels, DAB+, FM

5. Pioneer VSX-LX505

The VSX-LX505 creates the soundscape of IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos/DTS:X ideally calibrated with Advanced MCACC, and even provides similar sound effects with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer without additional surround speakers. Enjoy spectacles from next-gen video/gaming standards with support for HDMI 2.1 with 8K, VRR, ALLM, QFT pass-through, or stream songs across the house with Multi Zone Music, SONOS system, Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi, and Apple AirPlay 2. Don't forget it also features Powered Zone 2/Zone 3 Audio, 11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD playback with PCM conversion, 2 HDMI outputs and Roon Tested certification. Finally, it works with Alexa or OK Google for voice control. 

Pioneer VSX-LX505 (9.2 Channel, DAB+, FM)
AV Receiver
761.–

Pioneer VSX-LX505

9.2 Channel, DAB+, FM

6. Yamaha RX-V6A

Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualizer puts you at the center of the action by positioning sounds to different points in your room, including from above. This function is available via future update. CINEMA DSP 3D incorporates extensive sound field data from world famous concert halls and music clubs to reproduce the same big theater acoustics within the walls of your home. Music Enhancer restores compressed audio so it sounds the way it was intended to be heard. High Slew Rate Amplifier responds to rapid changes in input level for precise and stable signal transmission. 

Yamaha RX-V6A (7.2 channels, DAB+, FM, AM)
AV Receiver
589.–

Yamaha RX-V6A

7.2 channels, DAB+, FM, AM

7. Denon DRA-800H

Enjoy the high-quality audio performance of the 2-channel DRA-800H HiFi network receiver with both analog and digital sources. Enhance your audio and home cinema experience with FM/DAB+ radio, a variety of ports, network integration and HDMI. The DRA-800H features an advanced power amp design and high performance for detailed, precise imaging and impressive sound. With 4K Ultra HD capable HDMI connectors, it can easily connect to all current audio/video sources (consoles, streaming players, UHD players) and TV. Thanks to the latest music streaming technologies (WLAN, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and HEOS), the DRA-800H enables music enjoyment from all online and offline sources. Enjoy playback of MP3, WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) files via network or USB interface on the front panel.

Equipped with A/B speaker connectors, two subwoofer pre-outs, three digital and two analogue inputs, one phono input (MM) and ARC for TV audio, the DRA-800H delivers a premium stereo listening experience for your music collection and home theater, and the DRA-800H hi-fi network receiver is specifically designed to meet the needs of your 2-channel system. The DRA-800H features a discrete power amp design, a symmetrical design and a generously dimensioned transformer. It provides a power of 145W per channel (at 6 Ohm) and can therefore easily control floor-standing loudspeakers adequately. Thanks to the Auto ECO mode, power consumption can be reduced without sacrificing performance.

Denon's sound engineers use carefully selected hi-fi components, including Denon-designed resistors and capacitors, to optimize the receiver's sound. Based on the award-winning Denon amplifiers, the DRA-800H features a balanced design, double differential D/A converter channels and an analog pre-amp circuit that is not affected by the power supply. The discrete circuits with short, direct signal paths between power supply, signal and amplification ensure detailed and precise reproduction with your speakers.
 

8. Onkyo TX-NR696

As a harmonious mix of technology and tradition, the TX-NR696 adapts to entertainment life and finds emotions in every sound source, whether in the music of 3D movies or in record recordings. The next-generation network audio uses Chromecast built-in, is compatible with Sonos, AirPlay 2 and DTS Play-Fi, and offers streaming services for smooth multi-room audio thanks to support for the new high-speed 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi specification. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immerse the audience in movies and games and THX Certified Select ensures a cinema-like experience. If a 5.2.2-channel setup is not possible, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X can create a 3D sound field with a horizontal speaker arrangement. Zone-2 outputs bring the amplified sounds from multiple sources into two rooms, while a flexible New Zone Line Out/Front L/R preamp connector lets you enjoy the sounds as and where you want them. With a revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI connectors and many extras, this product is impressive in every way. 

9. Pioneer VSX-534D

The VSX-534 has a user-friendly design that is 12% slimmer than the previous model and features a 4K display and buttons for personal presets and Bluetooth on the front panel for easy operation. Immerse yourself in impressively realistic surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X audio formats. With Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X, you can enjoy a virtual 3D surround effect even without treble or surround speakers. The AV receiver is compatible with Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision and supports HDCP 2.2, so you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos without restrictions. 

Pioneer VSX-534D (5.1 channels, DAB+, FM)
AV Receiver
385.–

Pioneer VSX-534D

5.1 channels, DAB+, FM

10. Marantz Cinema 70s

Compact 7.2 channel amplifier with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and 8K Ultra HD as well as HEOS Built-in. The Cinema 70s looks understated, but it's a powerful AV receiver.

Marantz Cinema 70s (7.2 channels, AM, FM)
AV Receiver
739.–

Marantz Cinema 70s

7.2 channels, AM, FM