AV Receiver

An audio / video receiver (AVR) is a consumer electronics component used in home theaters. Its purpose is to receive audio and video signals from multiple sources, and to process them and provide power amplifiers to drive loudspeakers and route the video to displays such as TVs, monitors, or video projectors. Inputs can come from a satellite receiver, radio, DVD player, Blu-ray disc player, VCR or video game console. AVR source selection and settings, such as volume, are typically determined by a remote controller.
The term "receiver" originally refers to an amplifier, typically at least a two-channel stereo model, with a built-in radio tuner. With an A / V receiver, the basic functionality is to receive an audio signal, amplify the audio signal to play multiple speakers, and allow pass-through of the corresponding video signal to a display device such as a projector or television. The receiver performs functions that would otherwise require several different pieces of equipment, such as preamplifiers, equalizers, multiple power amplifiers, and so on.

Working 

The receiver sends the video to your television and sends the audio to the decoder. The decoder sorts individual sound channels from the video signal, and then sends information to the amplifiers for each sound-channel output. These amplifiers are connected to the appropriate speaker or speakers.
There are a variety of possible connections on AV receivers. Standard connectors include:

Type of Input/output

  1.      Analog audio (RCA connector, or sometimes XLR connector)
  2.      Digital audio (S / PDIF; TOSLINK or RCA coaxial cable terminated)
  3.      Composite video (RCA connector)
  4.      S -video
  5.      SCART video (used mainly in Europe and is very uncommon in many other parts of the world)
  6.      Component video
  7.      HDMI
  8.      USB (usually includes specialized computer circuitry to read video formats from a file system)

Brands of AV Receiver

  1. Harman kardon
  2. Lexicon
  3. Pyle
  4. Sherwood
  5. Anthem
  6. NAD
  7. Arcam
  8. Cambridge Audio
  9. Denon
  10. Integra
  11. Marantz
  12. Onkyo
  13. Pioneer
  14. Rotel
  15. Sony
  16. Yamaha

 Top AV Receiver of Each Brand

1. Denon AVC-X6500H AV Receiver

Specifications

Output Power: 140W | Channel: 11 | Video Support: 4K HDR | Nearby formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, Dolby Vision | HDMI input: 8 | Wi-Fi: Yes | Bluetooth: Yes | Dimensions: 16.7 x 43.4 x 3 cm (HxWxD)
Despite the tweak to the model's name, the 2018 launched AVC-X6500H is essentially the freshness of the 2017 award-winning AVR-X6400H. So, this is an 11-channel AV amplifier (Denon has removed the tuner section in favor of a tuner input, so refers to it as an AV amplifier with all the nuts and bolts needed for a serious home cinema system). .
There are eight HDMI 2.2 inputs with EARC and 4K HDR support, compatibility with Dolby Atmos (7.1.4) and DTS: X and the ability to play high-res music files and share them around the home via HEOS.
So how is this fare? Put it this way: We could have just reposted our AVR-X6400H review and with a note saying 'Imagine it, but better'. This certainly hasn't taken into account Danone's arsenal of features other than Alexa voice control and Apple AirPlay2, but will still be a decent addition to the AVC-X6500H's sound capabilities.
It is again proof - as if it were needed - that Danone refused to rest on his praise when it comes to leading the market in home cinema amplification.

2. Yamaha RX-V667 AV Receiver

The RX-V667 has a two-tone look, with the top half getting glossy black treatment and the bottom getting a brushed-metal style. In the center of the top half is an LCD screen, with a row of buttons at the bottom. There are also several buttons on the lower half of the receiver, and overall this is a more cluttered form than we would like. Includes one-panel HDMI port and a standard AV input. It is not a stylish receiver like the Marantz NR1601 or even the Denon AVR-1911, but at least it is not quite as large as the Onkyo HT-RC260.

The included remote is packed with buttons. Although we appreciate that Yamaha provided direct access to each input upward, the buttons are of similar size and align in uneven enhancements; This can be confusing, especially for technical novices. The rest of the buttons on the remote are fully loaded to control the Blu-ray player, including a number pad and playback controls. We like the simple remote provided on Onkyo's receivers. Certainly, if you are going with a component-based home builder, it is possible that it is a good idea to invest in any kind of universal remote.

3. Pioneer VSX-932 AV Receiver

That Pioneer VSX-932 DTS: X ™ and Dolby Atmos®, featuring Atmos-capable speakers, Ultra HD video, HDR10, reflex optimizer for HLG (hybrid log-gamma), everything you see and hear Are, they extract the full excitement from it. And Dolby Vision. Stream music to any room with FireConnect ™, Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi®. Listen to a multitude of songs through Internet radio and network streaming services, with seamless control over the Pioneer Remote app. You can also connect a turntable via phono input.

4.Onkyo TX-NR686 AV Receiver

Specifications

Output Power: 165W | Channel: 7.2 | Video Support: 4K HDR | Nearby formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS: X | HDMI input: 7 | Wi-Fi: Yes | Bluetooth: Yes | Features: Chromecast, Google Assistant, DTS Play-Fi, THX-certified | Dimensions: 26 x 54 x 45 cm (HxWxD)

5. Sony STR-DN1080  AV Receiver

Specifications

Video Support: 4K HDR | Surround Format: Dolby Atmos & DTS: X | HDMI input: 6 | Hi-Res Audio: 24-bit / 192 kHz and DSD | Bluetooth: Yes | Streaming services: Spotify, Tidal. Qobuz, AirPlay, YouTube | Audio Channel: 7.2 | Dimensions: 15.6 x 43 x 33 cm (HxWxD)

6. Marantz SR5014 AV Receiver

Specifications

Output Power: 180W | Channel: 7.2 | Video Support: 4K HDR | Nearby formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS: X | HDMI input: 8 | Wi-Fi: Yes | Bluetooth: Yes | Dimensions: 18 x 44 x 34 cm (HWD)

 7. Lexicon MC-10  AV Receiver

Maximum input 4.5 V rms
Nominal sensitivity 1V, 2V, 4V (user adjustable)
Input impedance 47kΩ
Signal to noise ratio 100w) Ref Normal / Stereo Direct 100dB / 120dB
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
Nominal input level 1V RMS
Output Impedance 560 Imp
THD + N (20Hz - 20kHz) -100dB
Maximum output level 32Ω 2V in RMS
Output impedance <5Ω
Mains Volt 110 - 120V or 220 - 240V, 50 - 60kHz
Power consumption (max) 50W (thermal dissipation approximately 170 BTU / hr)
Power consumption (passive, typical) 50W (thermal dissipation approximately 170 BTU / hr)
Power consumption (standby) <0.5 W
Dimensions including speaker terminals and legs (W x D x H) 433 x 425 x 171 mm (17.05 x 16.73 x 6.73)
Weight (net) 10.25 kg (22.6 lb)
Weight (pack) 14.25 kg (31.41 lb)
Supplied Accessories Lead, Remote Control, 2x AAA Battery, Manual, DAB / FM Aerial, Calibration Microphone, USB Sound Card

8.Pyle PT588AB AV Receiver

Features:

5.1 channel amplifier receiver
AV (Audio + Video) System
4K ultra pass-through support
3D HDTV video pass-through support
B / tooth wireless streaming capability
AM / FM radio with 12 station memory
(3) 1/4 "microphone inputs
Independent input source selector
Front panel control center
Lcd digital display panel
Rear Panel Output: HDMI, RCA (L / R) Pre-Amp, Subwoofer
Rear panel inputs: (4) HDMI, (3) pair RCA (L / R) audio
Speaker Terminal Binding Post (FL, FR, CEN, SL, SR)
Current, short circuit and over voltage protection
Mic Echo, Bass, Treble and Independent Volume Control
Wireless remote control and power cable are included 

9. Sherwood RD-6506 - AV Receiver

HDMI input, HDMI output, SPDIF input, audio input, audio line-in, audio line-out, composite video input, composite video output, headphones, monitor output, subwoofer output. 19 pin HDMI Type A, RCA, RCA X2, TOSlink, Mini-Phone Stereo 3.5mm, Phone Stereo 6.3mm
     Output power / channel                          100 watts
     Output impedance / channel                   6 ohm
     frequency response                                40 - 20000 Hz, at 1 kHz
     Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)         0.2%, 1.0%
     Channel type                                           Main, all around
     Channel Qty                                               2, 5

 10. Anthem MRX 1120 AV Receiver

Anthem is a well-known name among those seeking top-level sound quality in their A / V receivers, and the 11.2-channel MRX 1120 is the top dog of the company's latest offerings. The MRX 1120 packs a huge toroidal power supply, which claims 140 watts of clean power per channel at 8 ohms. It supports 7.1.4 or 5.1.4 configurations for both Dolby Atmos and DTS: X object-based surround sound, depending on whether you want to leave the channel free for other zones in your home for another room. Huh. And this is just for starters.
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