10 Best AV Receiver of 2022 – Review and Buying Guide

What are you searching for when it comes to an AV receiver? There is no better place to be than here. If you’re in the $500 to $800 price bracket, you’ll find a lot of high-quality alternatives from prominent companies. High-quality audio, 8K video, Dolby Atmos and Wi-Fi music streaming are all included in current home cinema receivers.

There is now 8K compatibility on several of the better models we’ve tested, which is a new feature. Even though 8K video and 8K TVs are hard to come by right now, 8K compatibility might be critical in the future.

Top 10 AV Receiver: Editor Recommended

As a matter of fact, if you plan on upgrading to an 8K TV in the future, and you’re an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 gamer who wants the newest video features. Those gamers, however, should be aware that until recently, 8K-compatible receivers had difficulty showing video from some types of gaming consoles and PCs.

The 10 Best AV Receiver Reviews:

Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast (Renewed)

1. Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver

Features :

  • 7.1-channel 100 Watt surround sound with Zone 2
  • Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, delivering dramatic overhead effects for truly enveloping audio.
  • DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all your favorite movies
  • This unique Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing
  • Enhanced media and gaming features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video.

Additional Info :

Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver 8K Video Ultra HD 4K/120 - (New 2021)

2. Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver 8K Video Ultra HD 4K/120

Features :

  • UNPRECEDENTED REALISM AND NEW FEATURES – eARC and heightened sound effects with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology. Be it the sound of a helicopter or torrential rains, it’ll sound so real, you’ll think it’s happening right above you
  • 7.2 channel, 75w (2 channel driven)
  • 6 HDMI inputs / 1 HDMI 2.1 output / Phono input
  • 3 dedicated HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8k up scaling on all inputs
  • Support for most voice assistants (Google, Alexa and Siri)
  • 8K UDH, HDCP 2.3, HDR10+, HDR, Dolby Vision, 4k/120 & VRR, eArc

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Weight 22.2 Pounds
Auris Blume HD Long Range Bluetooth 5.0 Music Receiver Hi-Fi Audio Adapter with Audiophile DAC & AptX HD for Home Stereo, AV Receiver or Amplifier

3. Auris Blume HD Long Range Bluetooth 5.0 Music Receiver Hi-Fi Audio Adapter

Features :

  • UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING STEREO SYSTEM: bluMe HD is a premium Hi-Fi Bluetooth adapter that streams the highest quality audio wirelessly from your phone, tablet or computer to any home stereo system. Easy setup, connects in seconds.
  • STUNNING HIGH QUALITY AUDIO: Featuring the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and support for Qulacomm aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX and AAC decoding, bluMe HD adds high definition Bluetooth to any home stereo system.
  • BEST-IN-CLASS SOUND: Built-in true Hi-Fi 384kHz/32-bit upsampling Audiophile Digital to Analogue Converter DAC allows bluMe HD to decode and play audio files in all their lossless glory.
  • LONG RANGE BLUETOOTH: Employs special circuitry and precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range to up to 100+ feet, providing glitch-free performance that works through multiple walls.
  • DIGITAL & ANALOG CONNECTIVITY: bluMe HD provides ultimate compatibility with your stereo equipment with Analog RCA and Digital Optical SPIDIF outputs. Also compatible with AUX inputs with included RCA to AUX cable.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.9842519675 Inches
Width 3.543307083 Inches
Length 2.9527559025 Inches
Weight 0.32 Pounds
YAMAHA RX-A2A AVENTAGE 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

4. YAMAHA RX-A2A AVENTAGE 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Features :

  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in / 1 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120AB*, 8K60B*, HDR10+* and HDMI 2.1* (*via future update)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect
  • MusicCast multi-room audio and MusicCast Surround capable with MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 wireless surround speakers
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos with Height Virtualization and DTS:X
  • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
  • Pandora, Spotify, Napster, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz and Amazon Music
  • Dolby Vision, Hybrid-Log Gamma and BT.2020
  • YPAO – R.S.C. and multipoint
  • A.R.T. Wedge (Fifth Foot)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 10.25 Inches
Width 18 Inches
Length 20.5 Inches
Weight 22.487150724 Pounds
Release Date 2020-11-16T00:00:01Z
Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

5. Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver

Features :

  • CINEMATIC SOUND AT HOME: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home
  • BREATHTAKING AUDIO: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound
  • STUNNING 4K QUALITY: 4K HDR pass through with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma provides greater and clearer color, contrast, and brightness
  • GET CONNECTED: 4 in/1 out HDMI each and 1 optical / 1 coaxial digital and analog audio connections
  • AUTO CALIBRATION: Advanced D.C.A.C. analyzes and adjusts the audio for optimal sound in every room
  • SMARTER CONNECTIVITY: Stream music and use Bluetooth Standby turn on the receiver from your phone
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN: STRDH790 Bluetooth receiver measures 5 1/4″ tall to fit into most AV cabinets
  • PURE DIRECT FUNCTION: Suppresses front panel noise to provide higher-fidelity sound from all inputs
  • IN THE BOX: AV receivers include a calibration microphone, FM antenna, remote control and batteries

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.25 Inches
Width 11.75 Inches
Length 17 Inches
Weight 18.85 Pounds
Release Date 2018-05-10T00:00:01Z
Denon AVR-S960H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (90Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model - Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, 3D Audio & Video, Alexa + HEOS, Black

6. Denon AVR-S960H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (90Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model

Features :

  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM – Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization & DTS Virtual:X and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz* pass-through
  • GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR 4K TV – Enjoy the highest quality 3D audio and video knowing that the AVR-S960H is 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier meets the most demanding entertainment needs with the latest technology available
  • NEXT GEN GAMING – Enjoy a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with spectacular imaging, reduced lag & frame tearing with 4K/120Hz* pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • ENJOY THE MOST ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE with Dynamic HDR and HDR10+. This 7.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast & color, & Quick Media Switching eliminates video delay
  • CONNECT WITH ANY HD/ULTRA HD TV, SUBWOOFER, BLU-RAY PLAYER & TURNTABLE FOR INCREDIBLE STEREO SOUND – USB, 8 HDMI ports (6 In/ 2 Out) with HDCP 2.3 processing, Digital In, Phono input & Network support with a range of wireless connections
  • EXTEND THE REACH OF YOUR MUSIC to any room in the house via Wi-Fi, Airplay 2 or Bluetooth with HEOS MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKERS like the Denon Home series, without any extra hardware. Get Hi-Fi audio around your home with Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn & more
  • AWARD-WINNING ON-SCREEN SETUP ASSISTANT provides simple, clear instructions to connect your TV, & Audyssey MultEQ XT (with 2 preset options) that accurately calibrates all speakers in your home setup & tunes the AVR for an optimal listening experience
  • *Does not support pass-through from all 4K/120Hz media sources

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.6 Inches
Width 17.1 Inches
Length 13 Inches
Weight 21 Pounds
Release Date 2020-06-15T00:00:01Z
Denon AVR-X4700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (125 Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model - 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS

7. Denon AVR-X4700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (125 Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model

Features :

  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM – Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Auro-3D, IMAX Enhanced, DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz* pass-through
  • Enjoy high quality 3D audio & video knowing that AVR-X4700H IS 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier capable of 11.2 channel processing allows to build your choice of speaker configuration TO MEET YOUR EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS
  • NEXT GEN GAMING – Enjoy a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with spectacular imaging, reduced lag and frame tearing with 4K/120Hz* pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • ENJOY THE MOST ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE with Dynamic HDR and HDR10+. This 9.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast & color, and Quick Media Switching eliminates video delay
  • CONNECT WITH ANY HD/ULTRA HD TV, SUBWOOFER, BLU-RAY PLAYER & TURNTABLE FOR INCREDIBLE STEREO SOUND – USB, 11 HDMI ports (8 In/ 3 Out) with HDCP 2.3 processing, Digital In, Phono input and Network support with a range of wireless connections
  • EXTEND THE REACH OF YOUR MUSIC to any room in the house via Wi-Fi, Airplay 2 or Bluetooth with HEOS MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKERS like Denon Home series, without any extra hardware. Get Hi-Fi audio around your home with Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and more
  • AWARD-WINNING ON-SCREEN SETUP ASSISTANT provides simple, clear instructions to connect your TV and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (with 2 preset options) accurately calibrates all speakers in your home setup and tunes the AVR for an optimal listening experience
  • Does not support pass-through from all 4K/120Hz media sources

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.6 Inches
Width 14.9 Inches
Length 17.1 Inches
Weight 30.2 Pounds
Release Date 2020-06-15T00:00:01Z
Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast

8. Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI

Features :

  • 7.1-channel 100 Watt surround sound with Zone 2
  • Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy a 5.1 surround speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, delivering dramatic overhead effects for truly enveloping audio.
  • DTS:X immersive audio formatting places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all your favorite movies
  • This unique Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing
  • Enhanced media and gaming features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video.

Additional Info :

Marantz SR6015 9.2 Channel 8K AV Receiver with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-in and Voice Control

9. Marantz SR6015 9.2 Channel 8K AV Receiver with 3D Audio

Features :

  • Performance, power and connectivity to suit your audio preferences: 9.2 channel discrete power amplifier, 110W per channel (8 Ohm, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch drive).
  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through support for every entertainment need: With the latest technology in HDMI support, enjoy 8K quality video from your 8K source devices. 8K upscaling is available on all 7 HDMI ports.
  • Support for the most advanced object-based audio formats: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and IMAX Enhanced processing are all supported to allow you to listen to immersive, multi-dimensional audio.
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support: Through the main HDMI output, connect your TV with eARC HDMI support to allow uncompressed and object-based audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app to your AV receiver.
  • Bringing you the latest in video compatibility: Support for the latest HDR formats including HDR10, HDR10+ (New in 2020), HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020, as well as Dynamic HDR (New in 2020) provides exceptional picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast.

Additional Info :

Color marantz black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.3 Inches
Width 17.3 Inches
Length 15.7 Inches
Weight 28.219169536 Pounds
Denon AVR-X6700H 8K Ultra HD 11.2 Channel (140Watt X 11) AV Receiver 2020 Model - 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS

10. Denon AVR-X6700H 8K Ultra HD 11.2 Channel (140Watt X 11) AV Receiver 2020 Model

Features :

  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM – Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Auro-3D, IMAX Enhanced, DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz pass-through
  • Enjoy high quality 3D audio & video knowing that AVR-X6700H IS 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier capable of 13.2 channel processing allows to build your choice of speaker configuration TO MEET YOUR EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS
  • NEXT GEN GAMING – Enjoy a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with spectacular imaging, reduced lag & frame tearing with 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • ENJOY THE MOST ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE with Dynamic HDR and HDR10+. This 11.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast & color, & Quick Media Switching eliminates video delay
  • CONNECT WITH ANY HD/ULTRA HD TV, SUBWOOFER, BLU-RAY PLAYER & TURNTABLE FOR INCREDIBLE STEREO SOUND – USB, 11 HDMI ports (8 In/ 3 Out) with HDCP 2.3 processing, Digital In, Phono input & Network support with a range of wireless connections
  • EXTEND THE REACH OF YOUR MUSIC to any room in the house via Wi-Fi, Airplay 2 or Bluetooth with HEOS MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKERS like the Denon Home series, without any extra hardware. Get Hi-Fi audio around your home with Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn & more
  • ON-SCREEN SETUP ASSISTANT provides simple, clear instructions to connect your TV, & Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (with 2 preset options) that accurately calibrates all speakers in your home setup & tunes the AVR for an optimal listening experience
  • Does not support pass-through from all 4K/120Hz media sources

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.6 Inches
Width 14.9 Inches
Length 17.1 Inches
Weight 32 Pounds
Release Date 2020-06-15T00:00:01Z

Buying Guide: Things To Consider When Select AV Receiver

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a) Connectivity

In order to get the greatest AV receiver, it’s not simply about the number of HDMI ports available. The number of outputs is just as crucial as the number of inputs, especially if you want to run both a flatscreen and a projector simultaneously.

b) Resolution and frame rate support

Do you require HDMIs that support 8K or high-frame-rates? If you don’t have a games console connected to your AV receiver, then the answer is no. You can get some fantastic prices on AVRs with HDMI 2.0 input if you’re willing to compromise on the quality.

c) Surround sound

Having Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility is a certainty, but how many channels do you need? If you have the choice between 7 and 9 channels, 9 is always the better choice (5.1.4 or 7.1.2)…

What if you don’t have a complete Dolby Atmos home theater sound system? If you don’t have a full set of physical speakers, look for a model with height virtualization technology so that you may enjoy an immersive audio experience…

d) Power output

When it comes to being a powerful person, it’s not simply about stomping on the volume button. You may not have the luxury of a dedicated theater, but even so, a high-powered model with a large amplifier makes sense.

When an AVR has a high power output, it indicates it can pressure load a space and produce dynamic transients without clipping or strain.

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