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Top 10 Best AV Receivers
for August 2022

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Onkyo TX-NR7100 9.2-Channel THX Certified Home Theater AV Receiver with HDMI 2.1 8K, IMAX Enhanced Mode, Built-in Streaming Services, and SmartHome Compatible with Voice Control

Onkyo TX-NR7100 9.2-Channel THX Certified Home Theater AV Receiver with HDMI 2.1 8K

IMAX Enhanced Mode, Built-in Streaming Services, and SmartHome Compatible with Voice Control

by ONKYO
What We like

Onkyo TX-NR7100 Network A/V Receiver with HDMI 2.1, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos

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9.8
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Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast

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

by YAMAHA
What We like

Enhanced media and gaming features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video.

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Product Features

  • 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
  • 7.1-channel 100 Watt surround sound with Zone 2
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Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR

Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

by Sony
What We like

IN THE BOX: AV receivers include a calibration microphone, FM antenna, remote control and batteries

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Product Features

  • BREATHTAKING AUDIO: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound
  • AUTO CALIBRATION: Advanced D.C.A.C. analyzes and adjusts the audio for optimal sound in every room
  • GET CONNECTED: 4 in/1 out HDMI each and 1 optical / 1 coaxial digital and analog audio connections
  • 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
  • CINEMATIC SOUND AT HOME: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home
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9.2
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Onkyo TX-NR6050 7.2-Channel Network Home Theater Smart AV Receiver 8K/60, 4K/120Hz (New 2021) + Wacky Jacky Cleaning Cloth

Onkyo TX-NR6050 7.2-Channel Network Home Theater Smart AV Receiver 8K/60

4K/120Hz (New 2021) + Wacky Jacky Cleaning Cloth

by ONKYO
What We like

Wacky Jacky Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Included

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Product Features

  • 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (5.2.2 Channel) with Zone 2
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision
  • Dynamic Audio Amplification with High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer
  • Smart AV Receiver with Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn and Multi-Room Audio Technologies
  • 6 HDMI Inputs and 2 Outputs (Main with ARC, SUB)
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Yamaha TSR-700 7.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast (Renewed)

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

by YAMAHA
What We like

Enhanced media and gaming features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video.

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Product Features

  • 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.
  • This unique Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing
  • 7.1-channel 100 Watt surround sound with Zone 2
  • 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
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Denon AVR-S760H 7.2-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver 8K Video Ultra HD 4K/120 - (2021 Model) + Wacky Jacky Cleaning Cloth

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

(2021 Model) + Wacky Jacky Cleaning Cloth

by Denon
What We like

Includes Wacky Jacky Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

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Product Features

  • 7.2 channel, 75w (2 channel driven), 6 HDMI inputs / 1 HDMI 2.1 output / Phono input
  • 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, itll sound so real, you'll think it's happening right above you
  • 8K UDH, HDCP 2.3, HDR10+, HDR, Dolby Vision, 4k/120 & VRR, eArc
  • Support for most voice assistants (Google, Alexa and Siri)
  • 3 dedicated HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8k up scaling on all inputs
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Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (95 Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model - Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, 3D Audio & Video, Alexa + HEOS

Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (95 Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model

Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, 3D Audio & Video, Alexa + HEOS

by Denon
What We like

Does not support pass-through from all 4K/120Hz media sources

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Product Features

  • 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
  • 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
  • GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR 4K TV Enjoy the highest quality 3D audio and video knowing that the AVR-X2700H is 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier meets the most demanding entertainment needs with the latest technology available
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Onkyo TX-RZ840 Smart AV Receiver with 4K Ultra HD | Dolby Atmos | AirPlay 2 | IMAX Enhanced (2019 Model)

Onkyo TX-RZ840 Smart AV Receiver with 4K Ultra HD

Dolby Atmos, AirPlay 2, IMAX Enhanced (2019 Model)

by ONKYO
What We like

Accueq with subwoofer EQ and accureflex

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Product Features

  • Supports 4K/60p and HDR (HDR10, hlg, Dolby vision, BT.2020)
  • 5.2.2-Ch Dolby Atmos and DTS: x playback
  • Dolby Atmos height virtualize* and DTS virtual: x
  • 250 watts Channel
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Denon AVR-X3700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (105Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model - 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS

Denon AVR-X3700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (105Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model

3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS

by DEI Holdings
What We like

Does not support pass-through from all 4K/120Hz media sources

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Product Features

  • CONNECT WITH ANY HD/ULTRA HD TV, SUBWOOFER, BLU-RAY PLAYER AND TURNTABLE FOR INCREDIBLE STEREO SOUND USB, 10 HDMI ports (7 In/ 3 Out) with HDCP 2.3 processing, Digital In, Phono input and Network support with a range of wireless connections
  • ENJOY THE MOST ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE with Dynamic HDR and HDR10+. This 9.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast and color, and Quick Media Switching eliminates video delay
  • 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
  • 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
  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz pass-through
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Marantz 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver SR5015 - 7.2 Channel (2020 Model) - Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa Compatibility - Bluetooth Wireless Streaming & Home Automation

Marantz 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver SR5015

7.2 Channel (2020 Model), Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa Compatibility, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming & Home Automation

by Marantz
What We like

Proposed Value - BUILT-IN DUAL SPEAKER PRESET MEMORY In addition to the Audyssey MultEQ XT32, SR6015 lets you customize your listening experience by storing two Audyssey settings for your preferred content type or mood, so you can switch between them on the fly

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Product Features

  • Proposed Value - SUPERIOR LAG-FREE GAMING with 4K/120Hz* pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing for a smoother, lag-free gaming experience
  • Proposed Value - MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AUDIO WITH HEIGHTENED REALISM Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X & DTS Virtual:X that delivers a premium, life-like cinematic experience in a 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set up, even without in-ceiling speakers
  • Proposed Value - THE MOST MUSICAL SOUND Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state-of-the-art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of the Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing
  • Proposed Value - STREAM MUSIC FROM YOUR FAVORITE SOURCES Spotify, TuneIn, Deezer, Tidal, Netflix, Amazon Prime & others via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, or HEOS app across one room, or multiple rooms with built-in WIRELESS HEOS MULTI-ROOM AUDIO TECHNOLOGY
  • Proposed Value - ADVANCED 8K HDMI CONNECTIVITY 6 HDMI In / 2 Out (HDCP 2.3 compliant), dedicated 8K input, USB port, phono & Aux inputs, with analog & digital inputs for audio sources like DVD & Blu-ray player, subwoofer & speakers for a cohesive surround sound system

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