Top 10 Best AV Receivers
for December 2022

AV receivers, also known as home theater receivers, are the center of your home entertainment system. They connect all of your components, such as your TV, speakers, and game console, to a receiver, which translates the signals, making them sound better. AV receivers also control the volume, adjust speaker settings, and allow you to control everything through an app on your phone or tablet.

In the Different Guide , we test AV receivers for quality, features, and ease of use. We evaluate sound quality, such as volume, clarity, and bass, as well as features, such as surround sound, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. We test AV receivers for ease of use, including controls, setup, and app integration. We test AV receivers for performance, including sound quality, volume, volume levels, and connectivity. Here are the best AV receivers to buy in 2022.

Different Guide editors select recommendations independently. Purchases made through our links may earn us commissions.

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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

by ONKYO
What We like

The Onkyo TX-NR7100 makes a brilliant home-theater receiver. The THX certification means it delivers an exceptionally lifelike picture, and it handles every kind of audio format you throw at it -- from MP3s and FM radio to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. A built-in speaker amp gives audiophile-quality sound to less-expensive speakers.

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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

While it received excellent scores of 4/5 for design, and features, the Yamaha TSR- 700 7.1 channel av receiver received mediocre marks for connectivity, and audio.

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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

by Sony
What We like

The Sony STR-DH790 is one of the best home theater receivers we've tested, with a DLNA certification that lets you stream almost anything from your phone or tablet.

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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

by ONKYO
What We like

The Onkyo TX-NR6050 is the company's latest version of a multi-zone, multi-zone-capable receiver that can decode high-resolution audio formats and support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

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8.8
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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

The Yamaha TSR-700 is our best pick for premium sound in a home theater/media room setting. It offers excellent audio specs and puts sound where you want it.

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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

by Denon
What We like

The Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (95 Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model is a 2020 model so it still comes with all the latest features and technology. With AVR-X2700H receiver, you have an unsurpassed audio and visual experience.

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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

by ONKYO
What We like

The Onkyo TX-RZ840 packs a ton of features into a smart AV receiver, including Dolby Atmos, HDR (both Dolby Vision and Technicolor HDR), a robust preamp section, and AirPlay 2.

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7.7
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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

by DEI Holdings
What We like

This receiver is large and powerful enough for Atmos-equipped speakers. Large, clear text makes for seamless navigation through the onscreen setup menus.

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7.7
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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

by Marantz
What We like

The Marantz SR5015 supports all the latest features such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for the ultimate immersive listening experience.

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