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The Best AV Receivers And Amplifiers of 2022

Tom Power
  May 19, 2022 2:34 AM

Once you've made your serious choice of home cinema, there really isn't much more substantial improvement you can make other than the addition of a superb set of surround sound speakers powered by a superb AV receiver. Home cinema amplifiers will ensure your TV and movies have powerful, detailed, vibrant, and truly immersive sound, giving you an immersive experience.

Below are our top picks of the Best AV Receivers And Amplifiers of 2022.


Top picks

  1. Denon AVC-X3700H

When you regularly listen to top products like us, you'll know right away when a new standard has been set. That said, it sometimes takes you until a head-to-head comparison with another great product to understand just how far up the bar has been. Such is the case with the new Denon AVC-X3700H 8K ready home cinema amplifier.

  1. Denon AVC-X6700H

When looking for an AV receiver or amplifier, it can be difficult not to get caught up in the battle of specs. Despite the thorough format support of the Denon AVC-X6700H, its amplification of only seven channels, and the current lack of HDMI 2.1 connectivity is the advantage of a Denon receiver that costs about a sixth of its price.

  1. Sony STR-DN1080

This incredibly talented AV receiver was best in class when we initially tested and still has sensational value for money. And as for the sound it produces... well, let's say you'll have to spend a hell of a lot more money to get better performance. The Sony STR-DN1080 is packed with features for great sound, diving into its reserves to deliver a performance that combines punch, dynamism, and authority in a way we've never heard from home theater amplifiers at this price point.

  1. Denon AVR-X2700H

If there were one word to describe the sound of this receiver, it would be 'confident'. The AVR-X2700H doesn't try too hard to impress, as a surprisingly inefficient budget amplifier can be. It's better, bigger, and more cultured than that. Two subwoofers, never reduce the crystal clarity of music in background music, voices, or surround effects.

  1. Yamaha RX-A2A

As part of Yamaha's premium Aventage lineup, the RX-A2A is the beneficiary of a sleek aesthetic enhancement as well as next-generation additions that will prove it in the years to come. 

With seven full-range power channels, each rated at 100W into eight ohms in stereo conditions, plus two subwoofer outputs, the RX-A2A can handle speaker configurations up to 7.1 or, if using supported Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, set 5.1.2.


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Buying Guide

Price: AV receivers vary between budget and high-end models. If you set a limit on your maximum price, you can quickly narrow your choices.

Channels: How many surround speakers do you want? 5.1 system minimum, Atmos speaker arrangement up to 13.2 or larger. If you don't want surround sound, you can set up a 2.1 or 3.1 system.

Features: What features do you need? 4K support or 8K support? Dolby Atmos? HDR support? Zone playback in different rooms? Be clear about what you want and then find a pattern that ticks all the boxes.


Final Thoughts

The vast majority of AV receivers these days include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support to add even more channels of audio, with the addition of height channel speakers, or they can, of course, play vanilla 5.1 surround sound. 

Expect HDMI inputs that can pass through 4K (and even 8K) and HDR video, with voice assistant support, Bluetooth wireless audio, and Apple AirPlay extras on some models these days. 

But most of all, the Best AV Receivers And Amplifiers deliver brilliant, room-filling sound. And our picks are all tried, tested, and star-rated in our dedicated test rooms.


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