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Best AV Receivers of 2017

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It’s always a tricky business to buy the best AVR (Audio Video Receiver) to build your home audio system, we have tried here to capture the best av receivers of 2017 for you to help make a decision. Whether you want to build your home audio system from scratch or you want to upgrade your old AVR, the receivers listed here comply with both the scenarios. As the operating range of these receivers works with most of the speakers available in the market.

 

Product
Yamaha RX-V681BL
Pioneer VSX-831
Denon AVR-S920W
Sony  STR-DN1070
Marantz NR1506
Video          
4k Upscaling Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1080p Video Pass-Through Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p Upscaling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Pass-Through Yes Yes Yes
Audio
Power (watts)/channel @ 6 Ohm 150W 140W 185W 165W 100W
Power (watts)/channel @ 8 Ohm 105W 80W 90W 50W
Total Harmonic Distortion 6 Ohm 0.9% 1.0% 0.7% 0.9% 0.7%
Dolby Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DLNA No No Yes Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC No No No Yes No
Internet Radio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity
Max Speakers Supported 7.2 5.2 7.2 7.2 5.2
HDMI Inputs/Outputs 6 in/1 out 7 in/1 out 8 in/2 out 6 in/2 out 6 in/1 out
Optical Inputs/Outputs 2 1 2 1
Analog Audio Inputs 5 3 4 4 3
USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smartphone App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions
Weight (pounds) 22.1 19.8 20.7 24.5 18.1
Product Dimensions (inches)  14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 14.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 17.1 x 13.3 x 9.3  19.5 x 15.5 x 9.3 17.3 x 14.4 x 4.1
Special Feature Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Phono Input, YPAO sound optimization Google Cast,  MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) Dolby Atmos, DTS:X LDAC, Chromecast Buit-in,NFC Audyssey MultEQ, Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify Connect
Buy Cheapest here: Yamaha RX-V681BL  Pioneer VSX-831 Denon AVR-S920W Sony  STR-DN1070 Marantz NR1506

 

We hope that this short listing of the best av receivers of 2017 would help you take an informed decision. Happy listening!

3 Comments on “Best AV Receivers of 2017

  1. I own and old Harman Kardon 7.1 AVR. How is the brand rated nowadays? Perhaps you can give a review on them. Congrats, great site great info.

    1. Hi Mario, Harman Kardon has always been the talk of the town when it comes to good audio equipment. Their AVRs are sought after and the old AVRs are gems to keep. Though the latest technology has included more sophisticated interface and what not but the simple circuitry and pure sound and power of old AVRs unmatchable. Will review it soon!!

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