What Are The Best Audio Video Receivers for 2016?

Sony AV receiver

An Audio Video Receiver is an extremely important part of a home theater system. Today, the task of hunting for the right AV Receiver for your home theater system can be harder than it seems.

This is because of the vast number of options available out there. Even the entry-level AV Receivers these days offer good features, therefore, it can be difficult to whittle down your options to the ultimate one for yourself.

The rule of thumb here is to select a receiver which offers the right blend of sound quality (and character), flexibility and general user experience.

To make things easier for you, we have prepared a list of 5 best AV Receivers of 2016 for you to choose from:

Yamaha RX-V479

Yamaha AV receiver

Considering the price range of the product, it is definitely a value-for-money deal because it is packed with very impressive features. Connectivity is the biggest plus point here. The next impressive feature of this model would be the quality of the sound it produces. Additionally, the MusicCast system ensures easy streaming throughout the home, if you have Yamaha products all over. On the downside, this receiver is not compatible with Dolby Atmos and offers only five channels.

Yamaha RX-V379

Yamaha AV receiver RX-V379

Yet another quality AV Receiver from Yamaha, this one is just the thing you need in order to bring out the best in your home theater system. The Auto speaker setup feature of the model is a major plus point. Apart from this, other impressive features are the great design, no-frills remote, 4 HDMI inputs, 100 watts per channel, Bluetooth connectivity, 3D and 4K pass-through and so on.

Marantz NR1506

marantz AV receiver

If you’re looking to venture outside Yamaha for your AV Receiver then this Marantz would make a decent pick. Whether you’re watching movies or listening to movies, this device would amplify the sound and make it all the more enjoyable. All its features are up-to-date be it the HDMI 2.0a standard, the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. The compact size and the design of the product make it easy to fit inside any AV furniture. This sleek looking black box is definitely a great addition to your home theater system as it offers impressive musical performance.

Onkyo TX-NR646

Onkyo back of receiver

Generously packed with state-of-the-art features such as Dolby Atmos sound format, DTS-X surround format, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc, this black box is definitely the one to invest if you want something sturdy and useful for your home-theater. This one comes with eight HDMI inputs, a phono input, and 2 outputs. Its class-leading dynamics and high-quality sonics make the movie-viewing experience all the better. On the flip side, this Onkyo isn’t the AV Receiver if you want proprietary multi-room audio.

Sony STR-DN1060

Sony AV receiver

This Sony is the ultimate package because it comes with all the right features, a sleek design, to great usability, to excellent surround sound for home theater systems. It also supports Bluetooth headphone and has the multi-room capability. The black box is better suited for movies rather than music. In this price range, the Sony STR-DN1060 is definitely a steal!

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