The Denon AVR-S750H offers generous sound quality, plenty of connectivity options
The Onkyo TX-NR696 is a crowd-pleasing AV receiver with plenty of power, oodles of features and connections and a dynamic sound.
The feature-packed Yamaha RX-V6A offers a fresh take on receiver design paired with excellent performance for movies and music.
The Sony STR-DN1080 is fully featured and easy to use, and it sounds great, making it the best AV receiver available for the price.
The Onkyo TX-NR585 offers all of the streaming and decoding capabilities you need for a modern, affordable receiver, and it sounds great doing it.
The Denon AVR-S960H receiver adds 8K compatibility while keeping the sound quality and design fans are used to, but it lacks any real innovation.
The Denon AVR-1912 gets our Editors' Choice Award in the midrange AV receiver category, with built-in AirPlay, outstanding sound quality, and six HDMI inputs.
The Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for some people it's worth paying more for extra inputs and Dolby Atmos capability.
As long as you take care during setup, the Sonos Amp offers enthusiasts a powerful blank slate to build a compact, high-performance audio system.
The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.
The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.
The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.
The Sony STR-DA3200ES packs in a lot of features for the money, and sound is top-notch, though the HDMI implementation may be a limiting factor.
Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.
The Yamaha RX-V3800 boasts all the features expected of a top-of-the-line receiver, and while audio performance is exceptional video could use some work.
The Denon AVR-2807's keen balance of superb sound, gotta-have HDMI features, and an affordable price put it in the sweet spot in the company's line.
The Marantz SR5005 receiver performs well with music and movies, but doesn't do enough for the price.