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Best AV receivers of 2016

For the full home theater experience, you need an AV receiver.

  • $448.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Sony STR-DN1070

    Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.

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  • Yamaha RX-V481

    The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.

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    $399.95 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
  • $348.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Pioneer VSX-831

    The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

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  • Marantz NR1506

    The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.

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    $499.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 9 Value

Also recommended

  • Great sound for the money, complete with Atmos
    Denon AVR-S920W
  • Impressive sound, multiple must-have features and solid value
    Yamaha RX-V479
  • Midpriced receiver flexes home theater muscle
    Denon AVR-S910W
  • Powerful, feature-packed receiver amps up the thrills
    Onkyo TX-NR646
  • Connected AV receiver boasts big sound
    Sony STR-DN1060
  • All the features and sound you need at a budget price
    Yamaha RX-V379
  • Slim receiver with full-bodied sound
    Marantz NR1605