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 Sony STR-DN1080 is fully featured and easy to use, and it sounds great, making it the best AV receiver available for the price.
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 Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for some people it's worth paying more for extra inputs and and Dolby Atmos capability.
The Harman Kardon AVR 1610 appears to have a great combination of features and looks, but doesn't quite live up to its promise.
The Marantz NR1508 serves up a winning combination of performance and features in a sleek (for an AV receiver) package.
While the AVR-S500BT is one of Denon's least expensive receivers, its features lineup is surprisingly generous, and movie and music sound quality is up to snuff for the price.
The midpriced Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver sounds good and comes fully loaded with Dolby Atmos and Chromecast built in, but it's not our first choice.
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-1912 gets our Editors' Choice Award in the midrange AV receiver category, with built-in AirPlay, outstanding sound quality, and six HDMI inputs.
The Marantz SR5005 receiver performs well with music and movies, but doesn't do enough for the price.
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 Yamaha RX-V500D is a competent entry-level home-theatre receiver with network functions, and is the first receiver to include DAB+ digital radio.
The Onkyo TX-NR5007 is certainly expensive, but it competes with other companies' products that cost much more. Incredibly powerful, it retains its audio fidelity no matter how hard you drive it. It's ideally suited to people with dedicated home-cinema rooms, plenty of space and a video projector, but it's also wonderful in smaller rooms -- just don't turn the volume up too high, as we suspect it can demolish walls
One of the hardest things we'll ever do will be giving the TX-NR906 back to Onkyo. Movie soundtracks will blow you away if you have a good speaker system, and even music can sound stunning on this big monster. It's not often that we fall in love with a piece of equipment, but the TX-NR906 is the answer to our technological prayers
The Samsung HT-X810 is a breeze to set-up and looks great sitting underneath your TV, and while picture quality is great, the sound slightly disappoints.
Marantz has announced three new receivers which are Apple Airplay 2-compatible: the SR5013, SR6013 and the SR7013.
If you want high-quality all-around performance, excellent connectivity, excellent sound and good support for network audio, then the Yamaha Aventage is still right up there.