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 Marantz NR1508 serves up a winning combination of performance and features in a sleek (for an AV receiver) package.
As long as you don't demand the latest surround and streaming features, the Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent sound at an affordable price.
The Denon AVR-S730H is the most affordable Dolby Atmos/DTS:X receiver we’ve tested, and a superb value overall.
Marantz has announced two new NR receivers which now include HEOS multiroom music and at least six HDMI inputs.
The Sony STR-DN1080 is fully featured and easy to use, and it sounds great, making it one of the best AV receivers available for the price.
The Pioneer VSX-832 is a 5.1-channel receiver that offers Dolby Atmos and Wi-Fi streaming but only four HDMI ports.
The Onkyo TX-SR373 is a 5.2-channel receiver with four HDMI inputs, Bluetooth and automatic room calibration.
The Denon HEOS AVR is a 5.1-channel streaming receiver which offers striking design and four 4K-ready HDMI ports.
Yet another strong contender from Yamaha, the RX-V681 combines a bevy of gotta-have features with seriously potent sound quality.
The low-profile Marantz NR1607's bountiful feature lineup is matched with excellent sound quality, but it's a little pricey.
The Denon AVR-S920W is an excellent mid-priced Atmos-ready receiver, with plenty of home cinema muscle and excellent usability.
The Yamaha RX-V481 checks most of the must-have feature boxes, and still delivers excellent sound quality for a mid-price receiver.
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.
Lack of Atmos is more than eclipsed by excellent sound quality, making the Sony STR-DN1070 one of the best receivers at this price.
Yamaha has announced its first 2016 receiver, the RX-V381, which offers four HDMI inputs with 4K support and Bluetooth streaming.
The Yamaha RX-V479 delivers superb sound quality and a long list of must-have features, making it our favorite receiver in this price range.
The innovative Chromecast might be the ultimate living-room accessory for your phone or tablet, but more traditional streaming devices deliver a better streaming experience.