The modern market presents so many models of receivers that it’s almost impossible not to get lost among them. Especially if you are a newbie and can’t decide which features you actually need and which ones don’t.
The receivers that cost under $100 aren’t among the most expensive ones. Despite the fact that its the middle price range, they are still equipped with some top features, like Dolby Digital support, for example, and others.
So, if you are afraid to waste your money on an inappropriate model, get acquainted with the present list of receivers under $1000. It will significantly narrow your choices.
The Yamaha R-N602 has 80W output power per channel and a very low harmonic distortion level (only 0.04%). It also comes with Wi-Fi support which enables you to wirelessly connect speakers, located in another room, to the receiver.
Besides, it has an extremely low standby power consumption: only 0.1W. The signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB will probably satisfy most music lovers. This model can be controlled via provided remote or with the help of an app on your smartphone.
This model is remarkable for having 8 HDMI, as well as many other (component/composite, digital/analog options) inputs. This allows for multiple connection possibilities. The wireless connectivity options are also included (AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth).
In addition to that, this model also supports the HEOS system. This receiver can be controlled via the Denon app on your phone which will also help you with the setup.
The voice control is possible if you integrate the receiver with an Alexa smart device. It also supports eARC and Spotify. In terms of external look, the AVRX4400H is remarkably compact and won’t take an excessive space.
This receiver is compact-sized as well, but still has a lot of useful features. It supports Dolby Digital Plus, has 24 bit/192 kHz audio D/A converter, x.v.Color, etc. It also has a high output power (130W per channel).
This model supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connections. The TX-NR747 will recognize almost all the audio file formats (except for AIFF).
The receiver supports HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2. It also has a balanced frequency range and powerful, dynamic sound. There are 7 inputs (one on the front panel for increased convenience).
This model is also a great option for home theater. It was specifically made to provide great sound reproduction for both movies and music lovers. Inside, it contains seven power amplifiers, so you shouldn’t worry about the power level it provides.
The Yamaha RX-V685BL is especially a great option for music lovers as it supports all known audio file formats. The advanced YPAO sound calibration will help you customize the sound in accordance with your preferences.
It’s also an advanced unit, compatible with both WiFi or Bluetooth, as well as remote control via mobile app. You also won’t have to worry whether you turned it off or not, as it has minimal power consumption in the standby mode (only 0.1W).
Movie lovers will also be satisfied with this model as it features the Virtual CINEMA sound effects. When it comes to power, the receiver provides 90W per channel. In terms of connectors, there are five HDMI inputs.
As the manufacturer claims, the Onkyo TX-RZ920 is designed to work as a center for a large home theater. Indeed, this 9.2 channel receiver provides you with a great power level – 135W per channel.
Talking about the sound, the 5.2.4 mode gives you a truly high-quality sound reproduction. It’s also one of those receivers that support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, so surround sound is not an issue. In addition to that, the unit also can work with Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, etc.
The receiver also works smartly when it comes to sound calibration: you can easily adjust the sound characteristics in accordance with your preferences. It also should be noted that this model has a lot of inputs: eight HDMI ports and several digital audio outputs.