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Best AV Receiver Under $1000

An A/V receiver takes your home entertainment system to the next level, optimizing the quality of your sound and video signals and letting you control all your devices through one convenient hub. Unfortunately, receivers are often seen as high-end accessories—and carry a similarly high-end pricetag.

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Best A/V Receiver for Gaming

What should you look for when you’re trying to find the best A/V receiver for gaming? Lag time and responsiveness are the key stats to look at. High video and audio quality and robust connectivity are helpful, too, but the truth is none of those things matter if the receiver slows the signal to the point it’s frustrating to play.

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Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Denon AVR-X2600H

AV receivers are important components in your entertainment system. When you connect your various devices to one, you expect high-quality audio and video. Two AV receivers that might grab your attention are the Onkyo TX-NR696 and the Denon AVR-X2600H.

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Best AV Receiver Under 2000

If you have a home theater system, are a professional gamer (or even if you are only an amateur), or appreciate crystal clear music and audio, then you have probably already thought about investing in an AV system. Even if you already have one, it is never a bad idea to upgrade your system, especially to a receiver that is packed with quality and will last.

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How to Connect a Microphone to AV Receiver

So, you have an AV receiver and a microphone (or you are planning on getting them) and want to connect the two.

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX104 Review

Pioneer has a history of high-quality electronics, and their AV receivers are no different. But, how does the Elite VSX-LX104 hold up? Well, with excellent sound, high-quality visuals, and an easy to use interface, it holds up pretty well. There may not be as much power as other units, but it does handle multi-zones exceptionally well.

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Denon AVR-X2700H Review

Denon knows what they are doing when it comes to home entertainment, and the Denon AVR-X2700H is the next in a long line of high-quality A/V receivers. But does it measure up to previous models and the competition?

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Cambridge Audio AXR100 Vs CXA81

There are a lot of things that Cambridge audio receivers share, from the toroidal transformer that gives great sound to the similar cosmetics and aesthetics, not to mention the similar ease of use, but what we like most (even though it is not the greatest of all the Cambridge features) is the printed labels on the back.

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Marantz SR5015 vs SR5014

If you love to watch movies, game or stream music and podcasts, then a high-quality AV receiver is going to bring it all together. These receivers are your entertainment hub, taking the signal and data from all of your devices and giving you ultimate control over the output.

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Marantz av7706 Review

Marantz has always been a name that is synonymous with sound and video quality, and there are some out there who claim that there are no better AV receivers that Marantz AV receivers. So, does this one live up to the hype? At $2,500, it needs to do a lot to give you value for mon-ey. (>>> Check price on Amazon)