7 Best 5.1 Receivers | April 2017
A home theater receiver is the key to truly immersive, movie theater-like entertainment at home. In addition to providing impressively detailed surround sound, today’s surround sound receivers act as a connection hub for a huge variety of audio and video sources. If you're ready to amp up your listening experience, check out our selection of 5.1 receivers. Skip to the best 5.1 receiver on Amazon.
The Pioneer VSX-530-K 5.1 channel AV receiver features Dolby True HD sound quality and comes with built-in Bluetooth wireless capabilities, so it can handle ultra high definition media and it can easily link up to hardware of all different types.
- energy-saving eco mode
- 140 watts of power per channel
- rather bulky model
|Rating||3.8 / 5.0|
The Pyle 5.1 Channel Amplifier receiver "Digital Home Theater Surround Sound Stereo System" is a great choice for the residential media or gaming room. It can help connect various media devices and easily syncs up with existing surround sound systems.
- works with 2.1, 3.1, or 5.1 channels
- very affordable price point
- many units fail in months
|Rating||4.4 / 5.0|
The Harman Kardon Audiophile Performance Home theater receiver has four 3D-ready HDMI inputs, so you could connect a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a computer and you would still have another port waiting for even more hardware. Its front panel is sleek and subtle.
- dolby truehd and dts-hd audio decoding
- five 75-watt-per-channel amplifiers
- included remote is poorly designed
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
The Yamaha RX-V481BL Receiver can reliably cast music or audio wirelessly to satellite speaker systems spread throughout your house or commercial location, making it a great choice for playing audio during parties, conventions, or other large events.
- pairs with smartphones and tablets
- usb input on front panel
- very expensive option
|Rating||4.2 / 5.0|
This Marantz NR1504 Slim Line 5.1 channel home theater network AV receiver features easy networking with programs like AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify, and others, so you can use it to enjoy everything from online streaming music to movies to gaming and more.
- on-screen setup "assistant"
- supports 1080p and 3d video pass through
- good reviews from owners
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|
While far from cheap, the Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-channel A/V receiver is a decent price considering its great quality. This receiver can work with almost any type of device, from the RCA-corded to the HDMI-ready to the Bluetooth connected wireless.
- ypao microphone audio calibration
- 4k ultra hd pass-through
- extra bass setting for satellite speaker
|Rating||4.9 / 5.0|
Don't settle for a 5.1 receiver on its own when for just a few dollars more you can get this complete HT-S3700 5.1-Channel "Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package" from Onkyo. It comes with five high-output speakers and a compact, but potent, subwoofer.
- features 6 hdmi inputs
- 2 line-outs for audio playback
- lossless hi-res music via usb
|Rating||4.6 / 5.0|