Top 5 AV Receivers for 2022 :
|Title||Sony STR-DH590||Sony STR-DH190||Sony STR-DH790||Yamaha RX-V685BL||Yamaha RX-V385|
|Total output power||520 W||200 W||1015 W||650 W||380 W|
|Output power per channel||90 W||90 W||145 W||90 W||70 W|
|Number of channels||5||2||7||7||5|
|Frequency response||20 Hz-20 kHz||20 Hz – 20 kHz||20 Hz-20 kHz||20 Hz-20 kHz||20 Hz-20 kHz|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||100 dB||93 dB||108 dB||101 dB||92 dB|
|Input impedance||6 ohm||8 ohm||6 -16 ohm||8 ohm||8 ohm|
|Input sensitivity||500 mV||500 mV||500 mV||200 mV||200 mV|
|Weight||17.1 pounds||17.1 pounds||18.85 pounds||23.1 pounds||16.3 pounds|
|Surround system class||5.2 channel||2.0 channel||7.2 channel||7.2 channel||5.1 channel|
|Dimensions||11.8 x 17 x 5.2 inches||11 x 17 x 5.2 inches||17 x 11.8 x 5.2 inches||14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches||12.4 x 17.1 x 6.3 inches|
Sony Receivers Review :
The front of the STR-DH520 is pretty simple with the usual row of buttons of operating the standard functions of an AV receiver. There is a small input selector knob on the left and a larger master volume knob on the right side. The large info screen on the center shows things like the current input source. The black design allows the Sony STR-DH520 to blend in with the other Sony home theater components including popular Sony hardware like the PS3. The only downside of this minimal setup is the lack of connection ports. The only port you can make use of on the front is the phones jack for plugging in headphones.
The Sony STR-DH540 boasts a fresh new look and it doesn’t copy the other generic layouts that most other models have. The front panel has a brushed aluminum finish with a black bar on the near top where the display and buttons are situated. The buttons don’t really stand out but the labels are found above making the overall layout of the front panel refreshingly minimalistic. The other unique thing about the receiver is the positioning of the two knobs. The larger master volume knob is placed on the far right of the receiver while the smaller input selector knob is positioned just beside it. Being an entry-level receiver, there are no other front panel ports aside from the USB port, mic jack and phones jack.
The STR-DH720 has a similar black finish to the rest of the Sony components. From the front, the Sony STR-DH720 isn’t exactly minimal but that could be a good thing if you prefer tinkering with the controls that way. Unlike many of today’s AV receivers, the STR-DH720 features three knobs on the front that control tuning, input selection and volume. There are various small buttons if you want to do things like change the tuning or mode or use the sound optimizer. A USB port along with the video composite inputs can be found on the lower right.
Yamaha Receivers Review :
The RX-V673 shares the same design as the other 2012 Yamaha receivers in the RX-V family so it looks pretty unique as there is a brushed metal finish on the bottom half of the front panel and a smoother black finish on upper half where the display is situated. The zone control, tuning and preset buttons below the display are quite tiny but it is the “scene” buttons that will be used more often and they are fortunately bigger. These buttons allow you to easily switch to different modes such as TV, radio or Blu-ray player but you can customize them by long-pressing them for more than three seconds.
The Yamaha RX-V367 retains the simple black brush metal finish of previous RX-V series receivers. The power button is now located in a more convenient position at the top left corner while the large volume control knob sits on the opposite end. The subtle fluorescent display occupies the center portion and the rest of the controls and presets are laid out intuitively. Below the display are four pre-set SCENE buttons (BD/DVD, TV, CD and Radio) that enable you to conveniently turn on the correct components and activate the proper inputs, and surround mode combination with one touch. A very useful feature indeed.