Technologies for audio video have stabilized over the last few years. Groundbreaking innovations are few and far between. So for 2021, the major players are mainly focusing on refinement rather than features for new products.

What is Best AV receiver for 2021 ?

But most of all, the best AV receivers deliver brilliant room-filling sound. And these are our selection of them, all tested, tested and star rated in our dedicated test rooms.

List 5 Best AV receiver for 2021 :

1. Denon AVC-X3700H :

In terms of audio, the AVC-X3700H retains the 11 processing channels that were increased from seven in the latest iteration of this model. There are nine built-in power amp channels, each of which supplies 180W of power per channel.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Video support: 8K HDR
  • HDMI inputs: 7
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Hi-res audio: 24-bit/192kHz & DSD
  • Surround formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced
  • Streaming services: Spotify, Tidal. Qobuz, AirPlay, YouTube
  • Audio channels: 9.2
  • Dimensions: 16.7 x 43.4 x 37.9cm (HxWxD)

Reasons to Buy :

  • Dynamic and attractive
  • Wonderfully clear and detailed
  • HDMI 2.1 and 8K

2. Denon AVC-X6700H

Denon’s 11-Channel AVR does its great job in great style. It may have a few quirks, but none detract from its exceptional video and audio performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power output: 205W
  • Video support: 8K HDR
  • Surround formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced
  • Channels: 11.2
  • HDMI inputs: 8
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-fi: Yes
  • Dimensions: 16.7 x 43.4 x 37.9cm (HxWxD)

Reasons to Buy

  • 8K support
  • Impressive scale and authority
  • Enhanced detail and expression

3. Sony STR-DN1080

The Sony STR-DN1080 offers all the features you could want in a modern receiver: multi-room music, Chromecast streaming, AirPlay, Dolby Atmos, and a host of 4K-capable inputs. Sound quality is excellent, especially for movies. The user interface is easy to follow and is combined with a friendly remote control.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Surround formats: Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
  • Video support: 4K HDR
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • HDMI inputs: 6
  • Hi-res audio: 24-bit/192kHz & DSD
  • Audio channels: 7.2
  • Dimensions: 15.6 x 43 x 33cm (HxWxD)
  • Streaming services: Spotify, Tidal. Qobuz, AirPlay, YouTube

Reasons to Buy

  • Nice dynamic performance
  • Punchy, agile and precise
  • Comprehensive features

4. Yamaha RX-A1080

The Yamaha RX-A1080 is the latest mid-range entry in the company’s AVENTAGE line of AV receivers, and sits just below the higher-end RX-A2080 and just above the RX-A880. It is a 7.2 channel AVR that comes with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, although it is limited to a 5.1.2 channel configuration.

SPECIFICATIONS :

  • Power output: 170W
  •  Surround formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
  • Video support: 4K HDR
  • Channels: 7.2
  • HDMI inputs: 7
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-fi: Yes
  • Dimensions: 18.2 x 43.5 x 43.9cm (HWD)

Reasons to Buy

  • Many functions
  • Huge sound
  • Lots of details

5. Denon AVR-X2700H

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power output: 150W
  • Surround formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced
  • Video support: 8K HDR
  • Channels: 7.1
  • HDMI inputs: 7
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wi-fi: Yes
  • Dimensions: 16.7 x 43.4 x 33cm (HxWxD)

Reasons to Buy

  • HDMI 2.1 and 8K
  • Excellent spatial control
  • Excellent sense of rhythm