There is a new kid on the block in the audio visual industry – Sherbourn. Sherbourn, a Jade Design company and sibling to the Emotiva brand, recently released a series of home theater gear with the goal of bringing professional performance to consumers. The Sherbourn SR-8100 AV receiver might be a new kid in this highly competitive industry but it sure is no shoo over.
The Sherbourn SR-8100 is a multi-channel receiver with the requisite power for driving 7 full sized speakers. It sports a balanced subwoofer connection, 7 channels of amplification with a switchable back/height/front biamp/zone 2 option, a 7.1 analog audio input, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 2 trigger outs and a whole bunch more.
Considering it is sibling to Emotiva, this machine sure doesn’t disappoint with its great performance. While its appearance seems dwarfed and incompetent before most full-sized receivers like the Onkyo TX-SR706, this AV receiver is not one to be trifled with. Folks looking for a solid av receiver with a high performance processor can certainly consider the Sherbourn SR-8100.