Home Theater Receiver Basics:
Any home theater receiver will have — at minimum — the five channels of amplification necessary to reproduce 5.1 surround sound. (The ".1" in 5.1 refers to the dedicated subwoofer channel; subwoofers are almost always self-powered and therefore do not require amplification by your receiver.) Some receivers include additional channels of amplification, and could support 7.1 or even 9.2 surround sound.
If you're new to home theater, the wide array of surround sound options can seem a bit overwhelming. Don't worry, though — all of today's home theater receivers will let you enjoy surround sound with movies from Netflix®, TV shows stored on your DVR, video games, and more. Along with decoding Dolby® Digital and DTS® soundtracks found on DVDs, HDTV broadcasts, and other programming, all current home theater receivers can also handle Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio, two high-resolution surround options available on Blu-ray discs.
Yamaha Aventage 2030
ARC Room Correction
Anthem MRX Receivers
Receivers seem to go up and evolve faster than time itself. Each and every year they get better and better. Easier to control, better network connectivity, better power, better sound.
Audio Obsessions prides ourselves on only selling the best, the brightest, and more importantly, the most reliable. Receivers are a tough category to judge because there are so many factors that go into them.
Do you look at the most power? Best room correction? Number of inputs? Best Apps offered? etc...
We have used many different brands of receivers over the years. It is our opinion that the 2014 lineup that works best for us and our customers is Anthem, Yamaha, and Integra receivers. They all have proven themselves to be top of their class at their individual price points. All products are superior quality and all easily integrate with Control4.
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