Top 10 Best AV Receivers
for October 2021

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Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

Yamaha Audio Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

by YAMAHA
What We like

Music cast surround-capable: Add 2 music cast 20 speakers to provide wireless surround sound for a 5.1-Channel or 5.1; 2-Channel setup

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Product Features

  • Music cast multi-room: Wirelessly expand your Audio to other rooms over time
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby vision, hybrid log-gamma and BT.2020 HDMI (5-in/2-out) with HDCP 2.3 and eARC
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplay 2, Spotify connect and music cast multi-room
  • Unrivaled experiences; Boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and Audio, including Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, Wireless streaming, dual HDMI outputs and more
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like echo or echo dot

Wi-fi, bluetooth, airplay 2, spotify connect and music cast multi-room Spotify, apple music via airplay 2, pandora, sirius internet radio, tidal, deezer, napster, qobuz and more 4k ultra hd, hdr10, dolby vision, hybrid log-gamma and bt.2020 hdmi (5-in/2-out) with hdcp 2.3 and earc Music cast multi-room: wirelessly expand your audio to other rooms over time Unrivaled experiences; boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio, including dolby atmos, dts: x, wireless streaming, dual hdmi outputs and more Voice control using your alexa device like echo or echo dot

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Sony STR-DN1080 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth, WiFi, Google Chromecast

Sony STR-DN1080 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR

Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth, WiFi, Google Chromecast

by Sony
What We like

EASY LISTENING: The STRDN1080 has Chromecast and is AirPlay, Multi Room and Google Home compatible

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Product Features

  • IN THE BOX: Receivers include a calibration microphone, FM wire antenna, remote control, batteries
  • 4K PASS THROUGH: 4K HDR compatible with HDCP 2.2 support for sharper source to screen image quality
  • CINEMATIC SOUND AT HOME: Enjoy your favorite TV shows & movies, stream your favorite music and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home
  • DYNAMIC SETUP: 6 in/2 out HDMI flexibility, front USB port and optical digital, analog AV connections
  • PHANTOM SURROUND SETTING: Experience 7 channel surround sound with only a 5 channel speaker setup. Chrome cast built in is present

In the box: receivers include a calibration microphone, fm wire antenna, remote control, batteries Specs: 1155 watts, 6 ohm, 1 kilo hertz, thd 0.9% a/v receiver with 2nd zone and available 3rd zone connectivity Cinematic sound at home: enjoy your favorite tv shows & movies, stream your favorite music and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home Multifunctional system: enjoy a multi channel stereo setup and preset channel fm / am radio tuner Advanced audio: dts:x object based surround sound adapts to your speaker configuration in real time Dynamic setup: 6 in/2 out hdmi flexibility, front usb port and optical digital, analog av connections Phantom surround setting: experience 7 channel surround sound with only a 5 channel speaker setup. chrome cast built in is present 4k pass through: 4k hdr compatible with hdcp 2.2 support for sharper source to screen image quality

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YAMAHA RX-V4A 5.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

YAMAHA RX-V4A 5.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

by YAMAHA
What We like

YPAO room calibration

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Product Features

  • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant devices or Siri via AirPlay 2
  • MusicCast multi-room audio and MusicCast Surround capable with MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 wireless surround speakers
  • Dolby Vision, Hybrid-Log Gamma and BT.2020
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, AirPlay 2, MusicPlay (iOS and Android) and Spotify Connect

Wi-fi 2.4 ghz/5 ghz, airplay 2, musicplay (ios and android) and spotify connect Pandora, spotify, napster, siriusxm, tidal, deezer, qobuz, amazon music Voice control with alexa and google assistant devices or siri via airplay 2 4k/60, 4k/120ab, 8k/60b, hdmi 2.1 (via future update) Hdmi with hdcp 2.3 and earc (4 in / 1 out) Dolby atmos and dts:x Musiccast multi-room audio and musiccast surround capable with musiccast 20 or musiccast 50 wireless surround speakers Dolby vision, hybrid-log gamma and bt.2020

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Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (95 Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model - Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, 3D Audio & Video, Alexa + HEOS

Denon AVR-X2700H 8K Ultra HD 7.2 Channel (95 Watt X 7) AV Receiver 2020 Model

Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, 3D Audio & Video, Alexa + HEOS

by Denon
What We like

AWARD-WINNING ON-SCREEN SETUP ASSISTANT provides simple, clear instructions to connect your TV, & Audyssey MultEQ XT (with 2 preset options) that accurately calibrates all speakers in your home setup & tunes the AVR for an optimal listening experience

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Product Features

  • NEXT GEN GAMING Enjoy a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with spectacular imaging, reduced lag & frame tearing with 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
  • ENJOY THE MOST ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLGY AVAILABLE with Dynamic HDR and HDR10+. This 7.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast & color, & Quick Media Switching eliminates video delay
  • CONNECT WITH ANY HD/ULTRA HD TV, SUBWOOFER, BLU-RAY PLAYER & TURNTABLE FOR INCREDIBLE STEREO SOUND USB, 8 HDMI ports (6 In/ 2 Out) with HDCP 2.3 processing, Digital In, Phono input & Network support with a range of wireless connections
  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM Immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization & DTS Virtual:X & crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing - 4K & new 8K pass-through - bring movies & music to life
  • GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR 4K TV Enjoy the highest quality 3D audio and video knowing that the AVR-X2700H is 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier meets the most demanding entertainment needs with the latest technology available

Get the most out of your 4k tv enjoy the highest quality 3d audio and video knowing that the avr-x2700h is 8k ready when you are. this high-power amplifier meets the most demanding entertainment needs with the latest technology available Unmatched 3d realism for your home theater system immersive surround sound with dolby atmos height virtualization & dts virtual:x & crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing - 4k & new 8k pass-through - bring movies & music to life Extend the reach of your music to any room in the house via wi-fi, airplay 2 or bluetooth with heos multi-room wireless speakers like the Denon home series, without any extra hardware. get hi-fi audio around your home with pandora, spotify, tunein & more Connect with any hd/ultra hd tv, subwoofer, blu-ray player & turntable for incredible stereo sound usb, 8 hdmi ports (6 in/ 2 out) with hdcp 2.3 processing, digital in, phono input & network support with a range of wireless connections Enjoy the most advanced video technolgy available with dynamic hdr and hdr10+. this 7.2 channel receiver delivers clarity, contrast & color, & quick media switching eliminates video delay Next gen gaming enjoy a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with spectacular imaging, reduced lag & frame tearing with 4k/120hz pass-through, variable refresh rate (vrr), quick frame transport (qft), and auto low latency mode (allm) Full voice control compatibility with amazon alexa so you can adjust the volume, change tracks & switch inputs absolutely hands-free. also works with google assistant, apple siri & integrates with home-automation systems like josh.ai & control4 sdpp

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Marantz NR1510 UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) – Slim 5.2 Channel Home Theater Amplifier, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Alexa Compatible | Stream Music via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HEOS

Marantz NR1510 UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) – Slim 5.2 Channel Home Theater Amplifier, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio

Alexa Compatible, Stream Music via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HEOS

by Marantz
What We like

EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND & USER-FRIENDLY SETUP ASSISTANT comes with an ADVANCED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE that guides you through the step-by-step process and connects all your audio sources to the stereo amplifier receiver

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Product Features

  • This 5 CHANNEL DISCRETE POWER AMPLIFIER (50W per channel) boasts 6 HDMI inputs and 1 output, full HDCP 2.2 support for copy protection - a must-buy for your home entertainment and speaker system
  • FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH 4K ULTRA HD TV Featuring 60Hz full-rate content, pure color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR, HLG, eARC & Dolby Vision, enjoy an IMPACTFUL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE with EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE QUALITY & A THRILLING SURROUND SOUND
  • SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATES WITH SMART HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS like Josh.ai or Control 4, and allows REMOTE MONITORING OF CONNECTED DEVICES, while you are vacationing or on the move
  • At 4-inches tall, this 5.2 channel stereo receiver is A COMPLETE HOME ENTERTAINMENT BOX LOADED WITH FEATURES! Connect all your audio sources, enjoy wireless streaming, plug your USB drives or play vinyls using the MM phono preamp its got it all!
  • HANDS-FREE OPERATIONS Command your favorite voice control agent - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri - to STREAM UNLIMITED MUSIC using popular services like Spotify, TuneIn, Netflix and more via Built-in HEOS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

At 4-inches tall, this 5.2 channel stereo receiver is a complete home entertainment box loaded with features! connect all your audio sources, enjoy wireless streaming, plug your usb drives or play vinyls using the mm phono preamp its got it all! Seamlessly integrates with smart home automation systems like josh.ai or control 4, and allows remote monitoring of connected devices, while you are vacationing or on the move Full compatibility with 4k ultra hd tv featuring 60hz full-rate content, pure color sub-sampling, bt.2020, hdr, hlg, earc & dolby vision, enjoy an impactful home theater experience with exceptional picture quality & a thrilling surround sound Multi-room audio technology with the heos home entertainment app, play the same song in every room, or a different one in each room. connect all your heos speakers to the app and get full control everywhere in your home! Hands-free operations command your favorite voice control agent - amazon alexa, google assistant or apple siri - to stream unlimited music using popular services like spotify, tunein, netflix and more via built-in heos, bluetooth or wi-fi This 5 channel discrete power amplifier (50w per channel) boasts 6 hdmi inputs and 1 output, full hdcp 2.2 support for copy protection - a must-buy for your home entertainment and speaker system

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Pioneer AVH-3500NEX 1-Din 7-Inch Flip Out AV Receiver with Carplay and Android Auto

Pioneer AVH-3500NEX 1-Din 7-Inch Flip Out AV Receiver with Carplay and Android Auto

by Pioneer
What We like

Selectable Parking Assist Guidelines

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Product Features

  • Apple CarPlay Compatible
  • Navigation Ready
  • WebLinkCompatible
  • Works with Pandora, and SiriusXM Ready

Weblinkcompatible Works with pandora, and siriusxm ready Navigation ready Apple carplay compatible

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Denon AV Receivers Audio & Video Component Receiver BLACK (AVRX1500)

Denon AV Receivers Audio & Video Component Receiver BLACK (AVRX1500)

by Denon
What We like

Our easy on-screen setup assistant walks you through clear simple instructions to connect your TV, specific EQ settings and helps you optimize your surround sound system

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Product Features

  • Full voice control compatibility with Alexa lets you sit back and enjoy music without having to reach out for the remote every now and then! Adjust the volume, change the track or switch the inputs absolutely hands-free
  • Seamless integration with home automation systems such as Conrol4 SDPP as well as remote monitoring for quick, reliable troubleshooting has been made possible through IP control capabilities in Denon in-command Series receiver. Your home will now be at your fingertips
  • Ultra-wide 21: 9 video and greater 3D picture quality is sure to impress even the most discerning viewers. 7 amplifiers (80W per channel) and advanced DSP power processing capabilities drive high-speed computation, giving you superior response and immersive sound across any room
  • Equipped with the latest home Cinema specs, This stereo receiver delivers exceptional clarity, contrast and color on your new 4K Ultra HD TV with support for HDR10 (high dynamic range), hlg (hybrid log-gamma), BT. 2020, wide Color gamut, 4: 4: 4 pure color sub-sampling and Dolby vision

Ultra-wide 21: 9 video and greater 3d picture quality is sure to impress even the most discerning viewers. 7 amplifiers (80w per channel) and advanced dsp power processing capabilities drive high-speed computation, giving you superior response and immersive sound across any room Equipped with the latest home cinema specs, this stereo receiver delivers exceptional clarity, contrast and color on your new 4k ultra hd tv with support for hdr10 (high dynamic range), hlg (hybrid log-gamma), bt. 2020, wide color gamut, 4: 4: 4 pure color sub-sampling and dolby vision Seamless integration with home automation systems such as conrol4 sdpp as well as remote monitoring for quick, reliable troubleshooting has been made possible through ip control capabilities in Denon in-command series receiver. your home will now be at your fingertips Full voice control compatibility with alexa lets you sit back and enjoy music without having to reach out for the remote every now and then! adjust the volume, change the track or switch the inputs absolutely hands-free

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Marantz NR1710 UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) – Slim 7.2 Channel Amp | Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS + Alexa | Auto Low Latency Mode for Xbox One | Immersive Movies, Music & Gaming | Smart Home Automation

Marantz NR1710 UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) – Slim 7.2 Channel Amp

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS + Alexa, Auto Low Latency Mode for Xbox One, Immersive Movies, Music & Gaming, Smart Home Automation

by Marantz
What We like

EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND & USER-FRIENDLY SETUP ASSISTANT comes with an ADVANCED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE that guides you through the step-by-step process and connects all your audio sources to the stereo amplifier receiver

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Product Features

  • HANDS-FREE OPERATIONS Command your favorite voice control agent - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri - to STREAM UNLIMITED MUSIC using popular services like Spotify, TuneIn, Netflix and more via Built-in HEOS, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or Wi-Fi
  • MULTI-ROOM AUDIO TECHNOLOGY With the HEOS Home Entertainment App, play the same song in every room, or a different one in each room. Connect all your HEOS speakers to the app and get full control everywhere in your home!
  • SLEEK, SLIM & CHIC A stunning musical masterpiece that's been masterfully crafted to perfectly fit in its 4-inch tall profile - half the height of traditional receivers. It delivers high-fidelity audio so you can enjoy an immersive room filling sound
  • COMPLETE HOME ENTERTAINMENT BOX This 7.2 channel receiver (50 Watt x 7) has 8 HDMI inputs, 1 USB port, a phono input and endless connectivity options to connect a host of audio sources, including smartphones & turntables, or stream music wirelessly
  • FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH 4K ULTRA HD TV Featuring 60Hz full-rate content, 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR10, HLG, eARC & Dolby Vision, enjoy an IMPACTFUL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE with EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE QUALITY & A THRILLING SURROUND SOUND

Full compatibility with 4k ultra hd tv featuring 60hz full-rate content, 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, bt.2020, hdr10, hlg, earc & dolby vision, enjoy an impactful home theater experience with exceptional picture quality & a thrilling surround sound Multi-room audio technology with the heos home entertainment app, play the same song in every room, or a different one in each room. connect all your heos speakers to the app and get full control everywhere in your home! Feel every dimension with elevated surround sound supports dolby atmos, dolby atmos height virtualization, dts:x & dts virtual:x. in a 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 arrangement, even without overhead speakers, you will experience multi-dimensional heightened realism Sleek, slim & chic a stunning musical masterpiece that's been masterfully crafted to perfectly fit in its 4-inch tall profile - half the height of traditional receivers. it delivers high-fidelity audio so you can enjoy an immersive room filling sound Complete home entertainment box this 7.2 channel receiver (50 watt x 7) has 8 hdmi inputs, 1 usb port, a phono input and endless connectivity options to connect a host of audio sources, including smartphones & turntables, or stream music wirelessly Hands-free operations command your favorite voice control agent - amazon alexa, google assistant or apple siri - to stream unlimited music using popular services like spotify, tunein, netflix and more via built-in heos, bluetooth, airplay 2 or wi-fi

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Yamaha RX-V485 5.1-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

Yamaha Audio Yamaha RX-V485 5.1-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast

by YAMAHA
What We like

Music cast surround-capable: Add two music cast 20 speakers to provide wireless surround sound

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Product Features

  • Spotify, Apple Music via airplay 2, Pandora, Sirius internet radio, Tidal, Deezer, Napster, Qobuz and more
  • 4K Ultra HD with HDR10, Dolby vision, hybrid log-gamma and BT.2020
  • HDMI (4-in/1-out) with HDCP 2.3 and eARC. Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (Jeita)- 145W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • Progressively tech; Delivers exceptional sound and comes packed with advanced wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, airplay 2, Spotify connect, Bluetooth and music cast
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo dot

Voice control using your alexa device like echo or echo dot Music cast multi-room: wirelessly expand your audio to other rooms over time Rated output power (1 kilohertz, 1ch driven): 115 watts (8 ohms, 0.9 percent thd) Progressively tech; delivers exceptional sound and comes packed with advanced wireless technologies like wi-fi, airplay 2, spotify connect, bluetooth and music cast Hdmi (4-in/1-out) with hdcp 2.3 and earc. maximum effective output power (1khz, 1ch driven) (jeita)- 145w (6 ohms, 10% thd) Spotify, apple music via airplay 2, pandora, sirius internet radio, tidal, deezer, napster, qobuz and more 4k ultra hd with hdr10, dolby vision, hybrid log-gamma and bt.2020

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Marantz 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver SR5015-7.2 Channel (2020 Model) - Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa Compatibility - Bluetooth Wireless Streaming & Home Automation

Marantz 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver SR5015-7.2 Channel (2020 Model)

Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa Compatibility, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming & Home Automation

by Marantz
What We like

Supported internet services: All popular streaming services and smart home entertainment

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Product Features

  • UPGRADED 7.2 CHANNEL DISCRETE HIGH-CURRENT POWER AMPLIFIERS ON ALL CHANNELS Refine your home theater experience with the new Marantz SR5015 stereo receiver (100 W x 7) with ADVANCED 8K HDMI UPSCALLING for extraordinary visuals and superb sound quality
  • ADVANCED 8K HDMI CONNECTIVITY 6 HDMI In / 2 Out (HDCP 2.3 compliant), dedicated 8K input, USB port, phono & Aux inputs, with analog & digital inputs for audio sources like DVD & Blu-ray player, subwoofer & speakers for a cohesive surround sound system
  • MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AUDIO WITH HEIGHTENED REALISM Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X & DTS Virtual:X that delivers a premium, life-like cinematic experience in a 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set up, even without in-ceiling speakers
  • SUPPORTS ALL YOUR FAVORITE VOICE ASSISTANTS Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri or Josh.ai Smart Home use your voice to play, pause and stop music, and adjust volumes, as well as to control the thermostat, lights, and home appliances
  • SUPERIOR LAG-FREE GAMING with 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing for a smoother, lag-free gaming experience

Multi-dimensional audio with heightened realism supports dolby atmos, dolby atmos height virtualization, dts:x & dts virtual:x that delivers a premium, life-like cinematic experience in a 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set up, even without in-ceiling speakers Stream music from your favorite sources spotify, tunein, deezer, tidal, netflix, amazon prime & others via wi-fi, bluetooth, airplay 2, or heos app across one room, or multiple rooms with built-in wireless heos multi-room audio technology Superior lag-free gaming with 4k/120hz pass-through, variable refresh rate (vrr), quick frame transport (qft), and auto low latency mode (allm), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing for a smoother, lag-free gaming experience Supports all your favorite voice assistants amazon alexa, google assistant, apple siri or josh.ai smart home use your voice to play, pause and stop music, and adjust volumes, as well as to control the thermostat, lights, and home appliances Elevated home cinema enjoy all your entertainment in the highest quality formatting. screen movies in 8k with 8k/60hz pass-through or upscaling with hdmi technologies like dynamic hdr and quick media switching (qms) to eliminate video delay Upgraded 7.2 channel discrete high-current power amplifiers on all channels refine your home theater experience with the new Marantz sr5015 stereo receiver (100 w x 7) with advanced 8k hdmi upscalling for extraordinary visuals and superb sound quality Advanced 8k hdmi connectivity 6 hdmi in / 2 out (hdcp 2.3 compliant), dedicated 8k input, usb port, phono & aux inputs, with analog & digital inputs for audio sources like dvd & blu-ray player, subwoofer & speakers for a cohesive surround sound system The most musical sound extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state-of-the-art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. no component leaves the hands of the Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing

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