Top 10 Best Budget Av Receivers
for September 2021

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Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth

Yamaha Audio Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth

by YAMAHA
What We like

Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass through; It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors

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Product Features

  • 4K Ultra HD support, HDR10, Dolby vision, hybrid log gamma and BT.2020
  • YPAO auto calibration technology for ideal sound, Exclusive Yamaha Cinema DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging
  • Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 100W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD); Rated Output Power (20Hz 20kHz, 2ch driven) 70W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD); Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (Jeita) 145W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
  • 5.1 channel powerful surround sound
  • HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 (4 in/1 out)

5.1 channel powerful surround sound Ypao auto calibration technology for ideal sound, exclusive YAMAHA cinema dsp technology supports playback of hd audio (dolby truehd, dts hd master audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. rated output power (1khz, 1ch driven) 100w (8 ohms, 0.9% thd); rated output power (20hz 20khz, 2ch driven) 70w (8 ohms, 0.09% thd); maximum effective output power (1khz, 1ch driven) (jeita) 145w (6 ohms, 10% thd) Hdmi 2.1 with hdcp 2.2 (4 in/1 out) 4k ultra hd support, hdr10, dolby vision, hybrid log gamma and bt.2020

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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
  • 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
  • Spotify, Apple Music via airplay 2, Pandora, Sirius internet radio, Tidal, Deezer, Napster, Qobuz and more
  • Voice control using your Alexa device like echo or echo dot
  • 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 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 Voice control using your alexa device like echo or echo dot Music cast multi-room: wirelessly expand your audio to other rooms over time

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

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

Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth, WiFi, Google Chromecast Black

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

  • ADVANCED AUDIO: DTS: X object based surrounds sound adapts to your speaker configuration in real time
  • 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
  • DYNAMIC SETUP: 6 in/2 out HDMI flexibility, front USB port and optical digital, analog AV connections
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM: Enjoy a multi channel stereo setup and preset channel FM / AM radio tuner

Advanced audio: dts: x object based surrounds 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 In the box: receivers include a calibration microphone, fm wire antenna, remote control, batteries Multifunctional system: enjoy a multi channel stereo setup and preset channel fm / am radio tuner 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 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 Specs: 1155 watts, 6 ohm, 1 kilo hertz, thd 0.9% a/v receiver with 2nd zone and available 3rd zone connectivity

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5.2-Channel Hi-Fi Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier - 1000 Watt AV Home Speaker Subwoofer Sound Receiver W/ Radio, USB, RCA, HDMI, Mic In, Wireless Streaming, Supports 4K UHD TV, 3D, Blu-Ray - Pyle PT694BT

Pyle 5.2-Channel Hi-Fi Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier

1000 Watt AV Home Speaker Subwoofer Sound Receiver W/ Radio, USB, RCA, HDMI, Mic In, Wireless Streaming, Supports 4K UHD TV, 3D, Blu-Ray, Pyle PT694BT

by PyleUSA
What We like

Digital LCD Display: The Home theater surround sound receiver System has a built in LCD Display and AM/FM radio; Features front panel Control center and Integrated over current, short circuit and over voltage Protection; Includes remote Control

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Product Features

  • Eq Controls: the Home amplifier with Bluetooth has 2 mic inputs with independent input source selection. Equipped w/ next Gen Audio DSP sound processing Technology and Controls for echo, bass, treble, Microphone and volume Adjustments
  • 5. 2 Channel: the Pyle 5. 2 Channel hi fi Home theater receiver is Perfect for Your Home Entertainment system; Gives you 1000 watts peak Power to be used for speakers and subwoofers W/ 4 16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high Quality amplified audio
  • Bluetooth compatible: The Professional Integrated high Powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming; Works with todays latest devices including Smart phones, iPhone, iPad and computers with hassle Free receiver pairing
  • 4K UHD TV Support: the AV digital amp box is equipped w/ 4K Ultra HD TV, 3D and Blu ray video pass through support W/ dedicated RCA subwoofer output; Connect and stream audio/video from external devices via USB, RCA, 3 HDMI, optical/digital audio

Bluetooth compatible: the professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ bluetooth wireless music streaming; works with todays latest devices including smart phones, iphone, ipad and computers with hassle free receiver pairing Eq controls: the home amplifier with bluetooth has 2 mic inputs with independent input source selection. equipped w/ next gen audio dsp sound processing technology and controls for echo, bass, treble, microphone and volume adjustments 5. 2 channel: the pyle 5. 2 channel hi fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system; gives you 1000 watts peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4 16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio 4k uhd tv support: the av digital amp box is equipped w/ 4k ultra hd tv, 3d and blu ray video pass through support w/ dedicated rca subwoofer output; connect and stream audio/video from external devices via usb, rca, 3 hdmi, optical/digital audio

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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 Black

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 Black

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

  • 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
  • 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!

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 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 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! 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

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KabelDirekt – RCA Stereo Cable & Cord – 6 feet short (dual 2 x RCA male to 2 x RCA male audio cable, digital & analog, double shielded – supports subwoofers, amplifiers, AV receivers, Hi-Fi, black)

KabelDirekt – RCA Stereo Cable & Cord – 6 feet short (dual 2 x RCA male to 2 x RCA male audio cable

digital & analog, double shielded – supports subwoofers, amplifiers, AV receivers, Hi-Fi, black)

by KabelDirekt
What We like

24K gold plated connectors: KabelDirekt RCA cables feature professional quality 24k gold plated connectors which protect the cables from corrosion and ensure a premium connection for the best possible audio transfer year after year.

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Product Features

  • Pure copper core shielded audio cable: Our double shielded, pure copper core prevents EMI & RFI signal interference ensuring the highest quality audio transfer, without static or popping.
  • 2x male to 2x male audio cable: Dual male cable connectors allow you to use the RCA audio cable with any standard stereo left/right output, providing crystal clear stereo sound and Hi-Fi audio for your home stereo or theater system.
  • Premium two-channel RCA audio cable: Professional audio quality RCA cable for premium left/right audio signal transfer from your home stereo, audio receiver, DVD, or Bluray player. Available in 6 convenient sizes ranging from 3-25 feet.

Premium two-channel rca audio cable: professional audio quality rca cable for premium left/right audio signal transfer from your home stereo, audio receiver, dvd, or bluray player. available in 6 convenient sizes ranging from 3-25 feet. 2x male to 2x male audio cable: dual male cable connectors allow you to use the rca audio cable with any standard stereo left/right output, providing crystal clear stereo sound and hi-fi audio for your home stereo or theater system. Pure copper core shielded audio cable: our double shielded, pure copper core prevents emi & rfi signal interference ensuring the highest quality audio transfer, without static or popping.

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Auris Blume HD Long Range Bluetooth 5.0 Music Receiver Hi-Fi Wireless Audio Adapter with Audiophile DAC & aptX HD for Streaming to Home Stereo, AV Receiver or Stereo Amplifier

Auris Blume HD Long Range Bluetooth 5.0 Music Receiver Hi-Fi Wireless Audio Adapter with Audiophile DAC & aptX HD for Streaming to Home Stereo

AV Receiver or Stereo Amplifier

by Auris, Inc.
What We like

DIGITAL & ANALOG CONNECTIVITY: bluMe HD provides ultimate compatibility with your existing stereo equipment with audiophile-grade Analog (RCA) and Digital Optical (SPIDIF) outputs.

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Product Features

  • LONG RANGE BLUETOOTH: Employs special circuitry and precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range to up to 100+ feet, providing glitch-free performance that works through multiple walls.
  • STUNNING HIGH QUALITY AUDIO: Featuring the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and support for Qulacomm aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, aptX and AAC decoding, bluMe HD adds high definition Bluetooth to any home stereo system.
  • BEST-IN-CLASS SOUND: Built-in true Hi-Fi 384kHz/32-bit upsampling Audiophile Digital to Analogue Converter DAC allows bluMe HD to decode and play audio files in all their lossless glory.
  • UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING STEREO SYSTEM: bluMe HD Bluetooth Music Receiver is a premium Hi-Fi Bluetooth adapter that streams the highest quality audio wirelessly from your phone, tablet or computer to any home stereo system. Easy setup, connects in seconds.

Upgrade your existing stereo system: blume hd bluetooth music receiver is a premium hi-fi bluetooth adapter that streams the highest quality audio wirelessly from your phone, tablet or computer to any home stereo system. easy setup, connects in seconds. Stunning high quality audio: featuring the latest bluetooth 5.0 and support for qulacomm aptx hd, aptx low latency, aptx and aac decoding, blume hd adds high definition bluetooth to any home stereo system. Long range bluetooth: employs special circuitry and precision-tuned antenna to extend the wireless range to up to 100+ feet, providing glitch-free performance that works through multiple walls. Best-in-class sound: built-in true hi-fi 384khz/32-bit upsampling audiophile digital to analogue converter dac allows blume hd to decode and play audio files in all their lossless glory.

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Pioneer VSX-534 Home Audio Smart AV Receiver 5.2-Ch HDR10, Dolby Vision, Atmos and Virtual Enabled with 4K and Bluetooth

Pioneer VSX-534 Home Audio Smart AV Receiver 5.2-Ch HDR10

Dolby Vision, Atmos and Virtual Enabled with 4K and Bluetooth

by Pioneer
What We like

DOLBY ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect without employing additional surround or height speakers. 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos.

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Product Features

  • DTS:X PLAYBACK. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences.
  • RANGE CONTROL. With this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogues in films, with the up/down key on the remote control.
  • PERSONAL PRESET. Press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode. Up to three presets can be registered and called up from the front panel button or remote control.
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC and stream to the receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.

Bluetooth compatible. seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or pc and stream to the receiver with bluetooth wireless technology. this smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming bluetooth audio stream. Range control. with this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogues in films, with the up/down key on the remote control. Personal preset. press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode. up to three presets can be registered and called up from the front panel button or remote control. Dts:x playback. dolby atmos and dts:x is the next-generation audio codec from dts that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences.

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Pyle PDA6BU.5 Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier - Desktop Audio Power Amp Receiver with FM Radio, MP3/USB/SD Readers, Digital LCD Display, Microphone Input (200 Watt), Black

Pyle PDA6BU.5 Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier

Desktop Audio Power Amp Receiver with FM Radio, MP3/USB/SD Readers, Digital LCD Display, Microphone Input (200 Watt), Black

by Pyle
What We like

EQ CONTROLS: The improved professional compact bookshelf sound amplifier features crisp, responsive buttons for mode controls Rotary knob controls for mic echo / volume, balance bass, treble master volume input source and the unique folder/track

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Product Features

  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The sound amplifying mixer device is equipped with Bluetooth wireless music streaming w/ 40+ ft wireless range Works w/ todays latest devices including smart phone iPad iPhone and computer w/ hassle-free receiver pairing
  • DISPLAY METER: The integrated receiver for home stereo has a built-in LCD display w/ front panel audio control center ID3 tag song readout displays track title FM antenna and remote control are included in the package for distant audio adjustments
  • 200 WATT POWER: The 2-Channel Pyle Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier Receiver is perfect for your karaoke and home theater acoustic sound system Gives you 200W power w/ 100W RMS accommodates 2 sets of speakers lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • 7 INPUTS: The digital amp box supports various external sources - 2 RCA audio input for tuner, CD player, tape deck 2 1/4" microphone IN USB SD card 3 5mm AUX IN and FM radio antenna Features RCA audio output 2 pairs banana plug speaker output
  • Included Components: Remote Controller

Included components: remote controller Bluetooth connectivity: the sound amplifying mixer device is equipped with bluetooth wireless music streaming w/ 40+ ft wireless range works w/ todays latest devices including smart phone ipad iphone and computer w/ hassle-free receiver pairing 200 watt power: the 2-channel Pyle bluetooth stereo amplifier receiver is perfect for your karaoke and home theater acoustic sound system gives you 200w power w/ 100w rms accommodates 2 sets of speakers lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio 7 inputs: the digital amp box supports various external sources - 2 rca audio input for tuner, cd player, tape deck 2 1/4" microphone in usb sd card 3 5mm aux in and fm radio antenna features rca audio output 2 pairs banana plug speaker output Display meter: the integrated receiver for home stereo has a built-in lcd display w/ front panel audio control center id3 tag song readout displays track title fm antenna and remote control are included in the package for distant audio adjustments

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Denon AVR-S540BT Receiver, 5.2 channel, 4K Ultra HD Audio and Video, Home Theater System, built-in Bluetooth and USB port, Compatible with HEOS Link for Wireless Music Streaming

Denon AVR-S540BT Receiver

5.2 channel, 4K Ultra HD Audio and Video, Home Theater System, built-in Bluetooth and USB port, Compatible with HEOS Link for Wireless Music Streaming

by Denon
What We like

With its 100-year legacy and Japanese precision technology, Denon AV Receiver S540BT delivers multi-dimensional surround sound with 5.2 channel compatibility and Supports 4k ultra hd picture quality, perfect for your home theater and entertainment system

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Product Features

  • Four quick select buttons on the front panel help you store your preferred audio settings for television, Blu-Ray, and more, and allows you to switch between them quickly
  • 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
  • Your favorite music at your fingertips - With a built-in Bluetooth, amp up your music from eight different devices, be it a computer or any other Smart device and transmit it to a wide range of speaker systems. Create an integrated audio system in conjunction with denon heos link for a thrilling multi-room experience, which also allows you to play back music from almost every digital streaming service like Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora and many more
  • You can also connect the Denon AVR with your Smart TV remote and Access all your speaker sources and surround mode selections using just one remote. Or simply Use your smartphone as a remote. Download the Denon 500 Series Remote app for iOS and Android and control the receiver through your phone. Convenient, isn't it.
  • Make the most of your new 4k ultra HD TV. This stereo receiver delivers exceptional brightness, contrast and color leveraging industry leading HLG (hybrid Log-Gamma), HDR (High Dynamic Range), BT.2020, Wide Color Gamut and 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling to impress even the most discerning viewers. Experience 5 AMPLIFIERS (140W per channel) driving amazing power, realistic display and immersive sound across any room

You can also connect the Denon avr with your smart tv remote and access all your speaker sources and surround mode selections using just one remote. or simply use your smartphone as a remote. download the Denon 500 series remote app for ios and android and control the receiver through your phone. convenient, isn't it. Your favorite music at your fingertips - with a built-in bluetooth, amp up your music from eight different devices, be it a computer or any other smart device and transmit it to a wide range of speaker systems. create an integrated audio system in conjunction with Denon heos link for a thrilling multi-room experience, which also allows you to play back music from almost every digital streaming service like spotify, tidal, pandora and many more Four quick select buttons on the front panel help you store your preferred audio settings for television, blu-ray, and more, and allows you to switch between them quickly 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 Make the most of your new 4k ultra hd tv. this stereo receiver delivers exceptional brightness, contrast and color leveraging industry leading hlg (hybrid log-gamma), hdr (high dynamic range), bt.2020, wide color gamut and 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling to impress even the most discerning viewers. experience 5 amplifiers (140w per channel) driving amazing power, realistic display and immersive sound across any room

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