Top 10 Best Budget Home Theater Receivers
for September 2021

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Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

Sony STR-DH790 7.2-ch Surround Sound Home Theater AV Receiver: 4K HDR

Dolby Atmos & Bluetooth Black

by Sony
What We like

PURE DIRECT FUNCTION: Suppresses front panel noise to provide higher-fidelity sound from all inputs

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Product Features

  • GET CONNECTED: 4 in/1 out HDMI each and 1 optical / 1 coaxial digital and analog audio connections
  • STUNNING 4K QUALITY: 4K HDR pass through with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Hybrid Log Gamma provides greater and clearer color, contrast, and brightness
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN: STRDH790 Bluetooth receiver measures 5 1/4" tall to fit into most AV cabinets
  • BREATHTAKING AUDIO: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X deliver multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound
  • Cinematic Sound at Home: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home

Cinematic sound at home: enjoy your favorite movies, tv shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home Breathtaking audio: dolby atmos and dts: x delivers multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound Auto calibration: advanced d.c.a.c. analyzes and adjusts the audio for optimal sound in every room In the box: av receivers include a calibration microphone, fm antenna, remote control and batteries Get connected: 4 in/1 out hdmi each and 1 optical / 1 coaxial digital and analog audio connections Stunning 4k quality: 4k hdr pass through with support for dolby vision, hdr10, and hybrid log gamma provides greater and clearer color, contrast, and brightness Breathtaking audio: dolby atmos and dts:x deliver multi-dimensional and object-based surround sound Low profile design: strdh790 bluetooth receiver measures 5 1/4" tall to fit into most av cabinets Smarter connectivity: stream music and use bluetooth standby turn on the receiver from your phone

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Pyle - 5 Channel Rack Mount Bluetooth Receiver, Home Theater Amp, Speaker Amplifier, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming, MP3/USB/SD/AUX/FM Radio, 200 Watt, w/ Digital ID3 LCD Display from - PDA7BU,Black

Pyle

5 Channel Rack Mount Bluetooth Receiver, Home Theater Amp, Speaker Amplifier, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming, MP3/USB/SD/AUX/FM Radio, 200 Watt, w/ Digital ID3 LCD Display from, PDA7BU,Black

by Sound Around
What We like

WHAT'S IN THE BOX: The audio receiver rack mount comes with everything you need to get started. This exclusive bundle from Pyle features our top of the line amplifier receiver, wireless remote control, detachable hardware rack mounts and FM antenna

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Product Features

  • WIRELESS STREAMING: The receiver rack mount features a premium built in Bluetooth 2.1 wireless streaming receiver. Making the receiver compatible with all your favorite devices, like iPhone, Androids, tablets, etc. It has a wireless range of 30 plus
  • RELIABLE & DURABLE: The home theater receiver is made of heavy duty metal and aluminum alloy panel to protect your gear for years to come. The package includes sturdy removable rack mount brackets for trustworthy and easy installation
  • CONNECT TO EXTERNAL DEVICES: The rack mount home theater amp features USB flash and SD memory card readers, as well as a 3.5mm aux input jack and multi source RCA audio input connectors
  • HOME STEREO AMP: The rack mount home theater amp is a complete sound system. It acts like an FM radio with a digital LCD display with ID3 tag readout displaying each song title. Also features a 2.1 channel audio amp design

Reliable & durable: the home theater receiver is made of heavy duty metal and aluminum alloy panel to protect your gear for years to come. the package includes sturdy removable rack mount brackets for trustworthy and easy installation Connect to external devices: the rack mount home theater amp features usb flash and sd memory card readers, as well as a 3.5mm aux input jack and multi source rca audio input connectors Wireless streaming: the receiver rack mount features a premium built in bluetooth 2.1 wireless streaming receiver. making the receiver compatible with all your favorite devices, like iphone, androids, tablets, etc. it has a wireless range of 30 plus Home stereo amp: the rack mount home theater amp is a complete sound system. it acts like an fm radio with a digital lcd display with id3 tag readout displaying each song title. also features a 2.1 channel audio amp design

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1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver - 5.2-Ch Surround Sound Stereo Amplifier System with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Video & Blu-Ray Video Pass-Through Supports, MP3/USB/AM/FM Radio - Pyle PT696BT

Pyle 1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver

5.2-Ch Surround Sound Stereo Amplifier System with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Video & Blu-Ray Video Pass-Through Supports, MP3/USB/AM/FM Radio, Pyle PT696BT

by Pyle
What We like

DIGITAL VFD Display The home theater surround sound receiver system has a built-in VFD display w/ AM/FM radio Features front panel control center & integrated over the current short circuit and over-voltage protection includes a remote control

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Product Features

  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming Works with todays latest devices including Smartphones iPhone iPad and computers with hassle Free receiver pairing
  • Output Wattage: 1000 W
  • 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 HDMI optical/digital audio
  • 1000W PEAK POWER The Pyle 5 2 channel hi-fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system Gives you 1000W peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • Connection Interface: (2) IN, (1) OUT x HD, Speaker Binding Posts, Optical / COAX Digital Audio - HDMI Output + Dedicated RCA Subwoofer Output - (2) 1/4 -inch Microphone Inputs - Independent Input Source Selection

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 1000w peak power the Pyle 5 2 channel hi-fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system gives you 1000w peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio Output wattage: 1000 w Included components: av receiverremote controlpower cable Connection interface: (2) in, (1) out x hd, speaker binding posts, optical / coax digital audio - hdmi output + dedicated rca subwoofer output - (2) 1/4 -inch microphone inputs - independent input source selection 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 hdmi optical/digital audio Bluetooth connectivity: the professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ bluetooth wireless music streaming works with todays latest devices including smartphones iphone ipad and computers with hassle free receiver pairing

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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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Advanced audio: dts: x object based surrounds sound adapts to your speaker configuration in real time 4k pass through: 4k hdr compatible with hdcp 2.2 support for sharper source to screen image quality Multifunctional system: enjoy a multi channel stereo setup and preset channel fm / am radio tuner 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 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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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

  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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 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! 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 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 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 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!

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Onkyo HT-S3900 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package,black

Onkyo HT-S3900 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package

black

by ONKYO
What We like

Easily enjoy streaming music with Bluetooth wireless technology with Qualcomm apt Audio

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Product Features

  • HDMI 4 in/ 1 out pass-through of the latest Ultra HD 4K/60 Hz, video formats with HDR (high dynamic range) and HDCP 2.2 content protection. Tone Control 10 dB, 100 Hz (Bass).10 dB, 10 kHz (Treble). Signal-to-Noise Ratio- 106 dB (Line, IHF-A Network, 1 k-Ohm Shorted). 106 dB (Line, IHF-A Network, 1 k-Ohm Shorted)- 6 Ohms16 Ohms
  • Dolby Trued and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise): 0.06 percentage (20Hz-20kHz, 8 Ohms, 1 Channel Driven, 50 W). Input Sensitivity and Impedance : 250 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
  • Includes high-quality six-piece surround-sound speaker system that's just the right size for smaller living spaces
  • 120 W/Ch. (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven) with discrete output stage circuitry and six-channel analog amplifiers

Hdmi 4 in/ 1 out pass-through of the latest ultra hd 4k/60 hz, video formats with hdr (high dynamic range) and hdcp 2.2 content protection. tone control 10 db, 100 hz (bass).10 db, 10 khz (treble). signal-to-noise ratio- 106 db (line, ihf-a network, 1 k-ohm shorted). 106 db (line, ihf-a network, 1 k-ohm shorted)- 6 ohms16 ohms Includes high-quality six-piece surround-sound speaker system that's just the right size for smaller living spaces Dolby trued and dts-hd master audio decoding. thd+n (total harmonic distortion + noise): 0.06 percentage (20hz-20khz, 8 ohms, 1 channel driven, 50 w). input sensitivity and impedance : 250 mv/47 k-ohms (line) 120 w/ch. (6 ohms, 1 khz, 10% thd, 1 channel driven) with discrete output stage circuitry and six-channel analog amplifiers

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Frisby Audio 125 Watt Home Theater 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System with Subwoofer, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming from Devices & Media Reader, RGB LED Pulse Lighting, Digital Optical Input – Black

FA Frisby Audio Frisby Audio 125 Watt Home Theater 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System with Subwoofer

Bluetooth Wireless Streaming from Devices & Media Reader, RGB LED Pulse Lighting, Digital Optical Input – Black

by FA Frisby Audio
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Fancasee Indoor FM Antenna 75 Ohm Y-Shape Dipole Antenna F Male Plug Jack Connector Adapter Coax Coaxial Cable FM Radio Antenna for AV Stereo Receiver Home Theater Amplifier

Fancasee Indoor FM Antenna 75 Ohm Y-Shape Dipole Antenna F Male Plug Jack Connector Adapter Coax Coaxial Cable FM Radio Antenna for AV Stereo Receiver Home Theater Amplifier

by Fancasee
What We like

Plug-n-Play compliant, F-type push on male plug connector, very easy to install and use for home av stereo receiver indoor.

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Product Features

  • T-type dipole 75 ohm FM antenna designed for improve the FM signal for stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner etc., help you get more stable fm radio signal and stations.
  • Longer indoor fm antenna 75 ohm coax coaxial cable make you receive more fm channels and radio stations, help you enjoy your life better.
  • The F Male plug connector FM antenna works with more stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner etc.
  • This FM antenna provide a better 75 ohm fm radio solution for stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner on your indoor table top, office, home, attic, garage, basement and so on.

Longer indoor fm antenna 75 ohm coax coaxial cable make you receive more fm channels and radio stations, help you enjoy your life better. This fm antenna provide a better 75 ohm fm radio solution for stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner on your indoor table top, office, home, attic, garage, basement and so on. T-type dipole 75 ohm fm antenna designed for improve the fm signal for stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner etc., help you get more stable fm radio signal and stations. The f male plug connector fm antenna works with more stereo receiver audio video av receiver home theater amplifier system tuner etc.

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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. 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 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 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 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

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Technical Pro RX45BT Home Theater Receiver 1000w Amplifier Bluetooth USB+Remote

Technical Pro RX45BT Home Theater Receiver 1000w Amplifier Bluetooth USB+Remote

by Technical Pro
What We like

Bass, Treble, And Balance Controls

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Product Features

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB Host Reader & SD Card Slot
  • Up To 75W Per Channel RMS Power Output

Bluetooth connectivity Up to 75w per channel rms power output Usb host reader & sd card slot

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