Whether you’re building out a new home theater system or upgrading an existing one, here are our favorite surround receivers at each price level.
Under $1K, we recommend the Marantz NR1711. With a slim profile that fits in almost any environment, this receiver features state-of-the-art technology including the latest 8K and HDR video connectivity, 7 channels of discrete power for outstanding audio quality, and voice assistant compatibility.
In the $1-2K price range, our go-to receiver is the NAD T 758 V3i. This award-winning receiver is designed with music first in mind, with support for high-resolution audio and BluOS streaming technology to make it part of a whole-home Bluesound Audio ecosystem. It also features Dirac Live room correction to fine tune its sonic signature to create the perfect listening environment.
From $2-3K, the Arcam AVR10 (from one of the UK’s most respected audio companies) also has Dirac Live and delivers a no-compromise movie and music entertainment experience with audiophile quality components and construction.
All three receivers provide rock solid IP control with a Savant home automation system for ease of use.