The A / V receiver is the heart of our home theater systems. It is responsible for decoding the audio tracks, to process them and to amplify the incoming signal to the speakers so that we have an audio that reaches easily exceed that of many commercial cinemas.
In the market we can find many brands and models with very different configurations and features, which mean that if, do not have much experience with us Liem acronyms and features perhaps not going to never use. So I bring you today three interesting low-end models for less than 500 dollars (in future deliveries will address the medium and high ranges) for those who want a simple but powerful team with the essentials to enjoy music and movies on your medium-sized rooms.
Designed for small size rooms that do not require much power amplification, the Pioneer VSX-530-K offers 5.1 channels with up to 80 watts in each (8 ohms 20Hz-20kHz THD 0.08% with two channels driven) and support 4K video and HDCP 2.2.
It is not capable of decoding DTS or Dolby Atmos track: X, but let us hear multichannel high definition audio from Blu-rays with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.
AptX has Bluetooth connectivity for wireless playback from mobile terminals with low power ECO mode, USB digital MP3, WMA and AAC and an irresistible port price of about 300 dollars.
Yamaha presented a few months ago his new RX-V379 receiver, a set 5.1 with a power amplifier 70 watts per channel (8 ohms, 0.09% THD, stereo), compatible with HDMI 2.0 connections and support for up to 4K signals 60 fps, so we will not be phased out over the medium term.
System supports HDCP 2.2 copy protection, sound tracks Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master (does not decode DTS or Dolby Atmos: X) and has the option Compressed Music Enhancer to improve the frequency response of compressed music.
Bluetooth connectivity and incorporates acoustic correction system YPAO, which together with the Virtual CINEMA FRONT function helps recreate a realistic surround sound when we put all the speakers in front of the living room. Its price?For between 300 and 350 dollars, according to store.
Going one step further in terms of power and performance we find the interestingOnkyo TX-NR545 , 7.2-channel model with 120 watts per channel (6 ohms loads.) compatible with DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos in its version 5.1.2 channels.
It has standard WiFi, AirPlay, Bluetooth, a DAC 384 kHz / 32 bits, AccuEQ room acoustic calibration, control via smartphone and support for 4K video signals at 60 Hz thanks to compatible HDMI ports with HDCP 2.2.
It has a USB port for playing music content in popular digital formats and all for a price depending on the store is around 500 dollars.