Best High-End AV Processor in 2022

Best High-End AV Processor

Buying an AV processor and determining which one is the best fit to suit your demands can be overwhelming, and that is why we are here to help and share a few recommendations. I will get right into it without any further delay. Let’s change how I usually start with articles and share what I found with you guys (right away).

 1: YAMAHA(R-N803BL)

YAMAHA(R-N803BL)

 Description

Beautifully brainy; that’s the new rn 803 network stereo receiver from Yamaha. Its classic brushed black aluminum finish and sleek knobs are sure to catch your eye. But it’s what’s inside that will win your hi-fi heart. For the first time in a hi-fi receiver, the rn 803 features ypal- the famed Yamaha technology that measures your room’s acoustic characteristics and automatically adjusts the signal parameters to create the ideal 2-channel listening experience.

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This hi-fi receiver features a music cast Yamaha’s wireless multi-room audio system that uses your existing wi-fi network to connect all your audio components and allows you to control them through one easy-to-use app. The rn803 even features a phono input for connecting your turntable and a USB input for flash drives. So you can enjoy it from any source anytime.

Specs

  • Bluetooth
  • wi fi
  • Vera
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Television
  • Speaker
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100 dB
  • Wireless Direct
  • 15.44 x 17.18 x 6 inches
  • 24.3 Pounds
  • 2 Channels 
  • 145 Watts Output Wattage     
  • Pandora
  • front aluminum Face
  • Phono input terminals
  • coaxial audio inputs for TV
  • SiriusXM internet radio
  • Tidal
  • Deezer
  • YPAO Yamaha acoustic Optimizer
  • airplay
  • Spotify
  • precision EQ
  • volume
  • reflected sound control
  • Standby Power Consumption:0.1 W

 Pros

  • top art layout
  • powerful amp section
  • Decent tuner
  • Great flexibility
  • Loads of modern features
  • Surprisingly good DAC
  • Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer
  • modifies the sound to create the perfect response and sonic quality
  • high accuracy
  • sound purity
  • Pure Direct mode
  • virtually eradicates any signal degradation 

Cons

  • Same old designed Yamaha remote
  • Tiny, might-as-well-be-invisible buttons on the front panel

2: Pioneer VSX-523

Pioneer VSX-523

Description

Power, performance, and advanced connectivity make it a tremendous value for someone that isn’t only looking to add surround sound in their home but also wants more flexibility and power for integrating other devices like smartphones, gaming systems, etc. Smartphones have become a convenient and powerful way to stay connected to your favorite entertainment on the go.

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But there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy it in the living room too. Pioneer has been a leader in smartphone connectivity from the start; hence the VSX 523 has a USB port on the front of the receiver made for iPhone and iPod certified, including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. That means you can plug in your iPhone and let your family and friends enjoy it with you, and it will even charge your device while it plays. That front USB port is also a great feature; if you don’t have an Apple product, plug in a thumb drive with your favorite piece, and the vsx523 will play back all of your mp3s, WMAs, and aac files.

Specs

  • HDMI
  • IOS
  • Android
  • Digital core engine
  • texas instruments aureus DSP
  • iPod digital transmission
  • front USB terminal
  • Pioneer Auto MCACC room calibration
  • Dolby TrueHD Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby digital plus
  • HDMI audio return channel (ARC)
  • Television
  • 5.1 channel
  • 13.06 x 17.13 x 6.63 inches
  • 18.25 Pounds
  • 1 Channel   

Pros

  • affordable
  • powerful sound control
  • ideal entry-level receiver

 Cons

  • The only limitation is that it is an entry-level receiver.

 3: Denon AVR-X4400H   

 Denon AVR-X4400H

Description

A custom-made power transformer and high-quality power supply capacitors provide power reserves, while Denon’s custom-made high-current transistors are equipped for temperature stability. Thanks to four shark DSPs both av receivers provide the complete 3d sound experience with additional overhead speakers.

Feel every dimension in Dolby atmos’ captivating three-dimensional sound from any direction. DTS-x makes sound move around you like in real life, no matter the number of speakers installed. With our highly acclaimed eos music streaming technology, you can instantly stream from music services like Spotify, tune in to internet radio Deezer, tidal, Soundcloud, and more via the free kiosk app, browse through your home music file library fast and intuitively listen to tracks directly from your phone tablet or USB drive.

Add more eos family products and play a different melody in every room or the same song in every room perfectly synchronized. Let us not forget the built-in Bluetooth and airplay capability to stream from your smartphone to the av receivers. There is much more to add but let’s cover that up in the specs section. 

Specs

  • HEOS
  • HDMI
  • Google Assistant
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Speaker
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • 8 HDMI Ports     
  • DTS
  • 9.2 channel
  • 14.92 x 17.09 x 6.57 inches
  • 29.77 Pounds
  • 125W per channel
  • easy 3D audio setup
  • 3 HDMI outputs
  • plenty of inputs

Pros

  • comfortable control options
  • Limitless music sources
  • You have the choice of going to four ceiling speakers for future expansion.
  • Beautiful sounding with the quality expected from Denon 

Cons

  • No paper manual comes with it. 

4: Onkyo TX-8270 

Onkyo TX-8270 

Description

Put the focus on musicality with the Onkyo TX-8270 network stereo receiver, a beautifully engineered stereo receiver that excels in versatility. Crafted for the hi-fi enthusiast, the 8270 is a contemporary receiver for today’s best entertainment options. With analog-digital phono USB and HDMI inputs, this all-in-one receiver can connect to virtually any device you own. The 8270 features dual-band wi-fi for stable connectivity, ensuring you can handle the latest wireless audio technologies and streaming services. With the Onkyo controller app, all your streaming services are available in one intuitive interface. 

Specs

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • Speaker
  • 4 HDMI Ports     
  • Stereo
  • 2 Surround Sound Channel Configuration
  • 12.8 x 17.1 x 5.8 inches
  • 18 Pounds
  • 100 watts Wattage   
  • 3 line
  • One phono input
  • Tidal
  • tune-in
  • Pandora
  • One coaxial
  • Two optical digital
  • Gold-plated speaker
  • two subwoofer pre-outs
  • Chromecast
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • airplay
  • Spotify
  • Deezer 

Pros

  • compatible with most music services
  • lots of power
  • great sound quality
  • multiple HDMI inputs
  • one HDMI output to the TV
  • Even if the amp is off, it passes all the HDMI devices through it and to the TV.
  • Excellent on-screen menus where you can adjust anything imaginable for the audio + other functions of the amp. 

Cons

  • You have to crank the volume to get a decent output.

5: Onkyo TX-NR585   

Onkyo TX-NR585  

Description

Step up to the all-new Onkyo TX-NR585 7.2 channel AV receiver featuring Dolby atmos surround sound. Elevate your music and movies to the next level with 170 watts per channel. Six 4k HDMI inputs allow you to connect your favorite high-definition entertainment sources.

From built-in phono input to all your favorite audio services, including amazon music, to the latest in multi-room streaming options like Chromecast built-in, the 585 is ready to deliver. It is the only receiver in its class with a dedicated power zone 2. So you can take what you’re listening to into a second room .

Specs

  • Wireless
  • wi fi
  • HDMI
  • Google Assistant
  • Speaker
  • 7 HDMI Ports     
  • Hdmi
  • 7.2
  • 14.94 x 17.13 x 6.81 inches
  • 21 Pounds
  • 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos
  • DTS: x playback
  • 4-Ohm speaker-driving capability
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • airplay
  • music
  • Spotify
  • Tidal
  • Deezer
  • Pandora
  • tune in
  • Chromecast
  • zone 2 speaker outputs
  • zone 2 line-output 

Pros

  • easy to follow setup instructions
  • Power is good enough for most moderately priced speakers
  • The sound is adequate across all sources
  • plenty of high-speed HDMI inputs for various needs
  • bunch of component inputs for devices that might not have HDMI out 

Cons

  • a little mediocre user interface

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