There are many ways for you to choose the best AV receiver or amplifier. On The Home Cinema Guide, I provide buying guides, product reviews and specifications - which can help to make your decision. But there is another way. Just check out what everybody else has been buying! Going for a popular AV receiver or stereo amplifier can be a great shortcut to finding the right model for you.
Amazon.com list the top 100 best sellers for many product categories. So, to make things a little easier, I've organized this information into specific categories . I hope you find this list of the best selling AV receivers and stereo amplifiers on Amazon.com useful. I’ll be updating this list regularly.
I aim to remove models that aren't available to buy anymore. Also, you might want to check if there is a newer model available. However, you can sometimes get a bargain with an older version. The older models can often be perfect for what you need, and they will usually be cheaper than the latest version.
5.1 surround sound is probably the most popular form of surround sound. If you don’t need more than this, then you may be able to save some money by getting a 5.1 or 5.2 surround sound model. A 5.1 receiver has one subwoofer connection, and 5.2 receiver can connect two subwoofers.
7.1 surround sound adds two extra rear surround speakers in your setup. This can create an even better surround sound experience. With this type of AV receiver, you can choose to run 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Many of these models will allow you to run 5.1 in your main room, and then use the extra 2-channels to send sound to another room.
9.2 surround sound adds two more speaker channels. These extra channels will usually be used for two front height speakers. Or, you may be able to have 7.2 surround sound in your main room and power another stereo system in another room. The guide to the best home theater receivers reviews some of these models.
Stereo receivers can be used for your home theater sound system. Not everybody wants to have surround sound speakers around the room. The beauty is, you can still get great stereo sound for movies - and music too. A receiver will have a built-in radio tuner, an amplifier won't.
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