Best Av Receiver Under 500

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024
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Yamaha RX-V683BL
4.9 |
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Sony STR-DH790  AV Receiver
4.8 |
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Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver: 4K HDR AV Receiver with Bluetooth,Black
4.8 |
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Yamaha RX-V683BL
4.9 |
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4.8 Audio and Video Quality

4.9 Connectivity

4.8 Features and Functionality

4.9 POWER OUTPUT

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BrandYamaha Total Output Power 610 W Output Impedance Per Channel 8 Ohm Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz Number Of Channels 7 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB Bluetooth WI-FI Surround System Class 7.2 channel Dimensions 14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches Weight 22 pounds

Pros

  • Supports almost all modern formats. You can play any file without problems
  • Many decoders let the device decode a video signal
  • The output power reaches 665 watts which is enough to enjoy your favorite music
  • Supports modern wireless interfaces, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Cons

  • No clock or sleeping timer
  • Does not support the Apple lossless format
Sony STR-DH790  AV Receiver
4.8 |
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4.8 Audio and Video Quality

4.7 Connectivity

4.7 Features and Functionality

4.9 POWER OUTPUT

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BrandSony Total Output Power 1015 W Output Impedance Per Channel 6 Ohm Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz Number Of Channels 7 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 108 dB Bluetooth WI-FI Surround System Class 7.2 channel Dimensions 19.2 x 13.6 x 6.8 inches Weight 15.6 pounds

Pros

  • The setup and calibration processes are quite fast. It is easy to use due to the well-designed menu.
  • The total power output and the output signal quality is very high

Cons

  • No internet connection.
  • Certain parameters are limited in terms of adjustments – frequency response is limited to a board bass or treble adjustment.
Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver: 4K HDR AV Receiver with Bluetooth,Black
4.8 |
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4.8 Audio and Video Quality

4.8 Connectivity

4.7 Features and Functionality

4.8 POWER OUTPUT

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BrandSony Total Output Power 520 W Output Impedance Per Channel 6 Ohm Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz Number Of Channels 5 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB Bluetooth WI-FI Surround System Class 5.2 channel Dimensions 19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches Weight 18.25 pounds

Pros

  • Low weight (18.25 pounds), which allows moving the device easily.
  • Small size (19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches). Thanks to this peculiarity the receiver fits in almost all shelves.
  • The Bluetooth works without problems and it was easy to connect it.
  • 30 preset FM stations, which perform different music styles.

Cons

  • It can’t work with an Apple AirPlay (sad news for Apple fans).
  • On-screen GUI menu is incomplete, so the setting was uneasy.
Sony STR-DN1080
4.8 |
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4.9 Audio and Video Quality

4.8 Connectivity

4.8 Features and Functionality

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BrandSony Total Output Power 1155 W Output Impedance Per Channel 6 Ohm Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz Number Of Channels 7 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 108 dB Bluetooth WI-FI Surround System Class 7.2 channel Dimensions 19 x 15 x 8.4 inches Weight 23 pounds

Pros

  • Offers 4K HDR compatibility with HDCP 2.2 support
  • Works with Google Home
  • Dolby Atmos - sound from above the visual field using additional speakers.
  • DTS:X added - being compatible with the newest formats is always a good thing. Sony's first receiver to fully implement this feature.

Cons

  • Removed one HDMI output compared to previous models.
  • Doesn’t support Apple lossless.
Yamaha R-N303BL
4.8 |
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5 Audio and Video Quality

4.8 Connectivity

4.9 Features and Functionality

4.8 POWER OUTPUT

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BrandYamaha Total Output Power 200 W Output Impedance Per Channel 8 Ohm Frequency Response 40 Hz-20 kHz Number Of Channels 2 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB Bluetooth WI-FI Surround System Class 2.0 channel Dimensions 13.4 x 17.2 x 5.5 inches Weight 15.9 pounds

Pros

  • Clear and full treble, even at the pitch.
  • Line Phono input allows playing analog sound right away.
  • MusicCast app lets set up a wireless acoustic system.

Cons

  • Poor controls for AM/FM tuner.
  • LED panel isn’t bright enough.
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