Small Av Receiver – The Perfect Solution For Your Home Theater Needs

I have the perfect solution for you! These are small, compact, and easy to use but pack a punch. They have all the features you need to create a great home theater experience, including surround sound and HDMI connectivity. 

With a small av receiver, you can have the best of both worlds – a great home theater experience without clutter. Check out my selection of small av receivers and find the perfect one for your needs!

Bestseller No. 1
Marantz 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver SR5015 - 7.2 Channel (2020 Model) - Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Amazon Alexa Compatibility - Bluetooth Wireless Streaming & Home Automation
  • THE MOST MUSICAL SOUND – Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state-of-the-art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of the Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing
  • UPGRADED 7.2 CHANNEL DISCRETE HIGH-CURRENT POWER AMPLIFIERS ON ALL CHANNELS – Refine your home theater experience with the new Marantz SR5015 stereo receiver (100 W x 7) with ADVANCED 8K HDMI UPSCALLING for extraordinary visuals and superb sound quality
Bestseller No. 2
Denon AVR-X4700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (125 Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model - 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS
  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM – Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Auro-3D, IMAX Enhanced, DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz pass-through
  • Enjoy high quality 3D audio & video knowing that AVR-X4700H IS 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier capable of 11.2 channel processing allows to build your choice of speaker configuration TO MEET YOUR EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS
Bestseller No. 3
YAMAHA RX-A4A AVENTAGE 7.1-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in or 3 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120, 8K60, HDR10plus and HDMI 2.1
Bestseller No. 4
YAMAHA RX-A6A AVENTAGE 9.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in / 3 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120, 8K60, HDR10+, HDMI 2.1
Bestseller No. 5
Marantz SR8015 11.2 Channel AV Receiver with HEOS Music Streaming
  • Premium power performing amplification
  • 8K upscaling is available on all eight HDMI ports.
SaleBestseller No. 6
YAMAHA RX-A4A AVENTAGE 7.1-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast (Renewed)
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in / 3 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120*, 8K60*, HDR10plus, HDMI 2.1 (*via future update)
Bestseller No. 7
YAMAHA RX-A8A AVENTAGE 11.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in / 3 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120, 8K60, HDR10+, HDMI 2.1
SaleBestseller No. 8
Denon AVR-X3700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (105Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model - 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS
  • UNMATCHED 3D REALISM FOR YOUR HOME THEATER SYSTEM – Enjoy Immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X and crisp, clean picture with advanced video processing, 8K/60Hz, and 4K/120Hz pass-through
  • Enjoy high quality 3D audio and video knowing that AVR-X3700H IS 8K READY WHEN YOU ARE. This high-power amplifier capable of 11.2 channel processing allows to build your choice of speaker configuration to meet your exclusive entertainment needs
Bestseller No. 9
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 9.2-ch Network AV Receiver
  • Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 9.2-ch Network AV Receiver
Bestseller No. 10
YAMAHA RX-A2A AVENTAGE 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • HDMI with HDCP 2.3 and eARC (7 in or 1 out)
  • 4K60, 4K120AB, 8K60B, HDR10plus and HDMI 2.1
Bestseller No. 11
NAD T 758 V3i A/V Surround Sound Receiver
  • 7 x 60W into 8 Ohms, all channels driven simultaneously
  • Modular Design Construction (MDC) and includes AM 230 Audio Module and VM 130i Video Module
Bestseller No. 12
Denon AVR-X3600H UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) - 9.2 Channel, 105W Each | NEW Virtual Height Elevation, Dual Subwoofer Outputs | Airplay 2 Alexa & HEOS
  • POWERFUL 9-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER WITH ADVANCED HOME CINEMA SPECS – 105 watts per channel deliver high power performance & features HDCP 2.3 support, advanced video processing with 4K upscaling and a 12V trigger output to connect an external device
  • ADVANCED HDMI VIDEO SECTION WITH eARC (HDMI 8 In / 3 Out) – Features 4K Ultra HD video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, eARC, 3D & BT.2020. Plus a full suite of video calibration controls with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes
Bestseller No. 13
Yamaha RX-A3080 AVENTAGE 9.2-Channel AV Receiver MusicCast (Renewed)
  • 9.2-ch (11.2-ch processing) Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (5.2.4-ch) with Multi-Zone, Cinema DSP HD3, YPAO Sound Optimization (RSC/Multipoint/3D/Precision EQ) and dual ESS Sabre DACs
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room. Works with Amazon Alexa.
Bestseller No. 14
VSX-LX305 Elite 9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
  • Dirac Live Room Correction HDMI 2.1 Ultimate 4K Gaming Experience Imax Enhanced Discrete HDMI Zone 2 Switching 100 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2-channel driven ) Subwoofer 2 Pre Out Bi-directional Bluetooth with aptX HD Built-in music streaming including Spotify and Tidal Works with Sonos Certified Immersive sound from your TV apps Advanced MCACC Roon Tested DTS Play-Fi
Bestseller No. 15
VSX-LX505 Elite 11.2 Channel AV Receiver
  • DIRAC Live Room correction * HDMI 2.1 with 8K * Ultimate 4K gaming experience *IMAX Enhanced mode
Bestseller No. 16
TX-NR7100 9.2-Channel THX Certified AV Receiver
  • DIRAC Live Room Correction: Built-in, state-of-the-art digital room correcting technology improves overall audio performance. Dirac Live automatically calibrates sound in your room using our smartphone app and included microphone or the Dirac Live desktop or laptop application* and a 3rd party USB mic (not included). Dirac Live unlocks your loudspeakers’ full potential in any listening space and delivers a uniquely pristine listening experience.
  • Discrete Zone 2 HDMI Switching: Set up different high-definition entertainment options with up to an 8K60 resolution
Bestseller No. 17
8x16 HDbaseT 4K Matrix SWITCHER 8x8 16x16 with 8 Receivers (CAT5e or CAT6) HDMI HDCP2.2 HDTV Routing SELECTOR SPDIF Audio CONTROL4 Savant Home Automation 4K2K
  • iOS & Android App!! Includes 8 HDbaseT PoC Receivers (230ft Distance Range) that don't need any additional power! It also has a built in audio matrix!
  • 8 HDMI source devices (BluRay, Apple TV) switched to 16 HDbaseT & HDMI output destinations (TVs, Projectors)
Bestseller No. 18
Marantz NR1510 UHD AV Receiver (2019 Model) – Slim 5.2 Channel Home Theater Amplifier, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio | Alexa Compatible | Stream Music via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HEOS Black
  • At 4-inches tall, this 5.2 channel stereo receiver is A COMPLETE HOME ENTERTAINMENT BOX LOADED WITH FEATURES. Connect all your audio sources, enjoy wireless streaming, plug your USB drives or play vinyls using the MM phono preamp – it’s got it all
  • FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH 4K ULTRA HD TV – Featuring 60Hz full-rate content, pure color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR, HLG, eARC & Dolby Vision, enjoy an IMPACTFUL HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE with EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE QUALITY & A THRILLING SURROUND SOUND
Bestseller No. 19
Onkyo TX-RZ50 9.2-Channel THX Certified AV Receiver
  • DIRAC LIVE ROOM CORRECTION
  • KLIPSCH OPTIMIZE MODE
Bestseller No. 20
8x16 Dolby Vision 4K HDR 18gbps Matrix Switcher Long Range 500ft with 8 Receivers HDbaseT 150m 8x8 16x16 (CAT5e or CAT6) HDMI HDCP2.2 HDTV Routing SPDIF Audio CONTROL4 Savant Home Automation
  • iOS & Android App!! Includes 8 HDbaseT 500ft Long Range PoC Receivers that don't need any additional power
  • 8 HDMI source devices (BluRay, Apple TV) switched to 16 HDbaseT & HDMI output destinations (TVs, Projectors)

Small Av Receiver Reviews 2022

Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD AV Receiver

Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD AV Receiver (2020 Model) – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS Built-in, Alexa & Smart Home Automation - 8K HDMI Videos & Multi-Room Streaming , Black
  • A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE CRAFTED TO FIT IN A SLIM 4" TALL PROFILE - This powerful 7-channel discreet amplifier delivers identical power on all 7 channels (50W x 7). AUTO ECO MODE reduces power consumption without compromising on that superb Marantz sound
  • ENJOY MOVIES AND LAG-FREE GAMING WITH THE LATEST CONNECTIVITY - Masterful 8K HDMI upscaling, advanced technologies like HDR10, HDR10 plus , Dynamic HDR, Quick Media Switching (QMS) and ALLM. Upgrade your home theater and gaming experience

The Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD receiver has blown me away! The sound quality is fantastic, and it’s easy to set up and operate. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are unrivaled. The numerous connectivity options and whole-house entertainment functions are highly valued. I couldn’t ask for better than an AV receiver, but I recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end model.

Pros:

– For a seamless audio experience, the Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD Receiver delivers impressive sound quality and includes easy-to-use setup assistance.

– Its immersive surround sound with heightened realism, which supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X, is unrivaled.

– The NR1711 also has a large number of ports, allowing you to connect various audio and video sources.

– Finally, its built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-room Technology allows you to listen to the same music or other songs in separate rooms. It supports significant voice command services like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri.

Cons:

– Some users may find the Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD AV Receiver’s lack of 4K upscaling capabilities disappointing.

– The unit is also relatively pricey, though its features and performance justify the cost.

Pioneer VSX-S520 Slim Home Audio and Video Receiver

Pioneer VSX-S520 Slim Home Audio and Video Receiver - Black
  • SLIM DESIGN. A slim, low-profile design fits in with your current audio set up and blends in with your décor. Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, thanks to the highly-efficient Class D amplifier. 2.76”.
  • DOLBY ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect without employing additional surround or height speakers. 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos.

The Pioneer VSX-S520 Slim Home Audio and Video Receiver is fantastic equipment. It boasts a low-profile and slim design ideal for any audio setup. The Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer gives an immersive listening experience, while the Class D amplifier ensures high-quality sound. 

This product comes highly recommended by me! The receiver also supports Ultra HD, allowing you to watch the highest-quality video source on a 4K television. It also includes built-in Wi-Fi and Chromecast, making it simple to use and enjoy your favorite music, radio, or podcasts.

Pros:

– The design is slim and low-profile.

– High-quality sound using a Class D amplifier

– Height Virtualizer for Dolby Atmos for an immersive listening experience

– Ultra HD video is supported.

– Support for Chromecast and built-in Wi-Fi.

Cons:

– There have been a few reports of issues with the Wi-Fi.

– The product is not available in all countries.

Integra Slim line 5.1

Integra Slim line 5.1-Channel 4K Network A/V Receiver Black (DSX-3)
  • Integra DSX-3 5.1 Channel Slim Chassis Network AV Receiver

The Integra Slim Line 5.1 has impressed me! The sound quality is excellent, and the installation was simple. I like that it supports 4K/60 Hz, HDR, and BT.2020 and has a built-in Chromecast. This receiver comes highly recommended by me to anyone searching for a high-quality, easy-to-use choice.

Pros:

– Excellent audio quality

– It is simple to set up

– 4K/60 Hz, HDR, and BT.2020 are all supported.

– Built-in Chromecast

Cons:

– Might be too powerful for some people’s needs.

YAMAHA RX-V385 5.1

YAMAHA RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth
  • 5.1 channel powerful surround sound
  • Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 100W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD); Rated Output Power (20Hz 20kHz, 2ch driven) 70W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD); Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (Jeita) 145W (6 ohms, 10% THD)

I’m happy with my Yamaha RX-V385 5.1 buy! The sound quality is excellent, and the setup is straightforward. Bluetooth connectivity allows me to stream music from my phone or laptop. The support for 4K Ultra HD is fantastic. 

The compatibility with HDR10 and Dolby Vision guarantees that I can watch my favorite movies and shows in the finest possible quality. Overall, I’m pleased with this AV receiver and recommend it to anyone seeking a fantastic home theater experience. Thanks, Yamaha!

Pros:

– Surround sound in 5.1 channels

– Wireless communication through Bluetooth

– HDCP 2.2 (four in, one out)

– 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, hybrid log gamma, and BT.2020 are all supported.

– Auto-calibration technology by YPAO for perfect sound

– Playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, etc.) is supported by Yamaha Cinema DSP technology, resulting in natural and expansive sound imaging.

Cons:

– There is no phono input, so those with turntables will need to buy a separate preamp.

– The unit can get warm, so it’s important to keep ventilation in mind when placing it.

– Some users have reported issues with the HDMI ports.

– The unit is bit large and bulky

– There is no wireless subwoofer included

Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver

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Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver: 4K HDR AV Receiver with Bluetooth,Black
  • Cinematic Sound at Home: Enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and more with theater like sound in the comfort of your home.NOTE: Scroll down the catalog to find installation Manual and User Guide for trouble shooting steps.
  • Virtual Front Surround: S Force PRO delivers virtual surround sound with only a 2 speaker setup

The Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver has blown me away! The sound quality is excellent, and it’s pretty simple to set up and operate. The virtual surround sound is fantastic, and the intelligent networking is quite helpful. 

This receiver comes highly recommended by me to anyone searching for an excellent home theater experience. The only thing I don’t like about this receiver is that it doesn’t have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi built-in. It does come with an adapter that allows you to connect it to those devices if you so choose. 

Overall, the Sony STRDH590 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater Receiver is fantastic and would make a great addition to any home theater setup. I highly recommend it!

Pros:

– Audiophile sound at home

– S Force PRO virtual front surround

– Smart connectivity

– System with multiple functions

– Dynamic setup

– 4 RCA stereo audio inputs

– 2 outputs for digital audio

– 1 output for a subwoofer

– 4K HDR and 3D pass-through

Cons:

– No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi built-in

– Not the most powerful receiver on the market

Denon AVR-1513 5.1 Channel 3D Pass-Through Home Theater AV Receiver

Denon AVR-1513 5.1 Channel 3D Pass Through Home Theater AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Fully discrete power amplifiers for all 5 channels (110 W x 5 ch, 6ohm 1kHz 0.7 percent). Delivers the legendary sound quality you've come to expect from Denon. (75W x 5 ch, 8ohm 20 20kHz 0.08 percent)
  • 3D pass through technology, enjoy 3D video entertainment with dynamic surround sound

Denon’s AVR-1513 5.1 Channel 3D Pass-Through Home Theater AV Receiver is fantastic equipment. It has a total power output of 110 watts for each of the five channels and 3D pass-through technology for a superb 3D audio experience.

It also offers four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, allowing you to connect all of your HDMI-compatible devices with just one wire. Additionally, the HDMI input on the front panel makes it simple to connect and stream your HDMI-enabled portable devices. 

The receiver’s user interface is also user-friendly, making it simple to set up and use. Overall, this is a fantastic product that lives up to its expectations.

Pros:

– Each of the five channels in the Denon AVR-1513 5.1 Channel 3D Pass-Through Home Theater AV Receiver receives 110 watts of power.

– It also has 3D pass-through technology, which gives you a fantastic 3D audio experience.

– The receiver features four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, allowing you to connect all your HDMI-capable devices with just one wire.

– The HDMI input on the front panel makes it simple to connect and stream your HDMI-enabled portable devices.

– The user interface is also very user-friendly, making the receiver simple to set up and use.

Cons:

– The product is a little bit pricey.

– It does not come with any speakers, so you will need to purchase them separately.

– The receiver is not wireless, so you will need to connect it to your TV with an HDMI cable.

1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver

1000W Bluetooth Home Theater Receiver - 5.2 Channel Surround Sound Stereo Amplifier System with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Video & Blu-Ray Video Pass-Through Supports, HDMI/MP3/USB/AM/FM Radio - Pyle, Black
  • 1000W PEAK POWER: The Pyle 5. 2 channel hi-fi home theater receiver is perfect for your home entertainment system. Gives you 1000W peak power to be used for speakers and subwoofers w/ 4-16 ohms impedance, lets you enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The professional integrated high powered stereo receiver is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works with today’s latest devices including Smartphones, iPhone, iPad and computers with hassle Free receiver pairing

This receiver is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy high-quality audio. The 1000W peak power ensures that your speakers and subwoofers sound fantastic, and Bluetooth connectivity allows you to stream music from your phone, tablet, or computer with ease. 

Furthermore, the 4K UHD TV compatibility will enable you to use the most up-to-date visual technology. At the same time, the EQ controls allow you to tailor the sound to your preferences. 

The receiver’s built-in VFD display is a lovely touch, and the entire appearance is sleek and modern. Overall, this fantastic receiver would complement any home theater system.

Pros:

– A peak power of 1000W offers excellent sound quality.

– Bluetooth connectivity lets music be streamed from a range of devices with ease.

– Support for 4K UHD TV allows you to take advantage of the most cutting-edge video technologies.

– EQ settings allow you to tailor the sound to your preferences.

– The VFD display is a welcome addition.

– The overall design is clean and contemporary.

Cons:

– Some customers have found the instructions to be unclear.

– Others have noted that the remote control is not very user-friendly.

Denon Professional DN-200BR

Denon Professional DN-200BR | Compact Stereo Bluetooth Audio Receiver
  • Immediate Bluetooth | Compact stereo Bluetooth receiver adds Bluetooth to any audio system
  • Performance Driven Connectivity | Balanced XLR and ¼-inch audio outputs included for integration with mixers and amplification systems

The Denon Professional DN-200BR is a great way to add Bluetooth streaming and professional-grade audio performance to any music system. The Denon Professional DN-200BR is an excellent option if you’re looking for a small but powerful AV receiver. 

This little powerhouse can receive Bluetooth signals up to 33 meters away, which is ideal for adding Bluetooth functionality to any music system. It also has balanced XLR and 14-inch audio outputs, making it simple to connect to mixers and amplifiers. 

The sturdy metal shell with built-in eyelets for mounting screws is also simple to install in several locations. You may be confident of high-quality audio performance with its full-range frequency response and ultra-low signal-to-noise ratio.

Pros:

– It is simple to set up

– Small but powerful

– Frequency responsiveness across the entire frequency range

– Exceptionally low signal-to-noise ratio

– Mounting hardware included

Cons:

– May be too small for some setups

– Bluetooth range could be improved

Pyle Compact Powerful Home Audio Amplifier Receiver Mini

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Pyle Compact Powerful Home Audio Amplifier Receiver Mini with Bluetooth 5.0 Desktop Blue Series 2 x 100 Watt for Home Speakers w/Bass &Treble Control - PDA22BT
  • 240WATT POWER: The Pyle Dual Channel Audio Amplifier is perfect for your home theater acoustic sound system. It gives you 240W power, accommodates 2 sets of speakers, allow you to enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • RCA INPUT: This personal digital mini amp box allows you to connect and stream audio from external devices. Thanks to the built-in RCA (L/R) audio input, the mini receiver lets you connect a tuner, CD player, tape deck, and more

Pyle’s Compact Powerful Home Audio Amplifier Receiver Mini is excellent for anyone seeking a small, portable audio amplifier. The unit offers excellent sound quality and power, making it ideal for tiny rooms or home theaters. 

It also has Bluetooth wireless audio streaming capabilities, making it simple to connect to today’s most popular gadgets. The unit’s front panel controls for bass, treble, and volume are simple to operate, and it also features a banana speaker connection for connecting up to two pairs of speakers. 

An AC power cord and a 24V/4.5A adaptor are also included in the package. This is a great product, perfect for anyone looking for an easy-to-use and compact audio amplifier.

Pros:

– 240 watts of electricity

– Can hold two sets of speakers

– Input RCA

– Bluetooth functionality

– Equalizer controls

– Speaker terminals in the shape of bananas

– Includes AC power cord and adapter

Cons:

– May overheat with extended use

– No RCA outputs

– No digital inputs

– May not be enough power for some users

– Some users may prefer a different input method

– Bluetooth range may be shorter than some users would like

Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier

Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier - 200 Watt Desktop Audio Power Amp Receiver with FM Radio, MP3/USB/SD Readers, Digital LCD Display, Microphone Input - Pyle PDA612BU
  • 200 WATT POWER: This compact Bluetooth stereo amplifier receiver has 200-watt microphone input and can easily drive on passive speakers or an active stereo system. This model also includes built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
  • HIGH-QUALITY MUSIC: The Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier is suitable for your home. Includes a 120/240V power supply, which can be used for speakers. Take great satisfaction with high-quality music and movies

I recently acquired the Compact Bluetooth Stereo Amplifier and am highly pleased. This small powerhouse offers the incredible sound quality, is simple to set up, and is ideal for anyone looking for terrific sound without breaking the budget. 

The remote control is a beautiful touch, and the tunable bass and treble adjustments make it easy to achieve the optimum sound. Built-in Bluetooth is an excellent feature, and I appreciate that I can use it with all of my devices. Overall, I would strongly suggest this amplifier to anyone seeking excellent sound at an affordable price.

Pros:

– Outstanding audio quality

– It is simple to set up

– All devices are compatible

– Bass and treble controls

– Includes a remote control

Cons:

– The only con I could find was that the instructions weren’t very clear, but other than that, this amplifier is a great buy.

Blue Tooth 5.0 Mini Stereo Audio Amplifier

Blue Tooth 5.0 Mini Stereo Audio Amplifier - 400W+400W MakerHawk 2 Channel Small Home Amp & Hi-Fi Class D Digital Power Amp Compact Home Theater Receiver Surround Sound Car Amplifier Tuner
  • Powerful Function: The mini bluetooth stereo power amplifier receiver adopts the original imported TDA7377 power amplifier chip, which has strong stability and provides you with high-quality and powerful audio. With 400W+400W dual-channel sound peak power and 40W+40W rated power, it can support speakers with 4-16 ohm impedance. It is compact and easy to carry (6.2x3.4x1.9 inch/ 0.77 pounds)
  • Multiple Inputs: Mini blue tooth stereo speaker amplifier receiver supports usb 2.0/sd card/fm radio/bluetooth/aux3.5mm/various external rca(r,l) audio input/12v power input and ac110v power input, can read u disk and sd Card to meet your multiple input needs

This small blue tooth amp is fantastic! It offers excellent sound quality and is quite adaptable. You may connect it to your TV or projector and use it with your computer, phone, or tablet. It’s simple to use and offers a variety of input possibilities. 

Overall, I strongly suggest this amplifier! It’s also relatively tiny and easy to carry, with the outstanding build quality. The only drawback is that it doesn’t have much power, but that’s fine for most uses.

Pros:

– Outstanding audio quality

– Extremely adaptable; may be used with a variety of devices

– Lightweight and portable

– High-quality construction

Cons:

– Not a lot of power output

ATNEDCVH Mini small stereo audio preamplifier

ATNEDCVH Mini Small Stereo Audio preamplifier, Headphone Amplifier, Gain 20dB Phono Turntable Phonograph preamp, Dual op amp NE5532 with RCA 3.5mm Input to RCA 3.5mm Output
  • It is suitable for audio signal amplification. The amplification multiples is 10 times (20dB). It can directly drive the headphone to work (the headphone output port can't be used with other output ports at the same time), and supports the maximum headphone impedance of 16 ohm.
  • Using the classic Dual OP AMP NE5532, high frequency electrolytic capacitor, noise reduction circuit design, no background noise, effective gain audio, improve sound quality.

The ATNEDCVH Mini compact stereo audio preamplifier is a fantastic little gadget for anyone seeking a simple solution to improve their audio signal. The amplifier has a 10x amplification multiple (20dB) and can drive the headphones directly without any problems. 

Furthermore, thanks to the inclusion of the iconic Dual OP-AMP NE5532 and a high-frequency electrolytic capacitor, the sound quality is excellent. You should have no trouble connecting it to whatever you require because the inputs and outputs are universally compatible with all audio devices. 

The only drawback is that it does not come with a power adapter, so you’ll have to purchase one separately. Overall, the ATNEDCVH Mini small stereo audio preamplifier is a great little device that does exactly what it’s supposed to. It’s easy to use, and the price is more than reasonable. If you’re looking for a way to improve your audio signal, this is worth considering.

Pros:

– The amplifier features a 10x multiple amplification (20dB)

– It can drive the headphones immediately to work without any problems.

– Thanks to the usage of the famous Dual OP-AMP NE5532 and high-frequency electrolytic capacitor, the sound quality is excellent.

– The inputs and outputs are universally compatible with all audio devices.

– The price is more than reasonable.

Cons:

– It does not come with a power adapter, so you’ll have to purchase one separately.

– May be too small for some people’s needs

Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver

Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver - 50W powerful slim profile 7.2 channel, 2 zone home theater amplifier | Alexa compatible and stream music through WiFi, Bluetooth and Airplay
  • Make the Most of Your New 4K Ultra HD TV, an Impactful Home Theater Experience With High Resolution Surround Sound and Exceptional Visual Clarity;Features full rate pass through, 4:4:4 Color resolution, HDR10 and BT.2020, plus Dolby vision compatibility and hybrid log gamma (HLG) audio from your TV apps with a single HDMI connection for the simplest setup
  • 8 HDMI inputs and 1 output have full HDCP 2.2 support for copy protection, making this 7.2 CHANNEL DISCRETE POWER APLIFIER (50W per channel) a must buy for your home; Flexible 1 or 2 zone, multi room/multi source stereo and surround sound options

This Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver is fantastic! Because of the price, I was hesitant to purchase it at first, but it is well worth it. The sound and video quality were terrific, and the setup was straightforward. The features are excellent, especially for such a small receiver. 

This receiver comes highly recommended by me to anyone searching for a fantastic home theater experience. This receiver is packed with features yet is still very affordable.

Pros:

– Discrete power amplifier with 7.2 channels (50w per channel)

– There is complete HDCP support on 8 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. 2.2 Copy protection support

– Marantz’s rich history of designing audio components and 60 years of innovation

– Providing outstanding stereo sound

– Selects and customizes its high-quality components by hand.

– Provides you with the most fantastic home theater experience you’ve ever had.

– Marantz’s legendary sound quality

Cons:

– The remote control is not very user-friendly.

– The receiver can get warm, so make sure you have proper ventilation.

Yamaha Audio RX-S602 Slim Audio & Video Component Receiver Slimline

Yamaha Audio RX-S602 Slim Audio & Video Component Receiver Slimline
  • 5.1-ch with Cinema DSP 3D, and YPAO Sound Optimization in a slim and compact receiver design
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room. Works with Amazon Alexa

The Yamaha RX-S602 is a terrific alternative if you want an excellent-sounding, feature-rich AV receiver that doesn’t take up a lot of room. This slimline receiver comes with 5.1-channel audio, Cinema DSP 3D sound optimization, and YPAO sound optimization, among other features. 

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect are all built-in, allowing you to stream your music library wirelessly. Because the HDMI ports comply with HDCP 2.2, you may watch 4K Ultra HD material from your favorite streaming services. 

The MusicCast Surround-capable feature allows you to add wireless surround, sound speakers. The Yamaha RX-S602 is a terrific option for anyone seeking a top-notch AV receiver with all of these great features.

Pros:

– Excellent audio quality

– Many features, such as 5.1-channel surround sound, Cinema DSP 3D, and YPAO sound optimization

– Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect

– HDMI ports for 4K Ultra HD content are HDCP 2.2 compliant.

– MusicCast Surround is a feature that allows you to add wireless surround sound speakers to your system.

Cons:

– N/A could not find any cons about this product other than some people might not need or want all the features it offers. If that’s the case, then there are plenty of other AV receiver options out there to choose from.

Pyle Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Home Audio Amplifier

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Pyle Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Home Audio Amplifier - Compact Desktop Home Theater-Stereo Amplifier Receiver with USB Charge Port - Pager & Mixer Karaoke Modes - Mic Input (40 Watt x 2) - PTA22BT
  • DESKTOP AUDIO AMPLIFIER: Take control of your sound with hi-powered, mini-style component stereo amplifier performance - enjoy wireless streaming ability with the Mini Blue Series Home Amplifiers with built-in Bluetooth - Power Output: 40 Watt x 2
  • BLUETOOTH STREAMING RECEIVER: Simple & hassle-free Bluetooth amplifier pairing allows you to connect and play your music to connected speakers and radio systems - or connect and stream audio directly via the Aux (3.5mm) audio input jack connector

The Pyle Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Home Audio Amplifier is a terrific little amp for someone who wants to get into desktop audio amplification on a budget. 

The amplifier boasts a 40-watt per-channel power output and Bluetooth streaming capability, allowing you to simply connect and play music through connected speakers or a radio system. 

The amp also has a small footprint, making it ideal for usage on a desk, and it comes with easy-to-use audio setting choices. Anyone seeking an economical and easy-to-use amplifier for their home stereo system may choose the Pyle Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Home Audio Amplifier.

Pros:

– Reasonably priced

– Bluetooth audio streaming

– Minimalistic design

– Easy-to-use audio configuration

Cons:

– May not be powerful enough for some people’s needs.

Small Av Receiver Benefits

Small av receivers provide several benefits for users. They are typically less expensive than larger receivers, and they can be more easily hidden away in a cabinet or closet. 

Additionally, many small receivers offer the same features as larger models, making them a good choice for those who don’t need the extra power or space that a larger receiver provides. Finally, small receivers are often easier to set up and use than their larger counterparts. To sum up:

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– Small av receivers are less expensive than larger receivers

– They can be easily hidden away in a cabinet or closet

– Many small receivers offer the same features as larger models

– Small receivers are often easier to set up and use than their larger counterparts.

– They provide good value for the money.

Factors To Consider When Choosing Small Av Receiver

When choosing a small av receiver, there are a few factors you need to consider. Here are some of the most critical factors:

Price

The price is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a small av receiver. You need to find a receiver that fits your budget.

Size Of The Room

The next is the room size in which you will be using the receiver. If you have a small room, you will need a smaller receiver.  The size of the room will also determine how many watts you need. If you have a small space, you won’t need as many watts as you would if you had a large room.

Number Of Channels

The next thing to consider is the number of channels that you need. If you only need two channels, you don’t need to get a receiver with five channels.

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Features

The next factor to consider is the features that you need. Some receivers come with features you may not need, such as Dolby Digital or DTS. If you don’t need these features, then you don’t need to spend the extra money on a receiver that has them.

How Many Devices You Plan To Connect To The Receiver

The following factor is how many devices you plan to connect to the receiver. If you plan to connect multiple devices, you will need a receiver with more inputs. The most common inputs on a receiver are:

HDMI- to connect a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, or gaming console

Component- older devices that use component cables

Composite- even older devices that use composite cables

Digital audio- for connecting a CD player or other digital audio device

What Type Of Devices You Plan To Connect To The Receiver

Next is what type of devices you plan to connect to the receiver. If you only plan to connect audio sources, you will need a different receiver than you plan to connect video sources.  For example, if you want to connect a DVD player and a TV, you will need a video input receiver.

How Many Speakers You Plan To Connect To The Receiver

The following factor is how many speakers you plan to connect to the receiver. The number of channels on the receiver must match the number of speakers you plan to connect. If you only plan to connect two speakers, you will need a different receiver than if you plan to connect five or more speakers.

What Type Of Speakers You Plan To Connect To The Receiver

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The final factor is what type of speakers you plan to connect to the receiver. If you only plan to connect two speakers, you will need a different receiver than if you plan to connect five or more speakers. The number of speakers you plan to connect will also determine the size of the receiver you need. 

If you only plan to connect two speakers, a small receiver should be sufficient. However, if you plan to connect five or more speakers, you need a larger receiver.

These are just a few factors you need to consider when choosing a small av receiver. By taking the time to consider these factors, you can be sure to select the correct receiver for your needs.

FAQs About Small Av Receiver

How well will a small av receiver work for my needs?

This question is not straightforward because it’s challenging to know the needs. What’s your budget? What sorts of connections (HDMI, optical, etc.) do you require? Does the receiver need innovative capabilities like Wi-Fi or music streaming? Do you need a 4K pass-through or upscaling?

Assuming you have a limited budget and just need a primary receiver to act as a hub for your home theater system, a small av receiver should work well enough. However, if you have more specific needs, it’s difficult to say without knowing more about your particular setup.

What are the features of a small av receiver?

Some of the features to consider when purchasing a small av receiver include: the number of channels, power output, Dolby and DTS surround sound support, 4K pass-through or upscaling, video processing, room correction, and built-in amplifier, and connectivity options. 

Depending on your budget and needs, some receivers may have more or fewer features than others. When choosing a small av receiver, it is essential to consider the number of channels. The receiver should have enough power to drive all of your speakers. It is also necessary to ensure that the receiver supports Dolby and DTS surround sound.

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How do I connect a small av receiver?

Again, this question is not straightforward because it depends on the model of small av receiver and what sorts of connections you need. Generally, though, most receivers will have options for HDMI, optical, component, and RCA inputs/outputs.

Do I need to worry about sound quality with a small av receiver?

You should not worry about sound quality with a small av receiver. These receivers are designed to deliver excellent sound quality.

How difficult is it to set up a small av receiver?

The difficulty of setting up a small av receiver will vary depending on the model and your level of expertise. However, most receivers nowadays come with easy-to-follow instructions, and many even have an automatic setup feature that makes the process a breeze.

Conclusion

If you’re in the market for a new receiver, I recommend checking out the Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD AV Receiver. This receiver is perfect for those looking for excellent sound quality without sacrificing too much space. 

Marantz NR1711 8K Slim 7.2 Channel Ultra HD AV Receiver (2020 Model) – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HEOS Built-in, Alexa & Smart Home Automation - 8K HDMI Videos & Multi-Room Streaming , Black
  • A MUSICAL MASTERPIECE CRAFTED TO FIT IN A SLIM 4" TALL PROFILE - This powerful 7-channel discreet amplifier delivers identical power on all 7 channels (50W x 7). AUTO ECO MODE reduces power consumption without compromising on that superb Marantz sound
  • ENJOY MOVIES AND LAG-FREE GAMING WITH THE LATEST CONNECTIVITY - Masterful 8K HDMI upscaling, advanced technologies like HDR10, HDR10 plus , Dynamic HDR, Quick Media Switching (QMS) and ALLM. Upgrade your home theater and gaming experience

It’s also straightforward to set up and use, making it an excellent option for those who are not tech-savvy. Trust me. You won’t be disappointed with this receiver! 

When choosing a small av receiver, it is essential to consider all of the factors involved to ensure you get the best product for your needs. 

By taking the time to consider things like the size of the room, how many devices you plan to connect, and what type of speakers you have, you can be sure to find the perfect receiver for your needs.

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