TOP Best AV Receiver with Pre-Outs that WORKS!!!

I’m of the opinion that the best Denon AVR that has pre-amp outs for a full range of speakers would be the AVR-3700H.

Best AV Receiver with Pre-Outs

Denon AVR-X3600H/AVR-X3700H 8K Ultra HD 9.2 Channel (105 Watt X 9) AV Receiver 2020 Model – 3D Audio & Video with IMAX Enhanced, Built for Gaming, Music Streaming, Alexa + HEOS

PROS

  • PS5 Compatible
  • Unmatchable sound quality
  • Dolby Atmos surround option
  • Dual Sub Output (not 2 shared output)
  • 2 Channel processing with extra 2 channel AMP.
  • HDMI 2.3 Version for future upgrade already available on this unit.
  • Denon/marantz built in operating system. No more adjusting the volume on movies between action/dialogue scenes!

CONS

  • Comes with a single cable output
  • Audyssey set up always gives phase error for certain speaker types
  • Lack of ability to save past audyssey settings and each result is over ridden
  • Audyssey results yield different crossover points each time you run audyssey which makes me wonder if Audyssey 32 is flawed.

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Note: You cannot turn off internal amplification while you use an exteram AMP for 5 channels in this unit.

Best AV Receiver with Pre-Outs

Yamaha RXA2080 AVENTAGE 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

I formerly owned an Onkyo and decided to run an upgrade to this. It is super nice, definitely better speaker terminals, lots of HDMI input, and a Third HDMI out! It can push Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 to my latest home theater layout.

The additional zone feature driving my pool area speakers is also a huge plus. It’s EASY to setup, has a LOT of options, phone App is excellent compared to the Onkyo App. I highly recommend it. I only wish I had spent the extra $$ on the 3080 model. 🙂

 

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