Best AV receivers 2021: brilliant home cinema amplifiers
Home cinema surround sound done properly
If you're serious about your home cinema, the biggest single improvement you can make is adding a set of surround sound speakers powered by an excellent AV receiver.
The home cinema amplifier is the brains of your home cinema system and ensures your TV and films sound powerful, detailed and dynamic, and give you the immersive experience.
Most AV receivers include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support for adding even more sound channels, with the addition of height channel speakers, or they can, of course, play vanilla 5.1 surround sound.
Expect HDMI inputs that can pass through 4K (and even 8K) and HDR video, with voice assistant support, Bluetooth wireless audio and Apple AirPlay extras on a fair number of models these days.