In this main page you’ll find articles, sorted by topic or category, related to all home audio AV receivers.
What is an AV receiver?
Audio/video receivers (AV receivers, or AVRs) are a home stereo equipment item that make home theater audio and video system use possible for regular consumers. AV receivers normally off an all-in-one solution with a power amplifier to drive stereo or multi-channel speaker systems, additional audio features such as an FM/AM tuner and auxiliary inputs, and surround sound decoding where applicable.
Some units also provide remote control convenience and digital signal processing (DSP) sound quality enhancements such as equalization, bass, treble, and time delay controls. Modern devices often feature direct digital inputs in the form of Toslink optical or coaxial in, HDMI, or others.
Note that while some AV receivers off video handling and switch, the general name receiver can also apply to audio-only units (especially older models) that do not provide video inputs or outputs.
Connecting receivers to TVs
How To Connect An Old Receiver To A New TV
Got a vintage or old AV receiver but want to enjoy great sound? There’s a bit to know and I’d love to help! In this…
How To Connect A TV To A Home Receiver Without HDMI – Guide & Diagrams
Want great TV or cable box sound from your audio system, but your receiver doesn’t have an HDMI port? Great news – there are other…
Using receivers without pre-outs/RCA outputs
How To Connect A Subwoofer To A Receiver Without A Subwoofer Output
Got a subwoofer with no sub output handy? Don’t worry – there are several simple ways to connect a subwoofer to a receiver without a…
How To Connect An Amplifier To A Receiver With No Preouts / RCA Jacks
Despite what you may have read elsewhere, it is NOT impossible to connect an amplifier to a receiver with no pre-outs or auxiliary RCA jacks….