Finding a good AV receiver can be a difficult task. With the vast array of features available on today’s receivers, it’s tough to decide which one is right for you. To help our readers out, we’ve put together a list of the best receivers under $1000 that we’ve reviewed thus far. The receivers on this list have a range of features and price points that can accommodate any budget.


Onkyo TX-NR757  7.2 Channel Receiver


Onkyo 757 Review

The Onkyo TX-NR757 is one of Onkyo’s newest amps. The 757 boasts ample power to run most speakers without breaking a sweat. With its 7 channels of amplification it can support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X speaker arrangements. The receiver fully supports 4K video, and has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. If that’s not enough, it also has substantial multi-room capabilities as well as a 12 volt trigger, IR input and an RS232 port for custom installs and home automation.  The Onkyo 757 is THX Select Plus 2 certified and happens to be one of the best sounding AV receivers we’ve tested this year.

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Sony STR-DN1070 7.2 Channel Receiver

Sony STR-DN1070 Review
The Sony STR-DN1070 is the rebel on this list. Despite nearly all of its competition jumping on the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bandwagon, the 1070 refuses to incorporate either format. On the other hand, it features nearly everything else you’d want in an AV receiver including WiFi, Bluetooth and 4K video support. However, the real reason why it’s on this list is because of its excellent sound quality.

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Pioneer VSX-831 5.2 Channel Receiver

Pioneer VSX-831 Preview

In an era where 5 channel receivers are becoming scarce, the Pioneer VSX-831 happens to be one of the best. Even though Onkyo is now in charge of Pioneer’s AV division, the 831 still maintains Pioneer’s signature sound. In our testing the VSX-831 boasted great sound quality and like most modern amps supports Bluetooth, WiFi and 4K video. This year the 831 has a re-vamped user interface which is among the best that we’ve seen on a piece of AV equipment to date

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Pioneer VSX 1124 – 7.2 Channel Receiver


Pioneer VSX-1124-K Review


The Pioneer VSX-1124 is a little unusual. It’s priced at about the same price as the Sony STR-DN1050, but it doesn’t have the boatload of features. It does include 7 HDMI inputs and supports 4K video. However, it doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth. The Pioneer 1124 doesn’t impress you with its abundance of features. Instead it blows you away with its amazing sound quality. Of all the mid-range receivers we’ve listened to at this price point, the VSX-1124 was the most impressive.

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Pioneer VSX-1124 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)


3.4 out of 5 stars (65 customer reviews)

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Yamaha RX-V377 – 5.1 Channel Receiver

Yamaha RX-V377


The Yamaha RX-V377 is the lowest priced AV receiver on our list, but don’t underestimate it. At $299, it has a decent amount of HDMI inputs with 4. It doesn’t come loaded with the array of networking and wireless features of more expensive receivers however, its sonic capabilities are on par with receivers costing twice as much. The 377’s targeted towards people who simply want a good sounding AV receiver minus all the extraneous extras. Anyone who puts good sound quality at the top of their list of needs for a receiver, should give the Yamaha 377 a chance. And at $299, it’s almost a no-brainer.

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Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver

Price: $169.99

4.2 out of 5 stars (681 customer reviews)

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