2021 Top Picks of the Year A/V Receivers


A/V Receivers

Top Pick of the Year:

Yamaha Aventage RX-A6A
(December/January) Read Review

It might have been the only A/V receiver that Sound & Vision tested in 2021, but we certainly picked a good one. Boasting tremendous surround configurability and solid multichannel power, Yamaha's Aventage RX-A6A receiver distinguished itself via its sound quality, unique DSP-surround options, and a powerful Scene memory system that lets you switch between extensively customized settings with the push of a remote control button. Although the Aventage RX-A6A's full HDMI 2.1 features will be made available via a "future firmware update," we're still confident it's a more-than-solid AVR choice. $2,200, usa.yamaha.com