The Home Theater Audio Video Receiver - or AVR - is a commonplace but complex product that is the brains and brawn at the center of most home theaters. The critical functions of an AVR include input switching, volume control, digital signal processing (in particular bass management and room correction), and power amplification.
NAD's top AVR. 9 channels of 85W/ch all channels driven power amplification with 11 channel (7.1.4) processing, Dirac Live, and integrated Bluesound music streaming capability. Dolby Atmos but no DTS.X.
The sound quality is good, but it's not quite up to the level of the JBL Synthesis SDR-35, and it doesn’t support 16 channel home theaters. At $3000 though, it's a solid choice and our mid-price recommendation.
The SDR-35, at $6000, is the first AVR with a JBL Synthesis badge and supports 16 channel / 9.1.6 home theaters.
This rack-mountable AVR offers seven channels of 180W/ch all channels driven power amplification with support for 4-ohm speakers. Room correction is Dirac Live, and Dolby Atmos / DTS.X are supported.
Sound quality is exceptional thanks to the internal sweet-sounding Class G amplification. It's our go-to AVR and highly recommended.
With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.
We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best audio experience for you.
This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact audio performance in your space to ensure you get the best performing system for your budget.
We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.
You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.
“Thank you, Acoustic Frontiers! My system is no longer there. I can close my eyes, and the music just flows from another dimension!”
“I’m enjoying the system you did for me so much. It’s just incredible. It’s like listening to my music for the first time!”
“The Raw Audio/Video is off the charts fantastic, I could not imagine any improvement at all.”
Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers