Looking for Home Theater Receivers with Multiple Channels
When you are serious about good quality surround sound and enjoying quality audio content, a home theater receiver is a must. Home theater receivers connect all your entertainment devices. You get the sound from each, whether your TV or your stereo equipment through your speakers.
How Do These Receivers Work?
Multi-channel receivers combine several components into one.
- They work as a receiver and amplifier that can receive signals in different formats.
- They then interpret or decode these and output the high-definition audio through amplifiers to your connected speaker system.
- Input and output ports include HDMI, USB, and AV connections. Check compatibility with any existing devices you want to connect such as Blu-Ray Players, Satellite or Cable boxes, AV receivers and gaming consoles.
- Depending on the model, features may also include auto calibration and the ability to set up pre-programmed playing and viewing.
- Some models also include built-in components such as DVD players, AM/FM radio tuners, and music media players that can operate manually or via remote control.
What Does a System with 6.1 Channels Offer?
The two numbers given to multi-channel home theater receiver systems represent the how many full range and low-frequency channels, or subwoofers, there are. Standard stereo systems are usually 2.0 and 2.1 channels. 6.1 channel systems have six full range channels and one subwoofer. In other words, a 6.1 channel system can separate sound through to six different speakers and a subwoofer.
- The six channels or speakers separate noises.
- Subwoofers add bass to music and sound effects in movies.
- If you are watching a movie with a soundtrack that includes voices, vehicles, street noise and so forth, if the movie has been recorded in a compatible format like Dolby or DTS, you will hear the realistic surround sound effects from the different speakers.
- With surround sound, the sounds are usually coded to transmit in the direction that you see them on the screen. Therefore, if you see someone speaking on the right-hand side of your TV screen, their voice will transmit through to a speaker on the right-hand side of your room. Background noise usually outputs to the speakers behind you, and so forth.
- The arrangement of speakers is usually in front and behind you to get optimal effects.
What Features Does This Brand Offer?
Global manufacturers of electronic equipment since the 1940s, Sony produces a range of multi-channel AV receivers. All aim to maximize your home entertainment and Hi-fi experience. For full measurements and specifications of different models please refer to the manufacturer's website.
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