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Buying and setting up a receiver: advice and tips

Buying and setting up a receiver: advice and tips
On this page you will find all tips and advice for buying  and setting up a receiver. We also explain the most important functions and features.
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An important part of a home cinema system that is composed of separate components is the receiver, also called AV receiver. This part of your home cinema system receives all incoming signals and ensures that your speakers are provided with a signal and the image goes towards the TV. On this page you will find all tips and advice for buying  and setting up a receiver. We also explain the most important functions and features.

The base

Before you dive into the world of the receiver or the amplifier, it is good to understand the basics. What exactly is an AV receiver, what does the device do, what can you connect to it and why is it not an amplifier? We explain the basics of the receiver in the articles below.

Buy AV Receiver

Buying a new receiver is not easy as there are hundreds of different functions that you can take into account. In the articles below, we give a number of tips for buying an AV receiver.

Buying and setting up a receiver: advice and tips

Tips and advice for advanced users

AV receivers are complex devices with numerous possibilities. For example, you can connect various sources to them, they are full of features, different speaker layouts are possible and you can choose from a large number of surround formats. That is why you will find an explanation of the most important features and functions below.

Terms and Specifications

Receivers come with numerous features, terms and specifications that may not all tell you equally. In the articles below, we highlight a number of these terms and various important specifications of receivers.

Audio formats

The purpose of a receiver is of course mainly to reproduce audio. This can be two-channel (stereo) audio in the form of music, or it can be multi-channel audio (surround sound) for movie playback. There are various audio formats that are supported by receivers, the most important of which we discuss in the articles below.

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