Appliances Memorial Day Sale.Ends June 5. Limited quantities. No rainchecks.Shop now

Skip to content
Main Content

entry-level home theater receiver

No content

Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for entry-level home theater receiver.

If you're looking to build a home theater but don't want to spend a lot of money, an entry-level receiver is the way to go. These devices are designed to receive all the audio and video signals from your components and pass them along to your display. Browse the top-ranked list of entry-level home theater receivers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Main Results
  1. Yamaha - RX-V4A 5.2-channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice entry level receiver...Simple easy to follow menu. Will run entry level speakers just fine. Not recommend for high end speakers though. ...Yamaha is the AV receiver to buy...Entry level, but sounds good. It replaced a Denon AV receiver that didn’t last 2 years—-the Yamaha sounds much better."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Bring the cinema home. This 5.2-channel AV receiver creates a powerful and advanced home theater experience with the latest in video and audio processing with Dolby Vision, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Nice entry level receiver...Simple easy to follow menu. Will run entry level speakers just fine. Not recommend for high end speakers though. ...Yamaha is the AV receiver to buy...Entry level, but sounds good. It replaced a Denon AV receiver that didn’t last 2 years—-the Yamaha sounds much better."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Bring the cinema home. This 5.2-channel AV receiver creates a powerful and advanced home theater experience with the latest in video and audio processing with Dolby Vision, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  2. Denon - AVR-X1800H - 80W 7.2-Ch. Bluetooth Capable with HEOS 8K Ultra HD Built-In HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "If you’re thinking about a receiver purchase, you better put this one in the must see category...This was a keeper. Excellent entry level AVR. Denon builds very good sounding electronics. "

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Experience the potential of the Denon AVR-X1800H AV Receiver as it unveils breathtaking 8K video and immersive 3D audio. Elevate the ambiance of small to medium-sized spaces by utilizing a sophisticated 7.2 or 5.2.2 configuration enriched by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Embrace the adaptability of HEOS Built-in, WiFi, and Bluetooth allowing seamless wireless music streaming across your network of HEOS-enabled speakers. Among the six HDMI inputs and two outputs, this masterpiece boasts 3 specialized 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz compatible inputs. Fine-tune your audio reproduction with Front L/R Pre-Outs, Zone 2 Pre-Outs, and dual Subwoofer Outputs, enabling you to create an impressive setup. Compatible with AirPlay 2, Siri, and more, seamlessly integrating your ecosystem. Immerse yourself in gaming, armed with Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, and Auto Low Latency Mode, resulting in a flawless gaming experience. Venture deeper with Dolby Atmos, precision-tuned Audyssey EQ, and high-resolution audio support, all converging to create an unparalleled journey into entertainment. Transform every moment into an auditory spectacle and visual marvel with the Denon AVR-X1800H AV Receiver.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "If you’re thinking about a receiver purchase, you better put this one in the must see category...This was a keeper. Excellent entry level AVR. Denon builds very good sounding electronics. "

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Experience the potential of the Denon AVR-X1800H AV Receiver as it unveils breathtaking 8K video and immersive 3D audio. Elevate the ambiance of small to medium-sized spaces by utilizing a sophisticated 7.2 or 5.2.2 configuration enriched by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Embrace the adaptability of HEOS Built-in, WiFi, and Bluetooth allowing seamless wireless music streaming across your network of HEOS-enabled speakers. Among the six HDMI inputs and two outputs, this masterpiece boasts 3 specialized 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz compatible inputs. Fine-tune your audio reproduction with Front L/R Pre-Outs, Zone 2 Pre-Outs, and dual Subwoofer Outputs, enabling you to create an impressive setup. Compatible with AirPlay 2, Siri, and more, seamlessly integrating your ecosystem. Immerse yourself in gaming, armed with Variable Refresh Rate, Quick Frame Transport, and Auto Low Latency Mode, resulting in a flawless gaming experience. Venture deeper with Dolby Atmos, precision-tuned Audyssey EQ, and high-resolution audio support, all converging to create an unparalleled journey into entertainment. Transform every moment into an auditory spectacle and visual marvel with the Denon AVR-X1800H AV Receiver.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  3. Sony - STRAZ1000ES Premium ES 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice entry level avr....My only complaint is at this level being an es and the price with zone 2 and 3 one should act as a true main out. ...Great Receiver...I would recommend anyone who games on a ps5 to match it with this receiver"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver featuring renowned ES quality. Designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity, and advanced IP control for leading control systems. The STR-AZ1000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation friendly features.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Nice entry level avr....My only complaint is at this level being an es and the price with zone 2 and 3 one should act as a true main out. ...Great Receiver...I would recommend anyone who games on a ps5 to match it with this receiver"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver featuring renowned ES quality. Designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity, and advanced IP control for leading control systems. The STR-AZ1000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation friendly features.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  4. Metra - Dash Kit for Select 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIN DDIN - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great entry level product with basic features providing bluetooth capability...The angle is a little hard to deal with, but it provides view and access at a good enough level."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Make a new custom stereo fit appropriately in your 2005-10 Honda Odyssey with this Metra snap-in mount system. Its recessed DIN opening provides a clear view of the radio, and the storage pocket below the stereo opening provides a place to store small items. This Metra snap-in mount system is made of ABS plastic that complements the factory dash.
    See all Dash Installation Kits
    Top comment

    "Great entry level product with basic features providing bluetooth capability...The angle is a little hard to deal with, but it provides view and access at a good enough level."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Make a new custom stereo fit appropriately in your 2005-10 Honda Odyssey with this Metra snap-in mount system. Its recessed DIN opening provides a clear view of the radio, and the storage pocket below the stereo opening provides a place to store small items. This Metra snap-in mount system is made of ABS plastic that complements the factory dash.
    See all Dash Installation Kits
    See all Dash Installation Kits
  5. Pioneer - In-dash Bluetooth® Audio Digital Media (ADM) Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "good sound and easy to use also make sure to download the pioneer app to navigate the receivers features, no need for cd, this receiver has usb, aux or bluetooth which i prefer and it automatic connects to my phone...Decent entry level radio"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    The MVH-S322BT is designed to accommodate the Smartphone lifestyle. When using Pioneer Smart Sync with Amazon Alexa it opens a new world for this Digital Media Receiver. Using this application, you broaden your access may it be wired or wireless. The receiver had a built-in amplifier and is equipped with three RCA pre-outs at 4V each. It has a 13-band customizable graphic equalizer and when utilizing Pioneer Smart Sync increases to 31 bands. The crossover network for this receiver is Standard Mode only. Features include Pioneer Smart Sync App with Amazon Alexa, Pandora, and Spotify via Bluetooth, and USB direct control for iPhone.
    See all Digital Media Receivers
    Top comment

    "good sound and easy to use also make sure to download the pioneer app to navigate the receivers features, no need for cd, this receiver has usb, aux or bluetooth which i prefer and it automatic connects to my phone...Decent entry level radio"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    The MVH-S322BT is designed to accommodate the Smartphone lifestyle. When using Pioneer Smart Sync with Amazon Alexa it opens a new world for this Digital Media Receiver. Using this application, you broaden your access may it be wired or wireless. The receiver had a built-in amplifier and is equipped with three RCA pre-outs at 4V each. It has a 13-band customizable graphic equalizer and when utilizing Pioneer Smart Sync increases to 31 bands. The crossover network for this receiver is Standard Mode only. Features include Pioneer Smart Sync App with Amazon Alexa, Pandora, and Spotify via Bluetooth, and USB direct control for iPhone.
    See all Digital Media Receivers
    See all Digital Media Receivers
  6. Marantz - NR1510 NR 5.2-Ch. Bluetooth Capable With HEOS 4K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Marantz home theater receiver...A definite step up from the typical entry level receivers. Also love it when changing the volume, it shows on the tv screen."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Experience detailed surround sound and video with this slim Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver. HDMI connectivity supports high-definition media sources, and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies enable accurate reproduction of high-resolution audio. This Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for seamless voice control. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Marantz home theater receiver...A definite step up from the typical entry level receivers. Also love it when changing the volume, it shows on the tv screen."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Experience detailed surround sound and video with this slim Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver. HDMI connectivity supports high-definition media sources, and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies enable accurate reproduction of high-resolution audio. This Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for seamless voice control. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  7. Arcam - AVR5 595W 7.1 Ch. With Google Cast 4K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nothing “Entry-Level” About this ARCAM!...This year I decided to go big with my AV receiver, and rather than a $2,000 Marantz I opted for the ARCAM. ...Crystal clear sound at low levels."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Build a superb home theater system with this Arcam audiovisual receiver. Efficient Class AB 7 channel amplification with 12 total channels processing helps to deliver a captivating and transparent sound, and seven HDMI inputs let you connect a wide range of devices simultaneously. Google Cast streaming engine and Bluetooth support allows streaming wirelessly to this Arcam audiovisual receiver from your mobile device.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Nothing “Entry-Level” About this ARCAM!...This year I decided to go big with my AV receiver, and rather than a $2,000 Marantz I opted for the ARCAM. ...Crystal clear sound at low levels."

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Build a superb home theater system with this Arcam audiovisual receiver. Efficient Class AB 7 channel amplification with 12 total channels processing helps to deliver a captivating and transparent sound, and seven HDMI inputs let you connect a wide range of devices simultaneously. Google Cast streaming engine and Bluetooth support allows streaming wirelessly to this Arcam audiovisual receiver from your mobile device.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  8. Denon - AVR-X2800H (95W X 7) 7.2-Ch. with HEOS and Dolby Atmos 8K Ultra HD HDR Compatible AV Home Theater Receiver with Alexa - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Denon Receiver...The Denon Home Theater Receiver gives us perfect surround sound and is easy to use....GREAT Home Theater Receiver!...Excellent receiver! It connects all of my home theater devices and makes my 5.1 surround sound outstanding! "

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Upgrade your home theater with the 7.2 channel 8K Denon AVR-X2800H that supports Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer delivering 3D realism for legacy content. With 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, it allows you to create a 7.2 or 5.2.2 channel setup. The AVR also supports advanced HDMI specifications such as eARC support, various HDR formats like HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR support, as well as 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR, VRR, ALLM, and more, delivering exceptional video quality for movies and games. Enjoy 8K upscaling on (3) HDMI inputs. Stream popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more wirelessly with HEOS Built-in, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The easy-to-use HD Setup Assistant provides a quick and seamless setup experience, while Audyssey Room Correction Suite room calibrates the speakers and tunes your AVR for an exceptional listening experience. Built on more than 110 years of audio excellence, the Denon AV receivers deliver premium home theater and surround sound experience
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Denon Receiver...The Denon Home Theater Receiver gives us perfect surround sound and is easy to use....GREAT Home Theater Receiver!...Excellent receiver! It connects all of my home theater devices and makes my 5.1 surround sound outstanding! "

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Upgrade your home theater with the 7.2 channel 8K Denon AVR-X2800H that supports Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer delivering 3D realism for legacy content. With 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, it allows you to create a 7.2 or 5.2.2 channel setup. The AVR also supports advanced HDMI specifications such as eARC support, various HDR formats like HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR support, as well as 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR, VRR, ALLM, and more, delivering exceptional video quality for movies and games. Enjoy 8K upscaling on (3) HDMI inputs. Stream popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more wirelessly with HEOS Built-in, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The easy-to-use HD Setup Assistant provides a quick and seamless setup experience, while Audyssey Room Correction Suite room calibrates the speakers and tunes your AVR for an exceptional listening experience. Built on more than 110 years of audio excellence, the Denon AV receivers deliver premium home theater and surround sound experience
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  9. Yamaha - AVENTAGE RX-A6A 150W 9.2-Channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Yamaha has seriously stepped things up in an era where I feel “entry levelhome theatre systems has not been as large a priority. ...Great 9.2 home theater audio video receiver. Very powerful and has auro 3d"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Pure power and precision. The A6A has been carefully designed so every element of your entertainment is the best it can be. From slight whispers of sound to swift on-screen movements, the A6A ensures you won’t miss a thing.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Yamaha has seriously stepped things up in an era where I feel “entry levelhome theatre systems has not been as large a priority. ...Great 9.2 home theater audio video receiver. Very powerful and has auro 3d"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Pure power and precision. The A6A has been carefully designed so every element of your entertainment is the best it can be. From slight whispers of sound to swift on-screen movements, the A6A ensures you won’t miss a thing.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
  10. Marantz - Cinema 60 100W 7.2-Ch Bluetooth Capable with HEOS 8K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver with Alexa - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Replcaed an old entry level Denon AVR. What a difference the updated technology makes to the listening space. ...Home Theater - Marantz Receiver...Great receiver, amplifier and multiple options enhances the home theater experience"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Engineered with ultimate quality in video and sound reproduction in mind, the Marantz Cinema 60 AVR is the home surround sound receiver for you. The Cinema 60 features 7.2 channels with 100W of amplification, powered by the legendary HDAM circuitry that supplies unwavering power to your surround sound speakers. The Marantz AVR features 7 HDMI ports (6 In / 1 Out), out of which 3 HDMI ports support 8K pass-through. The Cinema 60 also renders the video in beautiful detail thanks to HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, and an excellent gaming experience with VRR, ALLM, and QFT. For audio, the Cinema 60 supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a stunning 3D audio experience, while Dolby Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X allow you to have overhead sound effects without height speakers. The Cinema Series represents the rich legacy and engineering excellence of the Marantz brand, combining innovative technologies in a classic finely crafted chassis, that will be at the heart of some of the amazing home theater systems.
    See all Receivers
    Top comment

    "Replcaed an old entry level Denon AVR. What a difference the updated technology makes to the listening space. ...Home Theater - Marantz Receiver...Great receiver, amplifier and multiple options enhances the home theater experience"

    See all customer reviews

    Product Description

    Engineered with ultimate quality in video and sound reproduction in mind, the Marantz Cinema 60 AVR is the home surround sound receiver for you. The Cinema 60 features 7.2 channels with 100W of amplification, powered by the legendary HDAM circuitry that supplies unwavering power to your surround sound speakers. The Marantz AVR features 7 HDMI ports (6 In / 1 Out), out of which 3 HDMI ports support 8K pass-through. The Cinema 60 also renders the video in beautiful detail thanks to HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, and an excellent gaming experience with VRR, ALLM, and QFT. For audio, the Cinema 60 supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a stunning 3D audio experience, while Dolby Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X allow you to have overhead sound effects without height speakers. The Cinema Series represents the rich legacy and engineering excellence of the Marantz brand, combining innovative technologies in a classic finely crafted chassis, that will be at the heart of some of the amazing home theater systems.
    See all Receivers
    See all Receivers
No content
No content