AV receiver Stories August 8, 2016

Jump start your home theater system with Sony’s 4K 725W 5.2-Ch. A/V Receiver for $150 shipped

BuyDig’s official eBay Store offers the Sony 5.2-Ch. 725W 4K A/V Receiver (model STR-DH550) for $149.99 shipped. That’s a 25% off most online retailers, the best available price by $30 and a match of our previous mention. Sony’s 4K receiver has four HDMI inputs with one out, USB connectivity and support for 5.2-channel setups plus 725 watts of power. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 404 Amazon customers. 

AV receiver Stories August 3, 2016

Harman Kardon’s AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. A/V Receiver has AirPlay and eight HDMI inputs: $202 shipped (Orig. $800)

Newegg offers the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay for $199.95 + $1.99 shipping. That’s good for $68 off our previous mention and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

This Harman Kardon 4K A/V receiver features eight HDMI inputs and is capable of supplying audio to a full 7.1-channel setup. It has AirPlay and DLNA capabilities via built-in Wi-Fi. Additional features include Logic 7 processing, a front HDMI input and 100W of power per channel. While reviews are slim on this model, Harman Kardon’s line of A/V receivers are generally well-rated.

AV receiver Stories July 13, 2016

expiredThis Yamaha 7.2-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver has AirPlay, Bluetooth, and six HDMI inputs: $360 shipped (Reg. $450+)

Update (7/13 11:00am): Wholesale Connection (99.7% positive feedback, Top Rated Seller) via eBay has the Onkyo 5.1-Ch. A/V Receiver for $229 shipped (Reg. $300).

Amazon offers the Yamaha 7.2-Ch. MusicCast 4K A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay (model RX-679BL) for $359.99 shipped. That’s a 45% savings off the original price, $90 less than the next reputable seller and the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for. This Yamaha receiver is loaded with features, including 4K pass-through, AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity, six HDMI ports and multi-zone support. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

AV receiver Stories June 24, 2016

expiredAdd a Sony 4K 725W 5.2-Ch. A/V Receiver to your home theater for $150 shipped

BuyDig’s official eBay Store offers the Sony 5.2-Ch. 725W 4K A/V Receiver (model STR-DH550) for $149.99 shipped. That’s a 25% off most online retailers and the best available by $35. Sony’s 4K receiver has four HDMI inputs with one out, USB connectivity and support for 5.2-channel setups plus 725 watts of power. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 373 Amazon customers. 

AV receiver Stories May 11, 2016

expiredA/V Receivers w/ 4K + AirPlay: Harman Kardon 7.1-Ch. $269 (Orig. $800), Onkyo 7.2-Ch. $290 (Reg. $355+)

Newegg’s Official eBay Store offers the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay for $269 shipped. For comparison, this receiver originally retailed for $800 and still goes for that much direct. Today’s deal is $29 less than our previous mention and the best available.

This Harman Kardon 4K A/V receiver features eight HDMI inputs and is capable of supplying audio to a full 7.1-channel setup. It has AirPlay and DLNA capabilities via built-in Wi-Fi. Additional features include Logic 7 processing, a front HDMI input and 100W of power per channel. While reviews are slim on this model, Harman Kardon’s line of A/V receivers are generally well-rated.

Meanwhile, Groupon has the Onkyo TX-NR545 805W 7.2-Ch. Network 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay/Bluetooth for $289.99 shipped. That’s good for $210 off the original listing, down $65 from Best Buy and the lowest current price available.

Onkyo’s TX-NR545 A/V receiver is a full-featured home theater hub with 805W of power and a plethora of connectivity options. Aside from support for 4K video, you can also stream music wirelessly via AirPlay or Bluetooth. Other notable specs include six HDMI inputs, 3D support, a built-in high resolution DAC and an optional second zone. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

AV receiver Stories April 19, 2016

expiredHarman Kardon 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay: $298 shipped (Orig. $800)

Newegg’s Official eBay Store offers the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay for $298 shipped. For comparison, this receiver originally retailed for $800 and still goes for that much direct. Today’s deal is $52 less than the previous deal price and the best available.

This 4K A/V receiver features eight HDMI inputs and is capable of pumping audio to a full 7.1-channel setup. It has AirPlay and DLNA capabilities thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Additional features include Logic 7 processing, front HDMI inputs and 100W of power per channel. While reviews are slim on this model, Harman Kardon’s line of A/V receivers are generally well-rated.

AV receiver Stories January 18, 2016

Pioneer VSX-830-K 5.2-Channel AV Receiver w/ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi: $250 shipped (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers the Pioneer VSX-830-K 5.2-Channel AV Receiver w/ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for $249.99 shipped. There are a couple of third party listing for $0.99 less, but I’d go with Amazon direct for extra peace of mind. Today’s deal is also available via Best Buy and B&H. As a pricing comparison, this receiver typically sells for $399.99, but has dropped to the $300 mark during a handful of deals over the past year. We’ve never seen it priced this low before. Amazon shoppers and AV Tech Reviews both rated it positively.

Also available: Sony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth: $298 shipped (Reg. $400)

  • 6 HDMI inputs with 1 output
  • 4K 60P Ultra HD upscaling and pass-through
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Simplified connection and setup with built-in AVNavigator
  • DSD playback
  • Subwoofer EQ and dual subwoofer pre-out
  • Spotify Connect ready
  • Full bandwidth HDMI with HDCP 2.2 copy protection
  • Energy-saving ECO Mode
  • Intuitive setup with icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Pioneer’s innovative approach to the networked home theater experience starts with the VSX-830-K. Offering a host of new features, the VSX-830-K is one of the most versatile AV receivers, letting you stream your favorite content and control it all from the palm of your hand. For 2015, we’ve added many advanced new features, including High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP 2.2), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-Language icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), an Apple iOS/Android Wi-Fi Setup App, and much more.

AV receiver Stories January 15, 2016

Sony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth: $298 shipped (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers the Sony STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K AV Receiver for $298 shipped. Today’s deal is just over $200 off the original price, a match of our holiday mention and the lowest current offering we can find. Rated 4/5 stars by 175 Amazon customers.

Sony’s STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. You’ll be able to wirelessly stream your favorite music via AirPlay or directly from your phone to this receiver. Additionally, it has five HDMI inputs with 4K passthrough and is capable of providing 665 watts of power through seven speakers.

Grab some extra HDMI cables to complete your setup.

AV receiver Stories November 16, 2015

expiredSony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth: $298 shipped (Reg. $400)

Update (11/16 2:30pm): Available at Amazon – Sony HT-CT370 2.1 Channel 300W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $198 shipped (Reg. $300).

Amazon offers the Sony STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth for $298 shipped. That’s a savings of just over $200 off the original price, a few dollars less than our previous mention and the lowest price that we’ve seen it go for. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 144 Amazon reviewers.

Sony’s STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. You’ll be able to wirelessly stream your favorite music via AirPlay or directly from your phone to this receiver. Additionally, it has five HDMI inputs with 4K passthrough and is capable of providing 665 watts of power through seven speakers.

 

AV receiver Stories July 27, 2015

expiredSony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth for $299 shipped (Reg. $400), more

Amazon offers the Sony (STR-DN850) 7.2-channel 4K AV Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth for $299 shipped. This is $200 less than the original MSRP, although you’ll regularly find it around $400. Today’s deal is the lowest current price that we can find. Amazon users rate this AV Receiver 4.3/5 stars.

The Sony STR-DN850 features a 7.2-channel audio setup with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. That means that you’ll be able to wirelessly stream your favorite music via AirPlay or directly from your phone to this receiver. It has five HDMI inputs with 4K passthrough and is capable of pumping 665 watts of power through seven speakers. Sony includes a two-year warranty with purchase.

Looking for a complete audio setup? Newegg currently offers the Harman Kardon Home Theater 1000 Complete 5.1-channel Entertainment System for $$299.99 shipped.

AV receiver Stories June 19, 2015

expiredCowboom 21% off sitewide: Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB (pre-owned) $115 shipped (Orig. $329), more

Cowboom is offering 21% off sitewide with coupon code SUNSHINE. This is one of the stronger discounts offered by Best Buy’s subsidiary. Free shipping is available on orders of $50 or more.

Our favorite deal from the lot is Apple’s first generation iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi in pre-owned condition starting at $144.39, applying coupon code SUNSHINE drops the final price down to  $114.54 shipped. That’s good for $215 off the original price and the best current listing we can find. Jump up to a certified refurbished model for $126.39 with the aforementioned coupon code. Note: make sure to read the description at the product selection screen, these are pre-owned units, Cowboom provides a description of each model’s condition. 

The first generation iPad mini features a 7.9-inch 1024×768 display, dual core 1GHz Apple A5 processor and a 5 megapixel iSight camera.

Other notable deals include:

AV receiver Stories June 16, 2015

expiredYamaha 7.2-channel Wi-Fi AV Receiver with AirPlay + Bluetooth $450 shipped (Orig. $850)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Yamaha (RX-V777BT) 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth for $449.99 shipped. That’s good for $400 off the original price, $148 off Amazon’s third-party listing and the best current price we can find. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Features:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • HDMI Zone B and Party Mode
  • Spotify Connect, Pandora, Rhapsody and SiriusXM Internet Radio support
  • 24-bit FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless Playback
  • Front USB input
  • HDMI 6 inputs / 2 outputs with 4K 60p video up scaling

Amazon has a pair of JBL’s (ES30BK) 3-way 6-inch bookshelf speakers for $129.95 shipped. That’s the lowest Amazon has ever sold them for and the best current offering, although they are currently backordered you can still lock in this price. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

AV receiver Stories June 2, 2015

expiredPioneer 5.2-ch. Network AirPlay 4K A/V Receiver: $190 shipped (Reg. $300+)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Pioneer (VSX-824-K) 5.2-channel 4K Ready A/V Receiver for $189.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $240 off the original list price, $160 better than Amazon’s third-party offering, $110 better than the regular price and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This Pioneer 5.2-channel 4K Receiver features wireless playback via AirPlay, six HDMI inputs, high-quality audio file support (FLAC, WAV, more) and support for two subwoofers.

Best Buy customers rated this Pioneer Receiver 4.4/5 stars.

AV receiver Stories May 13, 2015

Update (5/13 2:15pm): Amazon has matched Newegg’s shipped price of $171.94 for the Yamaha RX-V377. The best price ever on the best selling item from Amazon’s Audio/Video Receivers & Amplifiers product category.

Update (5/13 10:20am): If you’re looking to add Apple’s steaming platform to your set-up, Amazon has the Yamaha RX-V477 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver with AirPlay for $249.99 shipped (Orig. $400, best we can find).

Newegg has the Yamaha RX-V377 5.1 Channel AV Receiver for $169.95 plus $1.99 shipping. That’s more than $88 under the original listing, nearly $20 below Amazon, $10 under our previous mention and the best we can find.

Features:

  • 100 W x 5-channel output for powerful surround sound
  • Discrete amp configuration, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone, YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers, virtual Cinema Front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility, ECO mode operation for about 20 percentage less power consumption

This is the best selling audio/video receiver available on Amazon and has received a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 280 customers. You’ll also find some discounted theater speakers in today’s Daily Deals for almost $200 off.

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AV receiver Stories April 3, 2015

expiredPioneer 5.2-ch. Network AirPlay 4K A/V Receiver $200 shipped (Reg. $320)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Pioneer (VSX-824-K) 5.2-channel 4K Ready A/V Receiver for $199.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $200 off the original listing, $120 better than the regular price/Amazon, and the lowest that we can currently find it.

This Pioneer 5.2-channel 4K Receiver features AirPlay connectivity, high-quality audio playback (FLAC, WAV, etc), six HDMI inputs and support for dual subwoofers.

While there are not a lot of reviews on this product, Pioneer receivers are generally well rated.

Pair the receiver with this deal on the Bose Acoustimass 6 speaker system for a complete home theater system. Grab some speaker wire to finish your new audio setup.

AV receiver Stories March 18, 2015

expiredHarman Audio recertified sale: JBL Pebbles Speakers $20 (orig. $72), HK AV Receiver $249 (orig. $481), more

Harman Kardon is discounting a number of its factory refurbished speakers, receivers and other home audio products. All Harman refurbished products come with original factory warranty and 30-day money back guarantee. Free shipping is available on all orders.

The standout deal of the lot are the JBL Pebbles, which are available in white or silver for $41.99. Coupon code 24PEBBLES drops the final price down to $19.95 shipped. This is a match of our previous mention for these highly-rated speakers, which currently retail for $50 at Amazon in new condition.

The JBL Pebbles feature a compact design with “best-in-class” sound, USB connections and an auxiliary 3.5mm jack.

Other deals include:

 

AV receiver Stories December 15, 2014

expiredDenon 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver w/ Bluetooth & Wi-Fi $300 shipped (orig. $500)

Amazon is offering the Denon 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V Receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (AVR-X1100W) for $299.98 shipped (“Arrives before Christmas,” matched at Best Buy). That’s about $200 or 40% under the original price tag and the best price we can find including refurbished models.

Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi for wireless music streaming
  • Ultra HD 4K 60 Hz video pass-through; 4:4:4 Pure Color pass-through
  • 6 HDMI v2.0 inputs / 1 outputs
  • 7.2 channel; 80 watts per channel maximum power
  • Audyssey Silver advanced DSP audio processing; room acoustic correction
  • Eco Mode for reduced power consumption

This unit has received a 3.1/5 star rating on Amazon and a 4.3/5 stars on Best Buy. Amazon is also currently offering up to $100 off Philips HEOS wireless speaker systems.

AV receiver Stories October 6, 2014

We’ve spotted a few receiver deals today at Amazon starting with the Yamaha 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver with Airplay (RX-V477) for $299.95 shipped (matched at Best Buy and B&H). That’s $150 off the original listing and matching the best we’ve seen. It supports AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify music streaming service and features HDMI (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for “super high resolution images.” It has received a 4/5 star rating on Amazon.

Next up, Amazon has the Yamaha Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (R-S201BL) for $129.95 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $50 off the original listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and matching the best we’ve seen. This energy star rated receiver pushes out 100W and comes with AM/FM radio. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 240 Amazon customers.

Lastly, Amazon has the Sony 7.2 Channel Hi-Res 4K AV Receiver with Built-in Wi-fi & Bluetooth (STR-DN1050) for $473.99 shipped (matched at MacMall). That’s $126 under the original listing and matching the best we can find. This 7.2 Ch. 1155W A/V receiver has built-in WiFi with AirPlay capabilities and more. It has received a 3.6/5 star rating on Amazon.

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