Audio/Visual Receivers

So you’ve got the new SONY television installed, now what? Adding a SONY receiver to your entertainment area is a must! Old receivers are no match for today’s technology. If you’ve recently purchased a new TV, now is a great time to update your system to maximize and enjoy all the features today’s receivers have.

Yesterday’s receivers had limited capabilities. Although some older devices can be repaired, chances are it is better to spend the money for an upgrade since it comes with more functionality. SONY backs their receivers with a 5-year warranty, which is pretty amazing considering all of the functions it performs.

What is an AV Receiver?

An AV (audio/video) receiver serves as the hub of a home theater system, connecting speakers with various components. It handles a wide variety of tasks: powering speakers, tuning radio stations, switching between audio and video components and decoding signals for surround sound. Not all AV receivers are created equal though. Our most popular models are the SONY 1100-ES and the SONY 2100-ES.

1100-ES Features:

  • 7.2 Channels for deeply immersive sounds (100 watts of power per channel) 
  • 7.1.2 Channel surround immersion with Phantom surround back, lets you experience the full 7 channel surround sound, including 2 overhead speakers
  • 5 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs to connect the internet TV box, Blu-Ray player, gaming console and more!

2100-ES Features:

  • 7.2 channels for deeply immersive sound (105 watts of power per channel)
  • 7.1.4 Channel surround immersion with Phantom surround back (experience full 7 channel surround sound, including 4 overhead speakers)
  • 6 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs (to connect internet TV box, Blu-Ray player, gaming console, etc.)

Both SONY Receivers Have:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • In-ceiling speaker mode capabilities
  • Seamless auto-calibration
  • DTS:X creates unlimited number of audio objects that adapt to your speakers in real time; giving you the biggest impact out of every movie soundtrack
  • 4K content maintains 4K quality from source to screen, giving you higher quality and more visible detail
  • Web browser capabilities where you can view, program and edit your receiver settings from your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Ability to connect multiple remotes from third parties and independent remotes for easy and versatile control
  • HDR allows you to see more clearly with the image contrast and brightness by enhancing picture details using Dolby vision
  • ihiji is an optional cloud based service that monitors your receiver’s power status, temperature and more
  • Music connect allows Z-series AV receivers to combine the power of ES grade multi-channel sound system to the flexibility of today’s wireless multi-zone systems
  • Power amplifier has greater stability and output power using a glass epoxy circuit board for cleaner, high-powered sound.
  • Heat-sink design maximizes air intake, keeping it cool

Why Do You Need an Updated A/V Receiver? 

With juggling all of your audio/visual components in your entertaining area, you want to make sure you have a system that can handle everything you are running through it while enjoying the best quality of what it has to offer. Today’s receivers have 4K capability, Dolby Atmos, seamless auto-calibration, HDR, a power amplifier, music connect and web browser capabilities.

Basically, today’s receivers are performing tasks not even imagined years ago. How does your receiver measure up? Contact our specialists at (804) 379-1348 or make an appointment online to discuss which receiver is best for your family.