This depends on the size of your entertainment space, how many devices and speakers you'd like to connect, and which features you want to take advantage of (certain features can enhance how enveloping the sound is such as Dolby Atmos or IMAX Enhanced). Bigger spaces need more power to adequately fill the space with sound. You'll also need to consider how much you'd like to spend. Denon has a wide range of legendary AV receivers to fit every budget.
Our entry model, the Denon AVR-X1700H (£649/€799) offers 145 watts of power to a maximum of seven speakers, enough for most typical living spaces. Upgrade with the Denon AVR-X2800H (£869/€969) and you get more power and more connectivity. The addition of a second HDMI output is ideal for running a TV and projector or two screens in the same room, or for sending audio and video to a second room. If you need even more AV performance, there’s the Denon AVC-X3800H (£1499/€1699). You’ll feel the power of 180 watts through up to nine speakers to support the latest IMAX Enhanced specification and Auro-3D.
The best AV receiver is the one that most closely matches your entertainment needs. Pick one that has enough channels, the wattage you want, and that fits in your desired entertainment space. You should choose one made by a reputable brand with great customer reviews and amazing quality. Ideally, that brand has a long history in the business, like Denon's legacy of over a century.