Question: Do I need an AV receiver with a soundbar?

A sound bar has several speakers and the electronics to power them in one thin enclosure that you connect to your TV—no need for a receiver. Some have a separate subwoofer, usually wireless, and a few have rear speakers to create a full surround-sound system.

Do soundbars work with AV receivers?

You can connect the soundbar to a receiver by an optical cable. You should also note that the digital encoding standards should match on both the receiver and soundbar. If they dont then you may run into some odd sound issues. You can also use HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) to connect a soundbar to a receiver.

Do you still need an AV receiver?

So do you need a receiver for surround sound? For traditional speakers, a receiver is highly recommended, almost always required. For active Soundbars with wireless or satellite speakers, a receiver is not needed. Passive Soundbars will require the use of a receiver.

Can I use rear speakers without a soundbar?

Soundbars are only so wide, and rear speakers require placement on the wider ends of the back portion of your room- a dimension that Soundbars simply cannot fulfill. Considering the overall effect that speaker placement has on your surround sound system, it is not recommended to use a Soundbar as rear speakers.

Can two TVs use one soundbar?

If you have a bar that has both an ARC and optical connection, you can connect one TV via each. Then, you just switch the input on the bar and the TV with that connection will be the one outputting sound.

Is Denon better than Bose?

The Bose Home Speaker 500 is a better speaker for most uses than the Denon Home 350. The Bose has better controls, a more immersive soundstage and it has outstanding built-in Alexa and Google Assistant support. However, the Denon can get louder and you can connect two units to create a stereo pair.

What are the top 5 stereo receivers?

The 6 Best Stereo Receivers of 2021Best Overall: Yamaha R-S202BL at Amazon. Best Features: Yamaha R-N303BL at Amazon. Best for Amazon Echo Users: Amazon Echo Link Amp at Amazon. Best Budget: Sony STR-DH190 at Amazon. Best Control and Connectivity: Marantz NR1200 at Amazon. Best Low Profile: Cambridge Audio AXA35 at Amazon.17 Jun 2021

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