Budget AV receiver options for 2.1


Novice Member
I recently got my old Nad 310 out from the cupboard, bought some Q Acoustic Concept 20 speakers to replace my old JPWs, and I bought a used BK Gemini, and an Arylic S10 so I could stream from my phone - the main way in which I now listen to music.

However, the only way to connect my TV (LG CX 55) to the amp is a 3.5mm output to RCA. I am sure that a digital output would be better. Being able to control the amp with a remote would also be good, and I would like an amp with a dedicated crossover to separate the output to the speakers from the output to the sub. Which leads me to an AV receiver - I think. I don't want to spend much, and I am not interested in 5.1 performance, etc. I would probably be using the receiver as a 2.1 amp, with an output from the TV. I also want a receiver that has built-in Bluetooth and preferably wireless connectivity.

I've found the following, all going pretty cheaply (max £120):

Sony STR-DN1050

Yamaha RX-V479

Yamaha RX-V567

Are any of these way better (or worse) than the others? Any other suggestions? Or, for my limited purposes, am I beating up the wrong bush?
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Definitely go for str-dn1050.It’s a superb amp with really good sound.


Novice Member
Thanks. I have looked at the comparative reviews for all 3 again and it does look like the Sony is the best option. Trigger pulled!


Novice Member
I received it last night (seller from these forums lives very locally and kindly delivered it). I quickly set it up and it sounds AMAZING. Especially for £80! It feels like a remarkable bargain.

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