Receiver for Best Sound with Sony Bravia A90J


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I want to use my Sony Bravia A90J Smart Google TV, as central speaker.
My configuration will be with 2 external speakers only.
Which setting would give the best sound?:
  • Denon DRA-800H 2 channel stereo ARC receiver (Release year 2019) or
    Denon AVR-750H 7.2 channel eARV receiver (Release year 2021) or
  • My old Yamaha DSP-A2070 amplifier (has no ARC and no digital input) so I have to use a DAC to convert the digital signal from the Sony to analog one.


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Denon DRA-800H 2 channel stereo ARC receiver (Release year 2019)
This one - assuming you're not likely to add additional speakers in the near future for full multichannel system.


Well-known Member
Thanks Jester!
You're welcome, I'd caveat my recommendation with the need for a home demo of the DRA-800H if possible, to ensure you like the sound signature etc.

In general a dedicated 2 channel amp (like the DRA-800H) will sound appreciably better than when using the same speakers in a 2 channel configuration through any lower priced AVR. The exception to this are more expensive AVR's from the likes of Arcam (AV10 etc), Anthem, and NAD.

The advantage the DRA-800H has is that it is a sort of Hybrid between a traditional stereo integrated amp and AVR - as it has HDMI inputs (like a multichannel AVR).

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