Finding a good pre/pro can be a bit of a nightmare due to the ocean of AVRs you have to wade through, but to get started, look no further than our picks for six pre/pros available to buy online.




Marantz AV8805
  • The Marantz AV8805 features 13.2 channel processing with 15.2 channel XLR and RCA outputs, as well as flexible pre-amplifier stages.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D, as well as comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Thee HEOS app allows you to stream AirPlay, Bluetooth, TuneIn Internet radio, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon Prime Music, TIDAL directly to the Marantz AV8805.
  • Upscale legacy video sources with analog to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K upscaling technology. This includes full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing DVDs or analog sources.







Marantz AV7705
  • The Marantz AV7705 features an 11.2 channel XLR pre-out and RCA pre-out.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D, as well as comes with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Thee HEOS app allows you to stream AirPlay, Bluetooth, TuneIn Internet radio, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon Prime Music, TIDAL directly to the Marantz AV7705.
  • Upscale legacy video sources with analog to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K upscaling technology.







Onkyo PR RZ5100
  • The Onkyo PR RZ5100 is THX Ultra2 certified, supports DTS:X, DTS Neural:X, and Dolby Atmos, and comes with Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity built in.
  • The Onkyo PR RZ5100 supports 4K/60 Hz, BT.2020, HDR (HDR10/Dolby Vision) Pass-through, 4:4:4 Color Space, and HDCP 2.2 video.
  • Stream your own music wirelessly or via USB, no matter if your files are MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, AAC, and Apple Lossless.
  • Adjust to your liking with bass and treble tone controls for all channels.




Integra DRC-R1.1
  • The Integra DRC1.1 is THX Ultra Certified and supports DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
  • Connect the Integra to your already-existing Sonos home theater for easy setup, or stream via DTS Play-Fi or Chromecast.
  • Popular streaming apps like Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer and TuneIn come built-in.
  • The Integra DRC1.1 supports full bandwith 4K/60Hz, 4:4:4 color space, Dolby Vision and HDCP 2.2.




Yamaha CX-A5200
  • The Yamaha CX-A5200 offers 11.2 channels with XLR outputs, and supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with up to 7.2.4-channel processing.
  • Stream to the Yamaha CX-A5200 via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room technologies.
  • Speaking of streaming, choose such popular streaming apps built-in like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, and Napster.
  • The Yamaha CX-A5200 supports video formats such as 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020.




Monolith HTP-1
  • The Monolith HTP-1 supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Surround Upmix, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital, and offers up to 16 output channels with flexible speaker assignment.
  • The Monolith HTP-1 includes support for DTS-HD Master Audio and ships with a Google Chromecast dongle for basic Ethernet Audio like Spotify.
  • Additional options for streaming music include Roon compatibility, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.



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