1. Hung Lo on September 20, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Generally, AV receivers are inferior for listening to music for a few reasons. AV receivers are so complex and have so many parts it would cost a small fortune a build a AV receiver that could compete with high end integrated amplifiers. Another thing to consider is with an AV receiver you need to invest in more speakers amd more wire/cables. Setting up can be complex and it is difficult to conceal all the wires. If you took all that money spent in a home theater setup you could buy a heck of a good 2 channel system that would blow the home theater system out of the water for 2 channel listening in terms of sound quality. A fantastic 2 channel system can also be used on a TV or for video game and still produce excellent results. So with a dedicated 2 channel system you get a much better music listening experience, better overall quality gear, much easier setup, a much cleaner appearance. If you invest the same into home theater you get a better experience for multichannel listening and that’s about it. I personally think 2 channel is the way to go.

  2. The Luv Lounge Radio Show, hosted by DJ One Luv on September 20, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Thanks a lot. This really helped me understand the difference between amps and receivers, as well as stereo & AV receivers.

  3. Eugene on September 20, 2021 at 3:35 am

    Excellent video – very informative and short, the way they all need to be.

  4. Wes Jacobson on September 20, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Good job man

  5. Dmitry Asadov on September 20, 2021 at 3:38 am

    I still don’t understand why amps are pricier than stereo rcvrs ..

  6. JAMES WHEELER on September 20, 2021 at 3:38 am

    You didn’t mention Integrated Amps I have 2 AVR’s. my Onkyo Integrated amp is for music only( Onkyo A 9150)

  7. Alejandro Blanco on September 20, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Great explanation

  8. Nicolas S on September 20, 2021 at 3:40 am

    great explanation. instant subscribe.

  9. aegisofhonor on September 20, 2021 at 3:44 am

    there is some confusion when you say "amplifier". So take the picture you showed as an example. That Onkyo that is shown as an "amplifier" is an INTEGRATED amplifier, essentially an integrated amplifier is a power amplifier and pre-amplifier but with no radio tuner and "usually" also does not include video processing or surround processing (though integrated AV amplifiers do exist, they are rare here in the US; much more common in Europe and Japan). A "power amplifier" is simply a power source for the speakers that takes the line level signal and amplifies it based on the incoming signal voltage, usually between 0.01 volts and 1 volt depending on pre-amp attenuation. Be aware, most "Stereo receivers" as well as most cheaper AV receivers you find at like Best Buy are very low end receivers that often don’t even have phono inputs and can not properly pre-amplify a phono signal from a traditional turntable and are generally low quality that don’t last very long but are just fine for playing from a cheap CD player or listening to radio, just don’t connect big speakers and please for the love of god DO NOT connect multiple sets of speakers to a cheap stereo receiver and have them both on at the time at high volumes, THE RECEIVER WILL BURN OUT BY DOING THIS (most of these cheap stereo receivers have speaker A and B in phase meaning when playing both sets of speakers at the same time, the impedance is cut in half putting double the current load on the receiver); I have heard of this happening MANY times due to ignorant users pushing those cheap receivers FAR too much.

  10. bongoloid101 on September 20, 2021 at 3:47 am

    In the UK a receiver is an amplifier with a tuner built in. Its that simple. Receivers were around long before sound processing

  11. Daniel Calderon on September 20, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Audio video receiver 5 ch or more stereo receiver 2 ch Amp.good for fine music easy explanations

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  13. Aaron Fahy on September 20, 2021 at 3:48 am

    Excellent video thank you

  14. Richard Bacolod on September 20, 2021 at 3:49 am

    If I have an old AV receiver(15 years old), and hook up my TV with dolby atmos, and played a movie with dolby atmos, can it still put out the same quality?

  15. gngan on September 20, 2021 at 3:49 am

    Do I need a audio/video receiver if I want a 5.1, 7.2 etc?

  16. Carew Martin on September 20, 2021 at 3:50 am

    0:20 huh? Every amplifier i’ve ever seen or used has had a volume nob

  17. Romuald Gromski on September 20, 2021 at 3:50 am

    The best video, explained everything so clear.

  18. Chit's Channel on September 20, 2021 at 3:50 am

    I have a Samsung sound bar and sub woofer. Can I add an A/V receiver to boost the sound of the speakers?

  19. William Harrison on September 20, 2021 at 3:53 am

    How about adding an external amp to pre-out front channels of a receiver… Reasons why and does this add more power to the remaining channels of the receiver?

  20. universal Buddhas on September 20, 2021 at 3:54 am


  21. Carol Nicolds on September 20, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for such a great explanation. I’m new at setting up a turntable and receiver so this helped me a lot!!

  22. Caleb Hancock on September 20, 2021 at 3:57 am

    bro give me a good amplifier for both my 120 wat vintage sharp sound system please 🤟🏼

  23. syed akbar on September 20, 2021 at 3:57 am

    You did’t tell if AVR can produce quality audio sound of a Stereo Receiver to enjoy pure music of a song.

  24. Rico g on September 20, 2021 at 3:58 am

    "Rare for Bluetooth on stereo receivers"? . Dude, almost every new stereo receiver has bluetooth.😁

  25. toohardtiger on September 20, 2021 at 3:59 am

    "no speakers will work without a amplifier"
    have you heard of powered moniters?

  26. davba2 on September 20, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Apart from perhaps the cost, what’s the benefit of buying a receiver over a separate integrated amplifier and tuner?

  27. Rico g on September 20, 2021 at 4:02 am

    I’m yet to find a receiver that doesn’t have a built in tuner.

  28. Ritchie 'bronxbull' Fishburne on September 20, 2021 at 4:02 am

    I’d like to know if I need PRE OUTS on am integrated amp/amp or pre amp bec I have no idea what they’re for & I thought Sub Out would be a separate signal to the SW.

  29. David De Verteuil on September 20, 2021 at 4:03 am

    Glad to hear that you do know the difference between RECEIVER and AMPLIFIER.
    Sweet and simple RECEIVER allows you to tune in on radio stations..,
    and AMPLIFIER does not. It is just pure POWER AMP.


  30. STOPEJECTPLAY on September 20, 2021 at 4:03 am

    Why an amplifier if the stereo receiver does the job?

  31. Ben Keysor on September 20, 2021 at 4:03 am

    An A’V receiver is basically a stereo receiver that is capable of producing surround sound and has a video passthru for certain source selections that will change with your source selection. that is the only difference to keep it simple. Even if you just plan to keep things in stereo you’re still better with an A’V receiver because you’re probably going to get one of those cheaper than a stereo receiver and you may have a hard time finding a stereo receiver now days. Oh and some AMP’s have volume controls on them. My Pyramid PA1000X has individual volume control for both sides and it’s the same way with all the other amps in the same series. The only amps that use Gain are mobile ones for subwoofers.

  32. Kokainarienv0gel on September 20, 2021 at 4:06 am

    The problem with AV-Receivers… one small failure and the whole receiver is rendered e-waste. Meanwhile, on a simple (Integrated!) Stereo Amp, not Receiver… you dont have much which can go wrong…

    Example? I had to replace already 4 AVRs… 3 of them because of a (AVR)critical failure.. like a dead surround channel, power supply issues, etc.
    Meanwhile, one "higher end" integrated Stereo Amp (Cambridge Audio Azur 650A) lasted the whole time i had 5 AVRs since (which all broke shortly after warranty was over)

    Its ofc a nice idea to go for an entry level AVR over an entry level stereo amp for 5.1/7.1 capabilities if ever wanted/needed or multiroom stuff and for more "all in one" experience, but only if you have luck and it lasts longer than the manufacturers typical planned obsolescence.

    At first i damned myself for having a stereo amp and AVR for one single front speaker pair, but as i realized AVRs are nowadays short lasting garbage, well, the stereo Amp was sometimes a backup for a failed AVR and and anyways the much better alternative for proper HiFi sound (AVRs still lacking stereo performance somehow lol)

  33. Bong Aguinaldo on September 20, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Thank you for sharing. My receiver is 20 years old. Maybe time to upgrade. My next project is to organize all components that I got and hide all the wirings, etc. Can you help me?

  34. Leon Camacho on September 20, 2021 at 4:09 am

    That shirt collar is taking flight

  35. Dre Ci on September 20, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Usually AVRs have much better DACs, however are limited in the amplification section. That’s why most AVRs are rated at 1 channel, but if you add additional amps via the pre-outs you can get a very decent sound/video stage without straining the AVR. Like having a processor for signal and separate amplification stage. It can get really expensive, really fast but nothing beats having a system capable of running a 500 people venue in your living room.

  36. Steve Gaither on September 20, 2021 at 4:10 am

    In the formative days of high fidelity stereo equipment, the difference between an amp and a receiver was, the receiver had an FM/AM receiver in it. This is still true of AV receivers.

  37. gabe o. on September 20, 2021 at 4:11 am

    The question is why would I buy an amplifier when I can buy an receiver ? The receiver is more complex , it has many inputs, blue tooth , DAC, tuner, preamp , built-in amplifier and on top of this the receiver is cheaper than an amplifier? WHY IS THAT? you really failed to answer this question….

  38. william negron on September 20, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Hi I have an Anthem receiver connected to Rotel amp via pre out. How does the Anthem play a role in the quality of the music?

  39. Leslie Peters on September 20, 2021 at 4:12 am

    oh, i thought they were the same, XD the more ya know!, i was always calling a receiver an amp

  40. russell lobo on September 20, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Very gude information about recivers an av recivers

  41. R KS on September 20, 2021 at 4:14 am

    Nice video dude,
    Dear i have 12 inch JBL 2 speakers,
    Which amplifier i should use for the best sound quality with bluetooth and USB facility.

  42. Garry Gill on September 20, 2021 at 4:16 am

    Mind blowing information ……..🌺😘

  43. MK8ULTRA on September 20, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Barely hear this. Maybe use an amplifier

  44. Raul Visnitchi on September 20, 2021 at 4:18 am

    So much wrong things …. Amplifiers, Receivers …. All receive and all are amplifiers. Stereo amplifiers are called amplifiers and surround amplifiers are called receivers. And there are preamplifiers and power amplifiers.

  45. Des Kodur on September 20, 2021 at 4:18 am

    I still cannot get clear dialogue from the television with AV or Stereo receiver or amp.

  46. Joe Blankenship on September 20, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Love my Sony receiver. And I love that it turns on/off when I hit the power button on my Roku remote.

  47. MrsCempedak on September 20, 2021 at 4:20 am

    No good explanation in my opinion. U don’t need AVR to connect several devices, such as apple tv, Xbox and such. It depends on the devices. Often you can connect video signal directly to TV and audio signal separately to an (multichannel) amp

  48. B Heor0t on September 20, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Great video but the volume seems a tad low.
    I know it’s no hifi or anything but with my phone cranked to max it was still quiet compared to most videos

  49. Ms. Miles on September 20, 2021 at 4:25 am

    You’re a good teacher, thank you, sir.

  50. LE HS on September 20, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Can you include some recommendations that support 4 ohm speakers on a budget?

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