Stereo Receivers

It is impossible to imagine a home theater system without a stereo receiver. Even though most people have heard of or even used stereo receivers before, they are not sure about the purpose for which the receivers are used. The receivers usually work through a series of steps: For instance, at first, they “receive” signals from different devices or “sources”. Then, the receivers try to “interpret” the signals. Finally, with the help of headphones or speakers, the stereo receivers try to transmit the signals. It is not only sound that can be transmitted through stereo receivers; these electronic devices are also known for “receiving”, “interpreting” and “transmitting” pictures to other devices. These sounds and pictures can also be transmitted to televisions; this is the reason why stereo devices are used in home theater systems.

There are many different types of stereo receivers. These receivers can be found in different styles, designs and, most importantly, sizes. In addition, stereo receivers of varying outputs can be purchased. One important thing is that not all stereo receivers are compatible with all electronic devices. As a result, people need to be careful when buying the stereo receivers – keeping in mind the electronic devices with which the receivers would be used.

There are many different names of stereo receivers. Among them are “AV receivers”, “high fidelity receivers” and “audio receivers” are most commonly used. They are called “receivers” because, when they were initially developed, their primary function was to “receive” signals – both FM and AM. They used to do this with the help of built-in tuners. The stereo receivers have gone through a series of developments since then. As a result, they are now capable of receiving signals from a range of sources. The stereo receivers can also transmit the signals as both video and audio because of the compatibility with a wide number of sources. The sources range from simple sound sources like mp3 players, record players and CD players, to large radio stations, HD radio and satellites.

In case of video, the possibilities of sources are again unlimited. Common examples of video sources include DVD players and Blu-ray®. In addition, the stereo receivers can receive picture and audio signals with the help of antennas. The antennas also help to send signals from local television stations to the stereo receivers. In addition, personal computers can be used so that streaming videos and other media that have been downloaded from the Internet can be viewed on a home theater system with the help of stereo receivers.

Today’s stereo receivers are much more powerful than those of the. For instance, they can decode messages that are in different formats. This makes the stereo receivers perfect for watching videos like movies or music videos. Furthermore, the receivers can interpret messages from DTS, Dolby® digital and other highly complicated formats. Even then, the receivers are able to get the most of the visual and audio signals so that their output is not only clear but also highly detailed. Clarity and thoroughness are obviously in high demand since stereo receivers are mainly used in home theatre systems where the televisions usually have large screens. Adding to that, their use in home theatre systems requires them to be compatible with the latest technologies, such as TrueHD and Blu-Ray®.

In the past, there was usually one left channel and one right channel on each stereo receiver whereas most receivers of today consist of more than two receivers. Most people who have bought stereo receivers probably know that receivers are commonly called 5.1 and 7.1. This means that the 5.1 receiver can transfer the sound to other speakers through a total of five channels. Similarly, the 7.1 receiver uses seven channels. The 5.1 and 7.1 stereo receivers can also be used with subwoofers.

Setting up the stereo receivers can be a difficult task. Users can easily get confused by the vast number of parts that need to be connected to the stereo receivers. In order to simplify the process, adapters may be used. This helps the receiver to convert one output or input (such as optical, HDMI and S-video) into another.

This Stereo Receivers Review is Written/Updated on Nov 12th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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