The AV receiver is the powerhouse of the home cinema experience. It binds together the sources, the speakers and what you see on screen. It brings cinema magic into your home, cocooning you in a soundscape of humour, drama, crashes, bangs and wallops. But AV receivers are imposing machines. AV receivers may look complicated, but it can be easier to pin down requirements for buying your new amp than most other hi-f or AV kit. So your amp requirements will largely be dictated by this. Thinking about installing an Atmos system from the start?