What exactly is a receiver?
A receiver is a combination of three components: an amplifier, a control center and an AM/FM tuner. A receiver is the center of the system, where all audio and video components and speakers will be connected and controlled. A receiver amplifies the sound, receives AM/FM stations, selects a source for listening and/or viewing (CD, DVD, Tape, etc.) and adjusts tone quality and other listening preferences. There are many receivers to choose from, including stereo and multichannel home theater receivers. Your decision should be based on how you will use the receiver. Read the rest of this entry »