Yamaha YHT-599U

Yamaha's 5.1 system is the definition of a modern home theater audio package, albeit with more power and one key input. Along with the latest range of wireless connection options – Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplay, which is specific to Apple devices – the YHT-599U’s receiver features a pass-through for 4K TVs (the higher-resolution usurper’s of HD’s throne), making it a safe choice for the foreseeable future. This system also has Yamaha’s Virtual Presence Speaker mode, which improves separation, and the impression of different sonic sources, though the effect is most noticeable with music. [$650; usa.yamaha.com]