JBL Synthesis SDR-35 review | What Hi-Fi?

When hunting for AV receiver or amplifier, it can be difficult not to get carried away in the battle of specifications. As a component to which everyone else is connected, these are essentially the brains and the beating heart of a system (not to mention the most expensive single element), so it is understandable that a certain amount of specification craze creeps in. Even features you don’t like you don’t need now may become important in the future and you’ll want to cover as many bases as possible.

Those who become too focused on comparing specifications may miss the JBL Synthesis SDR-35. Although format support is in-depth, its enhancement for only seven channels and the (current) lack of HDMI 2.1 the connections are crossed by Denon receivers, which cost about one-sixth of the huge price.