Excerpt: It’s hard to keep up with technology in such a fast paced tech world, but Yamaha doesn’t seem to simply keep up so much as they seem to set trends. Last year, when Yamaha launched their AVENTAGE line of receivers, we knew they meant business. AVENTAGE was designed with the audiophile in mind.
Pros: Excellent performance for music and movies, Full Networking functionality for streaming audio, Slick HDMI control allows you to automatically switch between TV speakers & A/V receiver sound, Plenty of HDMI inputs and legacy connections
Cons: Crammed and limited remote control, Unable to take advantage of front presence & surround back channels simultaneously