Excerpt: So, what does the ‘A’ stand for in RX-A1010? ‘Aventage’, according to Yamaha ; the company says it’s a whole extra level of sonic ability and attention detail. For example, this new RX-A1010 boasts a symmetrical power amp layout, a heat sink with anti-vibration and anti-thermal properties, an extra rigid chassis, and even a 5th foot, all of which is intended to make it more capable. And you know what? It’s a cracker.
Pros: Huge but fluid delivery, flexibile in source material and partnering kit, great spec
Cons: Doesn’t have quite the fine detail or precision of some, wirelessness costs extra