Summary: Yamaha h as once again put forth a solid offering in the highly competitive $1k price category with their new RX-A1010 AVENTAGE A/V receiver. The performance and feature set of the RX-A1010 should make Yamaha and its owners proud of this middle child A/V receiver. Over the last couple of years, Yamaha has been paying close attention to reviewer and customer feedback on their receivers as evident by the improved sound and build quality that birthed the AVENTAGE lineup.
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