Yamaha RX-V3900 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - Short Review
16 January 2013
Excerpt: The Yamaha RX-V3900 is designed to be a complete centerpiece for your home theater system. With features such as extensive audio decoding options, HDMI upscaling and switching, iPod connectivity and control, XM Satellite and Internet radio, and also built-in Networking and Bluetooth capability, this receiver can perform any audio or video task required now, and in the forseeable future. For more details, check out my RX-V3900 product review.
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Excerpt: The Network-Ready Yamaha RX-V3900BL Is Ready to Become Your Home Theater Hub This 7.1-channel network AV receiver offers unsurpassed versatility with access to today’s most popular music sources including Internet Radio, Rhapsody online music service, music streaming from a PC, HD Radio with iTune...
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Excerpt: You could be forgiven for feeling absolutely nothing upon first encounter with Yamaha's RX-V3900. After all, like the other receivers in its range, it's a deeply plain and unexciting-looking unit, even by the standards of AV amplifiers.
Pros: Rich, spacious and deep delivery is always enjoyable, great surround integration, thorough specification
Cons: Could do with a little more attack and excitement
Excerpt: With its amber fluorescent display and solid brushed-aluminium front panel the RX-V3900 is as unmistakably-Yamaha as the brawny beast of an AV receiver lurking behind it. And given that it can deliver nigh-on 100W RMS to each of its seven channels, I'm talking pretty serious brawn here.