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. Still, the Yamaha lets its specs do the talking. On paper, the 140W per channel rating might not blow you away, but it's competitive, and it does have two extra channels on the Rotel RSX-1500 , making this a 7.1 system.
Pros: Rich, spacious and deep delivery is always enjoyable, great surround integration, thorough specification
Cons: Could do with a little more attack and excitement