Probably one of the better new amps in its price range.
7 June 2013
Summary: The amp sounds pretty darned sweet pushing my Dayton Audio monitors that I built. Really, the only thing I'd knock are the controls, not from the standpoint of functionality, but simply looks. The plastic controls just look and feel a bit cheap. Otherwise, I'd give this amp a five rating. So far it doesn't seem that Yamaha skimped much on the actual internal components and, if you need to save money somewhere, I suppose the knobs are the place to do it.
Summary: bought this amplifier based on it's favourable review in What Hifi? to replace my ageing Denon PMA 720 a 90 wpc monster of an amp which has served me well for nearly thirty years until it finally gave up the fight for life a couple of months ago. First impressions of the Yamaha were that the controls were a bit fiddly to start with but with use this has become second nature and to be honest when listening to CD or MM phono sources I set the input to source direct and...