Yamaha RX-A3080 – Full-house flagship

March 5, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Trying to keep up with the latest formats, codecs and tech on the AV receiver front seems nigh impossible, thanks to an ongoing quest for performance enhancement. Yamaha’s latest flag bearer links loads of muscle to a long list of […]

Yamaha NS-SW050: Small box, big bass

November 13, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Yamaha’s diminutive NS-SW050 is so unassuming that it’s easy to consider it inferior to those big, bad-ass subs. After, all bigger should be better in subwoofer terms, right? Well, the little Yamaha might surprise you … By Deon Schoeman In […]

Yamaha RX-A1080: King of versatility

September 4, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The Aventage line represents Yamaha’s top-end AV receivers, with special attention lavished on everything from construction to internal components and software. The RX-A1080 might be one of the range’s junior models, but there’s nothing junior about its performance …   […]

Yamaha RX-V585: Class without the cost

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The multichannel, multi-feature complexity of AV receivers usually goes hand in hand with a hefty price tag. But Yamaha’s 7.2 channel RX-V585 links immersive sonics to an extensive features list – for a lot less than expected … By Deon […]

Pioneer VSX-LX302: More for the money

April 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Pioneer’s VSX-LX-302 AV receiver may be some way off the brand’s top-of-the-range models, but it offers a surprising level of features, with performance to match – all at a value-added price. Given how much circuitry has to be packed into […]

Yamaha RX-V483: A lot of bang for the buck

March 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Home theatre receivers have to balance the need to keep up with ever-evolving technologies with the demands of a highly competitive, price-sensitive market. Yamaha’s current RX-V483 AV receiver gets that juggling act just right. Compared to stereo amps, AV receivers […]