“When I drink beer I drink Dos Equis and when I enjoy music it’s with a Yamaha Aventage receiver at the helm. The reasons are simple… While music has been around for centuries, the ability to record and play back my favorite songs has been around for a little over 100 years. Yamaha has been doing music for nearly as long with the production of musical instruments, recording equipment and reproduction and playback equipment. With such a rich intertwining of musical abilities, it was only natural to integrate Yamaha Aventage in my new A/V system.”
- Most Interesting Man In The World
The Aventage line of receivers that Yamaha released a couple years ago took advantage of the cheapening audio market. While a lot of manufacturers have been focusing on delivering more features at a cheaper price (race to the bottom approach), Yamaha let their design engineers have a three year free-for-all with the development of the Aventage line. The instructions were simple; Make our products sound better than anyone else at a similar price point.
In order to achieve this objective, engineers were given the latitude to swap internal amplifier parts, circuits, power supplies, fuses, capacitors, etc. until they found what they believed was a sonically better piece of audio machinery. The results were achieved with minimal cost impact and maximum performance enhancements. Some things they implemented were simple, like the now famous Fifth Foot. Believe it or not, this seemingly silly addition reduced vibration in the chassis of the receivers enough so that even NON-audiophiles could hear an improvement in sound quality!
Other behind-the-scenes improvements included using those best of class processors, capacitors and circuits throughout the build of each Aventage receiver. Optimized amplifier layout and high quality DACs contribute to sonic excellence as well. Advanced third party control options and heartier construction were also priorities to deliver greater flexibility and improve sound quality further. To top it all off, Yamaha backs the Aventage line with an uncommon 3 year manufacturer’s warranty. You may ask yourself, what does this mean to me? Well, the answer is simple; Aventage receivers provide better build quality, better sound and a great value at the same price as the competition.
Yamaha has come a long way since the founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a reed organ in 1887. In our industry nowadays, we look to Yamaha for their excellent audio/video receivers (termed an AVR). This electronic component acts as the heart of your surround sound system and also can route music to other areas such as to outdoor speakers, whole-house audio speakers and other rooms.
Do you need a $400 Yamaha receiver or a $3000 model? The best AVR for you will be based on the below.
How to pick a Yamaha AVR...determine:
1) How many devices you will be hooking up to it?
2) Will you be connecting other areas/rooms of speakers?
3) How important is it to get the best surround sound experience you can?
Click on the below for more details about how to choose the best surround sound receiver. Included are some of the Yamaha surround sound receivers for 2022.
Wondering what is best between Yamaha, Denon, Marantz and all of these other options? Let our San Diego surround sound experts guide you in the right direction to determine if you need some Yamaha in your life.