Im looking for a new HT amp for my family room remodel. I have had good experiences with the Yamaha line (I own an RXV-3900) but am concerned about all the additional bells and whistles on the Aventage product line. I dont use DSPs, I dont use the multizoning, I wont be using all the internet hoohah. I just want a solid, good sounding 5.1 amp (hopefully with a decent phono pre) with 3 hdmi ins, a couple of component ins, and a couple of analog ins.
Ive been stung once having "upgraded" my first yamaha (rxv-793) to a sony DA5ES which I hated. Im really gunshy about yamaha loosing their quality as well (hell, theyve even made their display blue like the sony!).
Has anyone had any experience with the current aventage line and/or the non aventage line? Is there any noticable sound quality difference between the product models or years, or is it really all about picking the model that most closely has the features I want and not those I dont?
Thanks for your help,