85 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.019% THD4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) for high-quality sound
signal-to-noise ratio: 100 dB (CD/DVD Direct Amp mode), 88 dB (phono)
6 RCA audio inputs, including MM (moving magnet) phono input
port for YID-W10 and YDS-12 iPod® docks
continuously variable loudness control
Pure Direct mode bypasses balance and tone control circuits for cleaner sound
front-panel switching for 2 pairs of speakers
binding-post speaker connectors
17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 15-3/8"D
weight: 22.7 lbs.
warranty: 2 years
If you say your Yamaha receiver is bright sounding then that is what he is not looking for. He already contends his Totems are bright sounding. Maybe the integrated amp is different.
I still think he should look at high end use amps/receivers on craigslist. Just some of the listings in my area for instance.
Rotel RSX-1056 $400
Rotel 980BX Amp and Pre-amp
NAD 7155 (has a 4ohm setting)
Rotel RX-1065 and DVD player, $350