I have owned Yahama receivers in years past, but switched to Integra over the last several. I have a very reliable Integra 8,8 which I bought in 2006. I just moved that from my hometheater to my family room and purchased the Integra dtr-50.4 last weekend. After a day of so of integration and set-up I must say I am even more impressed. I mostly use the receiver as a controler as I power my fromt speakers with an Emotiva xpa-3 amp. I am glad to recommend the Integra. I also looked at the Yahama and the Marantz 7007. I would think that the Yahama sits behind both of these. The Yahmah just seemed to be a cheaper build. IMHO. Happy shopping!
Samsung HU8550 65", Integra DTR-50.4, Emotiva XPA-3, Oppo BDP-93, Toshiba HD-XA2, Apple TV, WDTV-Live, Revel Performa f208 mains, Revel Performa C205 center, Revel W-970 in-walls rear sides,
Paradigm in-wall rear backs, SVS SB Ultra13 subwoofer.