Originally Posted by Bond 007
For the first time that I know of the bottom of the line Yamaha (375) has discrete amp configuration for 2013. I doubt you will notice any significant difference in sound quality unless you went much higher (6 series or above?).
He's right. I had all three for a test. Besides the "tacky" spring loaded rear connections and, if you don't need all the "add ons", its great for the price. IMO the 475 is the best bang for the buck 5.1 channel receiver. The only downside is poor GUI. But then I don't spend all day looking at that.
IMO all the budget amps sound similar. Some sound better than others, by a small margin, depending on the calibration.