Pioneer will beat it for all out power.
I have only just got this yamaha compared to my pioneer sc-lx85 receiver when I have the volume set at 30db which is my usually listening position I find the dialog bit on the low side
Worth every penny in its class. I second Dairybeat's comments below.
I don't always agree with What Hi*Fi's reviews and the way they hand out their 'stars', but I think this time they're spot on.
This is in my opinion a fantastic powerful receiver, with great dynamics and, especially with Cds in the 'pure direct' mode, with stunning sound quality. A lot better than my previous Denon AVR-4308, which I found too 'dark' sounding, with also a very complicated setup menu.
Setting up this Yamaha is a 'peace of cake', I hardly needed the manual. Also the bass-management option works great, and adjusting the level for the speakers took me no more than 10 minutes. That can be done by a supplied microphone, but I trust my ears more, especially since I didn't like the results with my previous Denon!
I really do recommend this receiver for 100%!
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A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
Another admirable and attractive soundbar from LG, pipped to that fifth star by fierce competition
The large screen and punchy picture are highly attractive for this price, but you’ll have to forego the smart features and Full HD resolution
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