Yamaha’s Aventage range of AV amplifiers has thrilled us in recent years with their powerful and immersive surround sound.
The brand new Yamaha RX-A1040 fits into this brawny, muscular mould, but the £1,000/$1,500 seven-channel amplifier isn’t quite the resounding success we’ve come to expect from Yamaha.
Yamaha plays to its strengths: the RX-A1040 is powerful, punchy and energetic. Play Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-ray, and the RX-A1040 relishes the chance to flex its muscles. The 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack sounds solid and weighty, with special effects whizzing across the room with a great deal of gusto.
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