Yamaha RX-A3040 review

The first impression we have from the Yamaha RX-A3040 is one of scale. This £2000 nine-channel amplifier sits at the top of Yamaha’s celebrated Aventage range of AV receivers, and it duly shows off its flagship status by delivering an astonishingly mammoth soundfield. And that’s before we even get to Dolby Atmos.


Play the Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray (with 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio), and the soundfield that envelopes you is huge. You get a real sense of the scale of the battlefield. The distant sounds of fighting, the helicopters overhead and the bursts of gunfire – all are delivered with plenty of detail to convey a large, chaotic atmosphere.

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