Yamaha's Aventage Amplifiers get Rave Reviews:
It seems What Hi-Fi have cottoned on to Yamaha's excellent Aventage range. Their review of the Yamaha RX-A850 has absolutely nothing negative to say about the receiver:
"This is a nicely priced, sturdy and well-finished box with plenty of features and excellent performance.
If you’re looking for an AV receiver for under £1000, it must be auditioned."
They then awarded it best home cinema amplifier of the year under £1000. Pretty high praise indeed.