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Yamaha RX-V3900

Yamaha RX-V3900
alaScore 85

30 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Yamaha RX-V3900. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V3900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha RX-V3900 review


The Yamaha RX-V3900 should be top of your list If you want a rich, full-bodied sound

Rich, spacious and deep delivery is always enjoyable ; great surround integration ; thorough specification

Could do with a little more attack and excitement

If you want a rich, full-bodied sound, the Yamaha should top your list, but others are more thrilling

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Martin Pipe (

Yamaha RX-V3900 review


This receiver has masses of power on tap, beautiful audio characteristics and clever DSP

Dynamic, exciting sound ; Well-connected

Networked media player audio-only ; Optional dock needed for iPod

One of the best receivers Yamaha have made to date but it's a bit of a shame that the media player is audio only and there is no THX like its bigger brothers

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Gene DellaSala (

Yamaha RX-Z7 7.1 Channel Networking A/V Receiver Review


The Yamaha RX-Z7 offers benchmark performance in virtually every category with the only caveat being it generates a lot of heat. Armed to the teeth with all of the latest audio and video processing features, along with a host of multi room and...

Benchmark audio and video performance ; Unparalleled multi channel experience for music and movies ; One box solution for whole home audio and video distribution ; Excellent Network Streaming and Web Browsing functionality

Runs hot and needs adequate ventilation ; Complex setup ; Lame secondary remote control with limited functionality

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Yamaha RX-V3900 Receiver First Look


The Yamaha RX-V3900 140W x 7.1 channel receiver costs $1799 and features extensive networking features, allowing you to stream music from your PC, Internet Radio, or Rhapsody online music service. A web browser interface allows you to control the...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Gabe Lowe (

Yamaha RX-V3900 7.1 A/V Receiver


There has been a huge boom, over the last few years, in the number of devices for your A/V system that stream or play music. These devices include many things, from gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 to standalone boxes such as Yamaha's own MCX-2000. In...

When you get into the price range that the RX-V3900 competes in, it is pretty unusual to find something that is bad. At the same time, if you are paying close to $2000 for a receiver, it should certainly be better than just “good”. The RX-V3900, simply...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Yamaha RX-V3900


The Yamaha RX-V3900 is a receiver boasting a blockbuster features list, and appears to be the complete audio and visual package.

Outlook Yamaha has released one of its most robustly featured receivers yet. One of the most respected video processing companies has stepped into the breach and rounded out what appears to be a landmark product. We look forward to getting our mitts on...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Yamaha RX-V3900 A/V Receiver


An A/V receiver isn't just a product. It's a series of diplomatic handshakes. Sure, manufacturers develop some of the technologies that go into their products, but they also license a lot of the technologies from other outfits—which enhances their...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V3900


Overall- Excellent performance sound and video.

Performance and manufacturing quality


Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V3900


Hi Folks, just joined CNET, I'm about to purchase the RXV-3900 and I'm already appreciating the odd comments here, my current Amp is a Pioneer VSX-D903TX a THX Amp, I may miss the mode but I believe the 3900 will surly makeup for it in other areas!!


Also coming...but so far I guess the 3900 not having the THX mode could be a small minor issue

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V3900


I just love this piece of hardware

Awesome sound both for music and movies. The ABT2010 Videoprocessor makes wonders

Miss the THX sound fields that were present on my RX-V2600 ; Macrofuntion on remote is a bit akward

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

This 7.1-channel network AV receiver offers unsurpassed versatility with access to today's most popular music sources including Internet radio, Rhapsody online music service, music streaming from PC, HD radio with iTunes tagging, XM and Sirius satellite radio ready, USB, iPod and Bluetooth compatibility, as well as extensive multi-zone custom installation and convenience features, plus a web browser control.


Output Power / Total:980Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround / SILENT CINEMA DSP / SRS Circle Surround II
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX



Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control