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Yamaha RX-V3900

Yamaha RX-V3900
alaScore 83

31 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Yamaha RX-V3900. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V3900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

Now you also see why it is so nice to have the ability to upgrade the firmware on a receiver! If I were in the market for a receiver today, and this was in my price range, the Yamaha RX-V3900 would likely be at the top of my list. It's huge range of...

May, 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: 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

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: 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

Consumer review by: Smokecloud (

Love my Yamaha


The sound is very clean and it has lots of cool features that are still up to date as my knowledge and need for them grows.  I would buy another Yamaha in a heart beat.  It is heavy though (50lbs) and I had to add metal stiffeners to my shelf.  I had...

Easy setup. Super easy calibration with the provided Mic

Even 7.1 movies (most) dont actually play in 7.1. I have found a couple that do, maybe I just need to learn how to program it in

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: trojan_four (



A funny story - the first version I purchased (from a well respected Sydney boutique hifi store) gave up the ghost within three months. Let me say at the outset that all the signs were there - the on/off procedure was odd in that it wasn't consistent...

Quality. Power. Style

None other than I wish it had WIFI

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: T-money (

Excellent Receiver [...]


Excellent product. Excellent sound quality. I replaced a 12 yr old Yamaha V995 with this receiver. Even after only one week the sound difference is incredible. I cannot wait for the 30 day breakin period to complete. Many advanced features for someone...

Great Sound Quality, Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Durable, Clean Sound

Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Advanced for nonaudiophil

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: liztening (

Love this thing!


This receiver is easy to set up, has lots of listening options (that are easy to understand), and a great sound that reminds of being in a great studio. I recommend it for small or large rooms, as it has ample power. The thing is heavy (a good thing),...

Accurate Controls, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power, Sounds great

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


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control