“There’s a good degree of insight and an admirable level of composure when the music becomes complicated. We like the Yamaha’s punch too, and its way with dynamic shifts.
There’s enough muscle here to deliver a sizable kick when necessary but plenty of finesse when the music requires. That finesse comes in handy when we listen to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
This beautiful piece of music requires subtlety, resolution and fluidity to really shine, and the Yamaha obliges, putting in a spellbinding performance that has us gripped from beginning to end.
The good news continues with SACD replay.”