A stereo amplifier is the powerhouse of your hi-fi system, and whether you want a stripped-out minimalist design or one with all the bells and whistles, here's our current list of the best on the market.

Hi-fi amplifiers were unchanged for decades, their analogue connections favouring music played on CD players and turntables.

But with laptops, smartphones and streaming services gaining ground as music sources, the stereo amp has had to evolve, with built-in DACs (digital-to-analogue converters), USB connections and wireless streaming now becoming increasingly important.

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Dan D’Agostino Momentum Integrated Amplifier

Reviewed on 28th September 2015 at
£44,000

Get past the cost of the Dan D’Agostino Momentum Integrated and you’ll find a startlingly capable product – one of the finest amplifiers on the planet.

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