A home cinema amplifier is the powerhouse of any home cinema system, and will ensure your movies get the sound they deserve. Some AV amps now also include music streaming services such as Spotify, AirPlay, DLNA or Bluetooth compatibility, wireless connectivity and even the ability to play hi-res music files. Sure, a dedicated stereo amplifier will usually give you the best music performance, but if you want an all-in-one amplifier solution for your music and movies, our four Best Buys are the ones to beat.
Up to £350
Yamaha RX-V375
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Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2013. Energetic and punchy surround sound performance that will thrill and engage at this excellent.

£350-£700
Sony STR-DN1040
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Product of the Year, Awards 2013. Depth of detail, exciting and ample connectivity – this is a superstar in the making.

£700-£1500
Pioneer SC-LX57
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Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2013. Stunning levels of subtlety make this a truly impressive AV receiver. We can’t get enough of it.

£1500+
Yamaha RX-A3030
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Best home cinema amplifier £1500+, Awards 2013. If you want big and powerful dynamics, then this high-end AV receiver will fill up your home cinema.