1. Pro-Ject MaiA

    Pro-Ject MaiA

    Despite its smart design and solid sound, this little amp isn’t quite up to scratch at this price

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  2. Monitor Audio Airstream A100

    Monitor Audio Airstream A100

    A brave design that performs to a high standard – a worthy rival to NAD’s D3020

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    Available from £199
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  3. TEAC AI-301DA

    TEAC AI-301DA

    It’s not perfect, but the TEAC’s warm, smooth presentation is enjoyable

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    Available from £399
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  4. Marantz PM6005

    Marantz PM6005

    Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2014. Superb sound quality on a budget for your analogue and digital music

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    Available from £299
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  5. NAD D 3020

    NAD D 3020

    Best stereo amplifier up to £500, Awards 2013. A potential game changer. We hope other manufacturers take a brave-pill and produce amplifiers as in

    70%
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    Available from £399
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  7. AVA Maestro-50

    AVA Maestro-50

    Worth considering if you really need a very small stereo amplifier. It’s not a brilliant sonic all-rounder, though

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  8. Edwards Audio IA1

    Edwards Audio IA1

    A bold effort but lacking the performance and finesse to truly impress

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  9. Onkyo A-9050

    Onkyo A-9050

    It has a lean presentation, but there's plenty to like

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    Available from £290.89
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  10. Denon PMA-720AE

    Denon PMA-720AE

    Entertaining and capable, but it won't suit every system

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    Available from £179
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  11. Onkyo A-9030

    Onkyo A-9030

    Proves Onkyo knows how to build good stereo gear

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    Available from £203.5
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