1. Quad Vena

    Quad Vena

    The Vena’s a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp

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  2. Micromega MyAmp

    Micromega MyAmp

    We’re not keen on the plastic finish, but this amp’s attack has caught our attention

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  3. TEAC AI-501DA

    TEAC AI-501DA

    The gorgeous retro design is hard to resist, but the TEAC fails to deliver an engaging and musical performance at this price

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    Available from £689
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  4. Naim NAP 100

    Naim NAP 100

    Designed to partner the DAC-V1 DAC/preamp, the NAP 100 has much to offer anyone wanting a fine power amp in compact form

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  5. Audio Analogue Crescendo

    Audio Analogue Crescendo

    The Crescendo has its strengths, but can't quite reach the heights achieved by its rivals

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  7. Cyrus 6a

    Cyrus 6a

    Best stereo amp £600-£1000, Awards 2012. The fast, articulate and agile Cyrus sound is present and correct in the 6a – but it lacks energy compared with newer rivals

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    Available from £800
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  8. Cambridge Audio Azur 651A

    Cambridge Audio Azur 651A

    Meaty and powerful, but not the most refined listen

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  9. NAD C356BEE DAC

    NAD C356BEE DAC

    A great DAC added to an already established stereo amplifier

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    Available from £599
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  10. Rega Brio-R

    Rega Brio-R

    Best stereo amp £400-£600, Awards 2012. The Rega Brio-R is an immensely musical amplifier that doesn't cost silly money

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  11. Quad Elite Stereo

    Quad Elite Stereo

    The Quad Elite pre/power amplifier doesn't blow us away, but it's still worth consideration

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