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. 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 £549
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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 £538.83
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  4. Rotel RA-12

    Rotel RA-12

    Well worth a listen, but it doesn't deliver the most captivating performance we've ever heard

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    Available from £599
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  5. Arcam FMJ A19

    Arcam FMJ A19

    Product of the Year, Awards 2014. With the correct partners, this is a wonderfully talented amplifier

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    Available from £597.87
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  7. NAD C356BEE DAC

    NAD C356BEE DAC

    A great DAC added to an already established stereo amplifier

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    Available from £699
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  8. Audiolab 8200A

    Audiolab 8200A

    Capable, with an impressive range of abilities, but a touch too clinical

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    Available from £599
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  9. 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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    Available from £699.95
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  10. NAD C356BEE

    NAD C356BEE

    If you like your listening full-throttle, then this NAD amplifier is for you, but those who take things easier may find the C356BEE a touch taxing

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  11. Arcam A19 Integrated Amplifier
    Available from £597.87
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