1. NAD C165BEE

    NAD C165BEE

    This NAD preamp is best paired with the C275BEE power amp to create an amplifier that's got sonic muscle and subtlety to boot

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  2. TEAC A-R650

    TEAC A-R650

    This retro-styled amp from TEAC might look the business, but we found it wanting against its competition in this class

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    Available from £199
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  3. Cambridge Audio Azur 550A

    Cambridge Audio Azur 550A

    The Azur 550A is another fine budget amplifier from Cambridge Audio, although in this market the competition's more than fierce

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  4. Chord Electronics Cyan Click HP

    Chord Electronics Cyan Click HP

    It's small and stylish, and incredibly well built too - in short we think this Chord Cyan Click HP is a bit of a top-end hi-fi gem

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  5. Denon PMA-710

    Denon PMA-710

    Quite simply the most enjoyable Denon amplifier we've heard in ages - the PMA-710 is a solidly accomplished performer

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  7. NAD C316BEE

    NAD C316BEE

    This NAD integrated amplifier is a great listen for the money, but it's just outclassed by some of its very close rivals

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  8. Synthesis Shine

    Synthesis Shine

    An idiosyncratic valve-based design, the Synthesis Shine will hopefully put this little known brand on the radar of UK hi-fi customers

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  9. Creek Evolution 5350

    Creek Evolution 5350

    This Creek is a nicely built and likeable amp; it just lacks the dynamic reach of the very best

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  10. Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

    Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

    If you're on a budget, and searching for a decent receiver/ amplifier combo, then you could do much worse then this Cambridge Audio gem

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  11. Dartzeel CTH-8550

    Dartzeel CTH-8550

    The Dartzeel CTH-8550 is certainly a well-engineered amplifier, and eye-catching to boot, but the colossal price tag weighs it down

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