1. 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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  2. 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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    Available from £540
  3. Classe CA-2200

    Classe CA-2200

    The Classé CA-2200 power amplifier, with the help of the Classé CA-5200, can output a prodigious 2590 watts into our speaker reference system

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  4. Stello A1500

    Stello A1500

    Although this South Korean company isn't as well known as it could be, it's proving more than able, with top notch products like the Ai500

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  5. Audio Research Reference 5

    Audio Research Reference 5

    It's not going to win an award with its looks, but in terms of sonic quality, this preamp is the best we've ever heard

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  7. NAD C275BEE

    NAD C275BEE

    If you're looking for a powerful but subtle amplifier, then the NAD C275BEE power amp, paired with the matching C165BEE preamp does the trick

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  8. 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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  9. 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 £187
  10. 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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  11. 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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