1. Pioneer SC-LX88

    Pioneer SC-LX88

    A staggeringly powerful and entertaining amp that’s unrivalled at this price

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    Available from £1999
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  2. Anthem MRX 510

    Anthem MRX 510

    If you put sound performance ahead of features, this Anthem is a terrific choice. Rarely have we heard a multi-channel amplifier sound so accomplished with music

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  3. Denon AVR-X2000

    Denon AVR-X2000

    The AVR-X2000 brings Denon back to the AV receiver top table in this ultra-competitive price category

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  4. Sony STR-DN850

    Sony STR-DN850

    Sony’s first amp of 2014 is an impressive and well-featured all-rounder at a great price

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  5. Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

    Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

    It has its strengths, but this pairing has too many flaws to compete with the best

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  7. Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer’s budget amp is an impressive balance of sound and features

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  8. Sony STR-DN840

    Sony STR-DN840

    A talented, well-equipped amp – just make sure it’s a sonic match for the rest of your system

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  9. Harman-Kardon AVR 370

    Harman-Kardon AVR 370

    This Harman Kardon amp is eager to please with its beefy sound, but rivals do it better

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  10. Yamaha RX-V375

    Yamaha RX-V375

    Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2013. Energetic and punchy surround sound performance that will thrill and engage

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  11. Pioneer SC-LX57

    Pioneer SC-LX57

    Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2013. Stunning levels of subtlety make this a truly impressive AV receiver. We can’t get enough of it

    87%
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