A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.
Sony’s first amp of 2014 is an impressive and well-featured all-rounder at a great price
Pioneer strikes gold again. The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. You must listen to this.
This Harman Kardon amp is eager to please with its beefy sound, but rivals do it better
Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2012. Excitement, top tech and amazing sound
Best home cinema amplifier £1500+, Awards 2012. A multichannel powerhouse, the SC-LX86 sets a new benchmark at this pricepoint
Muscular and musical – we think it's something of a bargain