1. Yamaha RX-A3040

    Yamaha RX-A3040

    Smooth yet powerful amp with a huge sense of scale that’s perfect for showing off Atmos

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    Available from £1999
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  2. Pioneer SC-LX88

    Pioneer SC-LX88

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

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    Available from £1699
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  3. Yamaha RX-A1040

    Yamaha RX-A1040

    A well-featured receiver full of power, but not quite the thrill we hoped for

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    Available from £649
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  4. Onkyo TX-NR838

    Onkyo TX-NR838

    A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.

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  5. Pioneer VSX-924

    Pioneer VSX-924

    A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star

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  7. Onkyo TX-NR636

    Onkyo TX-NR636

    An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting

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    Available from £499
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  8. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

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    Available from £369
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  9. Sony STR-DN1050

    Sony STR-DN1050

    Product of the Year, Awards 2014. A seriously good amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a great price. Sony raises the bar once again

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    Available from £319
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  10. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.

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    Available from £289.9
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  11. 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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