A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.
A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star
An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting
An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character
A seriously good amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a great price. Sony raises the bar once again
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
This Harman Kardon amp is eager to please with its beefy sound, but rivals do it better
An enjoyable amplifier that delivers big-time on power and muscle
A decent amplifier for the price, but needs more subtlety, power and dynamics to truly compete with class leaders