1. Sony STR-DH820

    Sony STR-DH820

    Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2011. If you're taking your first step towards a home cinema setup, this Sony is a fantastic start

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    Available from £646.65
  2. Yamaha RX-V365

    Yamaha RX-V365

    For £250 it's a good value amplifier, but you can get superior performance and functionality from a number of its rivals

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  3. Denon AVR-2309

    Denon AVR-2309

    Denon's mid-price AVR-2309 multichannel receiver is entering a cut-throat section of the market. Can it compete with established rivals?

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  4. Onkyo TX-SR576

    Onkyo TX-SR576

    A capable machine but it lacks the all-round quality, and specification, to trouble the best

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