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
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
Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2014. Superb surround sound on a budget – a contender for a first home cinema system
Pioneer strikes gold again. The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. You must listen to this.
Pioneer’s budget amp is an impressive balance of sound and features
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
An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement
Pricey NAD is a bit behind the curve
Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2012. Excitement, top tech and amazing sound