The VSX-923 might need a more oomph and detail, but its composure is admirable at this price
Pricey NAD is a bit behind the curve
Inexpensive surround amp has AirPlay and Bluetooth, but lacks punch
Price cut puts this Pioneer back in the race
Best home cinema amplifier £1500+. An extraordinary feat, and a true all-rounder
The Pioneer SC-LX71 multichannel receiver may look identical to its bigger brother, the Award-winning SC-LX81, but it's £200 less
If you want a powerful but refined multichannel receiver to go with Pioneer's new BDP-LX71A Blu-ray player, the SC-LX81 is a superb choice
An amp you've just got to listen to – it makes movies viscerally thrilling or intimate as needed.