1. Anthem MRX 510

    Anthem MRX 510

    If you put sound performance ahead of features, this Anthem is a terrific choice. Rarely have we heard a multi-channel amplifier sound so accomplished with music

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  2. 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

    95%
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    Available from £349
    Buy
  3. Sony STR-DN850

    Sony STR-DN850

    Sony’s first amp of 2014 is an impressive and well-featured all-rounder at a great price

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  4. Yamaha RX-V377

    Yamaha RX-V377

    Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2014. Superb surround sound on a budget – a contender for a first home cinema system

    93%
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    Available from £255.54
    Buy
  5. Yamaha RX-S600

    Yamaha RX-S600

    An excellent amp that sheds the pounds while maintaining great sound and good features

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    Available from £389
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  7. Arcam AVR750

    Arcam AVR750

    One of the few multichannel amplifiers we’ve heard that does a great job with both movies and music, particularly the surround variety

    60%
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    Available from £2999
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  8. Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer’s budget amp is an impressive balance of sound and features

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  9. Denon AVR-X4000

    Denon AVR-X4000

    A decent amplifier for the price, but needs more subtlety, power and dynamics to truly compete with class leaders

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    Available from £999
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  10. Yamaha RX-V375

    Yamaha RX-V375

    Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2013. Energetic and punchy surround sound performance that will thrill and engage

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  11. Yamaha RX-A3030

    Yamaha RX-A3030

    Best home cinema amplifier £1500+, Awards 2013. If you want big and powerful dynamics, then this high-end AV receiver will fill up your home cinema

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    Available from £909.59
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