A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.
The AVR-X2000 brings Denon back to the AV receiver top table in this ultra-competitive price category
Pioneer strikes gold again. The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. You must listen to this.
Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2013. Energetic and punchy surround sound performance that will thrill and engage
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
The VSX-923 might need a more oomph and detail, but its composure is admirable at this price
An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement
Pricey NAD is a bit behind the curve
Inexpensive surround amp has AirPlay and Bluetooth, but lacks punch
Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2012. Excitement, top tech and amazing sound