1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Arcam FMJ AVR450

    Arcam FMJ AVR450

    A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals

    100%
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    Available from £2199
    Buy
  5. Denon AVR-4520

    Denon AVR-4520

    An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement

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    Available from £1189
    Buy
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  7. Anthem MRX 700

    Anthem MRX 700

    A fantastic-sounding product and well worthy of a serious audition

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  8. Harman-Kardon AVR 365

    Harman-Kardon AVR 365

    A capable AV receiver, but not a match for the best

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  9. Arcam AV888

    Arcam AV888

    Delivers excellent sound quality with the P777 power amp, but not without its flaws

    100%
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  10. 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

    80%
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  11. Denon AVR-1912

    Denon AVR-1912

    AirPlay-enabled multichannel receiver delivers a weighty, detailed sound, but competition is tough, despite a £50 price cut

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