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. Harman-Kardon AVR 370

    Harman-Kardon AVR 370

    This Harman Kardon amp is eager to please with its beefy sound, but rivals do it better

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  3. Onkyo TX-NR1010

    Onkyo TX-NR1010

    There's no questioning its power, it's just that a little more precision is required at times

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  4. Harman-Kardon AVR 365

    Harman-Kardon AVR 365

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

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  5. Arcam AVR500

    Arcam AVR500

    The Arcam AVR500 has a minimalist spec which may appeal to some, but not others

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  7. Arcam AV888 A/V Processor
    Available from £4699.9
  8. Arcam AVR400 A/V Receiver
    Available from £999.95