Best home cinema amp £700-£1000, Awards 2015. An entertaining home cinema receiver with a few tricks up its sleeve.
The V679 sounds big and balanced, but how does it perform against the best AV amps at the money?
A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star
A decent amplifier for the price, but needs more subtlety, power and dynamics to truly compete with class leaders
Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement
Price cut puts this Pioneer back in the race
Terrific Pioneer amp positively zings with energy
Best home cinema amplifier £1500+. An extraordinary feat, and a true all-rounder
Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2011. Fun to interact with and thrilling to listen to, this Pioneer is superb