1. Pioneer SC-LX88

    Pioneer SC-LX88

    A staggeringly powerful and entertaining amp that’s unrivalled at this price

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  2. Pioneer SC-LX58

    Pioneer SC-LX58

    Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2014. The best we’ve reviewed just got better. Another success story for Pioneer

    80%
    Our rating
    Available from £999
    Buy
  3. Onkyo TX-NR838

    Onkyo TX-NR838

    A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.

    100%
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  4. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

    100%
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    Available from £369
    Buy
  5. 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%
    Our rating
    Available from £349
    Buy
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  7. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

    A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.

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  8. Denon AVR-X2000

    Denon AVR-X2000

    The AVR-X2000 brings Denon back to the AV receiver top table in this ultra-competitive price category

    80%
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  9. 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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    Available from £329.99
    Buy
  10. Yamaha RX-S600

    Yamaha RX-S600

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

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  11. 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

    95%
    Our rating
    Available from £1649
    Buy

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