Smooth yet powerful amp with a huge sense of scale that’s perfect for showing off Atmos
A well-featured receiver full of power, but not quite the thrill we hoped for
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
A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.
A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star
An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting
A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.
A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
One of the few multichannel amplifiers we’ve heard that does a great job with both movies and music, particularly the surround variety
This Harman Kardon amp is eager to please with its beefy sound, but rivals do it better