1. Yamaha RX-A3040

    Yamaha RX-A3040

    Smooth yet powerful amp with a huge sense of scale that’s perfect for showing off Atmos

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  2. Yamaha RX-A1040

    Yamaha RX-A1040

    A well-featured receiver full of power, but not quite the thrill we hoped for

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    Available from £799
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  3. 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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  4. Onkyo TX-NR838

    Onkyo TX-NR838

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

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    Available from £727.62
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  5. Pioneer VSX-924

    Pioneer VSX-924

    A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star

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  7. Onkyo TX-NR636

    Onkyo TX-NR636

    An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting

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    Available from £324.69
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  8. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

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

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    Available from £289.9
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  9. 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

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    Available from £1649
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  10. Arcam AVR750

    Arcam AVR750

    One of the few multichannel amplifiers we’ve heard that does a great job with both movies and music, particularly the surround variety

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    Available from £2999
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  11. 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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