1. Sony STR-DN1050

    Sony STR-DN1050

    A seriously good amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a great price. Sony raises the bar once again

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    Available from £479
  2. Denon AVR-X4000

    Denon AVR-X4000

    A decent amplifier for the price, but needs more subtlety, power and dynamics to truly compete with class leaders

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    Available from £599.9
  3. Denon AVR-4520

    Denon AVR-4520

    An enjoyable, easy-going sound, pipped only in terms of absolute excitement

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  4. Pioneer SC-LX87-K A/V Receiver
    Available from £1499
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  6. Pioneer SC-LX57-K A/V Receiver
    Available from £799.9
  7. Marantz AV7701 A/V Processor
    Available from £995