1. Onkyo TX-NR636

    Onkyo TX-NR636

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

    90%
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    Available from £324.69
    Buy
  2. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

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    Available from £259
    Buy
  3. 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%
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    Available from £349
    Buy
  4. 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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  5. Yamaha RX-V377

    Yamaha RX-V377

    Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2014. Superb surround sound on a budget – a contender for a first home cinema system

    93%
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    Available from £255.54
    Buy
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  7. Yamaha RX-S600

    Yamaha RX-S600

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

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    Available from £389
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  8. Yamaha RX-V675

    Yamaha RX-V675

    The dynamic, full-bodied sound needs a couple of tweaks to make the RX-V675 reach its potential – but it’s worth it

    100%
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    Available from £329.99
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  9. Onkyo TX-NR626

    Onkyo TX-NR626

    Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers

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    Available from £267.99
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  10. Pioneer VSX-520

    Pioneer VSX-520

    Three 3D-ready HDMI sockets are part of the decent spec list for the Pioneer VSX-520

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    Available from £259.99
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  11. Onkyo TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver
    Available from £350.68
    Buy

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