1. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

    100%
    Our rating
    Available from £259
    Buy
  2. 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
  3. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

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

    0%
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    Available from £289.9
    Buy
  4. 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%
    Our rating
  5. 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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  7. 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%
    Our rating
    Available from £255.54
    Buy
  8. Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

    Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

    It has its strengths, but this pairing has too many flaws to compete with the best

    0%
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  9. Yamaha RX-S600

    Yamaha RX-S600

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

    0%
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    Available from £389
    Buy
  10. 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
  11. 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

    60%
    Our rating
    Available from £2999
    Buy

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