1. Pioneer SC-LX58

    Pioneer SC-LX58

    Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2014. The best we’ve reviewed just got better. Another success story for Pioneer

    80%
    Our rating
    Available from £999
    Buy
  2. Onkyo TX-NR838

    Onkyo TX-NR838

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

    100%
    Our rating
  3. Pioneer VSX-924

    Pioneer VSX-924

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

    0%
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  4. Onkyo TX-NR636

    Onkyo TX-NR636

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

    90%
    Our rating
    Available from £499
    Buy
  5. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

    100%
    Our rating
    Available from £369
    Buy
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  7. 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 £319
    Buy
  8. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

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

    0%
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  9. 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
  10. 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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    Available from £329.99
    Buy
  11. 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

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