1. Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

    Nakamichi AV1/AVP1

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

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  2. Yamaha RX-S600

    Yamaha RX-S600

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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Pioneer SC-LX87

    Pioneer SC-LX87

    Pioneer strikes gold again. The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. You must listen to this.

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  7. Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer’s budget amp is an impressive balance of sound and features

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  8. Sony STR-DN840

    Sony STR-DN840

    A talented, well-equipped amp – just make sure it’s a sonic match for the rest of your system

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  9. 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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    Available from £799.99
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  10. Yamaha RX-A1030

    Yamaha RX-A1030

    An enjoyable amplifier that delivers big-time on power and muscle

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  11. 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 £999
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