1. Pioneer SC-LX88

    Pioneer SC-LX88

    A staggeringly powerful and entertaining amp that’s unrivalled at this price

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    Available from £1999
  2. Panasonic DMR-BWT740

    Panasonic DMR-BWT740

    A multimedia beast and a must-buy if you want to record to Blu-ray or DVD disc

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    Available from £399
  3. Anthem MRX 510

    Anthem MRX 510

    If you put sound performance ahead of features, this Anthem is a terrific choice. Rarely have we heard a multi-channel amplifier sound so accomplished with music

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  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

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  5. Toshiba BDX5400

    Toshiba BDX5400

    A disappointing Blu-ray player that looks good and saves space

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  7. Philips BDP3380

    Philips BDP3380

    A very good performer with impressive ergonomics, but it’s beaten by the best at the price

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  8. Pioneer VSX-528

    Pioneer VSX-528

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Pioneer SC-LX57

    Pioneer SC-LX57

    Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2013. Stunning levels of subtlety make this a truly impressive AV receiver. We can’t get enough of it

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