Smooth yet powerful amp with a huge sense of scale that’s perfect for showing off Atmos
Best soundbar £800+, Awards 2013. Still great, but the fresh competition is ruthless and capable
A staggeringly powerful and entertaining amp that’s unrivalled at this price
A well-featured receiver full of power, but not quite the thrill we hoped for
A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.
A solid effort from Pioneer, but the excellent competition rob it of a fifth star
An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting
An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character
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
A strong contender, but its weaknesses are highlighted by its rivals.