1. Onkyo TX-NR838

    Onkyo TX-NR838

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

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    Available from £727.62
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  2. Sony HT-XT1

    Sony HT-XT1

    A stylish, feature-packed answer to the budget soundbase question

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  3. Pioneer VSX-924

    Pioneer VSX-924

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

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  4. Onkyo TX-NR636

    Onkyo TX-NR636

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

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    Available from £499
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  5. LG NB5540

    LG NB5540

    It looks good and saves space, but the sound should be better

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    Available from £249
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  7. Sony BDP-S7200

    Sony BDP-S7200

    Product of the Year, Awards 2014. Serves up a classy picture and stunning sound – an impressive all-rounder

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    Available from £179
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  8. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

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    Available from £369
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  9. Tannoy BaseStation One

    Tannoy BaseStation One

    It’s not a class leader, but its big, hearty sound is alluring and easy to live with

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  10. 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

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    Available from £349
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  11. Canton DM 50

    Canton DM 50

    Hugely thrilling sound and a beautiful design. Still our favourite soundbase.

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    Available from £244
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