1. Yamaha RX-V677

    Yamaha RX-V677

    An endlessly entertaining receiver that’s full of character

    100%
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    Available from £259
    Buy
  2. Tannoy BaseStation One

    Tannoy BaseStation One

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

    80%
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  3. 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%
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    Available from £349
    Buy
  4. Canton DM 50

    Canton DM 50

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

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    Available from £244
    Buy
  5. LG LAB540 SoundPlate

    LG LAB540 SoundPlate

    Plenty of exciting features here, but the sound quality isn’t up to standard

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  7. Q Acoustics Media 4

    Q Acoustics Media 4

    Product of the Year, Awards 2014. Q Acoustics has taken its stereo speaker expertise and put it to great use

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  8. Panasonic DMP-BDT460

    Panasonic DMP-BDT460

    As talented with sound as it is with picture, a Blu-ray player that’s hard to fault

    80%
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  9. Sony BDP-S6200

    Sony BDP-S6200

    Sony has done it again, with a talented player that should be on your shortlist

    20%
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    Available from £128.99
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  10. Denon AVR-X2100W

    Denon AVR-X2100W

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

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    Available from £289.9
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  11. LG BP740

    LG BP740

    A much-improved flagship effort from LG this year, but it still needs some work to really rival the best

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    Available from £118
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