Home cinema amplifiers


£ 800

A capable AV receiver, but not a match for the best

£ 2000

This large, lush-sounding AV receiver immerses you deep in the action

£ 270

An agreeable entry-level amp which just lacks the spark of class-leading kit

£ 2000

Best home cinema amplifier £1500+. An extraordinary feat, and a true all-rounder

£ 1000

Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2011. Fun to interact with and thrilling to listen to, this Pioneer is superb

£ 450

The Pioneer VSX-921 is a solid all-round performer, but lacks a little refinement

£ 800

Punchy, powerful and delicate with detail, the Onkyo TX-NR709 is truly excellent

£ 300

Best home cinema amplifier up to £350, Awards 2011. If you're taking your first step towards a home cinema setup, this Sony is a fantastic start

£ 500

The Yamaha RX-V671 is a cracking performer, vying for class-leading status

£ 449

AirPlay-enabled multichannel receiver delivers a weighty, detailed sound, but competition is tough, despite a £50 price cut