Home cinema amplifiers

Reviews

£ 500

Home cinema amplifier Product of the Year 2011. The Onkyo TX-NR609 is a one-stop music and movie machine, complete with Spotify

£ 1700

There's much to admire in Denon's AVR-4311 amplifier, including great functionality, but it lacks the balance of the best

£ 1800

The AVR-400 is Arcam's entry-level home cinema amplifier, has a generous spec and a fast, musical sound

£ 1200

A hugely sophisticated piece of kit, but its sound lacks a little drama

£ 1700

The Onkyo TX-NR3008 keeps the oompf of Onkyo's past amps, but adds a big dollop of detail, too

£ 1500

Typically solid and reliable, Yamaha's RX-V3067 totes an impressive specification and a sound that's very likeable

£ 1100

This is a fine and unusually good-looking home cinema amplifier from Yamaha – the only problem is the very stiff competition

£ 2400

This new flagship model from Onkyo is no slouch. In fact, we can't find anything to fault here, and that means a full five-star recommendation

£ 1400

Possibly the first bona fide alternative to the recognised class-leaders we've seen, this Marantz is well worth investigating

£ 1700

Best-receiver £1500+, Awards 2010. A hugely competent multichannel receiver that has the spec and performance to match its price