Home cinema amplifiers


£ 1000

Best receiver £500-£1000, Awards 2010. There are dozens of reasons why the 'NR808 is amazing for the money, and a great Award winner

£ 850

This amazing amp produces a wonderful, all-encompassing wall of surround sound that engages you right from the off

£ 900

Another disappointing home cinema receiver from Sony, which seems to have lost its form of late

£ 2500

The Arcam AVR500 has a minimalist spec which may appeal to some, but not others

£ 280

Three 3D-ready HDMI sockets are part of the decent spec list for the Pioneer VSX-520

£ 450

Denon's accomplished AVR-1911 picks up where the award-winning AVR-1910 left off, but the competition is too fierce for that final star

£ 500

With this incredibly accomplished amplifier/receiver, Pioneer has really raised its game, gaining the coveted full marks in the process

£ 500

If you like big and brash excitement, then you'll enjoy this Sony – but we found it to be a one trick pony that just can't compete

£ 1300

Best receiver £1000-£1500, Awards 2010. Pioneer's excellent VSX-LX53 home cinema amplifier is classy and great to use

£ 450

The RX-V667 is a first-class piece of kit, with a distinctive sonic presentation, but the competition is fierce