Hi-fi amplifiers

Yamaha A-S700

The Yamaha A-S700 stereo amp has the familial looks – and sound – of the A-S1000, but costs considerably less

CD players

Yamaha CD-S2000

A beautiful object, beautifully made – though it’s not without certain aural shortcomings

Home cinema amplifiers

Yamaha DSP-Z7

Anyone lucky enough to have two grand to spill on a multichannel amplifier needs to hear this

Micro and style systems

Yamaha M-430

This Yamaha system doesn't quite scale the sonic heights of rivals, but find it at a knockdown price and it's a tempting proposition

Home cinema amplifiers

Yamaha RX-V3900

The Yamaha RX-V3900 should be top of your list If you want a rich, full-bodied sound

Home cinema amplifiers

Yamaha RX-V1900

At this price, the RX-V1900 can't put a foot wrong – it's a real jewel in the Yamaha range

Blu-ray players

Yamaha BD-S2900

A solid player from Yamaha but cheaper, more accomplished rivals have the performance edge

Home Cinema in a Box

Yamaha YSP-600

For most users most of the time, and especially in light of its value, this is a winner

Hi-fi amplifiers

Yamaha A-S1000

A big, powerful, attractive amp for the money, even if it’s not without competition

Home Cinema in a Box

Yamaha YSP-40D

This is the flagship model in Yamaha's range of Sound Projectors, and a recent £300 price cut has made it even more competitive