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Best Stereo amplifiers 2017

Product of the year

Best stereo amplifier £300-£700

Rega Brio

“It’s the kind of amplifier we want to leave on and play our entire music collection through. Again and again. And isn’t that what all good hi-fi is meant to do?”

Best buys

Best stereo amplifier £1500-£2500

Moon 240i

“An understated, yet terrifically talented, amplifier - one that puts subtlety and dynamism to the fore”

Best stereo amplifier under £300

Onkyo A-9010

“The Onkyo’s superb timing and strong dynamic expression result in an amplifier that makes listening to music fun. That’s a rare quality at any price.”

Best stereo amplifier £700-£1500

Rega Elex-R

“The Elex-R is a mighty fine achievement; the kind of product that gets straight to the heart of the music and conveys all the emotion in the recording with ease.”

Best stereo amplifier £2500+

Roksan Blak integrated amplifier

Roksan has produced a well-equipped and superb-sounding premium amplifier

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