Best stereo amplifiers 2020

Product of the year

Best stereo amplifier £800-£1500

Cambridge Audio CXA81

Sets a new baseline for integrated amps at this price

Best buys

Best stereo amplifier under £400

Rega io

Signature Rega sound in a highly accessible package

Best stereo amplifier £400-£600

Marantz PM6007

Marantz refines its budget amp recipe with great success

Best stereo amplifier £600-£800

Cambridge Audio CXA61

Extra features and improved sound quality for those willing to pay a higher price

Best stereo amplifier £1500-£2500

Naim Nait XS 3

This supremely musical amp wins again

Best stereo amplifier over £2500

Rega Aethos

This integrated amp sounds exceptional for the price

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