Best stereo amplifiers 2021

Product of the year

Best stereo amplifier £800-£1500

Cambridge Audio CXA81

More than justifies the outlay once more

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 remains the name to beat at this price

Best stereo amplifier £600-£800

Cambridge Audio CXA61

The CXA61 takes top honours for another year

Best stereo amplifier £1500-£2500

Naim Nait XS 3

This supremely musical amp wins yet again

Best stereo amplifier over £2500

Rega Aethos

Another year, another win for the Aethos

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