A newcomer to hi-fi or perhaps looking to replace an ageing budget amp?

You don't have to spend a fortune to build an impressive system of hi-fi separates. Besides a source and a pair of speakers, a stereo amplifier is the other piece of the jigsaw you'll need and we've rounded-up four spectacular performers, all available for under £500. So, without further ado...

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Our Rating 

Cambridge Audio CXA60

Reviewed on 21st December 2016 at

This 2016 What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year is a real entertainer, with far-reaching dynamics and a fantastic sense of rhythm. Build quality is impressive too.

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