Think of a home cinema amplifier as the engine of your surround sound system. And these amps certainly fire on all cylinders...

Today's AV amps are equipped to handle music streaming services such as Spotify, have wireless technologies like AirPlay and Bluetooth, and the latest surround-sound processing formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

With all these technologies, there's a bewildering choice of amps around. We've rounded up the best home cinema amplifiers for every budget, so you're sure to find the one for you.

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Denon AVR-X3300W

Reviewed on 29th July 2016 at
£799

This Denon was originally priced at £800, but shop around, and you could knock hundreds off that price. It performs like a machine worth much more, so at its discounted price, it's an absolute steal.

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