We put the Pioneer SC-LX81, Rotel RSX-1550 and Yamaha RX-V3900 – all previously five-star products – up against Sony's brand-new STR-DA5400ES.
The results proved a tad controversial, so to find out more about what lay behind our final rankings, and what the test involved, listen to our latest podcast.
In it, our team of expert reviewers discuss the pros and cons of all four models. And you can read the full Group Test in the June issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale now.