For £250 it's a good value amplifier, but you can get superior performance and functionality from a number of its rivals
The Yamaha RX-V565 is a competent HD receiver capable of intimacy and detail, and good music playback, but bass lacks punch
Not the most agile amp at this price-point, but the Onkyo is still an appealing, feature-packed machine with plenty of clout
The Sony STR-DA5400ES has taken home cinema by storm – it’s comfortably the best receiver available at this price-point
It's a flagship multichannel receiver from Arcam, and we think the AVR600 has much to commend it, despite some reliability issues
We've met Rotel's multichannel amplifiers before, but can the '1560 garner as much praise as the '1550 before it?
Denon's mid-price AVR-2309 multichannel receiver is entering a cut-throat section of the market. Can it compete with established rivals?
The Pioneer SC-LX71 multichannel receiver may look identical to its bigger brother, the Award-winning SC-LX81, but it's £200 less
There's stiff competition at this level of the AV receiver market, so can Harman Kardon's latest offering keep up with the pack?
There might be a few holes in the spec sheet, but this mighty Rotel certainly knows how to impress with DVD and Blu-ray soundtracks