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Best Home cinema amplifiers 2014

Product of the year


Sony STR-DN1050

"Sony raises the bar once again: this is a seriously good midrange amp that balances muscle and subtlety with stacks of features at a good price."

Best buys

Up to £350

Yamaha RX-V377

"Superb surround sound on a budget – an absolute no-brainer if you're building your first home cinema system."


Pioneer SC-LX58

"The reigning champion gets even better. Superbly detailed and dynamic sound combined with all the features you need make this a natural winner."