Home Cinema Amplifiers and Receivers

If you want the ultimate flexibility, a separate Home Cinema Amplifier or Receiver is an ideal choice, and it’s never been a better time to buy with the latest HD ready amps starting at just a few hundred pounds. The large range of connection options that a separate amplifier gives means that you can connect a variety of components at the same time and whilst they can be a little more involving to set up than an all in one system it still is a logical and quite simple process. It also means that you are free to choose the Blu-ray player and speakers that suit you.

Top 3 Home Cinema Amplifier and Receivers

No matter how much you want to spend, the differences between home cinema amplifiers and receivers in terms of features, performance and power can be enormous, but these three are amongst our favourites at the moment:

Onkyo TX-NR609 Network AV Receiver
Onkyo TX-NR609 Network AV Receiver

The TX-NR609 has an exciting blend of features, performance, and value for money. It’s network ready, 7.2, THX Select2 Plus Certified and raring to go. And to top off all that, Onkyo have even given the new range of amplifiers a sleek new look.

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Onkyo TX-NR579 Network AV Receiver
Onkyo TX-NR579 Network AV Receiver

Like the 509, the Onkyo TX-NR579 is a network enabled AV Receiver and adds a few additions over its younger sibling. It’s a great combination of good features, at the right price – it’s just a shame that it won’t be available in the UK!

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Onkyo TX-NR509 Network AV Receiver
Onkyo TX-NR509 Network AV Receiver

The Onkyo TX-NR509 has been redesigned with some exciting new features for its 2011 release. Gone are the old retro looks, and in comes a sleek new style and network capability.

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More Home Cinema Amplifiers

Get the lowdown on some of the most popular home cinema amplifiers:

Home Cinema Amplifiers and Receivers Buyers Guide

Home cinema amplifiers and receivers are the best way to get the most flexibility and highest quality from your system. You can choose the amplifier and speakers to suit your requirements, and if you make the right choice, the amplifier can be the hub of your system and grow with future technologies for many years to come. Our Home Cinema Amplifiers Buyers Guide will help you make the right decision.

Home Cinema Cables

Whilst looking around at the various home cinema amplfiers and Blu-ray Players you've probably come across a whole load of connection options. For most people there is only one connection that really matters - HDMI. Find out everything you need to know about choosing and buying in our HDMI Buyers Guide.

Digital Sound Formats Explained

There are a number of sound formats available at present so make sure you read our pages on the digital sound formats DTS and Dolby Digital. If you want the very best out of your home cinema system read out guide to the new the high definition sound formats DTS-HD Master and Dolby TrueHD.