Arcam

TechRadar: "The really significant difference here, compared to previous Arcam home theatre boxes, is the provision of Dirac Live room calibration."

"The really significant difference here, compared to previous Arcam home theatre boxes, is the provision of Dirac Live room correction. Arguably the most sophisticated auto room correction technology available, it does a extraordinary job fine tuning the receiver to the listening room."

Hi-Fi+: "You can use the SR250 without implementing Dirac Live, but why would you? It's like buying an airline ticket and then taking the train."

The Arcam SR250 is a really good stereo amplifier, and not just at the price. If you can get past the inherent fear of home theatre intrinsic to many audiophiles, and are prepared to delve into Dirac room correction, this is perhaps the best £25,000 amp you can get for £2,500. Recommended!