Yea, I've seen that thread and had I made a purchase decision purely based on the information I wouldn't even consider the Arcam and unfortunately I'm sure most don't because of that thread, however I do things differently. I'm glad I gave the Arcam a chance I'm not here to debate anyone on the topic but just sharing my experience. Amir's "reviews" are somewhat useful but in the end doesn't tell you much there's alot of other important factors that matter that aren't even considered and considering he spends very little time with the gear vs someone like me who spends much more time I'll go with my opinion over his.\n\nFor example everyone on that forum seems to think the Denon 3700h is the greatest AVR available at just about any price point based on his data and I'll simply laugh at that considering I have both available on hand and he has to borrow them from strangers. Most of the people on the boards haven't heard either and yet have made an opinion and thats even more laughable. Also there been discussion about his methods not being useful because his test methods and standards seem to change on the fly. This also isn't one of those "I like it more because I spent more" type of situations because I'm in the industry and don't pay retail for anything.\n\n\nIt‘s probably one of those “It costs $500 more than the Marantz, and a lot less people own Arcam vs Marantz\/Denon\/Yamaha, and plus I spent a lot of time and energy on this, so it must be better because I don’t want to spend more time and money because I’m tired“. :D\n\nThere are many factors.\n\nAre you claiming that the Room Correction of the Arcam is better or that the Arcam just sounds better because the amp inside the Arcam has a better sound signature In Direct mode?