I've noted with interest recently that AV amps don't seem to have got any better at plain old stereo. I've been for a quick dem of some of the newer AV kit around and it seems that it's just not any better that the kit of a few years ago. I began to wonder why this was. I first thought that it could only be that the companies were struggling to produce decent 2 channel sound with all the costs they had to cope with but then it occured to me that Arcam used an OEM board to produce the AVR100/200 which they tweeked to give the best 2 chan sound this side of £800. Ok so the AVR 200 sounds like an A75 but its better that most av amps. so why cant the other manufactuers do this? Or are we getting ripped off?