Had a listen to one of these over the weekend. Had to go a long way - too many London dealers know me. Speakers: KEF Reference 205 fronts, 202 centre (too bad they didn't have a 204), 201 rears. Amplification at the front was Tag McLaren 250, at the rear Tag McLaren 100. I can't remember what the sub was, which is a shame because it was quite nice. Possible a PMC model...? Listened to the Tag against an Arcam AV8 and Meridian 568.2 (with an Arcam DV27 player, so the Meridian and Tag processors couldn't get an advantage using a proprietary connection). The Tag was really quite impressive. It was very sharp and clear. The steering in the surround channels was particularly impressive. Tag also seem to have more or less fixed the thing which used to irritate me so much about the way the old AV32R does dialogue. But it wasn't perfect: there was an ever so slightly thin quality to the sound - I think it was fractionally over-emphasising the treble while maybe slightly under-emphasising the bass. By contrast the Meridian (for example) wasn't quite as clear and sharp, sounding just the tiniest bit veiled or muffled by comparison, but it was somehow slightly richer underneath that. It would be tough to choose between those two. The Arcam didn't do as well on this occasion, although I'm not sure it was adjusted very happily. I've been to an awful lot of AV8 demos where it sounded rather bass heavy. I wonder if there's a setting somewhere that boosts the subwoofer by 5 or 6dB, but most of the dealers don't know about it? Oh, one problem: the Tag really fell down BADLY when it came to stereo music using the analogue bypass - very cold and unpleasant. Sounded really quite good using the processor's DACs, though.