I am a demanding HiFi listener. However, as my listening environment is not as perfect as those provided in HiFi showrooms, I find that listening music with front and center speaker can rectify the environment issue significantly. The drawback of using PLII and Neo 6 is that they have allocated sounds to the surround speakers that distorts my experience of stereo CD. I then discover that by disabling surround speaker in setup and use PLII or Neo 6 for playing back stereo CD, the AVR300 can provide listening impression very near to that of stereo mode but with much better accurate sound image. The center vocal part is very cleared and focused for songs. Another benefit of turning off the surround is that you do not need to waste power consumption for sounds that you do not want (the AVR300 consumes max. 1200W for 7 speakers on). Do you share my view? The problem is that even if I enjoy such way of listing songs, it is quite a trouble to switch between the set up for 1)no surround speakers for music, and 2) with surround speakers for movie. I really want to have a simple button to do that. I have tried to use a macro mode in my programmable remote control but still not successful as the selection requires lots cursor selection. Do you know how to achieve this besides asking Arcam to upgrade the firmware with the mode choice of PL II or Neo 6 without surround speakers?