Hi all... newbie here Seem my question is asked a bit on these forums As the topic says im about to make the decision. Speakers are Quad 12L's Quad Centre Wharfdale 30.2's (rear) HSU VTF-2 Sub In Australia the Arcam RRP is $3690 and the Denon $2500. I can get the Arcam for $3000 .... the Denon i guess maybe $2200 2ch is as important as DD and DTS Both seem to get very good reviews for 2 and multichannel sound qualities. The Denon has the "feature" edge.... which isn't a big concern as i use a HTPC so video switching is not need.... nor the bizzilion inputs The Parametic EQ feature of the Denon is good though So is the Arcam worth $800 extra? I auditioned the Arcam today vs my current Denon AVR 1602.... its imaging, staging was very noticble improved....well everything was improved... though the Denon did do quite well for is age/$'s (source was Arcam CD) I will be A/B testing the 3805 and AVR300 tomorrow..... so "may" make a final decision. Hoping the Denon "matches" the arcam to save some $'s I have one concern about the Arcam. I have "heard" that it has global "settings" in that speaker levels etc are set global and no assigned by audio mode (ie Stereo/PLII/DD/DTS etc) is this true? Seems a strange limitation given even my current 1602 offers this.