Recently upgraded from a nice powerful sony dolby amp to arcam a80 and p80 amps. Spent me 900 nicker and assured the wife it would be a worthwhile investment. I got home and connected it all up, the a80 running hi end and p80 running low,and excitedly pressed play. The treble was clear and concise, the mid range and female voice clarity, lovely and warm, the bass, flat as a pancake. Wife at this point gets the hump, royale with cheese. I also am a little concerned. After much toing and throing with arcam (dealer went bust 2 days after purchase, wondered why he offered me a cash discount so eagerly) I purchased a set of van der hul interconnects worth more than some chavs stereos. I was amazed at the difference it made. The base was as i would expect it. Unfortunately my wife loves a bit of banging house from time to time and keeps asking where the base boost button is. I keep catching her playing her tunes on the dvd pro logic system due to the fat sub. Women, they just dont get it.