I know the dreaded sound drop-outs and clicks with the SR4200. I just want to know whether it's the same problem I'm getting with the SR4300. Whenever I watch a movie DTS or DD, I'm getting crackling sounds from the left speaker. Take the pod race in phantom menace. There is no loss in sound, and it always happens at the same places. I've changed speakers, digital cable, and it's still there. The gladiator amphitheatre Carthage battle scene is another example. Fellow SR4300 users, do you have this problem? I purchased the amp from RS, and have got a week to return it. I could go for the Yamaha 630, but looking at it's instruction manual, it does not have source direct or tone defeat, something I want to listen to 2ch music. I really do not want to part with this SR4300, particularly as I've bought it without the missus knowing. She hasn't noticed that I've changed my amp from the Nak AV8. If I get another replacement, I think she might get suspicious!!!