Situation: I am currently in the process of upgrading my music system. I decided to go with a 5.1 speaker system. Since I currently lack the funds of buying both a 5.1 receiver and a 2 channel amplifier I will have to compromise and only buy a receiver. I am debating whether to buy an Arcam AVR300 or a NAD T748. Manuals: AVR300 Manual T748 Manual Facts: *Either will cost me the same, though I know the Arcam has cost more than double when it was a new model. *The AVR300 is from display but I know it had very little use. *I can't listen to them side by side because they are at different stores. *I am planning to buy the EPOS M22i as my front speakers. *I am using a Perpetual Technologies P-1A D/D & P-3A D/A with upgraded PS as my main stereo source. *I know the AVR300 doesn't support HDMI, DTS HD etc. and it's not an issue. My questions are: 1) Which of those would sound better as a STEREO amplifier of a 2 channel ANALOG music signal(that is, without using the DAC of the receiver)? 2) The AVR300 can have its 6th and 7th channels used for bi-amping. If I'll use this feature, will this affect the answer to question number 1?