Hiya, I have been researching and running back n forth from various audio shops here in toronto, canada. I have become very unhappy with the sound of my existing setup and wanted to go ahead a step or two... i tried speakers and it wasn't the speakers. So i finally came to the conclusion that i require a new receiver. Currently I am running a 5.1 system. I have custom energy speakers that are pretty decent quality upto par with psb platinum close but not exact. Centre is a PSB image 9c (maybe an upgrade soon for the centre) and an a psb stratus subsonic 7. I am afraid i may not be able to audition the avr300 inhouse. Recently i have auditioned the nad t773 and i was very happy with the sound quality compared to my marantz sr7000 (which in my opinion is very harsh/bright). I just want an opinion or a pointer or two in terms of sound and functionality comparison between the nad773 and avr300. Hopefully a new arcam user. thanx.