I recently read the receiver review in the Jun What HiFi and I can't understand some of their comments. For instance the Arcam AVR200 being described as reasonable in stereo when in august 2002 they described it as a superbly musical performer - have things changed so much in that time? The sony STRva555es got really applauded for it's sound in stereo, is this accurate, sony's used to be pretty poor in stereo! I haven't much experience with any of the others except the Harman, I own an older HK and I bought mine because it was good in stereo but I haven't heard the newer models, it does supprise me a bit as HK are always said to have good amplification. Anyway does anyone else have any comments about the reviews?