When you hear the phrase high-end home theater, what’s the first thing you think of? If you’re into home design, your mind might summon up a lavishly appointed screening room with a curtained screen, seating, and a popcorn machine. For you, it’s the wine bottle that’s high end, not necessarily the wine.
If you’re into the nuts and bolts of multichannel audio—the wine this time, not the bottle—you’ll be dreaming of fabulously powerful separates. Odds are you won’t think of an A/V receiver, despite the fact that a product like the Arcam AVR600 has a genuine high-end pedigree. A high-end British pedigree, no less.