The marantz 8200 receiver which I own and love was rated at about 93 on the Home Theater magazine some months ago performance-wise. At the same time reading july's review of the adcom amp and pre-pro combo at around $4,000, the magazine gives it a 92 performance rating. Am I to believe that my 50 pound receiver sounds better than the 90 pounds, 300 watts per each five channels beast and seperate pre-pro from Adcom? Not me, I would take the adcom combination in a heart-beat, but is the Marantz review exagerated or is the Adcom performance under-rated? How can you make a wise decision with this kind of rating mess? I know listening to the equipment yourself is the only way to go but a possitive review of the receiver or amp is also something that a buyer usually looks for.