Just to add to this original NAD 368/388 etc. thread as I have only contributed to this one, I finally went for an ex-demo Arcam SR250 stereo AV receiver, which contains everything I wanted that's "missing" from their A39 amp and as ex-demo cost me only £100 more than the new C388 list price.
It has a similar class G sound stage to the A39, doesn't have everything the NAD C388 has, but the NAD doesn't have all that the SR250 has. I can live with the 2.3dB lower maximum power of the 90 watt Arcam. So I *nearly* went for the C388 and may well have done but for the initial problems reported with it. Manufacturers please note!