Also looking foward to see a test between the new NAD and Arcam AVR's.I was having a look at the competition the other day, and saw that NAD also announced a new receiver due to be released before the end of 2019, the T-778.
However, this has been delayed by a couple of months and as far as I'm aware is still not yet available. Interestingly, this also includes Dirac, but its release has been postponed until about the same time as the Dirac module is available for the Arcams.
So I wonder if the cause of the Dirac delay is Dirac itself, and not a fault of Arcam's.
Obviously different strategies between NAD and Arcam, in terms of releasing their hardware as advertised, or while still not feature-complete. Arcam clearly getting a lot of stick for releasing an unstable and incomplete product, whereas I would have thought NAD's strategy would increase expectations and interest. Still, don't see anywhere near as much activity on similar threads dedicated to the NAD receivers.
Personally, although I am really enjoying my AV20, if my dealer allowed it, I'd return my Arcam for the NAD, purely to keep the wife happy, as the NAD unit is smaller and would presumably be a better fit in our cabinet.