I own the SFUR and have never heard the ARCAM. The SFUR is a great receiver for HT. I use it in a 5.1 set-up and use the extra 2 channel amp to drive zone 2 in my kitchen. I really like that it has two sub outputs, is very powerful, has a really nice remote, and sounds excellent when watching movies. I ended up augmenting it with an integrated amp with a home theater pass-through because I have ended up doing a lot more 2 channel listening. It certainly is serviceable for music and I enjoyed it a lot for a couple of years before I got the integrated amp.