They used three popularly-priced receivers of about the same power output—a Pioneer, an AR receiver, and a Marantz I have a pair of Wharfdale speakers that are about 40 inches high and weigh close to 75 pounds each. Recapping an old receiver will make a huge difference sometimes better than new. Of course, we need to stick to a few guidelines before deciding on our power list.
Why Vintage Audio?
To be Honest I haven't listened to too many DAC's, before I took the plunge I was using the Netbook's headphone output as a signal into the Marantz, and I was experiencing a little background hum on quiet passages, which I was not getting from my CD player. So far though I haven't had the luck to enjoy much Yamaha.