Newbie to this forum. Thanks for opportunity to post. I'm the original owner of a Sansui G9000DB purchased in 1978, considered by many to be among the finest of all vintage Japanese receivers. It's still in high demand and would be easy to sell for probably 50% more than I bought it for (probably about $800). For several reasons (size, care, maintenance, age, etc.), I'm considering replacing it with something along the lines of an Onkyo A-9555 (I don't need a tuner). I've gotten feedback from vintage gear fans stating that nothing would come close to this (sonically speaking) without spending multi-thousands of dollars, whereas others say technological advancements would result in a low budget replacement (by this forum's standards) sounding far better. I'd like to keep my expense down to under ~$800 (decidely modest for this forum, I know). I curious as to your collective feedback on a prospective course of action.