Bought my starter rig a year ago but never have cared for it . The receiver was a vintage Pioneer http://s463.photobucket.com/albums/qq353/tejas69/?action=view¤t=pioneer.jpg
which was a nostalgic purchase because it was similar to one my father had. I didn't know they are just another Bose. But those Pioneer's have a cult following and I am sure I can sell it for more than I paid for it.
Anyway the new amplifier arrived today
a Jolida 1501. I had asked my supervisor if I could work from home today because I knew it was being delivered... but after waiting all day Fedex showed up at 8:30 p.m. while the family was watching tv. I can't even hook the damn thing up yet. The Jolida is just patiently sitting unpacked on my dining room table.
However my architect wife already approves of the minimalist design so that is a huge start.
HEY! They just turned off the tv and the wife is going to read to the kids. At least I can connect everything and start warming it up...