just got last week a marantz 2285b made in 1978. I have heard by a lot of people that vintage equipment sounds better than modern gear (generally speaking).
So i got this receiver for my office rig and tried it in my main system rtia7 towers, and woooooooooooowwwwwwwww!!!! What a beatyfull sound and great strenght i was shocked to say the least that this receiver almost my age (i was born in 76) could push the towers so easily and loud.
At 85 wpc is no slouch but i am comparing it to my pio elite avr as pre amplified by a 200 wpc rotel rb990bx and can say that the marantz goes almost as high and sounds better (in my opinion).
If some of you guys have similar gear please share since it was an eye opener for me.
Now i am going after pioneer spec 1 and spec 2 that i found close by. To try those as a permanent two channel system.
Again wow wow wow.