I've had two of these receivers. One died a few years back and the one I have now sounds very good on most CDS I've played so far. I have CDs that I use to see how the receiver handles different loads and the CD I like to use for bass is Jennifer Warren's The Hunter. The cut "Way Down" has some bass that seems difficult for some receivers to play fairly loud.........not ear shattering but above average listening levels. The 1010 I have now distorts the sound in my Monitor 7s at this level. What is the most likely cause of reduced power in a receiver (the 1010 that died could handle this). We have only one stereo repair place locally. I haven't talked to them but I'd like to get a technician familiar with vintage audio. What I need is some talking points before I talk to the local shop.
This receiver plays other CDs easily and sounds very good.
Vintage audio is not always cheap but I'm vintage and I aint cheap either.