So it was a really crummy day due the fact that my mother was in the hospital again after a car accident, I had to give a presentation to my boss the next day without notice, my bedroom receiver starting smoking earlier that morning, and my tax refund was much less than expected. Just a completely bad day. I just wanted to go home and go comatose with the Hydrocodone left over from my surgery and forget the day...until I decided to troll craigslist for the hell of it because I was sick of work and the first listed item was a Marantz SR5300 in perfect shape for $70 and scrolling a little further was a Rotel RB-976 for $125. Needless to say, I was a little more perky and immediately contacted both sellers and within 2 hours they were mine. Ah, how refreshing some nice craigslist deals can be after some crappy luck and crappy days!
Anyone have any experience with these? The Marantz is the one I'm most excited about. I heard the SR5300 was a great little receiver.