I stopped at a local TV/PC repair place the other day looking for a PS2/PS2 cable to run a guitar preamp with. Got to talking to the owner about audio equipment. He takes me into his "junk" room in the back and there are several old receivers, amps, preamps. I was SO hoping there would be some old Polk's sitting in the corner but there wasn't. Anyways, most of the components were Marantz. I did see a few old Accupause preamps and the remnants of a old Rotel amp. He says some work some don't, make a offer on anything you are interested in and you can test it out or whatever. He says, most people are not interested in the old stuff anymore. I'll let stuff go cheap. I thought humm, might be some jewels in the rough here. But I am not sure.
My question is, are there any particular models to look at? Sadly I didn't see a single tube anything back there.