I am new to this forum, and I am seeking help with an amplifier. With the exception of my receiver, most of the components I currently have are vintage (Thorens TD125 Mkii, SME 3009 Improved, Ortofon M15E Super, ADS L810 speakers, Denon DCM 460 CD changer, and Onkyo TX 8511 receiver). I am pretty pleased with the LP sound performance. Although the Onkyo receiver is functional (powerful, no perceived noise or distortion), I am not happy with the quality of the music, particularly with the CD's. I am looking to replace the receiver with a separate tuner and integrated amplifier. I am looking to purchase a used Yamaha T-1000 tuner, but I am uncertain of the amplifier. I am certain that I want to stick to SS. I hear that vintage NAD amplifiers are very good soundwise, but reliability may be an issue as well as the fact that vintage amps may require restoration, which I prefer not to do. I don't need a lot of power, but performance and reliability are very important to me. As far as cost is concerned, I don't want to pay more than $150 for the amp. Perhaps someone in the AK nation can make recommendations that I can further research. Thank you in advance for your responses!