First post and all. Picked up this receiver the other day from a guy on CL who was rummaging thru his girlfriends basement in Lawson, MO. Said he had a 50 lb receiver and was tired of moving it around. He said it's a Kenwood KR 9600 and all that it will do is light up when plugged in and that he doesn't know anything about "stereos." That's the kind of guy I'm looking for when making a purchase. It's really dirty, several case screws missing, missing teeth, casing has scuffs and small rust spots on it and the on/off switch is wonky and various lamps out. Face plate looks pretty good and should clean up nicely and I'll start looking for the missing rack handles. I powered it up and checked voltages which were all good. Relays kicked in so off to get a sacrificial speaker and start checking outputs when I noticed that the main in pre out jumpers were missing. Threw a set of jumpers on there and eureka!! It lives!! Couldn't believe it since it looks so rough and I figured someone had been in there "messing" with it since most of the case screws were missing. Connected an old pair of Bose I 601's to it and all I can say is WOW!! Don't think I've had that big of a smile on my face in quite some time. This thing sounds better than any receiver I've ever owned. I've been reading about this receiver and some of the mods that have been proven. I will be going down that road in short order. This will be my main rig once the work has been put into it. Not bad for $20.