Audio has taken a back seat to video for a few years. Vinyl LPs were in boxes scattered into what ever storage space was available. A 100 CD changer on the living room AV system goes unused. A new Ikea shelf unit has gathered all the vinyl into one place. A BIC 60Z turntable with a Shure/Realistic R1000EDT has found itself a space on top of the Ikea shelf. A pair of Pioneer CS99As went into service. I tried several receiver/amps: Pioneer SX201, Sony STR-AV320, Kenwood KR-V6070. With these, with some variation, the bass seemed a little flat at modest volume. A just arrived auction buy, MCS 2270 Amp has a more pleasing, fuller, sound. I don't get the different sound from these things. They all have, specs that seem good enough, phono inputs, loudness buttons, tone controls and at least 35 watts. The Kenwood is 100 Watts. There was sometimes some low freq feedback between the speakers and the turntable, only with the MCS, wihich, I think, indicates those low freqs are not passing through the other amps. I like the MCS sound best. but I'm thinking I ought to have a more powerful amp. Something just feels right about not having unneeded theater stuff and a tuner in the box. My equipment choices are dependent on whats available from bargain sources. There is a 150 watt Mitsubishi integrated amp available cheap, if I want to drive 60 miles to pick it up.