To begin with.....I'm a sucker for the vintage take on sound and after googling around (while this was still on the shelf before deciding to grab it) I found little about the type of sound this vintage 25 watter had. Well was pushed for time, needed an easy grab anyways to help out with a friends upcoming end of summer bash and it's cosmetics alone had me doing the leap of faith thing. (Turned out to be good.) Got it back home, opened her up and found no issues inside at all. Checked bias, blew out the slight dust inside, closed her up and hooked up my favorite little "big" speaks Bose 301 Seriies IVs'. (Easy to haul, deliver a fairly large sound stage and hold their own up into mid volumes.) This little receiver still carried some of the oomphy slightly brighter sound it's bigger brethren have! The shimmery Bose take seemed to like it very well and was met with plenty of bass, mids and power for my friend's party needs indeed. (Outside projecting of Saturday's UFC fights and some tunes after.) Anyways, just wanted to say that this small receiver diserves some strong andsolid middle of the road respect that belies the 25 watts.....and it has those classic quality seventies looks to boot. If anyone runs across one of these? A safe purchase for sure and one of those little guys "that can".