When I was young and the Shack was in full glory, I would not have had a piece of their equipment in my house. I did succumb to some speakers and a turntable a little later but never owned a receiver until the last year. My first was an STA-65C (built by Hitachi) but it did not work properly and I gave it away. Recently I was rewarded with an STA-740 for free. It is quite obviously a Technics SA-303 with some slight cosmetic changes. Very nice receiver. Show us what you have and the possible lineage of of your piece. We all know that the Shack did not manufacture their stuff but used various manufacturers to put out some competative products at quite attractive prices. Come out of the shadows and proudly display your Realistic gear.