I have been selling down my vintage receivers the past few months as I am happy with what I have. But when I see a good deal on something I like I succumb to the call of the unknown. A week or so ago I saw this Realistic STA 84 25 wpc receiver go up for auction on EBay.......it looked pretty good and the shipping was only $20 which is great for CA. I threw out a stupid low bid on it and forgot about it til a week later when I won it. The same thing happened last month when I won my Fisher receiver the same way...just pure luck. I got it today and it was hands down packed better than anything I have got through eBay. Not a scratch on the walnut case and when I fired it up, it works perfectly . I dug out a Realistic EQ and Nova 6 Speakers for a matched set of late 70s equipment. The small Novas can't get close to the bass of the CS88 I have them on but for a 25 wpc lower end receiver it sounds really nice......far better then it has a right to actually. Even thoug I have a better sounding system right next to it, I like this system a hell of a lot. The head says I have no reason to like this as much as I do but the heart still loves inexpensive vintage setups.