My fiance is heartbroken that her beloved Kenwood receiver is sick. The power amp won't drive speakers well any more. I'm sort of shopping for a new one for her for Christmas. (I'll probably repair the old one & use in my studio for copying vinyl to MP3 & listening to FM.)
It needs to have a magnetic turntable phono input, and an FM receiver, along with analog (white/red phono jacks) for CD and cassette player. I'd like one that can do a couple hundred honest watts (none of this "Walmart 500W instantaneous peak music power" crap!). She has only 2 speakers, but I'd consider a surround receiver if that's all there is out there.
Any advice? Opinions? Even better, any experiences?