Chip has his Sony amp here and I have one. His is recapped, repaired, tested and ready to go but I want to keep it for a week or two which is no problem, he works out of town. Got a call last week from Tammer who wants to drop by next week and since he lives in Chicago, I said sure. But he wants his wife to hear the Magneplanars for the imaging. I have to rearrange speakers but that is no big deal to say, harder to do but they are in the sound room, just need to set up what folks want to hear. I moved stuff around, dusted, cleaned some things and got the MG-IIIas set up. Last time I heard these, they were on the big main, the McCormack DNA-1 and I thought there were some noises. The speakers had been repaired 5+ years ago and I thought maybe the mid section might have some delam or something so I hooked up something else. Since I'm burning in the Sony amp, in go the Magnepans and let's put on a CD while I work on the rest of the room...wait what is that sound...really, Magnepans don't do that...bass response. Happy with the first listen to the amp on these speakers and will be trying more things. The Dahlquist sub hasn't been used with them yet, the tube amps are standing ready, having just been replaced with testing the Sony and well I need to see if the Sony is all that compared to the DNA-1 and to a more normal amp of 100wpc. I don't need big power for this, they aren't going to want to knock the walls down. I've got other speakers for that. And I borrowed Mark's new to him Suzanne Vega album. So quiet you don't know the stylus is in the groove, made a mistake on that twice already. Gotta love quiet vinyl. Anyway, I said recapped vs. stock and these speakers should be able to show me the difference as I swap my stock unmolested (generally, there are fuse holders put in where the pigtail 6.3A fuses go on the input board) TA-3200F for the recapped unit. Right now I like what I'm hearing. more to follow in a few days I guess. Posted this here because the Sony TA-3200F is the epitome of a Vintage Gear - Top Performer. I've read they targeted McIntosh when they built this line of gear.