I will try to keep this short. Eight years ago i retired my old faithful G-8700 DB receiver, in favour of a new NAD 216 Power amp (THX and what have you). And a NAD 114 preamp. The cost back then: $1000. :tresbon: - Or so i thought........ As i've mentioned in a prevous thread, i never really had any decent speakers connected to my Sansui so when i came home with my new amps and a pair of Dali 606 speakers, exspensive cables etc. And a black hole in my wallet! , i was really, really pleased with it all. So i packed my old G 8700 safely away in a big suitcase, put it in the attic, and just forgot about it. Then two months ago, going through some stuff, i stumbled across the suitcase, opened it and thought, maybe i should check and see if everything's still working. I unscrewed the cabinet and front, cleaned it, gave it some Deoxit, hooked it up with my Dali speakers and turned the power on, and everything worked. But man....... it changed my whole perspective on my NAD amp!!! I have never heard my G-8700 sound like this, ever! The sound is warm, full, bright and crisp, and the tone controls are like having a small equalizer compared to the ones on the NAD preamp. Then this afternoon i decided to switch back to my NAD setup, just to make sure that i haven't romanticized things up a bit, but that only emphasized the difference in sound of these two systems. The NAD lacks in dynamics, brightness and warmth, and it sounds a bit hard compared to the Sansui. Now of course the NAD doesn't sound bad at all, but something's missing, that's for sure. Man, i'm glad i kept my old Sansui I'd like to know if some of you have made similar comparisons with your Sansui receivers/amps?