During the past few years, I've been doing some house renovation work for a former co-worker of mine. A few months back, she asked if I knew how she could get rid of an old Kenwood KR-2300 receiver. At the time, I didn't have much interest in it. However, a few days back, the conversation on the old Kenwood came up. I offered her some money, but she declined. So, with a Kenwood under my arm, I headed out. Tonight, I took the receiver out of its plastic. On the top, a small strip of veneer has come loose - I still have the piece of veneer that I'll re-attach. Also, the volume control has some "static" when making adjustments which I'll attempt to resolve with some tuner cleaner from Rat Shack. To quickly get it up and rolling, I connected 75 feet of my 14 gauge speaker cables to the 300 Ohm antenna connection. I plugged in my Grado SR-60 headphones, found a radio station on the FM dial. All I can say is "wow!!" The sound is so good, I don't know if my H/K AVR-7200 can perform nearly as well when using the Grados. I'll have to do an "A/B" test to see. Anyway, here's a picture of the beast. Also, if any of you are pondering on venturing into the vintage gear, all I can say is "go for it" - because, there are some nice gems still out there. Oh, the owner who gave me this Kenwood purchased it new over 25 years ago.