Waco wrote:Most modern amps are pretty darn good, though.
Probably, but I've spent my 35+ years in the audio pursuits looking for products like the original 3020. The products that punch FAR above their price tags, mainly because they were designed by an individual or team of individuals, rather than just using any-old circuit design out of a book. It's how I've come to the rather eclectic rig I now own, most of which I've bought used from Audiogon or traded for locally.
I will also confess to being a Stereophile reader since 1986 and thus have a touch of the nervosa.