Since my Arcams are at the HiFi hospital (see previous posts) I’ve been missing my music – iPods ok, but I need speakers not headphones! So I brought an old amp off ebay – a good one in its day though, not any old crap! The thing with old amps is they’ve been burnt in so they are going to sound better than a new one. The ‘stand-in’ amp is a Marantz PM40SE from 1990 – in really good nick, not a scratch – hard to believe its fifteen years old! Sounds ok too – apparently it was a Pioneer A400 clone – a giant killer of its day. Thank goodness for ebay – the worlds jumble sale!