Buying vintage receivers 2018-10-22 19:56:47 I'm in a market for a 1970s style vintage receiver. Mostly because I love the look of them. But I am trying to sort snake oil from science when it comes to recommendation.Using Craigslist, I found two model I am interested in at a reasonable price:1. A Hitachi SR-603 receiver from 19782. A Technics SA-505 receiver from 1982When I visit forums on the Internet that deal in vintage gear, I am being told that I will need to "recap" the receiver, adjust the bias and replace bad transistors on anything older than 20 years, and I should be prepared to learn to do to it myself, or spend $300-$500 to have it done for me.I don't have a huge issue with this price tag. I just wan to know whether any of this is necessary or if it's just more placebophile snake oil.And my next question is, does anyone still make a receiver that looks like an old 70s model with a tuning dial and vu meters?