Hello, Thank you all for your response, I really appreciate it. Re: the above questions: I plan to enjoy LP albums from the 60's - 70s and I'd like to buy more LPs. I also have CD's from same period. I don't have a dedicated listening room and I'll be using a large room that holds our Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen. I like low to medium volume but my wife likes it loud when we're working on the house. I've always wanted something like Kenwood/ Pioneer stereo systems friends had in the 70's with large box speakers. I've been looking at the Cambridge Audio, trying to follow the Klipsch Heresy power advice, the AXR100 appears to meet the requirements but the CSXA81 might deliver better sound (at 2x the cost). Klipsch recommends staying within 20% of the 100 watt Heresy design, so it seems 80 watts/per channel would be fine. I've heard tube amps are good but I'm kind of scared of them, I'm not good fixing things and I live in a small town without dealers, repair, etc. I'm looking at the Fluence RT85N turntable (no preamp), and an audio CD that would match up with the Amplifier. It would be nice to stream to outdoor speakers and record on my iPhone or Mac. I don't have a use for Radio because we don't receive a signal where we live. Our TV has it's own sound bar/woofer.