Tube type amplifiers & tuners costs a lot of money. Not all vintage tube gear sound great either. Then, after purchase the equipment should be rebuilt for reliability & upgraded for better sound than in stock form. It makes sense if on a budget to buy a tube receiver. Good condition Fisher 400s, 500s & 800s costs well over $500 now. Same with Scott 340B. Enter the lowly Allied 333 & Pioneer SX-34 receivers. The Allied is the same as the Pioneer as Pioneer built the Allied 333. You can buy these receivers on ebay for $150-$200 in good condition. Rare wood cabinets models are about $250 if you can find one. I normally replace the old electrolytics, but I will take a chance on old ELNA capacitors. If the stock Elna two can capacitors doe not make AC hum and operate just slightly warmer than room temperature it is not necessary to replace the can capacitors. The receiver has four 20uF & one 40uF capacitors downstream of the power supply. I replace those capacitors. The four 6BM8 share a cathode capacitor of 50uF @ 25 volts. Replace that with an ELNA Silmic II of 220uF @ 50 volts. Next, replace all the coupling capacitors with Russian K40Y-9. These are the capacitors that go in-between the tube plate & input grid to the next tube stage. This capacitor replacement will remove the mediocre hazed over sonics with clean & musical sonics. The 6BM8 power tubes produces about 10 watts output per channel. Not the 15 watts of 6BQ5/EL84, but close enough! The 6BM8 are good sounding tubes. Most prefer Matsushita brand. The Matsushita are often advertised as AVO 6BM8 on ebay. Now, remove the Japanese 12AX7s and replace with RCA 12AX7 long plate tubes. The Allied 333/Pioneer SX-34 will now play surprisingly good. Have fun.