I am new posting here so hi to everyone, this seems like a lot of good knowledgeable people here. I have been reading and going through a lot of the forums for sometime now but something I came across kind of just by chance a few weeks ago really had me wanting to post so someone with more experience could help shed some light on this so I understand a little better. \nI came across a Sansui 9090db at a relatives house that had passed away, I don't know much about vintage gear but when I seen it I had to take a second look, so a little bit of googling and I seen it was something special. It looked in great shape but had stuff piled up on it so I could tell it had not been used in a long time. I ended up taking it home that night to check it out. I had a set of some skinny tower speakers I wasn't using so I hooked them up and turned it on. It took probably a half hour or so before I started getting any sound. I went and grabbed a old cd player I had and hooked it up. The longer it was powered up the more it started to come alive. I put a cd in and started to turn it up a little and I could tell right away this was different, it was music out of these speakers that I never thought was possible, bass I would have never thought these speakers could produce and it just made the sound stage huge. The more I listened the more I was blown away by what I was hearing.\nThis brings me around to my questions, I have a Yamaha cx-a 5200 with a Emotiva Xpa-5 hooked to it and much more expensive speakers that I use for home theater and music listening, I thought 2 channel music listening was pretty decent on this set up until I heard the Sansui. The Sansui is rated at 125 wpc and the Emotiva is rated at 200 wpc both a\/b class amps but the Yamaha\/Emotiva does not seem to be close. I took those same skinny speakers and hooked them to the Yamaha and it could not do what the Sansui could no matter how I tried to play it. This really has me rethinking everything. I love home theater but I also love music, is their just no way to have both on one system? What am I missing with the Yamaha set up to get that bass and sound stage you can feel? I took the Sansui in to have it professionally cleaned and looked at and I do plan on using it when I get it back but I really didn't want to have two set ups in my living room. I guess hearing the Sansui has me a little disappointed in my current set up music wise. \nSorry for this being so long I was just trying to cover as much as I could in this first post. Any thoughts or ideas would be great. Thanks.