ok, it's time for me to sound like an old curmudgeon. i'm 36. do you people have any idea how hard it is to find a stereo receiver with a PHONO PLUG on it? i know you young kids like your hippity-hopitty music on cd and your rock and or roll music on cd but there are still some of us who like 33 1/3 lp records.....and i like mono mixes better. you aint never heard "sgt. peppers" or "between the buttons" until you have heard the mono lp mixes. i fortunatley found a receiver on ebay and bought 2 of them. hi-fi buys, circuit city, best buy ......nada. yeah i know i could have bought a pre-amp but i like to complain more. you kids and your loud rock and roll cd's. in my day we liked a big record and the big piece of artwork. as phil spector said......before he said "not guilty".......BACK TO MONO!!!!!!