^^^ NadGuy; not to spam or anything...but come to think of it, I've got an old Sony STR-GA7ES Receiver just laying around, doing absolutely nothing. I can't bring myself to sell it, because it'll probably command next to nothing; can't bring myself to just throw it out...because it's built like a brick sh*t-house, and it's probably got many years left on it.
But my wife and I are
getting ready for Spring cleaning, and this probably will be a casualty this time around. If I recall, I bought this right around the beginning of the Home Theater revolution; and it wasn't quite ready for prime-time. It had it's own pseudo surround-sound (but even better 2-channel DSPs...like Small Jazz Club, Large Church Hall, Acoustic, etc)...but you needed an external
decoder to get true Dolby.
From what I remember, it sounded much better for music than HT anyway (funny how I find most AVRs of today to be just the opposite); and it does have a Phono input. Anyway; someone could have it for next to nothing, and the shipping. I'd rather do that, than throw it in a dumpster.
Here's a link to some pics http://market.freak-stuff.com/products/14981/120866955706
, and another to the manual http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/3856160111.pdf