Gradual updating the used equipmen
You say, hold on a just gohl-darn minuite, its the manufacturers fault, theyre the ones making things so CHEAP. They are simply following consumer demands (who vote with their dollars, by continually spending as little as possible over the past generation ) and have no choice (at least in mainstream goods) but to produce and supply goods for as little end user cost as possible, The Race to the Bottom.
Sure, we consumers give lip service to terms like high quality and good service, but in the end, as a whole, we go for the cheapest options (one of the reasons service companies outsource customer service to India, is that they cant afford to pay domestic labor rates. Because we consumers want our phone / cable / to try and avoid that method of acquiring items and / or choosing service providers.
Evidenced by TO-3, metal cased outputs, shielding around the control pots and some sensitive circuit boards to reduce RFI noise, heavier control pots and Molex connected pre-driver / output circuit boards to facilitate future service.
The AM is above average for a 'stereo receiver' on this SANSUI QRX-6500.