I came across one of kenwood's early 90's pro-logic time link Receivers. I think it sounds every bit as good as any onkyo or h/k that i have had. But it does hold true that the h/k and onkyo I had were not the upper end models either. The specs look good as far as I can tell: s/n ratio 100db (cd) 100 wpc rms min. / channel driven @ 8 ohms 0.03% thd.
Anyways it sounds oustanding, I thought I would be dissapointed. -audioman00