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Is an old Pioneer SA-510 stereo amp a good one for listening to classical music? What kind of speakers should I connect with it ? The problem is I don't know anything much about electronics and the sound I am getting is not good and I don't know if it is the very old speakers or the very old amp (The speakers are labeled Motown 3 way)

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