Been a while, but I am back at it again.
In the past 4 years or so I built up some DIY active speakers and enjoyed that for a while.
Then I sought to simplify when an old Sugden integrated showed up locally. I pined for my long lost friend (Sugden A28B from 1994) and traded a power amp for the still pretty old Sugden Optima 140.
Paired with a set of Acoustic Energy Aegis Two (have to be from the late 90's or so) and the music is quite nice.
Not audiophile fantastic, but engaging and smooth and I am liking it.
I am saving for a set of Totem Arro, but for now these will do it for sure.