I think you're ok, too, Z. The two Sonys that messed up for me were a 3 year old 5-CD carosel audio player and my wife's 2 year old under-kitchen-cabinet radio/CD player.
My friend's Sony home theater receiver blew up when he accidentally shorted out a speaker. We replaced all blown fuses but no luck. (Seems like the protection circuit should have done its job here!
For years I used to love Sony and thought it was worth the extra cost but don't know now. But then I have a 12-year old receiver, 2-year old surround sound receiver, old cassette player, two VCRs, TV, walkmans - all Sony and all working great.
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