The K7dyy rigs really do not look bad for the money. A 2 rack unit that runs off 120vac, does hifi, has a built in vfo and does 300 watts carrier is not bad. At 300 watts, I think you need to spend more then $1500.00 (new) to get a hifi rig. And it will not run off 120 volts and be 2 rack units high... Might not be much fun to operate though. When I first got into AM it was fun and educational to get a Johnson or Heathkit and fix/improve/experiment with it. Solid state the power supply (more voltage, less heat, better regulation, use the tube sockets for VR tubes to regulate the screen voltage of the modulator tubes, etc. There was an AF67 on ebay for a $60.00 buy it now price, put it into an amplifier or run it barefoot on 40 meters. Don't pass up a Gonset G76, 70 watt transmitter and a receiver in a shoebox size cabinet.