Hi Joel and welcome to SNA.
If possible I'm sure we'd love to hear more about the your vintage gear and records.
Yes music can be emotive, it's good to see that you like reliving the old days through music.
I trust that you get heaps of enjoyment from your speakers as I have from mine. They have great mids and the bass is not lacking.
I can only imagine what a pair of Auroras would be like as rears.
Good luck with it all.