I've gotten around to get a picture of the JVC receiver. Here it is:
Somewhat of a beast at 19 3/4" wide x 15" deep x 6 3/4" high and close to 24 pounds. Only looked at it because of its looks but a very nice sounding receiver.
Now, a funky kind of cassette deck:
Just under 3"25 high, this is a very flat cassette deck. But only because the cassettes go in flat in a drawer. Just like in a CD player.
It's a Marantz SD 5010.