that is really cool... I remember having to pick between the Technics SL-1200 (I think) or the Thorens TD-145.... Staring at the promo sheets..(the technics was a very nice color glossy...with all the specs and descr of the direct drive turntable - and why it was better...) I picked the Thorens... If you can believe this... I CAN NOT FIND my Thorens.... My dad had his basement re-done-- and I actually unscrewed some paneling to look under the steps... alas it wasn't there... I'm guessing he threw it out....I've been helping friends put together cheap, but good sounding analog rigs so they can spin vinyl.
Right now I have an early 70's Sansui 7070 reciever ($59.00) a pair of JBL 62T's ($40.00) and I just picked up a Technics SL 1700 for $50.00. For about $150.00 it's a pretty darn good sounding rig.
Don't fret too much Luther, cause I am taking good care of them and just bought new panels for them as well so they will be making sweet tunes for many more years!I ran my CLS for years with Carver Silver 7T mono blocks. Alas the CLS gone but I still have the amps pushing some Prodigy's.
The Marantz 2230 has one of the best phono stages according to the Marantz mafia :bowdown:, they all need a refurb by now but well worth the effort and $$'s, 'ol Saul knew his way around the 'sound'. These old beauties amp sections weren't built for ML's current and ohm loads thoI love the marantz. My aunt has my 2230. Man if I could have afforded the 2270 at the time. Probably a 100 buck difference at the time.