Wondering if anyone had any advice about which of these two might be "better."
I have a 2270 I recently got on eBay for a pretty decent price, especially when the seller kicked back a little money b/c of a couple of issues that weren't in the listing. Phono works--though one channel is softer than the other. FM works, but only in mono. FM light is out. Tape input works. Aux works with a CD. The power button's broken. All the other lights work.
I opened it up last night and it's pretty clean inside--no dust or rust. I didn't see any bulging capacitors. I was thinking about cleaning the pots, but they seem to be hidden by circuit boards. And, frankly, replacing one of the missing feet is about the extent of my electronic experience.
Still, it sounds great. My jaw dropped when I first put on a record and then a CD--Miles Davis' "Miles in the Sky" in both formats. I'd been using an older Onkyo receiver while my Luxman was in the shop. And I could probably live with the above flaws if the Phono input worked, at least for a while.
So, my first questions: Is it foolish to take the Marantz in just to get the FM section repaired and have the pots cleaned and power switch replaced? Or should I go the restoration route and have capacitors, etc., upgraded. If I do the latter, how much should I expect to pay for a full restoration?
While I was mulling this over, I saw a Marantz 2275 on craigslist. It would be more than I paid for the 2270, but if everything works, I was thinking I'd get it and sell the 2270 to defer some of the cost.
Thanks for any advice.