NOTE - This thread could go in a couple of different areas. This is my best guess as to the most appropriate.
Looking for record cleaning supplies, I discovered a local engineer who specializes in vintage audio. He was able to replace all lamps, thoroughly clean and test and straighten a bent corner on the faceplate. He told me the unit was in very good condition for it's age and had been well cared for prior to my acquisition. He advised that all of the electrolytics should be replaced, which would add another 14-15 years of service to the receiver. The cost would be substantial (about $350), but the performance should be better than many new comparable spec units.
On another note, we discussed my turntable and speakers. He mentioned a pair of Dynaco A25's he had for sale after refurb ($300). Any experiences with them out there?
I am also looking at a demo set of LSi9 Polks ($600), but am told the 52wpc Marantz may not be a good match. This model may require more power to perform to it's full potential. Opinions on power rqmts?
FYI - currently driving Polk RT25 bookshelves in a 12x12 room with this setup. Sounds good to me, but always open to suggestions.