And sounding better . An unsung member here , whom I am placing , at least for one thread , on center stage . Some of you may already know of the Marantz 2240 I recently found in my daughter’s farmhouse . Old man , being 81 , moved away and left it . Beat up, it found its way to Keith here who offered to tackle it . He doesn’t perform just a “tolerable “ job, but a unit that you can anticipate looking forward to and performing its best . The data sheet hasn’t shown up yet but it will soon . In addition , to the 2240 , he has re capped my Optimus 5’ s from Radio Shack. My KLH 6’a . My Pioneer cs 50 a’s from around 1970 . Spiffed up the free Sansui 7070 I found and made my Pioneer SA 9500ll tuner and integrated appear new . Gave me a pair of Maranrz 7 Imperial speakers which I still use . And some other stuff ( important at the time but I will leave out here ) He is also a sounding board for help . And my third ear . And accepts the fact that I like compression when listening lol. This was originally meant to be a thread tribute expounding on a member’s talent . Not to show off gear . But he’s been there whenever I asked .