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Superscope R-1240 black faceplate



Superscope R-1240 black faceplate

Superscope R-1240, beautiful receiver with Marantz design inside (actually it's a 104 tuner + 1040 amp), but manufactured in Taiwan. Towa caps instead of Elna, power amp transistors are original Marantz. Switches and potentiometers came from unknown suppliers but are as good as those of Marantz 22xx - actually the Superscope never has a defective Tape Monitor switch.

If the woodcase is in good state it's a good bargain for your money. Recap it and you'll have a reliable Marantz for half the price. I'd also recommend the R-1270 (stronger amp, same beauty).