Hi guys, this is my first post over here, but I've been on TGP for a long time. I am the lucky owner of two Marantz systems. Neither work anymore. I have a 2252B and a 2226B. Both were bought used and I took them to a tech place over in Tampa and had them checked over. The 52 lost sound in the right channel and it has been to the repair shop three times with a hefty bill each time and they can't get it right. Fails usually within a few days. The 26 started to have static in the right channel also and finally got loud enough to be unlistenable. It would work for awhile and then loud static. I moved it elsewhere and when I hooked it back up all I get is a loud, almost siren like monotone from the speakers. Occurs in either speaker 1 or 2 selection. I'm missing my vinyl and I loved my Marantz stuff when it worked. Any suggestions on what might have happened and why the tech can't figure it out? I am also considering just going with a tube amplifier, but don't want to spend a huge amount of money. Any suggestions on something entry level? Thanks for all responses.