I'm in the market for an amp to use primarily with a turntable. The hifi store has an ex-demo MF A3.5 for $700 which seems like a pretty good deal but I would need to get a phono stage for it (I'm thinking a cambridge audio 640), the marantz on the other hand is a couple of hundred dollars cheaper, has a built in phono stage and is newer technology.
I play only vinyl and can't actually demo either of them (I'm on a small island in the caribbean) so I'm a bit perplexed as to what to do.
I will be pairing the amp with paradigm studio 20s.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I feel like I'm shopping in the dark here!