I owned one for a number of years, and was quite happy with it. Find a NOS, pre-mid 60's Siemens CCa(no internal date code/grey plate under getter support), or(at least) an E188CC. It's very easy to install an IEC socket in the SP14 chassis, which will enable you to upgrade the cheesy, stock power cord. Synergistic's Reference AC Master Couplers work nicely with the unit, and are inexpensive(used). Replace the fuse with a HI-FI Tuning Supreme(they weren't available when I had mine, but- their performance enhancement is without question and you obviously have the ears). If you feel competent with a soldering iron: replace the diode rectifiers with FREDs. I strongly believe you will pleased with the upgrade in sound staging, freq response(both directions), dynamics and organics that these simple mods/tweeks provide, and - they can be done in stages. The money saved can go toward a nice MC phono pre(plug it in the, "Spare" input).
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