Thanks for the prompt answer, will run this in neutral mode, so those toggles will be down.
Finn14 from Audiogon sold me this built like a tank SP-4 and just wired it up on Oct 26 - wife's birthday - she says she likes the present I got for myself on her birthday! It ran me around $500 bucks and so eliminated my days with a sub $1000 entry level system.
I have listened to my setup for 2 years with an SAE 2900 that I scarfed on ebay for under $50. It served its purpose, but the sliders were scratchy and the pushbuttons weren't staying latched - not to mention what I was missing in clarity and soundstage.
Here's what I am listening with now
Source: 1977 Technics SL-1900 (owned since new) w/AT440Mla - on second stylus - no MC yet, still too pricey for me.
Pre: ARC SP-4 with MC factory upgrade
Amp: Hafler 9180 from Audiogon
Speakers: Vandersteen 2C - bought local from original owner - he owns an antique store and he is a complete audio junkie - he had those Vandies in his store playing Muddy Waters - Folk Singer - I didn't know what was going on and I was looking to see Willie Dixon with a stand up bass sitting in the corner.
Anyway - this was supposed to be my sub $1000 system, but the SP-4 blew the budget and hopefully will be reliable for few years so I can get around to a MC cartridge or maybe different amp. Last night I spun up Patti Smith's version of Gimme Shelter and those guitar sirens were haunting. I am a rock and blues listener, so guitar is what I am always listening for and wow, I can hear every single bit of fuzz, bend, attack, bite and rasp on my favorite guitar works. My old friends - Muddy, Buddy Jimi, Jimmy, Jack, Neil, Marissa and Mark have all moved in and practice in my listening space now - and hey, they are not eating much - just a new stylus every 1500 hours. It's a short life, I will enjoy the moments so much more.