If your were to assemble a vintage system ?

Let’s say you were going to put together a vintage system and your source was primarily vinyl. Your price limit is $1500. What would it be? 
Make it as musical as possible. Super detail or thunderous bass isn’t going to be very high on the list. My first thought would be a 70’s Marantz receiver (50ish wpc is more than adequate) an 80’s AR table, and any iteration of a Vandersteen 2C that didn’t bust the budget. 

Could easily also swap in a Pioneer SX750 instead of a Marantz. 
Cartridge? Not sure- might actually go with something modern/current. AT or Nagaoka 

what would you put together? 
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Maggie MMG....plenty of used pairs around after the introduction of the .7 and LRS.   

Musical Fidelity A3.2 Integrated amp.  110wpc of high current, but smooth power, and an excellent phono stage.

AR-ES1 TT with an Ortofon or AT cartridge.

Used cables.