Technics SU-G700M2 Grand Class should I get one for my son ?

So I have a connection and can get Technics SU-G700M2 Grand Class for a song (cost freind owns a HT store).

I was thinking of getting this for my son who is heading down to San Marcos, TX to go to school at Texas State on a Music Scholarship. I have a pair of GoldenEar BRX and REL T zeros MkIII to round the system out.

So here is the rub, the reviews I am reading are just okay and many think the Marantz Model 40n is better and then there is the Cambridge Audio Evo 75.

So what to do, what to do, feedback appreciated.

Just need to get him through his last 2 years of school then he is off to Japan. I want him to have some nice gear but not break the bank.