Many thanks, I will see what the player gets bid up to and see whether it is worth purchasing over one 'without' issues.Drive mechanism failed. Replaced under warranty, was away less than a week. Fantastic service from Marantz customer services via Sounds United the parent company. Been playing perfect ever since.
Bought it online from a company that went belly up and I contacted Marantz directly. The Sounds United company organised the repair drop off at my local AudioT.
My Marantz SA8005 failed the other night within it's warranty period. Main problem was that I had bought it from Audible Fidelity which has sadly gone under. So I fired off an e-mail to Marantz customer services asking where to take the unit for repair. Very quickly it was answered with a link...www.avforums.com