This is a very informative thread! It inspired me to hit craigslist and I'm now second in line to buy a Dual 1214 for $25, that went, in working order, into storage 20 years ago. This seems like a good deal from what I've been able to pick up here and skimming over at audiokarma.
So, If I might ask, is there anything I should know about this model? The low entry price makes it less than critical but any advice would be appreciated. Also, would I need a preamp to run this satisfactorily through an early nineties Onkyo component amp?
I've got my old vinyl collection waiting, but I'm just getting started in the realm of playback, looks like a steep, slippery slope.