Hi all, I'm new to the forum and looking forward to participating in a meaningful way. My name is Stewart, I'm 64 ( to put it context ) and a life long music lover. The first stereo I bought maybe1974 or so was a Marantz 2220, Dual 1218 turntable and Bose speakers. I saved up for months to afford it. When I went to college, it was my most prized possession. I have hundreds and hundreds of albums from the 60's, 70's and 80's, then of course replaced them all with CDs. I haven't listened to an album in about 25 years. About 3 months ago I bought a inexpensive turntable to see if I would get into my collection and found I did. Well that started the ball rolling. Last month I bought a Marantz NR1200 receiver and at first loved it, but after about 3 weeks I turned it on and it made a loud clank and died, no power etc... I returned it to Best Buy and they are sending me a new one. Today I cancelled it and am on the lookout for a receiver under $1000. This would be for music mostly. I don't think I would hook it up to a TV for surround sound, so just a receiver. I am now looking at a Denon. I understand they are Alexa compatible where I can talk to it to listen to what I want. Any thoughts?? I am also looking to upgrade my inexpensive Audio-Tech turntable. This is my second post, BTW. My first was my 3 desert Island albums which were The Who's Tommy, The Beatles White Album and Derek and The Dominos Lalya.