Happy New Year! Finally found the Rotel noise gremlins hiding in the selector switch. After a thorough service and virtually rebuilding the phono amp, freezing the crap out of the transistors and a lot of hair loss, the amp is back with it's very happy owner! I must say, I almost gave up on this one, but I hate admitting defeat!
Getting the selector switch out to refurbish was real pain. One of the copper saddles pinged off somewhere and took me ages to find!
Think I need another bench for these diffcult patients. All said though, it's a terrific amp from a lost era, so worth saving.