Hi DSJR. Thanks for replying. Fear not! The link I posted was for reference only. Very similar to mine in almost all aspects - except for the headshell, which on mine is wood
In answer to your question, yes, the amp is intact and the Garrard unit is mounted above it. I have attached two pics that show the back of my unit, which is probably more helpful.
My intention is to service the unit but I really want to know if it actually plays before I embark on what you rightly say is quite a lot of reading. That's why I am starting off by asking about connecting speakers.
You suggested I need a DIN speaker cable to open end. Do you know where I can purchase something like that online? I had thought the cable would need to come out of the 'speaker right and left' side. Am I incorrect in assuming that?