Love my 1219. Bought it new 46 years ago. I service it regularly and it repays me faithfully with its uncompromising quality of sound reproduction. I have a direct drive linier tracking turntable by Technics that sounds excellent, however I find that I return to the 1219 when I do really serious listening. I just like the sound from the 1219 better.
DualSpinsMyVinyl, Dynaco-PAT4 Pre Amp, VTA ST-120 Valve Amp, Dual 1219,1249, Shure M97xE JICO SAS, V15 T III JICO VN35HE, M95HE, M75ED-T2, M71, Grace F8, Technics SL7-Ortofon TM14/Shibata stylus,Heil AMT-10b spkrs, Sansui QRX3500.