Vintage Marantz Stereo Love

I have never owned a vintage Marantz receiver. But I want to.

Got my eyes on the 2230.

Any other ones that should be on the radar?
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
    I have a 2385.... smallest of the big boys ... 2500 and 2600 are the prize receivers. I also have a 2252B which is nice too. There seems to be a lot of love for the 2245's

    The lower wattage ones have a very tube like sound to them and are very desirable for that alone.

    the 2270 and the 2325 very nice units.

    Find one and enjoy it. Most of them sound as good as they look!
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • zuulzuul Posts: 170
    I used to have a 2238B. I used it as a pre amp with a luxman amp... but as a stand alone amp it was equally as good. plus I think the 2238B is one of the best looking units in the series...

    good luck on your search... for me the hunt for new gear is half the fun...
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,502
    My honest opinion - if SQ is what you are after, then for the prices ANY vintage Marantz units command, you should seriously consider something from Dayens instead - either the Ampino or Menuetto. I'm seeing a restored 2275 for $1500, an untouched 2230 for $500, and a 4240 for $550 all locally. If you can find one for a song, jump on it as it simply doesn't happen anymore.

    If vintage is what you are after and you want something that plays well with modern speakers, then those Marantz units are your huckleberry. I just can't fathom pursuing one nowadays when you can get a new unit that sounds just as good for the same coin. It won't be as pretty or have the tuner, but it will knock your socks off.

    Marantz is the one brand that transcends the 'vintage with vintage' mantra I follow.

    Another good option is the Mitsubishi stuff. They don't command what they are worth IMO. You can get a preamp + amp for a few bones and get some very solid sound.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,328
    I'm with skip on this one...unless it's just something you're wanting to try, I'd look for quality newer stuff. I have a few pieces I've had for a while, but, hardly ever use them. They're nice, but, my other, newer stuff, sounds better.

    For vintage SS gear it is some of the best stuff to own, but, buyer beware. Lots of people taking pieces and spraying Deoxit on the pots of the older stuff and calling it "refurbished." Get a bill of sale from a shop with a parts list if it's been refreshed. Even units that haven't been brought up to date are bringing fairly high prices. That, coupled with the cost of new transistors, caps, resistors, lights, and, the tuning adjusted, will price the piece out of the neighborhood, making it a passion play rather than a smart sound investment.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • pongshipongshi Posts: 358
    I have a 4270. It's the quad version of the 2270. I run in 2 channel mode. My pride and joy is my completely restored 2325. I do not plan on parting with either one. Both of them are in wood cases.
    Living Room (current 2 channel setup)
    Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier
    Parasound P5 preamp
    Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Dunlavy Audio Labs Signature Collection SC-IV loudspeakers (A set speakers)
    Definitive Technology Prosub 1000 subwoofer (Hooked to A set)
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded (B set speakers)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    I have a 2385b European model that's going nowhere.

    For me the Marantz visuals are top notch backed up with good sound.

    I wouldn't mind finding a 4270, 2270 or the slightly different looking MR250.

    Of course the big boys being the 2500 & 2600, but for that coin I could get some higher end more modern items but the are the holy grail for Marantz.

    Prices are crazy on the used market as others have said and for the money it usually costs to purchase and then having everything updated can add up real fast.

    Lots of luck, hope you find a bargain like I did.



  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
    edited May 29
    I'm not much of a fan of the Superscope-era Marantz electronics; but I've said that many times before. It is OK but horrifically over-priced (over valued) IME; I assume it's those... Rococo aesthetics ;)

    EDIT: I will say that the unsuffixed "22xx" receivers were pretty nice (the "B" variants were chintzier inside and out in terms of their construction quality, comparing apples to apples, e.g., a 2220 and a 2220B). The 2270 was, I'd opine, the all-around, single best of the Superscope-era lot. They ain't cheap, neither, though ;)



    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
    edited May 29
    2215 (unsuffixed)

    10484259345_34340cb21f_b.jpg2215ambient by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    10484259235_91b5c76fac_b.jpg2215 innards by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
    So I found mine cheap and put some into it and one's that are not as nice without the wood case sell for more than double what I have in to mine....I wouldn't pay that now but they do sound nice and sure are a conversation piece. They don't make'em like this anymore...
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
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    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,798
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I'm not much of a fan of the Superscope-era Marantz electronics; but I've said that many times before. It is OK but horrifically over-priced (over valued) IME; I assume it's those... Rococo aesthetics ;)

    Just about all the vintage stuff is overpriced right now. As the guys from era age,
    at some point demand will drop off. As one dealer told me a couple of years ago,
    "Demand for 4 channel stuff is dropping". Why, I asked?
    "Because everyone who wants it is now too old to carry it"'



    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    About 7 hrs to go on this one.
    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/53082300
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
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    Yeah, yours is no kidding around beautiful.
    I think you should be glad it's not a 2600...

    The monster powered Marantzes are, at this late date, kind of notorious for packing a little too much heat-producing hardware in too small a space. They're, of course, not alone in that -- many/most of the monsters had issues along those lines (at least after 4 decades), but the 2600s are particularly needy in 2018 unless they've been redone already -- and, as you say, not an inexpensive rehab.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
    I have never turned the heat on in my house in 3 full winters that I have been here B) Between that and the tubes the big parasound amp and the plasma tv I have plenty of warmth.

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • zuulzuul Posts: 170
    edited May 29
    did someone say vintage marantz? B)

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    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,669
    DSkip wrote: »
    My honest opinion - if SQ is what you are after, then for the prices ANY vintage Marantz units command, you should seriously consider something from Dayens instead - either the Ampino or Menuetto.

    Not totally after sound quality, more nostalgia. This will be a vintage system powering various vintage speakers powered by a Marantz.

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,502
    DSkip wrote: »
    My honest opinion - if SQ is what you are after, then for the prices ANY vintage Marantz units command, you should seriously consider something from Dayens instead - either the Ampino or Menuetto.

    Not totally after sound quality, more nostalgia. This will be a vintage system powering various vintage speakers powered by a Marantz.

    Then go for it brother! I'd recommend a refreshed 2215 or 2216 as they can usually be had for a semi reasonable price. Over the past handful of years Marantz in particular has experienced almost exponential growth in pricing. If you can find a reputable seller who refreshes pieces like this it might not be a bad fit. I would definitely factor in a few hundred for a tech to restore a unit on top of asking if not.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • zuulzuul Posts: 170
    edited May 29
    DSkip wrote: »
    Over the past handful of years Marantz in particular has experienced almost exponential growth in pricing.

    Is there a reason for this? In the past year or two I've seen some prices on some old school silver face marantz and pioneer stuff that are just ridiculous... north of $2k... when did they get so popular again? and why?
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,328
    The Asian market has had a big impact on the prices. Read an article recently that stated the Chinese will soon have a middle class that is equal to the total U.S. population.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • zuulzuul Posts: 170
    yeah but how many people are shipping them overseas? does that account for local craigslist sales where guys are trying to get $1200 for an unrestored middle/bottom of line piece? i understand flagship and restored pieces being more desirable and thus commanding a premium... but i'm curious for example who locally (wherever locally is for you) is going to pay $1200 bucks for sx-750 that you could get 5 years ago for 200?
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,328
    I would say one occasionally, but, when sellers see recent selling prices they often don't take in to account that many of those sales are over seas. That market drives the price...at least the asking price...for everyone. As the Chinese, and Asian, middle class emerges their market will drive/dictate many things in our market. The world is getting smaller from a business perspective. We've been the power house for so long that it's probably going to be difficult to accept that our dollar doesn't dictate what happens in the retail world.

    If it's nostalgia you're after then keep your eyes open for one that might need some repair and try and get a "fair" price, then either refurb it, or, pay someone to refurb it,
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,669
    kharp1 wrote: »
    pay someone to refurb it

    That is my plan. There are a few very experienced folks around the country who do this to these classic Marantz beauties.

  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
    kharp1 wrote: »
    pay someone to refurb it

    That is my plan. There are a few very experienced folks around the country who do this to these classic Marantz beauties.

    And you might wait a year
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,669
    No way.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,208
    of the few guys that do them well many have backlogs ... which may make it a good idea to get one that was done already. If you have to ship it and return ship that's another hundie to consider.
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,669
    A cat on the bay sells them already refurbished and he has outstanding feedback. I would post his user name but I am not sure if it is against the rules.

    He has one of the lower wattage models now...The 2015:

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,042
    I happened across a beautiful one when I was eaten up with vintage a couple of years ago. Turned out the guy was active over on AK, and we got to chatting a good bit. He was really friendly and down to earth (Earth?) and did some absolutely beautiful work with some of those pieces. Seemed very thorough, lots of photos, and included the old parts in case the buyer wanted them for any reason. Kinda like how really good doctors will let you keep your appendix if you ever have to have it removed. I wonder if it's the same dude...
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 310
    There's a couple lower powered Marantz receivers for sale over on AK right now, you need to be a paying member to see them though. One is a 2226b that needs some work i think. The other is a totally refreshed 2230 with wood case, but like some have said, the price is much higher due to it being serviced already.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,646
    edited June 13
    2015 is not a receiver one sees every day. It's very pretty, and I reckon it's pretty stoutly built.

    There's a little Twenty-Six here (which I think was 10 wpc, give or take) -- but it has
    lower output level in one channel than the other... and I hate troubleshooting (not to mention working on) soiled-state stuff. :(

    The Twenty-Six is on top of this photo of my tawdry little stack of low-end Superscope-era Marantz receivers.

    14815716390_34aebd4c3e_b.jpgDSC_9835 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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