Vintage Marantz Stereo Love

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    New case.... More cosmetic parts in the way....

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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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,149
    Oh. My. Gosh. That thing is absolutely beautiful.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,888
    VERY nice!!!
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,883
    Just a quick question, I know some of the 2xxx series receivers and gear came both black face. champagne and of course silver face. Are any of these worth more to a perspective buyer. I found this listing of a bunch of Japanese makers. they list value,going prices and rarity. A cool site you got to check it out.



    http://www.classic-audio.com/marantz/mindex.html
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555-Onkyo P-3150v pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros,Ohm model E

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    I use that site for reference all the time it is great but it doesn't get updated. But then most of the things on there are 35+ years old so what's to update...

    So a few receivers had black faces and seem to be more rare. I suppose if they are original and in comparable condition the black face receivers would be worth more. There are a some aftermarket black faces available too. I saw one guy makes a black face for the 2270 that looks great but I am not sure what it might do to the value.

    From a collectible standpoint as original as possible will bring more value and certainly functionality would increase or decrease value.

    Like any good audio component they are heavy and shipping them around is costly and somewhat risky.

    When you have one in fine working condition they sound great and the aesthetics are off the charts (imho).

    Finding someone who can do it and shipping it will add a lot to your cost. The rebuild and restore with shipping on mine easily exceeded what I paid for it.
    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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,534
    I saw one on the bay yesterday for like $700 bucks that was in very nice shape that also came with a parts 6300.... I remember having a Philips GA 312 during the late 70's early 80's which at the time was a technological marvel with it's heat sensing controls. I didn't see many of those around on the auctions.

    Hey Mickey, I know $700 for an old Marantz TT sounds like a lot, why not spend twice or three times that on a proper TT from that era. A Thorens 125MKII with a SME arm, Shure V15 of your choice will look gorgeous next to the Marantz and sound unreal. It's mid century modern looks with that in yo face 1970's glitz will not only a looker, but sound unreal!
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    I've owned mine since 1977, a new belt every other year and a sip of oil for the motor, it will out live me. Synergy can be your friend, these componets were built to be the best in their day, a vintage showpiece system should be just that. Have fun, enjoy~!
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,075
    ooh, that's nice -- although the photo does appear to show a Stanton cartridge. ;)
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    Wow that is a sweet TT.... I remember as a kid my friend/neighbors dad had a Thorens... not that one... but we weren't even allowed to touch it. Hey used to play Lionel Hampton records on it as I remember. There was another clanky Garrard automatic that we were allowed to use in a Motorola Hi-Fi console that we used to stack 45's on and use....

    I was thinking a vintage TT for that rig and was considering putting it on top of the case of the Marantz but now with the new case I would have to come up with another idea. Yesterday when I got chased inside by a thunderstorm I listened to Tidal streamed music to the 2385 and the SDA 2.3's and said to my self... "If I had this rig in 1980 the babes would have to take a number". My rig back them was

    Onkyo receiver with the quartz lock tuner
    Polk Monitor 5 B's (still have)
    Philips GA 312 TT
    Nakamichi ZX7 3 head cassette deck (wish I still had) Made GREAT tapes.

    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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    I received and installed the new lamp housing today. I opted for a reproduction part as opposed to a vintage part as these would be old and brittle like the one I had which was falling apart. The new one is made of ABS plastic on a 3D printer. Pretty easy replacement and it fit perfectly. The dial is now as nice as I have seen it with no light leakage and a beautiful blue glow. The unit is now as functionally and cosmetically to my liking as I think I can get it to. Runs cool and sounds AMAZING!!! Worth the expense and effort IMHO.
    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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,748
    ^^That is beautiful^^
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,075
    ^^That is beautiful^^

    that's a big 10-4.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,149
    The jealousy is real right now. That is truly stunning.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    edited July 18
    Glad to be done carrying it from the bench to the rack.... It's slightly heavy.
    Post edited by Mikey081057 on
    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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,902
    edited July 18
    BLUEFOX (Bud) would put a piece of card board to put over the front :p
    Post edited by txcoastal1 on
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,526
    I think @Bluefox Bud would love the BLUE face of this fine piece :p
    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 A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7004 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,814
    Nashville is up the road a couple of hours, but that wouldn'd fly with the
    Mrs. I've seen that ad a couple of times now. I guess I will just stick with the
    1150 !
    "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
  • MontoyaMontoya Posts: 493
    I refurbish vintage Marantz it’s good business for my little shop. Here are a few recent offerings. When we first opened they didn’t command the prices they do now.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,149
    :open_mouth: That last one is especially gorgeous, and that's saying quite a bit!!
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • MontoyaMontoya Posts: 493
    That one at one time was my personal receiver I refurbished it about 1-1/2 years ago the case was done with automotive paint not a single swirl on it like a mirror.
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    :open_mouth: That last one is especially gorgeous, and that's saying quite a bit!!

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