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I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:23 am

Anyone else here have Marantz gear?
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by TonyC on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:57 pm

I used too until my wife, in a fit of rage, put a golf club through the front of my Quadradial. I could have fixed it I guess but I think it would have forever been a reminder of that particular bit uf unpleasantness, so I tossed it (or should I say I dragged it to the trash). Of course, I was not a radio collector then.
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:45 pm

Had a high wattage SS one years ago.
Only a little weak sound in one channel. Other was dead.
After 3 min. SMOKE!
I threw it out.
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:20 am

I'm old and not a Marantz collector.
However back in 1973
I went to downtown Portland Or. and on the north side of the Willamette river was a Big stereo shop, there were 3 salesmen and no customers, so I sauntered around a bit and started to leave and the manager said I can give you a bargain if your willing to buy. So I looked around and they showed me some closeout specials.

I wasn't interested as the price was out of my range. So thats what I told them. They said pick one that you really would like and we will see if we can make a sale. I saw a Marantz 2030 and a price tag of close to $260 so I offered them $150. Sold!!!!

I finally gave it to a close Friend of mine with the promise to give it back. He still has it and its still working, but now everything is in storage. But once he's moved, I gets it back. hip hip hooray!!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:47 am

TonyC wrote:I used too until my wife, in a fit of rage, put a golf club through the front of my Quadradial. I could have fixed it I guess but I think it would have forever been a reminder of that particular bit uf unpleasantness, so I tossed it (or should I say I dragged it to the trash). Of course, I was not a radio collector then.
Still married? Razz
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by TonyC on Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:30 am

39 years and counting. We were just getting to know each other back then. I love you
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:50 pm

That's awesome!
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Tony V on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:19 am

I had a Marantz reciever years ago. I had problems keeping the pots clean so eventually ended up getting something else. When it was working trouble free, it performed well and i liked the looks of it. Maybe one day i'll end up with another one since there are more options as far as cleaners for stubborn dirty pots.
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:50 pm

Tony V wrote:I had a Marantz reciever years ago. I had problems keeping the pots clean so eventually ended up getting something else. When it was working trouble free, it performed well and i liked the looks of it. Maybe one day i'll end up with another one since there are more options as far as cleaners for stubborn dirty pots.
That's really unusual for Marantz. I know they had those awful slide controls and they sure did suck for keeping clean. My Marantz model 7t and 115 B are absolutely wonderful. Not the best, but really a nice compliment to the music!
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:40 pm

I sure liked the flywheel thumb tunning. Very Happy
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:02 am

Resistance is Futile wrote:I sure liked the flywheel thumb tunning. Very Happy
The whole presentation is really nice, especially when you turn on the power switch! Cool What is it about those 1960s electronics? Rolling Eyes
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Resistance is Futile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:18 am

Thats the beginnings overseas completion getting into the electronics market after success in portable radios. Trying to make their Niche in the sound system and just getting into better transistor designs.
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by music in a bottle on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:39 pm

Resistance is Futile wrote:Thats the beginnings overseas completion getting into the electronics market after success in portable radios. Trying to make their Niche in the sound system and just getting into better transistor designs.
Surprisingly, My older Marantz gear is all American made! Very Happy
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:46 pm

Thats whut I meant, they all were starting to get competion from the Japanese Suspect
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:49 pm

I have a Marantz 2245 receiver that I bought new. It was a demonstrator model. I wanted a Pioneer SX-model, but could not afford one. I found a Pioneer SX-1050 so I "parked" the Marantz. I used it in the garage for years, then just quit using it. I may try to sell it this spring, along with other accumulated items of that vintage.

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:07 pm

This thread was worth resuscitating for the posts of the second poster alone. Never would have saw those gems without it. Thanks.

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:13 pm

I got another one about a year ago, Its a whopper. Marantz 1000.
Needs switches cleaned, and display lamps.
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:18 pm

Heres my latest got ot at goodwill about a year and a half ago. Marantz SR1000 Receiver



Rated output per channel:

DIN 4 ohms (1 kHz): 41 W

FTC 4 ohms (20 Hz - 20 kHz): 25 W

DIN 8 ohms (1 kHz): 32 W

FTC 8 ohms (20 Hz - 20 kHz): 20 W

Total Harmonic distortion at rated output: 0.1%

Damping: 50



Frequency response:

Phono (RIAA): ±1 dB

Aux (±1dB): 18 - 35 Hz/kHz

Main in (± 1 dB): 18 - 35 Hz/kHz

Signal/Noise ratio:

Phono: 84 dB

Aux. Output: 96 dB

Input Sensitivity/Imp:

Phono: 2.7/47 mV/k ohms

Auxiliary: 160/20 mV/k ohms



Separation:

Phono (1 kHz): 35 dB

Aux. (1 kHz): 50 dB

Main in (1 kHz): 55 dB



FM Stage (87.5 - 108 MHz):

Sensitivity:

DIN Mono (S/N 26 dB 75 ohms): 0.9 µV

DIN Stereo (S/N 46 dB 75 ohms): 22.5 µV

IHF Mono: 10.8/1.9 dBf/µV

Selectivity/Adjacent channel 98 MHz ± 300 Hz: 65 dB

Signal/Noise ratio 98 MHz:

Unweighted:

Mono: 65 dB

Stereo: 58 dB

Weighted:

Mono: 72 dB

Stereo: 65 dB



MW stage (525 - 1605 kHz):

Sensitivity (26 dB S/N 30% mod. 1 MHz): 20 µV

Selectivity: 24 dB



LW stage (150 - 350 kHz):

Sensitivity (26 dB S/N 30% 250 kHz): 150

Selectivity (250 ± 9 kHz): 26



Width: 466mm

Height: 140mm

Depth: 323mm

Weight net: 6.8kg



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Right club?

Post by DancingBear on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:16 pm

I used too until my wife, in a fit of rage, put a golf club through the front of my Quadradial.


TonyC-
What club did she use? I'd go with a seven iron.

I bought a Marantz SR4000 receiver, A set of Bose 501's and a few other goodies while In SEA and lugged it all with me during my enlistment. When I got out and enrolled in college I traded it all to a friend for a 57 Ford RanchWagon. That was 1978, give or take a year or two.

He visited me last year and claims his son still uses the 4000 as the center of his system. I wish I still had it.

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by bastardbus on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:43 am

I would rather have that `57 Ranchwagon right now !

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:50 pm

Welcome to TRF, bastardbus.

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:45 pm

Welcome to TRF, bastardbus. Please post often.. We have a friendly bunch here......

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:06 pm

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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Ron Ramirez on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Well...it's been so long since I checked in here that ol' Bill Cahill had to go get me.  Smile 

Hello, infidels. It just so happens that I've discovered a new hobby - vintage stereo receivers. The ones that interest me the most are "The Fisher" receivers of the 1960s and very early 1970s, but I have a few made by other manufacturers including Harman Kardon, Toshiba and Sansui...and a Pioneer on the way.

The first receiver I bought when I got on this kick, right after Christmas, was a Marantz 2215-B. While it may be considered low end for a Marantz (15 watts per channel), it is still an excellent receiver and I enjoy listening to it. It is my basement "daily driver" and I usually have it on when I'm at my workbench working on another Fisher or other receiver.

Anyway, I could only dream of owning a Marantz receiver as a teenager back in the 1970s, so it is really nice to own one now.  Very Happy 
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Re: I'm new and a Marantz collector

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:48 pm

Hi, Ron. S'cuse me, it's not stereo, but, I take pride in my 1938 RCA Victor R 98 victrola. Walnut cabinet. Uses a 5U4, two 2A3's for audio out., a 6SC7, and, a 6J5 for pre amp.
Mine has the original rare crystal cartridge in still working order.
It's a little weak, but, very usable.
It has a shorting switch mounted on side of cartridge for changing needles. This morning I finally located the missing front needle waste cup that goes in front.
There is a hole at the top of tone arm for inserting your new steel needle. I have a sapphire needle in it.
This unit was toted to put out twenty watts of audio when new. It's art ceco with chrome bars in front of speaker. I have restoration of it here, and, though tricky, there are two links to photo bucket of it playing two separate records. Listen to it. It will surprise you. I will try to find the thread link....
Enjoy.............

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