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#139249 - 06/04/06 09:03 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: cgolf]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I still miss my old Advent receiver, donated to the local thrift store so we could get a "nice looking system" instead.

It was only 15 W per channel but the pre-amp and phone section were great. I used it with a big-ass power amp most of the time but I still think it and a pair of M3s would make a mighty fine little system.

There aren't even any to be had on eBay but I did find a service manual for $15.00 ;(

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#139250 - 06/05/06 01:52 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
Loner Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 1
Loc: California
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I miss the all brushed aluminum Marantzes with the red and blue lights. Ah, my 2252...




Ah, memories. I also had a 2252 as well as a 2250. I wish I hadn't sold them.

Remember the Marantz 2325> 125 rms wpc.....I think there was a 4300 model also....something like that. It had something like 300 rms wpc during those "watts wars"....

Remember the quad Marantz rceivers? I came so close to getting one of those. I think the top of the line was a 4400 w/oscillascope(sp).
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#139251 - 06/05/06 02:29 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Loner]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
'Fraid I don't remember those years... my Marantz fascination began with my Dad's 2220B, and I obtained the 2252 very used from a family friend when I was a teenager.
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#139252 - 06/05/06 07:32 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
The first "real" receiver I purchased was back in the 60s, in Japan, when I was in the Navy.

I had just bought a beautiful Sony PL3000(I think)turntable and was seriously looking at a set of all-but-hand-made Sony seperates that were just georgous. But after buying a Teak 7010(I think)reel-to-reel, I decided to try one of their new fangled all-in-one "Recievers"!!

.....besides, the finish and style matched the reel-to-reel, and THAT was cool!! Plus I wasen't a diehard fan of FM so had a problem with the cost of a tuner, especially since the tuner I really wanted, IF I got one, was the 10-B(I think) with the multipath scope.

.......now I gotta do a search and see if I can find out the actual numbers of the stuff I used to have!

uh, no comment on my Pioneer speakers. Although they sounded pretty good in their day, especially aboard a noisy ship.

Didn't get much chance to listen to it all as a civilian though; sold the lot when I went back to school.

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#139253 - 06/25/06 02:41 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: F107plus5]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 47
Loc: GTA
My first receiver roughly thirty years ago was a Pioneer SX-650, spec'ed at 35wpc. I foolishly parted with it only a couple of years later, but my mother has made great use of it since, and continues to do so to this day.
Meantime, I've purchased two used 650s over the past few years at flea markets and garage sales. Each is currently in service, with no difficulties (one connected to the PC, and one in the living room). I now know better than to part with either of these.
My real pride and joy however, and my heart-break, are the two mighty Marantz receivers I purchased separately a couple of years ago. Both my 2285 and 2285B receivers need some TLC (some scratchiness, and worse, and some of the lights of each unit are out), but I'm not able to tend to the issues at this time. Even so, neither is going anywhere. I'm fortunate enough that my home-theater gear is pretty much where I want it to be at this time (they can keep their HD/Blu-Ray discs and players, thanks), so any spare dough can be spent on repairing these Marantz receivers. I look forward to the day that I am once again seduced by their warm sound, endless power, and soft blue glow. Cheers.

DS.

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#139254 - 06/25/06 03:49 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Dave]
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Loc: NoVA
The lights are pretty easy to replace, although you have to be careful with the old plastic parts inside, and they're very inexpensive on eBay. I think I used all of the ones I ordered, otherwise I would send them to you.

I miss my 2252B
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#139255 - 06/25/06 08:25 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 47
Loc: GTA
Well, thanks for almost sending me some bulbs, kcarlile I appreciate the sentiment, sir. Cheers.

DS.

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#139256 - 06/25/06 08:27 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Dave]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
I'll see if I can find any leftovers...
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#139257 - 06/25/06 08:32 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
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I'll see if I can find any leftovers...




That would really be great, but please don't go (too far ) out of your way on my account. Cheers!

DS.

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#139258 - 06/25/06 08:42 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Dave]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
Sadly, it doesn't look like I have any. I'll keep my eye out for them, though.
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