Picked this up for $150 on Wednesday. Bench tests at 46 wpc and not a scratch on it - absolutely mint! Got this in the hope that it would sound better than the first 2230 I had - no such luck - raspy mids and sizzle-y highs. Very disappointing - especially when I hear so many comments on AK about this being a favorite of the 22xx series. Oh well - won't have any trouble getting my money back (and then some).
DeOxit, followed by a recap? I've never heard a harsh Marantz before, I actually own a 2230 as of today, need to re-lamp before I can post pics. It sounds good, the noise floor is a little high, but I got it cheap enough that I'll probably try my hand at a recap. The sound is pretty smooth as-is though, even through my notoriously bright Mach Ones.