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post #11026 of 13893
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First, 500.00 for a pristine g901 that's absolutely mint cosmetically and now this. After missing out on so many gems lately(99.00 sx1250, 600.00 2385), it's was my time.
post #11027 of 13893

Recapped the power supply board in my Marantz 2230 today. It ain't pretty, but nothing blew up when I turned it on. I plan to do the main filter caps next. I can't post pics of the front though until the new tuner bulbs arrive ;)

 

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About 8 bucks in parts for this board, main filter caps will run about $40. I hope to get it completely recapped within the next two months if I can.


Edited by calipilot227 - 12/10/13 at 8:13pm
post #11028 of 13893
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Which Sansui did you bring home?

G-9000db

 

post #11029 of 13893
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I understand your dilemma. There is a Sansui G -22000 for sale locally and I SOOOOO want to buy it. But I don't know what I would do with it.

:blink: I had a similar thought...

post #11030 of 13893

I just did this on my 2230 (looks like you used Panasonic Caps like I did?).  Even after the PS recap I think I will still sell it.  It is just missing something.  They are beautifully built though.

 

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

Recapped the power supply board in my Marantz 2230 today. It ain't pretty, but nothing blew up when I turned it on. I plan to do the main filter caps next. I can't post pics of the front though until the new tuner bulbs arrive ;)

 

Before:

 

After:

 

About 8 bucks in parts for this board, main filter caps will run about $40. I hope to get it completely recapped within the next two months if I can.

post #11031 of 13893
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Lol, I was randomly checking cl last night and had just looked 30 minutes earlier and it wasn't there. (I do that when I'm bored) But when I saw the listing for 480, I made the same face. I immediately called and it turned out to be a pawnshop. The guy told me if I came with cash, he would take 400.00 out the door. I told my wife even if it wasn't working, I had to have it. I called at 6:36 and they closed at 7:00 and were an hour away. I couldn't sleep last night in fear of someone walking in and stealing it during those last 24 min of store time.

I got up early so I could be there at 9:00am when they opened. At first I was panicking when it wasn't anywhere to be found on the shelves. I asked a store employee about it and she had no clue. I finally was able to speak to the manager and he had listed it on cl before he even put it on the shelf; it was still in the back. So you can imagine the kool-aid smile on my face once I started strolling the cart with my 2205 on it to my car.

Hot Poop in Walla Walla, WA has a bunch of those old McIntosh amp's. however it's in a very hipster place downtown young college town and below average shape records that would be $10 or even less at a normal place are almost $100 there. just the pure ridiculousness of the hipster effect on our hobby. There's no prices on the McIntosh stuff so I'm sure they want a big pot of gold for them... 

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Hot Poop in Walla Walla

One of my fave films :biggrin: 

 

 

Congrats on the McIntosh Moody. They're are in a class of their own, and what a great price. If you do her up you could sell for double! 

post #11033 of 13893
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Yes, I used Panasonic caps. I might use Nichicon in the signal path, we'll see. I'm planning to do a full recap, I'm just going board by board as I find the time and money. Even with the pesky hum in the right channel, it's a good sounding amp. Great match for my speakers, which are slightly bright and forward (see my sig).
post #11034 of 13893
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One of my fave films :biggrin: 

 

 

Congrats on the McIntosh Moody. They're are in a class of their own, and what a great price. If you do her up you could sell for double! 

Thanks, I've already placed a call to Terry up in Nashville who's considered universally to be the mac guru(even by mcintosh themselves). He told me he could do a full restore including all electrolytics and out of spec transistors and resistors for a 200.00. My jaw fell to the floor. I was like what? 200.00. I know it's only a power amp and don't have the extra components of a preamp and tuner, but that's only a portion of what others want. There are ads on ebay now for at least 500. But that doesn't include the main filter caps which are something that pretty easy for me to replace myself anyway. But 200.00 to basically completely refurbish an amp is a killer deal. 

 

I asked when, but he's a little backed up right now and only has a small window available the first of the year. It's semi-driveable, but I do plan to make the 4.5 hour trip to knoxville in a few weeks. So with a new glass and a refurb, I could prob get at least 2k for it considering they go for around 1500 all stock on ebay right now. But from what I'm hearing right now, and that's just using the preamp out my stage dac which isn't anything special at all, this thing is a keeper. But as good as it's sounding now, I'm going to try to hold off any detailed impressions until I can get a decent mac preamp in my house.

post #11035 of 13893

^^ Hey Moody...please pick up my sx1280 while you're up there. If you drop it by for me in Atlanta I will buy lunch and pay for your gas. :biggrin:

post #11036 of 13893
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If you hadn't picked it up by then I will definitely do that. Although it may take a couple of weeks for me to make it to the atl lol.

post #11037 of 13893

^^ I will even introduce you to the guy with the Mc at the Big Chicken Pawnshop. Maybe together we can convince him to sell. 

post #11038 of 13893
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post
 

Thanks, I've already placed a call to Terry up in Nashville who's considered universally to be the mac guru(even by mcintosh themselves). He told me he could do a full restore including all electrolytics and out of spec transistors and resistors for a 200.00. My jaw fell to the floor. I was like what? 200.00. I know it's only a power amp and don't have the extra components of a preamp and tuner, but that's only a portion of what others want. There are ads on ebay now for at least 500. But that doesn't include the main filter caps which are something that pretty easy for me to replace myself anyway. But 200.00 to basically completely refurbish an amp is a killer deal. 

 

I asked when, but he's a little backed up right now and only has a small window available the first of the year. It's semi-driveable, but I do plan to make the 4.5 hour trip to knoxville in a few weeks. So with a new glass and a refurb, I could prob get at least 2k for it considering they go for around 1500 all stock on ebay right now. But from what I'm hearing right now, and that's just using the preamp out my stage dac which isn't anything special at all, this thing is a keeper. But as good as it's sounding now, I'm going to try to hold off any detailed impressions until I can get a decent mac preamp in my house.

That sounds like a plan. I certainly don't blame you wanting to keep it either, I know I would! But its also nice when you know you've made a good investment. 

post #11039 of 13893
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Man this decision on what to get rid of between the g901db and fully refurbished 9090db has been giving me migraines. So I decided that I would just do a ratings scale and which one came in last would go. On my scale I listed the following categories....external condition/looks, internal condition, sound quality, and rarity. After tallying up the points, each one scored a 36.5. Are you kidding me? This is agonizing. It's hard to imagine life without either, but I only have room for one. I should have just left the mac where it was. I was perfectly happy. But now that I have it and gave it for a spend, it's a sound I can't live without. I curse the person who started this thread!! Oh wait, that was me.:blink:
post #11040 of 13893

^^ There are worse problems to deal with. :biggrin: I think that you and I, and others, enjoy the chase. There is something of a rush that I get from finding of these receivers at a great price and making the road trip to go after it. If they still made these old beauties and you could walk into Walmart and buy one, it just wouldn't be the same. 

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