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Best I've found so far at the local thrift stores is an old Pioneer SX-450 and a Sony CDP-302 CD Player - both for $10 each.

Also pictured first is a $10 craigslist cd player - the Sony CDP-397 (which worked perfectly after a good cleaning/lubricating)...

 

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This month must be 2220B month on CL because it's popping up everywhere! 

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Ya, we got one here in Rochester with wood case for $200:

 

http://rochester.craigslist.org/ele/4385104874.html

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Ya, we got one here in Rochester with wood case for $200:



Yeah same here one with wood case for $200 OBO in the area im in and theres three more 2220Bs on CL. Ones $300 and I think that's outrageous for a 2220B though.
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Ya, we got one here in Rochester with wood case for $200:



Yeah same here one with wood case for $200 OBO in the area im in and theres three more 2220Bs on CL. Ones $300 and I think that's outrageous for a 2220B though.

 

I don't think it is even worth $200 (even with the case).

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Me neither but people think they got something.
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Just picked up a 2220B a few weeks ago. Installed LEDs the other day. I like it, sounds nice.

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Very Nice!

 

While I've always been a 'Vintage Pioneer' kind of person, that Marantz looks great.

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Turns out I've noticed a few bad things w/ the NAD.

1. There's a 2dB channel imbalance, R>L.
2. the left channel is noticeably brighter than the right.
3. It clicks and pops a little after it's been on for > half an hour.

I turned it over to my electronics guy to check it out, he says he can fix and freshen it up, which I want to do since it's so old and rare.

It's back now, and booooy does it sound nice, like as good as a $1000+ dedicated headphone amp nice. My tech says the HP output impedance is 2.5 Ohms. So even with very low impedance cans, like the Audeze LCD-X, that's nearly a 10x damping factor. They sound pretty amazing with it too, zero background noise despite them being so sensitive.
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Just picked up a 2220B a few weeks ago. Installed LEDs the other day. I like it, sounds nice.



Nice! I like mine too. It's just weird 2220B's are all popping up all the sudden. 

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Very Nice!

 

While I've always been a 'Vintage Pioneer' kind of person, that Marantz looks great.


I agree. While I prefer Pioneer pieces sonically, Marantz always had the edge in the looks department.

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I like Marantz's look, like Sansui's G-series look.................but the Pioneer silver face look is so classy and clean to my eyes it makes me go into a trance.  Almost bought a SX-850 the other day just based on the looks!  I've never liked the blacked out look on any series of any manufacturer but Marantz pulls it off the best.  This is just gorgeous............and in person is mesmerizing. 

 

As with headphones and women, to each their own...............

 

 

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Oregonian you should get that SX-950 in Eugene! $500 though... 

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Oregonian you should get that SX-950 in Eugene! $500 though... 


Doug's got an SX-850 for less than $400.....................been looking at an SX-1080 for $600................like I need any of them but I WANT them................

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Just picked up a 2220B a few weeks ago. Installed LEDs the other day. I like it, sounds nice.

That looks sooo cool!! Congrats. 

 

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It's back now, and booooy does it sound nice, like as good as a $1000+ dedicated headphone amp nice. My tech says the HP output impedance is 2.5 Ohms. So even with very low impedance cans, like the Audeze LCD-X, that's nearly a 10x damping factor. They sound pretty amazing with it too, zero background noise despite them being so sensitive.

2.5 Ohms :eek: I'm shocked at such low impedance on an old amp - I mean we are talking about 1979 here! 

 

:beerchug: Pleased you're enjoying it buddy. 

 

 

(I think we should just keep this one to ourselves... Don't want the price of these bad boys going up n' all. I'll not say anything outside this thread if you don't :wink:)

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