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post #4336 of 13404

got it!

so its not "mint" but it is in very good condition.

the headphone jack does sound fantastic.

better than the SX 950s.

but the speaker sound is a toss up right now.

may just need a little more time to get aclimated to the new sound.

 

let me add that i LOVE the mid controls.  thats awesome.  none of my other receivers have a mid control knob

 

 

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@Meewoo, his rotel is actually a sansui integrated. an AU 919 and he said its not for sale.


Edited by Rawrbington - 3/9/12 at 9:53pm
post #4337 of 13404
well i figured out what was up with my h/k 725 preamp and got it running good. very simple fix. the h/k 770 power amp and h/k 725 preamp combo is amazing set-up. i actually like the h/k set up as my yamaha m-45. both seem very transparent and pretty much dead neutral. since the h/k 725 preamp is a nicely transparent preamp it matches with the yamaha power amp as well. very good headphone out on the preamp too.

i also was given some turntables yesterday. all in good cosmetic condition. got done testing a Dual 622 and a BIC 40Z turntable and so far between those two i like the BIC more. i also have a very pretty Marantz 6100 turntable here in perfect physical condition. has no cartridge/stylus so gonna wait till i test that out. i might sell the marantz 6100 after i'm done messing with it. not sure. i see how i end up liking it. i got a sony ps-lx250h here as well i was given and gonna test that soon as well.

right now just been enjoying the h/k 700 series combo. these little guys are defiantly sleepers if your looking for a transparent combo.
post #4338 of 13404
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

the headphone jack does sound fantastic.

better than the SX 950s.



let me add that i LOVE the mid controls.  thats awesome.  none of my other receivers have a mid control knob

 

 

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@Meewoo, his rotel is actually a sansui integrated. an AU 919 and he said its not for sale.


Congrats!!

Is this your first Marantz? There are so many members on the thread got Marantz recently and I lost track.

I would just say Marantz pairing your headphone better.

You are not the first one to say love the middle range controller! I checked my Pionny, Kenny, Sansui and other stuff. Marantz provide mid control on my 1060. Pionny has none. Kenny Kr receivers have, but Ka-7300 doesn't. My Yammy Cr-820, 1020 have, but Ca don't. Sansui receivers also have, but not AU.  Why not many int amps have mid control even though their relative receivers have??

 

I like your your rack idea for vintage stuff, but I would put the turntable at lower shelf. So the pretty cat can sleep on the amps. My cat love my turned on amps.beyersmile.png

 

Thanks for helping me ask!! The old gents knows stuff, AU-919 definitely a keeper!!

 

@Rex,

I saw your posts on AK, I told you the dirty little buttons. And congrats, enjoy!!!beerchug.gif

 


Edited by Meewoo - 3/10/12 at 8:01am
post #4339 of 13404

Very nice, Rawrbington! Looks like its in great shape.

post #4340 of 13404
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Originally Posted by Meewoo View Post


Congrats!!

Is this your first Marantz? There are so many members on the thread got Marantz recently and I lost track.

I would just say Marantz pairing your headphone better.

You are not the first one to say love the middle range controller! I checked my Pionny, Kenny, Sansui and other stuff. Marantz provide mid control on my 1060. Pionny has none. Kenny Kr receivers have, but Ka-7300 doesn't. My Yammy Cr-820, 1020 have, but Ca don't. Sansui receivers also have, but not AU.  Why not many int amps have mid control even though their relative receivers have??

 

I like your your rack idea for vintage stuff, but I would put the turntable at lower shelf. So the pretty cat can sleep on the amps. My cat love my turned on amps.beyersmile.png

 


 

yep.  first marantz

 

the rack is a makeshift metal wire shelf thing from home depot.  cost 20 bucks but its not ideal.  i think the metal has resonance probably and i just worry about the feet sitting on suck thin wire.  it will probably cause funny indentions on the feet.

 

so i went to home depot today to buy some hardwood to lay between the equipment and the shelving.  It will work for the pioneer but is about an inch too narrow for the marantz and DLIII

 

so now i have to go back and try something else  =(

 

 

Thanks Skylab!  so far im really liking it. 

 

 

im actually thinking about finding a local carpenter to build me a audio rack for the equipment.

it shouldn't been too hard

24 inches wide of usable space, 20 inches deep, 2 9 inch shelves 1 12 inch shelf and a top shelf.  and then tell him to have his way with the artistic and aesthetic looks of it.

 

what 400$?  500$?
 

 


Edited by Rawrbington - 3/10/12 at 11:22am
post #4341 of 13404
We have a wholesale furniture outlet nearby and I found something almost exactly like that. They had it tagged as an A/V cabinet, and it's made of solid oak with adjustable shelves for $250. Might want to check that out.
post #4342 of 13404

man that sounds like a nice find.

i'll have to go check the local big chain furniture stores.

most of them are over priced though.

 

 

any of you smart people know what the output impedance would be if there are 2 47 ohm resistors on the HP jack of the marantz?
i don't know if they are in parrallel or series though

i wonder if one resistor is on the postive and the other on the negative?

post #4343 of 13404
Well, it was a "scratch and dent", now that I recall. But I just sanded out the ding in the side, touched it up and it looked like new.
post #4344 of 13404
I'm really really impressed with this marantz. After spending last night and today with it I'm in love. At first I thought it was nice but then this afternoon I ran it from my digital link III and wow. Not sure if it's the dac or the receiver or both but the live pink floyd album is there anybody out there? Is blowing my mind. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4345 of 13404
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

I'm really really impressed with this marantz. After spending last night and today with it I'm in love. At first I thought it was nice but then this afternoon I ran it from my digital link III and wow. Not sure if it's the dac or the receiver or both but the live pink floyd album is there anybody out there? Is blowing my mind. smily_headphones1.gif

 

You found your perfect (at least now) fit, congrats!!beerchug.gif

 

You aren't looking other vintage stuff now, are you?

post #4346 of 13404
I bought a Marantz 2270 in need of service. One channel dead, a broken off rca pin stuck in the aux input, and also in need of pot cleaning etcetera. It's been stored away for maybe 10 years, so a bit dusty on the inside. But fairly nice on the outside. Hopefully the local service place can fix it up for me! It's my first Marantz and I really took a chance with this one..
post #4347 of 13404
i posted this in headphone section but i post here too just in case. quick pics of the h/k 700 series i worked on. took the power amp apart this morning. it was so clean inside and everything checked out well on the bias and stuff so i just sprayed it real quick with some pcb cleaner and so forth.

inside h/k 770 power amp:
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the h/k 700 series set:
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post #4348 of 13404
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Originally Posted by RexAeterna View Post

very interesting seeing an unbalance signal having such a high voltage output. usually unbalanced sources are -10dbv rating which is well under 1v . looks good though. maybe one day you can see how the matching kenwood C-2 preamp sound with the power amp and compare difference between using the little dot and kenwood as a pre like. have you ever tired balanced xlr to rca jacks to see how it's like because they do make balanced rca jacks with separate ground wiring for each plug. i use balanced 1/4'' TRS to RCA jacks for my interface. i also use the headphone jack as extra output. not really any difference but i like using balanced sources just for the higher voltage outputs and if i need to use directly as a passive preamp if needed.

Found a Kenwood C2 on ebay for a good price so I bought it. Can't wait to hear how they sound together.
post #4349 of 13404
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Found a Kenwood C2 on ebay for a good price so I bought it. Can't wait to hear how they sound together.

awesome! can't wait to hear from you about it. i always looked at the kenwood preamps cause i was gonna get one temporary for my yamaha m-45 power amp but then i found local selling the h/k 725 preamp but ended up getting the matching power amp in the process as well. i think i'm gonna continue to use the H/K 700 series as my main set and keep the m-45 as a back up now cause how nice it sounds. good luck on the kenwood. hope it turns out better then your expecting!
post #4350 of 13404

I'm looking for some advice as to which receiver to get, to listen to vinyl (on Dual CS 630 Q turntable) with my Grado 225i's.

 

I'm currently using an old (working very well) Sony receiver from the 90's, but the sound out of the headphone jack doesn't sound that great. I've been told to look for an older vintage receiver, so I'm going to hit the thrift shops soon. Any recommendations on what brands to look for?

 

 

ALSO, I found these, would one of them suit my needs?

-ONKYO RECEIVER TX-4500 ($50)

-TOSHIBA RECEIVER SA-750 ($50)

-ONKYO RECEIVER TX-26 ($40)

-ROTEL RECEIVER FAX-660a ($65)

-MARANTZ RECEIVER 1113 (~$100)

-Realistic Modulette 939 Quadraphonic receiver ($40)

-Sansui receiver model 210 ($55)

-Magnum 450 stereo receiver ($85)

-Marantz 2225 Stereo Receiver ($95)

 

 

Thanks for any help

 

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