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post #4621 of 13505

any of you guys heard the Marantz 2238?  non b.  i ran into one in really nice condition.  i've heard that the 2238 was one of the weird ones from the 22xx series.

im wondering if i can expect the same performance and sound as what i get out of my 2245.  i figure they should be similar.  but im not sure.  plus the 2245 was designed 5 or 6 years prior to the 2238

post #4622 of 13505

Enjoying my Marantz 2270, actually using the tuner right now. Great sound from this receiver, I'm really glad the shop was able to fix it for me, it was in really bad shape :)

 

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post #4623 of 13505

Anyone here have experience with Marantz 4XXX series?

I was thinking, when using let's say a Marantz 4300 with head phones (there are 2 hp' out on these) can one get all the 100W*2 goodness or is it only half since it's a quad receiver and 2 hp out?

post #4624 of 13505

 

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Originally Posted by trentino View Post

Anyone here have experience with Marantz 4XXX series?

I was thinking, when using let's say a Marantz 4300 with head phones (there are 2 hp' out on these) can one get all the 100W*2 goodness or is it only half since it's a quad receiver and 2 hp out?

 

It really doesn't matter.........there should be more than enough power to drive 99% of cans from either HP out.

post #4625 of 13505
Yes of course, not many, if any, hp's need that much power. Was just wondering how the quad thing works with hp out.
post #4626 of 13505

 

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Originally Posted by woody88 View Post

hey guys,

 

has anyone heard of Pioneer QX-949? a local sale opened up possibly, but I have not heard too much of this receiver at all, versus what I have read about the SX series. I think if I read it correctly, it is a 4 channel receiver, and in 2 channel, it is 75x2. I'd love to see if anyone have heard of this receiver and their impression of it, and would it be sufficient to drive headphones, if I would later down the line get hifiman or audeze. also, what is consider a good price? seller said he had just gotten it serviced. any feedback again is greatly appreciated.

 

I have seen the pics, and it looks SUPER cool - love the scope!  It's a Quad receiver, and so you have to accept that there is a bunch of circuitry you do not need and will not use.  But if the price is right and the condition is good, I would not hesitate to get it.

post #4627 of 13505

I've been using one off and on for several years now.

It was an ebay find, and purchased quite reasonably, if I recall correctly.

Plenty of power for my Pioneer HPM100's and Snells.

I haven't used the headphone jacks much, but seem adequate.

 

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Originally Posted by woody88 View Post

hey guys,

 

has anyone heard of Pioneer QX-949? a local sale opened up possibly, but I have not heard too much of this receiver at all, versus what I have read about the SX series. I think if I read it correctly, it is a 4 channel receiver, and in 2 channel, it is 75x2. I'd love to see if anyone have heard of this receiver and their impression of it, and would it be sufficient to drive headphones, if I would later down the line get hifiman or audeze. also, what is consider a good price? seller said he had just gotten it serviced. any feedback again is greatly appreciated.

 

 

post #4628 of 13505

Thanks Skylab and BGRoberts for your reply. When I first saw it being available, I was scratching my head as well, as I have not heard it. But after pulling up some pics, it looks pretty cool indeed. Some of the AK posts that I saw, members said that scope thing could be prone to break down, so I am slightly concerned about that. Would anyone say that I would get some decent sound improvement on this Pioneer receiver versus my current NAD 3020?

 

by the way, the price seemed to fluctuate a bit. from high 100 to high 300, so I really have no idea what is a good price. Seller would like $300 he said. I am going to see if he can actually offer service receipts since he said it was recently serviced.

 

and also, it is not 75x2 as that was 4ohm rating. for 8 ohms, and 2 channels, it is 60x2.


Edited by woody88 - 4/24/12 at 9:02am
post #4629 of 13505

If everything works perfectly, he can give you the receipt for the recent service, and the cosmetics are good, $300 is a fair price.

post #4630 of 13505

+1 to Skylab's reply.

The quad balance display on mine is kind of flakey, but the balance controls all work.

I've never opened this unit up for cleaning or anything else....it's just as it came from "the wild".

I'd say it was worth the $300 price.

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

If everything works perfectly, he can give you the receipt for the recent service, and the cosmetics are good, $300 is a fair price.

 

 

post #4631 of 13505

 

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Originally Posted by woody88 View Post

Would anyone say that I would get some decent sound improvement on this Pioneer receiver versus my current NAD 3020?

 

 

Your NAD 3020 is a very nice integrated amp.  Would imagine the HP out sounds very nice.  It made Stereophile's top 10 or 12 list a while back.

post #4632 of 13505

 

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Originally Posted by BmWr75 View Post

Your NAD 3020 is a very nice integrated amp.  Would imagine the HP out sounds very nice.  It made Stereophile's top 10 or 12 list a while back.

+1!!

 

The Pionny Qx-949 is just a different sound and looks. I think it sounds like sx-1010 or SX-x3x, NAD sounds warmer than Pionny.

 

post #4633 of 13505

thanks for all the replies; I would say that I do like the NAD 3020 quite a bit. but after reading through all 309 pages of it, I have caught a bit of the vintage Pioneer bug, and kind of am looking for a vintage Pioneer here and there. I would say the NAD's warm tone tend to match up with my HD650 quite well with its somewhat darker sound signature. I just sort of wanted to try something different to see if I would like it. Anyone here that actually use a HD650 that's paired up with a Pioneer vintage? At the end of the day, I am still debating if I go the QX-949 route, whether or not I would think it would make a change for the better. All the guesswork is exciting and puzzling at the same time....

post #4634 of 13505

 

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Originally Posted by woody88 View Post

thanks for all the replies; I would say that I do like the NAD 3020 quite a bit. but after reading through all 309 pages of it, I have caught a bit of the vintage Pioneer bug, and kind of am looking for a vintage Pioneer here and there. I would say the NAD's warm tone tend to match up with my HD650 quite well with its somewhat darker sound signature. I just sort of wanted to try something different to see if I would like it. Anyone here that actually use a HD650 that's paired up with a Pioneer vintage? At the end of the day, I am still debating if I go the QX-949 route, whether or not I would think it would make a change for the better. All the guesswork is exciting and puzzling at the same time....

 


I do have HD-650, but I don't like it with NAD at all, too warm to me. I usually pair HD-650 with my Yammy CA-2010 or Denon PMA-770 which all have neutral/accurate tone. I think it will work with Pionny too, especially with sx-x50 or SX-x80 or later. I feel HD-650 with Sx-1010 a bitter warm and "veil" is still there. (I prefer AKG to Senn in general) If you like HD-650 with NAD, I think you will enjoy hd650 and qx-949 more.

post #4635 of 13505

an update; after speaking with the seller for over an hour, he had convinced me that I would really end up wasting too much of the hardware of the quad receiver, and I will be back to the drawing board, to maybe source a x50 series receiver. kind of a bummer, cause I kind of wanted to see the receiver in person, but after speaking with him extensively, it really does seem like I would waste a lot of the technology and hardware by hooking up to headphones. so the NAD will have to serve its duties some more with the headphones. thanks a lot for everybody's feedback.....

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