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post #5926 of 13402

Thanks.  I'll be on the look out.  I heard good things about the 850.  I heard that X50 are warmer than X80.  Is that true?

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SX-850/950 or SX-880/980 would be good choices - get the 950 or 980 if you can afford them, these regularly sell for $300 in very good condition.
post #5927 of 13402

This is my new Marantz 2250 that I picked up this week.  It is in very good condition.  I also got the original owners manual, warranty  registration card and schematic for the unit.  The original owner purchased it in December of 1976.  I have removed its covers and DeOxit'd all the switches and knobs.  The speaker output is sounding amazing after being powered on for a couple of days.  I have one issue with the headphone jack having a noise and static issue.  I have a new 1/4" jack on order to replace the current one.  It sounds so good at this time that will probably wait before giving it a re-capping.

 

 

I am really impressed the build quality of this 36 year old unit.  It was absolutely clean on the inside.  

post #5928 of 13402
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Thanks.  I'll be on the look out.  I heard good things about the 850.  I heard that X50 are warmer than X80.  Is that true?

I would say just slightly, yes.
post #5929 of 13402
Very sweet looking 2250! Congrats, I hope you get the hp out up and running!
Edited by trentino - 9/22/12 at 12:39pm
post #5930 of 13402
Indeed, Lee Harvey (Oswald?), that is one sweet looking Marantz! Congrats.
post #5931 of 13402

@Lee Harvey - there is not much to a HP jack. Maybe try cleaning the contact points with a q-tip or pipe cleaner and some Deoxit first.  2nd I'd try reflowing the solder joints where the wires connect to the jack.

post #5932 of 13402
Oh man. I have a shot at getting a M2325, original box , papers and wood cabinet. I will have to sell my HDP and M2270 and add a big buck to get it, but I think I have to do it.
post #5933 of 13402
The 2325 is a very, very fine piece.
post #5934 of 13402
Yes I know! And insanely hard to come by here in Sweden. It's the first one I hear about (haven't seen one either) actually. The vintage journey continues!
post #5935 of 13402
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@Lee Harvey - there is not much to a HP jack. Maybe try cleaning the contact points with a q-tip or pipe cleaner and some Deoxit first.  2nd I'd try reflowing the solder joints where the wires connect to the jack.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Indeed, Lee Harvey (Oswald?), that is one sweet looking Marantz! Congrats.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by trentino View Post

Very sweet looking 2250! Congrats, I hope you get the hp out up and running!

 

Thanks Guys!  I am really happy with the way it sounds, very tube-like.  I have currently have a Marantz MM9000 5 channel amp and a SR7500 AV receiver.  They all have that signature Marantz sound but the 2250 cranks it up another notch.  I did open it up and DeOxit the headphone jack with a Q-tip but it is still noisy.  I figured if I was going to get the soldering iron out I should just replace the HP jack. I did some shopping last weekend and I got a Pioneer SX-780 coming from E-bay.  I will post some pictures of that when it shows up next week.

post #5936 of 13402

Got this today works perfectly. Hard to believe it's ~30 years old this thing is immaculate.

One down from the TOTL in it's day. The TOTL A-X77 had a torroidal transformer but specs and build are much the same, varying only minimally.

Victor / JVC A-X55 Integrated Dynamic Super-A  apparently not too common.

Did far too much thinking and researching and waiting it out, then heard it demo'ed at the seller's place, that was game over for my wallet.

Solid, not much if any plastic bitties here. Solid aluminum faceplate even the drop down door is thick aluminum also. Yep it's a big one.

 In the process of hooking up now. 

not shown is the excellent lighting just above the selectors there is a tiny strip of colour. Tops of the selectors are slightly recessed.

Nope I know better than to use windex on stuff like this, it's just in the background from using it on something else.

 

BTW What happened to side by side pictures option.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by nick n - 9/22/12 at 10:20pm
post #5937 of 13402

An understated integrated. That and a dynamic-bias scheme to kill notch distortion, plus a plethora of controls. Suh-wheat.

post #5938 of 13402

So far after trying out several headphone amps in the $100-200 range I still prefer my 1984 Pioneer integrated.

 

People who already own these sorts of amps but ignore them and go out and buy a $50 fiio just because it says "headphone" on the box really don't know what they're missing.

post #5939 of 13402

...The same mutated freaks who listen to mp3s instead of vinyl I guess.

post #5940 of 13402

I'd put a smiley after that sentence if I were you, machoboy.

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