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post #6196 of 13101
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Wow, it's been far too long since I've visited this thread!! Congrats guys on all of your recent purchases. All of those receivers look beastly. Interesting to see mention of hpm-100s. I found a beat up pair for 80.00. I did the best I could with mineral wool and howard's restore to bring them to look decent. But 80.00 was too good to pass up and they sound very impressive out of my kenwood 907. I still like my modded fortes better, but the hpm's are one good sounding pair of speakers.
It's funny seeing those marantz in the pics next to the pioneers and such. After owning first a sx-1010 and then a kr-9600, I was shocked at how small the marantz 2325 was when I first received it. It's larger than the 22xx series but not by much. It's still small compared to other totl receivers. But the sound is just as big though. I'm sure the 2500 and up are at least as big as the others, but then that's one a whole nother level altogether and more in the 1980 territory than 1000 series territory.


One thing I've noticed about Marantz is they pack everything in there TIGHT! Even on the 2245 and 2270, everything is smashed in there in what I can only describe as beautifully organized chaos

post #6197 of 13101
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Yes the internals are very neat, and I do love the marantz sound. But the most impressive internals I've seen are from have been from other brands. Here's internals from my last two purchases.

Kenwoodk ka-907


Sansui Au-1100


Now the marantz 2325 and 2330B

post #6198 of 13101
I haven't read this massive thread, and I'm sure you guys get this a lot - but I really, really miss my old 70s setup. It was nothing special, 1977 Hitachi 40 wpc integrated amp, tuner & cass deck with a Technics turntable - but the system was the first significant thing I had ever bought with my own money. I hung on to it until about 10 years ago, when my wife finally convinced me to get rid of it. I gave it away to a thrift store. I don't know why I'm telling you this - it just makes me more depressed...




Anyhoo - didn't mean to be a downer - carry on with your normal programming - I will just look longingly from afar... tongue.gif
post #6199 of 13101
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post
 

 

Wait...was that your amp I picked up recently at a Santa Monica thrift shop?! eek.gif Seems, another husband or two were also convinced to drop-it-off.

 

Really though, I'm sharing in your sorrow at the moment. In-session later tonight, please send me a song/artist request I can silently dedicate to you.

beerchug.gif

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smily_headphones1.gif If the lighted VU meters on the amp randomly get dim/bright, then yeah - that's probably mine!

Hmm, song/artist request...

To bring my mood back up, how about: Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever, followed by Aerosmith - Walk This Way and Van Halen - Runnin' with the Devil. I think that give's you a good idea where I was in 1977... tongue.gif
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Okay, I don't have any of 'em but will unearth The Motor City Madman in spirit for you, and play "Cat Scratch Fever" on my vintage iron.

post #6202 of 13101
The Nuge & I salute you!


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Here's a question I can't seem to find the answer for anywhere else. Is there a way to find out the output from the headphone out jack? I haven't seen that in an owners manual nor anywhere else. Any ideas?

post #6204 of 13101
If you know the WPC of your amp/receiver, and you can somehow find out the value of the dropping resistors used, then you can calculate the output power into a given impedance.
post #6205 of 13101
Thread Starter 
The value of the resistors can be found in your service manual. Audiokarma have service manuals for most vintage receivers/amp. That would be a good resource.
post #6206 of 13101
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

The value of the resistors can be found in your service manual. Audiokarma have service manuals for most vintage receivers/amp. That would be a good resource.

Thanks. I did a search with the model number and there are no matches in anything that looks like a service manual thread but I'll keep looking. Maybe I'll open it up and see what I can find that way too.

post #6207 of 13101

The good news is, most receivers being talked about here have so much power available that unless you're talking about an extremely inefficient headphone (the Wharfedale Isodynamic, Pioneer SE-700 and AKG K1000 come to mind, and one or two of the Neo Orthos), headphone jack power output is not a spec you have to worry about. Take a look at Rod Elliott's classic headphone coupler circuit to get an idea of the power levels involved.

post #6208 of 13101
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

Thanks. I did a search with the model number and there are no matches in anything that looks like a service manual thread but I'll keep looking. Maybe I'll open it up and see what I can find that way too.

It's not a thread. Here's a link. There's no guarantee yours will be there, but most of them are.http://www.akdatabase.com/
post #6209 of 13101
I thought i'd chime in on a sweet find I made the other day..... I have a Pioneer 1050 out in my Garage and a Carver receiver/ amp set up in my house for speakers but never really fancied the Carver unit for headphones..... And the Garage is for doing stuff so cant very well be tethered to the receiver with headphones.... Both units are speaker rigs but I've been hoping to find a decent power wars era receiver for my desktop but the prices have skyrocketed last couple of years... I gather CNet and Esquire have something do to with this but i still was hoping to stumble across a good unit at thrift shops that was priced reasonably.

This weekend I was out diggling with my wife at some thrift shops, in my heart of hearts I am always hoping to find a Kenny 9600 for reasonable thrift store dollars which I know is super overkill but instead I found a Realistic 64b receiver at The Sally.... Its the one that came in the wooden desk from Radio Shack so was lacking casework (as the desk was not included... but the face panel and knobs were in perfect condition, lamps were all working and the people at SA said it was working... so I Took it home for 15 bucks.

Did some essential cleaning and plugged in my old iPod thru The auxillary RCA jacks plugged in my headphones and took a listen.... Blown away.
It has the typical buzzing sound with no music but as soon as the music hit... Pure magic, lays waste to my Violectric and ALO amps.... Some would call it "warm" but It is so weighty, robust and full bodied it was hard to believevthe iPod was my source.

Kinda gnarly to think a Radio Shack beater receiver from the 70's can run circles around top notch headphone amps but ears dont lie...
Now i need to find or build some casework and am thinking about swapping out the two main Unicon caps but then again, if it aint broke....
post #6210 of 13101
Thread Starter 
Great find, congrats.
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