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post #6556 of 13306

if you are into that kind of stuff, you could probably dig in there and replace the resistors, with something of lower value.

for example If they are 100 ohm resistors, replace them with 50 ohm resistors.  or whatever

post #6557 of 13306
Alternately, if your receiver has two speaker outs, build a resistor network for one of them and use that with your headphones.
post #6558 of 13306
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Alternately, if your receiver has two speaker outs, build a resistor network for one of them and use that with your headphones.

 

All good ideas.  In any case I will let you all know what I decide to do.  Thanks.

post #6559 of 13306
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Vaughn good to see you . How are those silver custom T50rp treating you ? Would love an update if you were so inclined in the big thread.

Didn't end up having much luck with those. I'll post something over in the ortho thread but it will be more of a cautionary tale
post #6560 of 13306

Wuh-oh. It'll all end in tears, I know it.

post #6561 of 13306
No noise/hiss with HE-6 and use as powerful an amp as you can get your hands on. It will be worth your while.
post #6562 of 13306
Alright, I need some help guys.
About to take the plunge on a 2285B off of a local craigslist, but there is no cabinet.

A little research showed that there is potentially either the 3-sided WC-122 or the 4-sided WC-22. Am i correct in assuming both of these will fit the 22xx series with no problem?
Between the two I find the looks of the WC-22 nicer overall, and as a nice bonus I believe it to be the easier to find of the two.

I also noticed that it is not too hard to find people selling new replicas of these different vintage Marantz cabinets, does anyone have any experience with these?
What would be the price range I should be looking out for a nice condition vintage cabinet and some of these newer replicas?
post #6563 of 13306

if the price is good on the 2285B i'd snatch it up.

I've not heard the 2285B but ive heard a few of its siblings, the 2265B and the 2252B.

LOVE the looks of that group

worry about the case later

and i agree the WC22 is better looking than the weird WC122

 

i think the replicas run 250 ish?

 

but it doesn't make it sound any better.

 

just grab the thing before its gone.

 

im sitting in shame for letting a pair of JBL 4411's slip away from me today.

post #6564 of 13306

Both my WC-22's are brand new replicas.  One was $120, one $140.  Both look nice, the one that was $140 is absolutely killer.  Easy to get.  I'd rather have a nice replica cabinet than a beat up original any day.

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if the price is good on the 2285B i'd snatch it up.
I've not heard the 2285B but ive heard a few of its siblings, the 2265B and the 2252B.
LOVE the looks of that group
worry about the case later
and i agree the WC22 is better looking than the weird WC122

i think the replicas run 250 ish?

but it doesn't make it sound any better.

just grab the thing before its gone.

im sitting in shame for letting a pair of JBL 4411's slip away from me today.

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Both my WC-22's are brand new replicas.  One was $120, one $140.  Both look nice, the one that was $140 is absolutely killer.  Easy to get.  I'd rather have a nice replica cabinet than a beat up original any day.

Thanks for the help you two.
I made up my mind. I contacted the seller and i'm going to go pick-up the Marantz receiver later this weekend (weather permitting).

Skylab, mind sharing where you got the replicas?

I've only got two leads on replica WC-22s.
I had briefly come across some posts on AudioKarma about someone selling the replicas they made, and then the usual listings on ebay.
The question that comes to mind looking at some of the replica cabinets are the woods they are using. Veneer vs actual wood.
Though either way I love the look of the walnut w/ most vintage receivers.
post #6566 of 13306

I believe people are getting their replicas here....

 

http://mcintoshcabinets.com/pages/marantz.htm

 

Ahhh, looks like these are vaneer  over plywood.


Edited by claybum - 2/7/13 at 7:23pm
post #6567 of 13306

Niten I will see if I can find their email addresses. 

 

Claybum I got my Fisher cabinets from mcintoshcabinets.com and they are awesome but they were pricey, like $275.


Edited by Skylab - 2/7/13 at 7:19pm
post #6568 of 13306
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I believe people are getting their replicas here....

http://mcintoshcabinets.com/pages/marantz.htm

Ahhh, looks like these are vaneer  over plywood.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Niten I will see if I can find their email addresses. 

Claybum I got my Fisher cabinets from mcintoshcabinets.com and they are awesome but they were pricey, like $275.

Thanks again for the help.

Claybum, I took a note of the site just in case.
They certainly look very nice, veneer over plywood aside. Though as Skylab points out a little on the pricey side.
The 22xx Marantz cabinet would put me back $260 without vent screen and $275 with the screen in the standard veneers.
I'll certainly consider it when it comes time to decide on a cabinet.

Skylab, appreciate it.
Feel free to post here or give me a PM if you do manage to find that email.
post #6569 of 13306
So my 2226b came in. It's in great overall condition. Couple of the lamps are dim, hasn't been really serviced but otherwise good. Had some issues with static and no sound from the right channel so i opened it up. Tried it again after not really touching anything and it worked.
Question, theres a bit of distortion at normal listening volume. Guess a cleaning would help that? But the biggest issue (new to vintage gear) is that turning it off and on makes my speakers flex like crazy. I currently have a lepai amp and it doesn't any more but is there a way to not have it mess up my speakers? I turned down the volume all the way but no change.
post #6570 of 13306

I'd start with deoxit and checking the DC offset and bias.

Most of the Marantz service manuals can be found on the AKdatabase.

and those two adjustments aren't too difficult usually

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