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post #6571 of 13019

You should clean all the controls with deoxit for sure.

 

The "flexing" in your speakers is almost surely due to excessive DC offset.  You need a multimeter in order to test and adjust this.  I have done it in a Marantz 2235b and it was very simple, but I do own and know how to use a multimeter.  If you don't have one, you can get them at Radio Shack.

 

You should NOT try to adjust the bias, IMO.  It is possible to fry your amp if you are not careful with bias adjustment.  And your issue is almost certainly DC offset.

post #6572 of 13019
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

You should clean all the controls with deoxit for sure.

 

The "flexing" in your speakers is almost surely due to excessive DC offset.  You need a multimeter in order to test and adjust this.  I have done it in a Marantz 2235b and it was very simple, but I do own and know how to use a multimeter.  If you don't have one, you can get them at Radio Shack.

 

You should NOT try to adjust the bias, IMO.  It is possible to fry your amp if you are not careful with bias adjustment.  And your issue is almost certainly DC offset.

 

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

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

 

Thank you Rawr and Skylab, I will buy deoxit now and look up how to do use it and how to change the DC offset.  

post #6573 of 13019

DC offset is measured with a multimeter.

Source selection set to aux or tape.

with no source playing.

volume minimized(turned all the way down).

measuring in mV(milivolts)

put one prob in the Left channel + and the other probe in the Left channel -.

let sit for a few minutes.

 

look at the meters reading.

 

Thats your offset for the Left channel

repeat for the right channel

 

to me on the Marantz' of that era the bias isn't any harder to actually adjust.  But is harder to measure, and can def cause more damage if you screw it up.

 

Also be absolutely sure not to mix up the Bias and DC offset trim pots if you do attempt to adjust your DC offset.

 

oh almost forgot.

Ideally your DC offset will be below 20 mV.

the higher the number the worse off it is, sound wise.

 

and if you are getting negatives it probably just means you have your probes in backwards.  no big deal.  -150 mV is 150 mV just backwards probes.


Edited by Rawrbington - 2/8/13 at 2:05pm
post #6574 of 13019

anyone know what a good price for a pioneer sa 9500 is? i ended up paying just under 450 after shipping for an immaculate unit that the seller claims was kept in storage for 20 years

 

 

looks almost new, but still cant help feel like i overpayed tho

 

its a mark 1 if that matters

post #6575 of 13019

anyone know of any vintage receiver servicing companies/people in the OC area of california?  I want to see the pricing to clean up my 2226B vs me buying the stuff and doing it myself.

post #6576 of 13019
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

anyone know of any vintage receiver servicing companies/people in the OC area of california?  I want to see the pricing to clean up my 2226B vs me buying the stuff and doing it myself.

 

Tons of folks if you exercise a bit Goog-fu...Vintage electronics Orange County CA.

post #6577 of 13019

I sent an email to etechOC with no response yesterday i think it was. guess ill keep looking.  I was wondering if anyone here used anyone in particular and had any recommendations. 

post #6578 of 13019
I got my replacement bulbs for sx-980 and it's lovely and glowing again.

I tried to replace the bulbs without removing the housings, by unscrewing the clear plastic mount and pulling the bulbs out from the front (to save the brittle housing tabs). But I found the bulbs sit too deep and the kind of force needed to pull them seemed like it would break the bulbs. I had to resort to gingerly removing the housings anyway.

Is there a trick to pulling bulbs from the front?
post #6579 of 13019

Hey guys, I've been shopping around for a vintage receiver and have come across a few that look interesting on my local Craisglist.  Wanted to get some feedback if possible.  They all appear to be in great condition and the owners say work perfectly.

 

Marantz SR-53, 90Wx2, $50 

Pioneer SX-626 - 20Wx2, "Asking" $170

Technics SA 303 40Wx2, "Asking" $150 

Yamaha CR620 35Wx2 $100

 

Any of these will be used in a small near-field type bookshelf speaker turntable rig, I should also mention.  Anything worth looking at or haggling over?  I really appreciate the advice.  Sooner the better.  :)

post #6580 of 13019

Tell the guy to get real and sell you the SX-626 for $75.  Then you are in business.  A quick look at eBay completed listings will show that to be the fair price.

 

I'm not at all familiar with the others.

post #6581 of 13019
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Originally Posted by dmcs414 View Post

Hey guys, I've been shopping around for a vintage receiver and have come across a few that look interesting on my local Craisglist.  Wanted to get some feedback if possible.  They all appear to be in great condition and the owners say work perfectly.

 

Marantz SR-53, 90Wx2, $50 

Pioneer SX-626 - 20Wx2, "Asking" $170

Technics SA 303 40Wx2, "Asking" $150 

Yamaha CR620 35Wx2 $100

 

Any of these will be used in a small near-field type bookshelf speaker turntable rig, I should also mention.  Anything worth looking at or haggling over?  I really appreciate the advice.  Sooner the better.  :)

 

I don'y believe the Marantz SR series are considered to be vintage, or are even that highly regarded.

post #6582 of 13019
Hey guys, I've tried to read the thread but it's too big. Can you recommend me a vintage amp/receiver to complement my HD650.
I just bought them and I don't have any amp for them, so I was thinking that I can go vintage instead of dedicated.
post #6583 of 13019
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Originally Posted by ladea View Post

Hey guys, I've tried to read the thread but it's too big. Can you recommend me a vintage amp/receiver to complement my HD650.
I just bought them and I don't have any amp for them, so I was thinking that I can go vintage instead of dedicated.

HD650 is on the warm side - you may want a more neutral/clean receiver to avoid overdoing it in the warmth department.

Yamahas are known for being neutral with their Natural Sound. I have a Yamaha CR-220 (15wpc and plenty of power from headphone output) that I picked up off CL for $35 - you don't have to spend a lot.
post #6584 of 13019
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Tell the guy to get real and sell you the SX-626 for $75.  Then you are in business.  A quick look at eBay completed listings will show that to be the fair price.

 

I'm not at all familiar with the others.

 

Skylab your advice is, as ever, invaluable.  I offered $75 and got the guy to come down to $85 which is close enough for me.  Going to pick it up later today.  What kind of speakers should I be looking at to use with this?  Any suggestions? 

post #6585 of 13019
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post

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Originally Posted by dmcs414 View Post

Hey guys, I've been shopping around for a vintage receiver and have come across a few that look interesting on my local Craisglist.  Wanted to get some feedback if possible.  They all appear to be in great condition and the owners say work perfectly.

Marantz SR-53, 90Wx2, $50 
Pioneer SX-626 - 20Wx2, "Asking" $170
Technics SA 303 40Wx2, "Asking" $150 
Yamaha CR620 35Wx2 $100

Any of these will be used in a small near-field type bookshelf speaker turntable rig, I should also mention.  Anything worth looking at or haggling over?  I really appreciate the advice.  Sooner the better.  smily_headphones1.gif

I don'y believe the Marantz SR series are considered to be vintage, or are even that highly regarded.

I'd go for the Yamaha, it's a good reliable receiver with good neutral sound. I've got 2 now and have had at least one Yamaha CR series receiver since the 70's (my daughter actually still has the one I had in college in 74).
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