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post #8146 of 13341
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It is not at all uncommon for these 70s receivers to have all the bulbs burned out.  I have seen this many times.  You may want to pop the cover and see what bulbs they are and look for replacements.  If you have a meter you can check for voltage at the socket or even check continuity through the bulb (i.e. just measure the resistance).  If you get no resistance reading the bulb is burned out.

I did check the voltage getting to the bulbs and they all have about 6.8 volts so I order some LED's to replace them. I expect them early next week and am excited to see what it looks like with everything properly illuminated.

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Are led's preferred over standard bulbs? I would guess that they'd have a less heat output and maybe give a different "glow."

post #8148 of 13341
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Are led's preferred over standard bulbs? I would guess that they'd have a less heat output and maybe give a different "glow."

 

Yes, they last much longer.  Not a drop in though - may require resistor networks and special mounting.

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I made my own and it took me a half of day to build and install them on my sansui. The installing was actually the hard part, especially for the power meters which required completely taking it apart to get to them. The reward was well worth of though. Not only do they put out much less heat, but as said, they last much longer and look way cool.biggrin.gif
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Picked up a wonderful Marantz Quadraphonic 4240 receiver in Portland, OR where I dropped my Harman Kardon 670 off to get fixed. this 4240 is the best ******* thing I have ever heard in my life. The 4240 was re-capped, LED lights (I think they are too bright but still look cool) cleaned etc and on sale for $295. There is no buzz or anything totally quiet. I am not going to say where I got it because there is something else I want there and Oregonian took the one from 'Stuff' so not risking it... :P 

post #8151 of 13341

ok never mind about the LED's they actually do look better... wow... 

post #8152 of 13341
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

Picked up a wonderful Marantz Quadraphonic 4240 receiver in Portland, OR where I dropped my Harman Kardon 670 off to get fixed. this 4240 is the best ******* thing I have ever heard in my life. The 4240 was re-capped, LED lights (I think they are too bright but still look cool) cleaned etc and on sale for $295. There is no buzz or anything totally quiet. I am not going to say where I got it because there is something else I want there and Oregonian took the one from 'Stuff' so not risking it... :P 

Thats an amazing price for the Marantz, especially recapped. Congrats!

 

Pics please :D 

post #8153 of 13341
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Thats an amazing price for the Marantz, especially recapped. Congrats!

 

Pics please :D 

I will upload pics next week definitely! Don't have my camera with me right now. I cleaned the entire thing as well and it is just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L I did see a bunch of new caps too :) it's neat to not have a buzz on phono and other inputs. I am going to learn to do it myself because my Harman Kardon 430 needs recapped really BAD. 

post #8154 of 13341
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I will upload pics next week definitely! Don't have my camera with me right now. I cleaned the entire thing as well and it is just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L I did see a bunch of new caps too :) it's neat to not have a buzz on phono and other inputs. I am going to learn to do it myself because my Harman Kardon 430 needs recapped really BAD. 

Good stuff. I love the look of those quads. Plus they have two amps inside so you'll always have a back up.  

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Have you tried listening to the 4CH simulation?  How's it sound?

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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

Picked up a wonderful Marantz Quadraphonic 4240 receiver in Portland, OR where I dropped my Harman Kardon 670 off to get fixed. this 4240 is the best ******* thing I have ever heard in my life. The 4240 was re-capped, LED lights (I think they are too bright but still look cool) cleaned etc and on sale for $295. There is no buzz or anything totally quiet. I am not going to say where I got it because there is something else I want there and Oregonian took the one from 'Stuff' so not risking it... :P 

post #8156 of 13341
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

Picked up a wonderful Marantz Quadraphonic 4240 receiver in Portland, OR where I dropped my Harman Kardon 670 off to get fixed. this 4240 is the best ******* thing I have ever heard in my life. The 4240 was re-capped, LED lights (I think they are too bright but still look cool) cleaned etc and on sale for $295. There is no buzz or anything totally quiet. I am not going to say where I got it because there is something else I want there and Oregonian took the one from 'Stuff' so not risking it... :P 

I'm done buying after my rack system. Audio Specialties is a great place for repair work if you need a second source (unless you already know Doug.....). His pricing is very reasonable and has a lot of good vintage gear in his shop. Bought a turntable from him as well as speakers.
post #8157 of 13341
The 70's Marantz receivers were just MADE for LEDs , IMO. They look phenomenal that way.

I am still using a 2285 in my office, and it sounds absolutely killer. It's been in that system a couple years now and I would say that it's very, very unlikely to be replaced.
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i still need to get some LED's for mine.  One of my dial lamps has started to turn on and off occasionally.  not really flicker but just cut off then turn back on later.  Might not be a bulb issue though.

I used the blue LED's from the guy on ebay on a 2235b and i wasn't a big fan of the color.  But that could be due to the vellum being yellowed in that receiver. 

 

my 2245 has been in my desk rig for a long time; it plays for hours and hours every day.  and i don't see it being replaced either.  It's my jack of all trades.  it might not have the BEST detail or the BEST sound stage or the BEST dynamics etc etc.  But its VERY good at all those things, NEVER sounds offensive and has played very nice with every headphone I've ever plugged into it.

I can't say all of those things about any other amp I've ever owned.

 

plus i love my FM radio in the mornings.

 

 

 

EDIT:
Who's buying this dainty thing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARANTZ-MODEL-2600-AM-FM-STEREO-RECEIVER-CABINET-DLB-1-MINT-AND-FULLY-RESTORED-/281130467495?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item4174ae80a7


Edited by Rawrbington - 7/13/13 at 9:09am
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I WANT that 2600, of course. But at $9k, ain't happening.
post #8160 of 13341
Had a buddy give me a mint Realistic STA-64B from his grandmothers estate. Not awesome but literally mint and free. Came with a MCS turntable, Realistic dual tape deck and get this - Sansui S-1500 towers.

I forced $40 on him. The receiver is going to my work office and with a Scoche line out converter will play through my killer Altec Lansing powered speakers with sub and be on headphone duty when I can grab some phone time. In my job can't do that much but I DO listen to Pandora almost all day thru speakers.
Edited by Oregonian - 7/13/13 at 12:13pm
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