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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

my new Marantz 2220,

 

Cleaned her up good n proper and she sounds lovely. The warmest sounding vintage I've heard yet. There is a slight hiss in one channel using the HD800's. No surprise there.. Not too annoying but I think I'll be using this with the AKG's. No need to touch any tone controls, the sound complements them really well. Never heard the K701's sound so full and warm! 

 

1000

 

How would Marantz in general sound with low Ohms Denons (25 ohms) to warm probably !

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Have no idea just saw this one today wondering i its was worth pursuing .

 

It seems the 1st generation transistor solid state, some people really dig them since Legendary Marantz 18 is one of them. I have Fisher 203 (or 230) which is from almost the same era, warm and muddy sound, not impressive at all. I don't know how people restore them? But if you don't want to restore it, I think you'd better pursue other stuff.

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What about the 1050?

I'm sure it does as well. Hell, even my TEAC A-H500, which is of a much more modern vintage takes the same approach.

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Edited by Steve Eddy - 8/8/13 at 9:47am
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Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post

How would Marantz in general sound with low Ohms Denons (25 ohms) to warm probably !

I haven't tried them, but I think it's 'Silent one' who uses Denon's with receivers and he swears by it! But I think he uses a Pioneer and they tend to be cleaner sounding than Marantz. Another thing is, early 70's amps generally speaking tend to be warmer IME. My other Marantz 2216b from the late 70's is much brighter from the mids up than my 2220 from the early 70's. 

 

I've only used two headphones with vintage amps HD800 and K701's one is 300 ohm and the other 50 ohm. Both work well imo. But both are bright headphones. 

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I used to use my Denons with my Carver receiver and Pioneer SA-5800 with good results. They are low impedance but impedance is stable across the frequency band and they have relatively big magnets which I think gives them a high level of mechanical damping. In my experience, they are more or less immune to high output impedance amps and I believe these are the reasons why.
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I haven't tried them, but I think it's 'Silent one' who uses Denon's with receivers and he swears by it! But I think he uses a Pioneer and they tend to be cleaner sounding than Marantz. Another thing is, early 70's amps generally speaking tend to be warmer IME. My other Marantz 2216b from the late 70's is much brighter from the mids up than my 2220 from the early 70's. 

 

I've only used two headphones with vintage amps HD800 and K701's one is 300 ohm and the other 50 ohm. Both work well imo. But both are bright headphones. 


I too use my Denon D7000, D2000 and D600 on my 2 Pioneer, 2 Kenwood and Realistic vintage units.  I have no issues with noise or any hiss on any of them at any time. 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

I haven't tried them, but I think it's 'Silent one' who uses Denon's with receivers and he swears by it! But I think he uses a Pioneer and they tend to be cleaner sounding than Marantz. Another thing is, early 70's amps generally speaking tend to be warmer IME. My other Marantz 2216b from the late 70's is much brighter from the mids up than my 2220 from the early 70's. 

 

I've only used two headphones with vintage amps HD800 and K701's one is 300 ohm and the other 50 ohm. Both work well imo. But both are bright headphones. 

Thanks good to know.

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The only thing I didn't particularly like about pairing the Denon D7000 with the Pioneer SX-D7000 was "Creep control." Trying to settle in at a fixed conservative volume and then wanting to crank or least turn it uptongue_smile.gifwhen hearing good jams! Addicting, I tell ya... that pair can really move air!!!

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I used to use my Denons with my Carver receiver and Pioneer SA-5800 with good results. They are low impedance but impedance is stable across the frequency band and they have relatively big magnets which I think gives them a high level of mechanical damping. In my experience, they are more or less immune to high output impedance amps and I believe these are the reasons why.

My aunt and Uncle had a Carver and it stopped working (that's all they said) and you know what they did with it?!?! they THREW IT AWAY! ohhhhohohohohoho I was so pissed! Imagine how many people have just 'thrown away' these good receivers. I mean it was the ugliest receiver in the world but jeeze! 

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OFFICE UPGRADE!

Scored some lovely little Sonus Faber Toy Monitors for my 1974 Pioneer SA-7100!

Rega P2/Benz Micro Silver or Rega Planet CD > SA-7100 > SF Toy Monitors.

Sounds Great!

 

 

 

Walnut, Leather & Brass = Sexy!


Edited by parbaked - 8/8/13 at 5:31pm
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Picked up the SX-850. It needs a good cleaning and has a few scuffs on the front but relatively unmolested.

Has a very slight hum at low volume but could probably be fix with a deoxit treatment.

The signal and tuning meters appear to be dead though. frown.gif

The sound? The sound is phenomenal! Granted I'm coming from a Little Dot MK III so I can't compare to high-end headphone amps.

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I offered $400 on a Marantz 4400 Quadraphonic receiver on Craigslist and he accepted :) it even includes the SQ Adapter. the AM antenna is missing, but that's not a big deal to me, i'd put a new one on at some point though. Oscilloscope working etc only some lights burnt out, however I'd get LED's put in it. 

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Picked up the SX-850. It needs a good cleaning and has a few scuffs on the front but relatively unmolested.

Has a very slight hum at low volume but could probably be fix with a deoxit treatment.

The signal and tuning meters appear to be dead though. frown.gif

The sound? The sound is phenomenal! Granted I'm coming from a Little Dot MK III so I can't compare to high-end headphone amps.

Nice! and the hum either Power filter caps are leaking or capacitors. my HK 430 and Kenwood KR-7400 have that same problem. 

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Can anyone guess why the front isn't lighting up from this photo?

Hint: There is 4 reasons why. Or 4 missing reasons why.
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