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I have no clue, for $49 I'd say grab it assuming it works and all. 

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Late 70's was the golden age for receivers.  Lots of manufacturers were engaged in a game of oneupmanship, these things have massive power supplies and actually deliver their power ratings under all load conditions unlike modern receivers.  Some of them sound extremely good too, though you'll often find due to their age they are in need of recapping.  Once you get far enough into the 80's the sound quality goes to crap for most brands.  A few old hat makes like Marantz hold up well during that period though.

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I have a Marantz 2252B that I had to do minimal work to. Love the thing. Sounds better than most headphone amps.
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I have a Marantz SR5002 that I paid about $175 for on Ebay. The LCD2 sounds absolutely beautiful off it. Good enough to maks me wanna sell my Compass 2. Just looking inside, you can see they didn't skimp on internals and power supply. Just don't know it's specs for the headphone jack.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/18/13 at 8:37pm
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Marantz make the best receivers on the market. Even the new ones.
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I'm mostly wonder about output impedance and power at varying impedances.

Not that the LCD2 is bothered by output impedance.

Plus the Marantz has Dolby Headphone. So much win.
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I'm mostly wonder about output impedance and power at varying impedances.

Not that the LCD2 is bothered by output impedance.

Plus the Marantz has Dolby Headphone. So much win.
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Originally Posted by tribestros View Post

Marantz make the best receivers on the market. Even the new ones.

While I can't comment on them making the best modern day receivers there current line of CD players are inferior to there older CD players. Same goes for Denon.
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The headphone out on my year 2000 Denon receiver is atrocious.  It was a pretty high end model in its day too.  The newer the receiver the less the engineers gave a darn about the headphone jack, it is only there because certain people expect one and it is one more bullet on the marketing sheet.

 

I suppose this is partly why the headphone amp market is flourishing right now, the traditional home audio market stopped serving that need a while back.


Edited by Xcalibur255 - 4/18/13 at 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Is the Marantz PM 50 any good? There's one close to where I work currently at $49 on ebay.

 

Currently $49 but not going to stay there. Grab it if you can get it cheap enough, but remember that it's fairly old and may require servicing.

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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

Late 70's was the golden age for receivers.  Lots of manufacturers were engaged in a game of oneupmanship, these things have massive power supplies and actually deliver their power ratings under all load conditions unlike modern receivers.  Some of them sound extremely good too, though you'll often find due to their age they are in need of recapping.  Once you get far enough into the 80's the sound quality goes to crap for most brands.  A few old hat makes like Marantz hold up well during that period though.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 10:22pm
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I've been getting pretty good results from a Kenwood KR-6030 (1978).  I picked it up at a local record store for about $150 5 or 6 months ago.  It'll be demoted once my Decware arrives next week though.

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Does anyone know how they handle warranty on a pair that has been previously owned?  

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Does anyone know how they handle warranty on a pair that has been previously owned?  

As I recall the warranty transfer is good for at least one time... Not sure about after that.
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While I can't comment on them making the best modern day receivers there current line of CD players are inferior to there older CD players. Same goes for Denon.

 

The new Denons are crap. However, the CD5004 is as good if not better than a lot of other retro Marantz that I've tried.

 

With the exception of high end Arcam, Rotel, McIntosh, etc. Marantz really outdoes the competition even to this day.

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