1. ziplock

    Replacing Laser Pickup: Marantz SA-14

    Hey Head-Fi, Have any of you successfully replaced a laser pickup in a Marantz SA-14? The old laser won't read any discs. I already performed the standard troubleshooting, like cleaning and lubrication. With this being a newer vintage item, many of the old school POT adjustments are replaced...
  2. ThunderJak

    Marantz HD- DAC1 vs Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies (HD800S)

    Just purchased the HD800S and I am torn between these two amp/dac combos. I own a FiiO E17K at the moment, but I do not think it will be enough to drive the HD800S. What are your suggestions for me?
  3. 4

    How do I make Marantz HD-DAC1 show that it plays DSD?

    Hello. I am the owner of a Marantz HD-DAC1, which supports up to DSD 5.6Mhz. I am using it to output music from my desktop PC. I have purchased an album from in order to test out the DSD-capabilities, and I am using Foobar2000 as the media player. I have installed and set up the...
  4. Magol79

    DAC upgrade from Marantz HD-DAC1?

    Hello! I've been happy with my Marantz dac and have used it together with several different AT headphones (MSR7SE, A1000Z, A2000Z, R70x). But I have recently purchased a Stax setup, L700 + 007tII. Since I now have a separate amp for the L700's I am now looking at upgrading my dac. What would...
  5. Marantz PM8005

    Marantz PM8005

    pic: THD: 0.02% (20Hz – 20kHz, 2 channel driven, 8 ohms load) Input Sensitivity/Impedance: PHONO:MM:2mV/47k ohms, LINE:200mV/20k ohms Frequency response: 5Hz – 100kHz ±3dB (CD, 1W, 8 ohms load) S/N Ratio: PHONO:MM:87dB, LINE:106dB, DIRECT IN: 125dB Number of Channels: 2...
  6. mbritt

    MacBook Pro Music Server - Roon - Schiit EITR - SR6005

    Just finished my new living room set up and I wanted to share it with others who might want to integrate computer audio with their home theater. I’d been using a first gen AppleTv modified with a larger hard drive for Apple lossless to my Marantz receiver via hdmi. That sufficed for easy...
  7. D

    Marantz PM7005 headphone stage

    Hi everyone. Would love to hear impressions of people who actually heard Marantz PM7005 in decent headphones. Not much said about it's headphone amp. System suppose to have good DAC built-in and discrete headphone stage, at least that's what I found out. I am going all-in-one for lots of...
  8. jferreir

    Help Understanding Amps/DACs

    I'm looking to buy a pair of Ortofon e-Q5 earphones; I've owned these previously, and they're my favourite go-to IEMs for general use. Having never owned an amp or DAC before, I'm curious if either would improve the performance of these IEMs. Here are the specs for the Ortofon e-Q5: Audio...
  9. Spareribs

    Quality of Marantz turntables from the 1970's?

    Hi. I am in the market for a good turntable. I see on ebay that there are used Marantz turntables from the 70's that are not too expensive. Yes, they are also not cheap either. Around a couple hundred dollars. Are these Marantz turntables considered to be worthy? The current turntable...
  10. audionewbi

    Marantz HD-DAC1

    I came across a twitter post that was about Marantz HD-DAC1. Here are the few key component of it: Has selectable headphone impedance (32-600 ohm) It is based on Cirrus Logic CS4398 (DSD capable) Comes in two colors of silver and black. It has a dedciated headphone section that is based on...
  11. babyoh

    Vintage Marantz electrostatic headphones?

    Does anyone have experience with these vintage headphones? Are they Stax OEM?
  12. DickxLaurent

    Best vintage Marantz receivers?

    I'm looking to get a vintage Marantz receiver. Thus far I've read (in another forum) that any 22xx models are well regarded. Does anyone have anything to add to that, or possibly disagree with that? What are the most recommended, or respected, models for amp quality, all vintage models...
  13. A

    integrated amp and/or stereo receiver as headphone amp

    I'm getting ready to buy a new integrated amp or a stereo receiver and I'd like to get one that will do a good job of driving my Beyer DT 880 (250 ohms) without having to buy a separate headphone amp.  I'm considering the NAD 326bee, the Cambridge 550A, the Marantz PM5004, and the Marantz...
  14. fukunchn

    Class D Amp with AKG K1000

    Hi all,   I am new here. Recently I bought a K1000 and want to use a Fiio A1 to drive it. I am not sure will this works. Any advice will be appreciated.   Thank you.   Kun
  15. BlueAlien

    How would a tube amp fit into my setup?

    I am thinking about purchasing a Little Dot tube amp and I am curious how I would fit it into my setup. My current setup is a Marantz 2252 receiver that powers my homemade speakers and my AKG 240mkii headphones. For a source I either use my turntable to the phono input of my computer to the tape...
  16. crazyeyes

    AKG K702 Impressions.

    Hey guys I have had my K702's since friday they have been on constant burn in since then. They had less than 100 hours on them when I got them. I have put 100 hours since then. They sound very good. I am really enjoying them. I am running them directly out of my Apogee Duet. I find them to...
  17. pearljam5000

    Vintage receivers vs. portable amps

    budget=100$ SQ=the only important thing to me. which would be the best value? what brands\models of old receivers to look for?
  18. khushy

    My NEW (but old) Marantz PM-75 in Champagne turned up all the way from Italy today :-) . . .

    On eBay I recently found a Marantz PM-75 Amp in Champagne that was described as MINT and happily paid the asking price - it was sent on the 6th and arrived today MAN its heavy.   Carefully packed and arrived totally undamaged - opened it up - changed the power plug for a UK one and away we...
  19. T

    AKG K501.

    Got some AKG K501 headphones.   Nice sounding headphones, a bit gentle sounding. The bass is a bit light, but enough.   At the moment my old Marantz 1040 is driving the K501s.   Later I will try the K501s with the Heed CanAmp.   Regards.
  20. T

    AKG K240M

    Just won AKG K240M from an auction on ebay.   I think they are later ones.   When did AKG stop making the K240M?     Regards.
  21. gaspir324

    Best bassboost amps in 120$ range?

    I ordered my XB1000s which should arrive in 2 weeks. I want to get the most of it so I would like to know my choices. I've been looking iBasso T3/4 and digiZoid ZO (I'd wait for the 2nd gen). I really like the 32 levels of boost in ZO and I was wondering will iBassos be able to match it/overcome it?
  22. ghostmusic

    List of amps that double as stereo amps

    Hi. Thought I'd start a list for those who would like to purchase an amp that can double as stereo amp as well as a headphone amp. Many people (I know I was one of them) want to plunge into a proper 2-channel speaker-based set-up, but find the prices of loudspeaker systems to be daunting. I...
  23. T

    AKG K240 Sextett LP.

    Today, I purchased a pair of AKG K240 Sextett LP headphones. They should be with me next week.   I'm going to use them with an old Marantz 1040 int amp that is being used with my laptop.   I also have a pair of AKG K240 MKII. How would they compare to the Sextett LP?   What headphone...
  24. T

    Marantz 1040 amp.

    Not really a headphone amp..yeah yeah, I know :)   My MF X-CAN V2 is in my bedroom being used with my tuner for late night chat radio.   I'm using an old Marantz 1040 int amp, And using it as the headphone amp to drive my headphones with the laptop. I just use it for when I'm going on...
  25. FoxSpirit

    Least sibilant heaphone in the low-to-high mid-range?

    Hi headfiers   I am pondering getting new headphones but there is ONE thing that kills listening for me hard: sibilance. I belong to those people where, listening to a sibilant device, my ears are sensitive for hours to an end. So it's a no go.   But man, do many headphones have this...