Monster receivers – if you follow my site you’ll know I love them, kind of. Nothing screams statement hi-fi gear louder than the classic monster receivers of the 70’s and 80’s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best of them.
The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy for its moderate size – it’s dense.… Read more
Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver.
First part of the video shows me opening the Marantz 2330 up for the first time and discovering the terrible state she was in. Second part shows after the overhaul I’ve just finished.
A full article on the Marantz 2330 will drop in the next few days, but can you believe people started offering to buy this baby as soon as I posted the video!… Read more
I’ve been very busy repairing and restoring this stunning Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier. In my opinion, this is one of the best integrated amplifiers from the golden era of the 70’s and 80’s.
More photos and details of the Marantz PM-8 restoration soon. You can find my article about the exploded filter capacitors, here!
In the meantime, here’s a video summary of the testing and setup of bias, DC offset and power supply voltage.… Read more
Just a short post here while I am in the middle of repairing / restoring an absolutely massive Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier.
These main filter capacitors sit in the power supply and do all the ‘heavy lifting’ required to make the power supply smooth and quiet. All four 15,000uF capacitors have literally spewed their contents all over the insides of this beautiful amplifier.… Read more
I am very excited to present this absolutely stunning, completely overhauled and restored Marantz 1152DC integrated amplifier for sale. I’m asking just $1295! UPDATE – SOLD!
This 1152DC would suit a collector or vintage audio lover, it’s easily the nicest example I’ve seen. The Marantz 1152DC is a legendary Marantz integrated amplifier. It’s a rare and collectible model, thanks to its unique look, great sound and famous Marantz battleship-like construction.… Read more
In this second of two articles on the Marantz SC-80 preamplifier and SM-80 power amplifier, we look at the SM-80 power amplifier. Specifically I detail the work required to restore this amplifier back to full working condition. The earlier article looks at work done to matching Marantz SC-80 preamplifier.
The Marantz SM-80 stereo power amplifier is a reasonably powerful, well-made, mid-range consumer amplifier from around 1990.… Read more
A customer recently asked me to look at his immaculate Marantz SC-80 preamplifier / SM-80 power amplifier combo. Both pieces were playing up and required work. In this article I will look at the preamplifier, the next article will examine work required to remedy the power amplifier.
The Marantz SC-80, and its partner, matching Marantz SM-80, are quality mid-range separates hailing from around 1990.… Read more