Tag Archives: Marantz

Marantz 2285 Receiver

21 Mar

Marantz 2285 Receiver

Marantz 2285 Receiver (1977)

The Marantz 2285 (and slightly modified 2285B pictured below) were the most powerful in the long range of 22xx series of Marantz silver face receivers in the 1970's.    It features a sensitive FM tuner, a highly selective AM tuner, a low distortion preamplifier, and two direct coupled power amplifiers on a single chassis, while retaining a flexibility comparable to that achieved using separate components.

Selected Specs:
85 Watts Per Channel into 8 ohms.
60 Damping Factor
17KG Total Weight.



Marantz 2600 with Acoustic Research LST Speakers.

24 Oct

Marantz 2600 Receiver, AR LST Speakers

AR-LST Speakers: ("Laboratory Standard Transducer") 4 tweeters, 4 midranges and 1 woofer in a cabinet with angled sides.

Marantz 2600(1978) - At 300 watts per channel, this was Marantz's most powerful receiver.


Marantz 2275 Receiver with Marantz 6300 Turntable

11 Oct

Marantz Vintage Audio

Marantz 2275 Receiver with Marantz 6300 Turntable  (Mid-1970's).

A pairing of some equipment from the higher end of the Marantz lineup from the mid to late 70's.  The Marantz 2275 receiver pairs nicely with the Marantz 6300 direct drive turntable.  Both receiver and turntable feature real walnut veneer and a brushed aluminum sleek silver look.

Some argue that this time was the epitomy of Vintage Audio, and when Marantz was producing it's best equipment.   Although no longer produced in the USA, that stopped with the Marantz 19, the build quality of both these pieces is exemplary.

Check out some of the specs after the break.


Marantz 2215 Receiver

12 Aug

Marantz 2215 Vintage Receiver

Marantz 2215 Receiver (1971-975, 249.95 USD MSRP)

The Marantz 2215 is a high quality relatively low power stereo receiver that came out in 1971. It actually pre-dates the famous Marantz 2230 by a year (the 2230 came out in 1972) and was only manufactured over a three year period, from 1971 to 1973.

The Marantz 2215 is rated at only 15 watts/channel, making it competitive with the Sherwood S-7100A, another excellent low power receiver of the same era. Power bandwidth is said to be 15hz to 50khz, and harmonic and IM distortion are rated at under .9%. Tuner sensitivity is rated at 3.0 uV, with 40db of stereo separation and total harmonic distortion of .4% with a strong stereo signal.