Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    695

    Default Marantz Record Player

    There's a Marantz 6025CT Record Player for sale locally, anybody know if these are good players? I'm just getting into Vinyl...in fact this would be my first record player so to be quite honest I have almost no idea what I'm doing, but this popped up for $40...Good starter or should I look elsewhere?

    Thanks!
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    RT5000p Waiting in the Wings...

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cleveland
    Posts
    6,409

    Default

    For $40 you really can't go wrong if it functions.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Chicago burb
    Posts
    105

    Default

    If you get it and don't like it, you're only out 40 bucks

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    695

    Default

    Reguardless of the silly cheap price I'm more concerned that it's a decent player worth the time. If Marantz made a crap record player I'd rather spend the time getting one that's worth the effort. :)
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    RT5000p Waiting in the Wings...

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    43

    Default

    If your into vinyl I would say why not? Marantz isn't known for making "crap", never has been.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    1,903

    Default

    That turntable was $180 new in 1978. According to audiogon, it is worth about $30. Try to negotiate the price down, especially if it requires a new cart, stylus, belt, etc. This was a basic turntable even in its day.

    If it needs any work, you may wish to pass. If it is in fine working condition, then for no more than $40 it will serve as an introduction to vinyl to see if you want to dive deeper.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    695

    Default

    That is a lot of great information and exactly what I was looking for!!!

    I think I'll pass on this one, I'd like to start a little higher up than entry level. Still keeping an eye out for a Technics player, I've been told the 1200 series is a solid unit but I've got plenty of learning yet to do.

    Thanks again!!

    Ryan
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    RT5000p Waiting in the Wings...

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cleveland
    Posts
    6,409

    Default

    If your looking for a 1200. Check out Guitar Center. They usually have a good choice of used tables.

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Posts
    695

    Default

    No kidding? There's one right by my house!

    Any tips for a vinyl newbie?
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    RT5000p Waiting in the Wings...

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (10)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Winfield, IL
    Posts
    1,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector 24 View Post

    Any tips for a vinyl newbie?
    Get a 2nd job.

    Seriously, finding a decent and fully operational table is a good start. Obtain a modest-to-decent cartridge for starters until you decide if vinyl is truly for you. Think about how you're going to obtain your vinyl--you'll need to determine how you wish to clean that vinyl, especially if buying used (as most do).

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cleveland
    Posts
    6,409

    Default

    I kid you not. For alot more info than i have. Go to www.vinylengine.com. They have all the info on there forum section, no matter what table your looking at. Check out the manufacturers section. Hope that helps. Good luck. I just bought an imitation Technics 1200 last week.
    Last edited by chumlie; 10-09-2012 at 02:50 AM.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (12)

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com
    Posts
    12,765

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster267 View Post
    If your into vinyl I would say why not? Marantz isn't known for making "crap", never has been.
    They had their dark days like most other manufacturers... I remember a time when Marantz was one step above Soundesign.(ok... two steps)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Monoblocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Dodd Audio MLP, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Peachtree I-DAC, Oppo BDP-93, Yamaha PX-3 Turntable, with Sumiko BPS EVOIII, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, SimAudio moon 110lp phono preamplifier

    "The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    8,317

    Default

    There was some truly awful stuff branded "Marantz" in the 1980s...
    all the best,
    mrh

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    43

    Wink

    Geez. I guess everyone had their bad days. I remember my parents had a relatively high end Marantz system in the late 70's. I then went with Onkyo gear in the mid 80's. hell I thought I was high end! This forum has a great way of putting everything in it's proper historical perspective. Now. what to I have to do to put you into an early 80's Panisonic "Platinum" boom box TODAY? LOL!!!

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    8,317

    Default

    oh, Marantz made some fine stuff... back when a guy named Saul was running the place. Unfortunately, he ran the business into the ground financially and was forced to sell it to Superscope; it never reattained its place in the pantheon of hifi hardware (even though the name has been associated with plenty of decent, mostly massmarket equipment since then). My understanding is that Marantz's over-investment in the fabulous, and crazily expensive 10 and 10B tuners was the original company's downfall.

    The name "Marantz" has been owned by several different companies since the late 1960s (Superscope, Philips... who owns it now, is it still Philips or is it Japanese-owned)?

    Saul was also heavily involved in the commercialization of Jon Dahlquist's DQ-10 loudspeakers in the 1970s.

    Real Marantz:




    (not mine, unfortunately - although I did have the privelige of restoring this one; an 8B is on my life list, though)

    Superscope-era Marantz (the "oh, wow, man, that's heavy factor" was palpable):



    The Philips "ewww"-era Marantz (sorry, I don't have any of the slide-control and LED-laden mid-80s abominations in the collection):



    Current-era (more or less) Marantz:



    (yeah, it's "just" an OEM version of the Clearaudio Emotion deck with CA Satisfy arm and a mediocre CA cartridge - but it was heftier and generally upgraded from the Emotion of the time and no more expensive)
    all the best,
    mrh

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    417

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    The name "Marantz" has been owned by several different companies since the late 1960s (Superscope, Philips... who owns it now, is it still Philips or is it Japanese-owned)?
    It's owned by D&M Holdings now, same company that owns Denon, so yeah, Japanese owned.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Well Tempered Record Player
    By Kenneth Swauger in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM
  2. Wanted Record Player
    By ELSock in forum Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-12-2008, 03:26 AM
  3. FS: Sony LPX-220 Record Player
    By BrentMcGhee in forum For Sale (FS) Classifieds
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-06-2006, 09:43 AM
  4. marantz record player
    By ndrwcn in forum Electronics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 11:25 AM
  5. Low Volume On My Record Player
    By BrentMcGhee in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-24-2005, 12:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts