Friend of mine told me his uncle was needing to have his visio soundbar installed and asked if we could leave work early and if I would help (do it for him) and I said sure. We headed out to south plainfield nj, about 20 minutes away without traffic so it took about an hour to get there.
I took about 15 minutes to do, and the guy wanted to pay me $50 and I said I didn't want his money.... He was insisting , and I said the only way I would take his $50 was if he took $50 off of his Marantz receiver (2252b) he had sitting on a shelf in his den. We started haggling, and I put it in my trunk for $150 out of my pocket. The thing is in pretty nice shape, and I was figuring it would need some work as he has had this since 1978.
Couldn't wait to get it home and fire it up as I have read how sweet these things are and I must say this thing is sweet. The fm tuner works nice, and I have my computer/dragonfly/lsi7's plugged into it and i am in vintage marantz heaven. I guess watts were rated different in 1978 cause this thing has big power... maybe not monster power but for my little 12x12 office I can blow the door off.
If i can make sure this thing is stable and will last me a few years, I just may hook it to my 2 channel rig and and see how it compares to my tube rig with my LSIM 703's.
great tone... I'm feeling a little guilty now..
Vintage porn pix below.