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Hi Chris,
I just purchased a 250M .
Thanks for posting all of the service bulletins !
Great site you have.
-john

July 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

Greetings. How would you go about replacing the velum material behind the faceplate to restore that classic Marantz Blue?

May 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

Chris,
I was pointed in the direction of your website from the Audiokarma forum while searching for information on the different variations of the Marantz Model 15 power amp. My amp is not exactly the same as the one addressed in the service manual you have posted. Do you have any other info on the different variations of the Model 15? I am hoping to restore this amp to go along with my 7t. Any help is much appreciated!
John

April 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn K

Hi Chris,
I found your site by chance while looking for a manual for the Heathkit IT-3121 curve tracer.
I am not an audiophile, but I love and use a varied assortment of equipment that encompases everything from a tube type Tektronics 545 scope to some a modern Tek 200 MHz scope. I still use the older scope to heat my house, and because I have the plug in diode module. I am still using a Carver AV amp that has provided excellent performance for the last 20 years.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your "point of view" and your philosophy about open source, and as a 15 year Linux user, I have a good appreciation of the excellent quality of software available for a person that wishes to learn and contribute.
Anyway, thank you for the chance to download the manual. I have bookmarked your site, and intend to re-visit again.
PS If you ever hear of anyone having an audio plug-in panel for a Telonic SM 2000-1 oscillator, I would really appreciate it.

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob

The information here is simply fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to put all of this together. I have gone through and read every single post here and got something new from each page.

Thank you!

February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLenny

Chris:
Thank you for a wonderful website.

I have also been a big fan of Marantz gear since the early seventies. I still have a 1060 that I purchased from a college friend in 1975. At the time, people raved about the pre amp section on it. I never ran the pre amp through another amp until yesterday. Wow. What a difference.

My system consists of polk sda2a speakers. Never used the 1060 on them to any great degree as they have a pretty low impedance. I have tried many different amps/ receivers, etc with so so results. Purchased an emotiva xpa 2 and emotiva pre amp. Much better, but the sda effect was not great on vinyl. Hooked up the old 1060 pre, and a huge difference in imaging and resolution. Totally non fatiguing.

My question to you, as a professional, is there something in those old marantz designs that makes them sound so much better than most of the new mid/ high end stuff?

December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Bartlett

Hi Chris,

First up, thank you for your efforts on your website - It is a invaluable resource not just to Marantz owners but vintage hifi lovers. I stumbled across your website after doing my research to acquire a model 33 pre amp. I will be using this pre amp with a 250M power amp, as these things are scarce in Sydney, Australia - I am starting my marantz collection.

Maxxarcade surely does have some competition! please email me some time for a chat :)

Love to hear from you,

Daniel (Sydney)

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Thanks again for all your help Chris! The 33 is sounding amazing!

September 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlavane

Chris,
Found your site accidently - great resource for Marantz owners.
I'm in the SF bay area, and has been owner of 1200 for a few years now. I used it to drive AR3a and KLH 12s. Not a Marantz fan, but I found this 1200 produces very pleasant music on these speakers. Not audiophile at all, I just like to listen to music. A little history, the 1200 was checked out and serviced in San Jose, have no idea what was done to it. The cabinet arrived in a mess, someone put it together, but likely need some more work before I secure it to the amp.
Thanks. Enjoy your site.
Bernard

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBernard Susanto

Chris,
I love your site. Great source of vintage audio repair and practices. Maxarcad finally has some competition. Keep up the great work.

-Brad

June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Freeman

i recently purchased a refurbished marantz 1060 amplifier from chris,.and i was really surprized at the professional job he did on fixing this amp. when i unwrapped it from the box the amplifier looked so clean i thought it was brand new and not a 35 year old amp. i was very pleased with his work. m.schwartz

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichael schwartz

David,

Thank you for your comments and the description of the "Missouri Hand". It reminds me of how things were when I was an apprentice. I would say that I was as guilty as anyone for acting like the authority by the end of my third year. Only time can temper youthful hubris.

May 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterChris

Thank you so very much for sharing, after reading through your site for a bit today I find I agree with much of the statements you've made here and there, such as the blog concerns (the true believers) and the dangers of knowledge, or shall I say, the missouri hand.as an old old Oilfield description allowed. Those who question question one ruthlessly for a day or so, then immediately begin to distribute their knowledge and their small understanding (or not, yet vainity prevents many from self introspection as such) as fact, their oipinions as truthes and their dominance of such matters as a point of their unearned honor. Thus was born the "Missouri Hand" or worker (hand if not understood here is a term for an expert underling/fellow worker who has mastered the apprenticship of their post and as such are enabled to actually do their tasks and train others in theirs a the case may be, totally trusted in their work, yet not to the point of "running the show")who initiates their friendly conversations with "show me" and in sort order turns that oft friendly mannered info or advice into psuedo mastery, literally a legend in thier own minds!
m I will try to keep abreast of your work here, and again, honestly, than you for the time to share your intrests and knowledge, qand for being honest about such things, and for the kind intrest in the saftey of us fools who eventually may indeed attempt such things of which you speak, for some, well, one word.......grounding!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid R.

Great website for all Marantz audio lovers ! Thanks to Chris, I'll be able to resolve some very minor issues with the Marantz Model 2238B ( purchased in 1979) !

M.Vandeputte (Belgium)

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

I invite visitors to my site to leave comments and questions. I am also interested in ideas for topics that you would like to see on this site.

Thanks
Chris

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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