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karma 31st May 2004 09:00 PM

retro marantz
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taking a break from the chip amps. i had this marantz receiver that had a dead tuner the voltage regulator blew and took the tuner out. so chuck it or save the amp i cannot put my finger on it
but the sound of this old amp is great. im thinking on making a case out of old anteak wood. with a aluminum face plate and 2 big
vu meters for the front and some type of screen for the top and bottom

think it would look good retro like;)

the caps are geting replaced
its a 60watt amp

karma 31st May 2004 09:01 PM

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destroyer X 31st May 2004 11:02 PM

I like it too...Old and good amplifier
Old Marantz, very good machine... congratulations


karma 31st May 2004 11:57 PM

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the amp just came out of surgery looks like its going to make it

new caps and few resiters here there and re install the heat zinc
silicone was dryed up;)

i didnt build it im just tring to save it from the landfill:D

karma 31st May 2004 11:59 PM

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moving_electron 1st June 2004 12:17 AM

Which Marantz model number?

karma 1st June 2004 12:52 AM

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opps i was way off on the watts i have more than one. but it still a nice amp. its 15watts a side. it was made in the 70s

see pic

good for a small room the tuner was foobar

heres one for sale on

purplepeople 1st June 2004 01:03 AM

I inherited a 1530 from my grandfather and it is very smooth. Do not junk the faceplates or knobs.... they will fetch some money from the people who need to fix or restore these old units.


karma 1st June 2004 01:27 AM

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saved em. for 15 watts it still sound good. im.going to cheat on the case a little to save time i have a aluminum case allready.
and im going to use wood for the front with the vu meters

fronts ready to cut out;)

karma 1st June 2004 01:29 AM

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