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Old 8th January 2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Marantz Model 5 Amps and Model Seven Preamp

Hello everyone

I've been a member for just over two years and am getting ready to try my hand at my first tube amp. I'd been learning about these from my dad but as his health declined he was able to teach/explain less and less. He passed away about 5 years ago and it's been a case of arrested development for me as I had to go it alone. This site has been a tremendous help in filling in the blanks!

But I digress, my Dad had a pair of Model 5's and a Model 7 that haven't had a signal or ac applied to them in at least twenty years. I've had a look inside and they all need to be recapped. I'm capable of doing this myself, but it's my understanding that among Marantz aficionados they're "right" and "wrong" ways to go about doing so. I don't want to do anything that diminish their value.

Any advice you can give me to resurrect these would be greatly appreciated even if your suggestion is to send them off to have the work done professionally.

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Everett
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Old 8th January 2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Replace the electrolytics, then redo any selenium rectifiers. Clean switches, pots, and connectors. Leave everything else alone. These are not terribly great units, but there's a nice nostalgic air about them and they have great collector value.
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