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hello guys i am looking fo r an amplifier fo ra home stereo. i am looking at this one:

MARANTZ 2220B
its a vintage amplifier and it is supposed to be pretty good. any of you know/have it?


forgot to say budget is 250 Euro. also need the speakers. in total id liek to spend 500 for speakers and amp
Edited by MystKid - 10/6/11 at 4:49pm
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You'll be much happier than you can imagine!
By the '80's they pretty much had transistors figured out.
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so you are saying that this is a good piece of hardware?
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That does have some really good reviews. Some people even mentioned they had one for over 6 years and still works great. Which to me is great for an old amplifier.
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what about somegood speakers, even used
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Assuming the capacitors haven't crapped out and it's been taken care of, it should work well. But all components age obviously.
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you think i can find some good recent amplifier for around 250-350?
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by MystKid View Post
you think i can find some good recent amplifier for around 250-350?
This;

http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/318940
    
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so you are saying that this is a good piece of hardware?
Yes, though the Marantz name engenders some added (unnecessary) cost.

Pioneer, Rotel, Yamaha, etc will sound as good for less.
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Buy used. I just bought a Marantz SR7400 for $67 including shipping on ebay.

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