Sunday, February 15, 2009

Receivers - Marantz 2270




The Marantz 2270 debuted in 1971 and was manufactured for four years. This one came with the optional walnut cabinet. I love the Marantz "punch" that the receivers give to music. To me they provide a more 'colorful' sound than Pioneers of the same vintage, but this also helps them sound great at low volume. I got this one at an estate sale. It was the last one left after a collector grabbed three others, including a 2325! That's okay - I got my 2325 about two years later. Got more info, photos, video links, stories about your Marantz 2270? Please leave a comment or email me, and I'll add them to this post.

1 comment:

  1. Along with the Harman Kardon 930 the Marantz 2270 is one of the most beautiful sounding vintage receivers I've heard. But condition is key to that sound. A parts upgrade works wonders. When this is done those both receivers sound closest to a good tube amp as I've heard from solid state. Warm and sweet but also punchy, transparent and airy. An iron fist in a velvet glove.

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