The Holy Grail of Marantz Tube components (NOW SOLD)

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The Holy Grail of Marantz tube components have arrived in my shop. ( I will be taking this post down soon, this package just SOLD, January 5th 2017)

This will be sold only as a full set

(2) Marantz model 2 amplifiers (These are cosmetically mint and close serial numbers)
(2) Marantz Model 1 Consolette pre-amplifiers (These are cosmetically mint and close serial numbers)
(1) Marantz model 6 (this is the accessory unit that ties the two mono pre-amplifiers together to work as one stereo pre-amplifier (Cosmetically mint)

(2) power supplies for the Model one pre-amplifiers (MINT) not pictured

Price for package restored $ 20,000 FIRM

This is one of the nicest and most mint sets I have had in years!    serious inquiries only

The above is now sold , but I wanted to leave the post up for a while to show the fine components I get in the shop, I will be expanding this website in the year 2017 this will include an easy to see and view posted (page specific) on each component I get in and place up for sale. Please remember me when any of your vintage components need repairs or restoration too.

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This Marantz set sold only as a set ( I will be taking this post down soon, this package just SOLD, Dec 23, 2016)

(1) Marantz 8B amplifier (This is close to Mint just a few very small pint nicks) functions perfect, never serviced                                                 (1) Marantz 7C pre-amplifier (This is very close to mint, note some tiny what appears to be light finger nail scratches at knob  selector areas and some very tiny (not visible a foot away) cosmetically abut a 9.5 will clean up nice. never serviced its original                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (1) Marantz 10B tuner (This will be getting a new face dial glass, otherwise its face-plate is near mint and chassis is  not corroded it looks new) come with cabinet

This group above is being sold as a set for $ 9995.00

I will carefully pack each unit and insure via FedEx as the shipper USA shipping destination only, buyer will incur packing and shipping insurance costs

Payment only by Bank Cashiers Check or Certified Bank Check (verifiable) all funds must arrive in advance and clear before shipping out

Please contact me for any questions details and more information about these very rare Marantz Components

The above is now sold , but I wanted to leave the post up for a while to show the fine components I get in the shop, I will be expanding this website in the year 2017 this will include an easy to see and view posted (page specific) on each component I get in and place up for sale. Please remember me when any of your vintage components need repairs or restoration too.

Cheers, Dr. Tubeology

 

 

 

Changes on the wind………………………….

Classic Tube Audio is growing!, now gong into our 44 th year, our shop work space is busting at the seams. You know what that means ?, cleaning up and reorganizing it’s just not working anymore. So with that said a new shop is in order and in the works over the next 60 days we are constructing our dream lab.

I will be sacrificing a lot of electronics in the process, I do not wish to move all this heavy electronics audio inventory. Below is a partial list. no sane offer refused. Yes sane, do not insult me or yourself by being a low-baller. I will tell you to go pound sand.. Ha Ha. But if you are fair with me I will be in kind to you.

As we move toward the build out of the shop I will post progress reports. With the new shop comes changes with me I will be spending a lot more time on the bench so I will be expanding my offerings service wise taking in more work. Turnaround times will improve, as to quality of work no changes we already are #1 top rated in the good old USA we live and breathe vacuum tube Hi-Fi, new old in-between………

Dr Tubeology

Tube whisperer

New Arrivals, 
1)     McIntosh 2505 stereo amplifier, just serviced works perfect clean and in great condition $ 900.00

 1)     Pair Marantz Model 5 Tube mono-Block amplifiers EL 34   Tube (RARE) As-Is non restored, SOLD 8-2016

1)     McIntosh Model MC30 mono amplifier (Tube)

1)     McIntosh C8 Mono Pre-amplifier (Tube) ($ 395.00 as-is)

 

 

Very Rare Audiophile Amplifiers:

 

1) Futterman OTL 3 Complete (mono-bloc pair) restored and for sale (RARE) $ 2500.00 the pair (SOLD 8-2016)

(just changed the price as I installed a better set of close matched output tubes and also did a few circuit revisions, they are functioning better than new!, I was able to lower the distortion even more with some additional bypassing of the power supply)

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1) Mr. Liang 845 amplifier ($ 500.00) Mint and functions perfect

2) McIntosh C20 pre-amplifier (1) sold 4/2016) (2nd one SOLD 8-2016)

1) McIntosh MR65B FM Stereo tuner (Ready to go and complete with original packing and box and documents)

1) Celestion SL600 bookshelf speakers (Pair)rough (Sold 7-2-2016)

1) Marantz 10B FM Stereo tuner (This will go into Q for full rebuild) ($ 2000.00)

1) Adcom GTP500 stereo Pre-Amplifier/Tuner/With phono (150.00)

1) Linn Basik LV X arm looks to be (new in box) with new Linn cartridge in headshell $ 600.00

1) McIntosh MC275 (to restore yet with new chassis and rebuilt electronics $ 4,000) or as is $ 2500.00 (SOLD)

3) McIntosh MR71 (One sold 5/2016 (2nd sold 6/2016) (1) Left, its in ok condition about a 4 on the scale, $ 150.00 as is

1) Marantz Model 8b Stereo Tube Amplifier (as-is $ 1500.00)

3) McIntosh MC240’s (2 sold 03-2016)(one sold 04-2016) 3 left

4) McIntosh MC30’s (2 sold 3-2016)

1) McIntosh C20 ($ 2100.00) (Near mint) all documents Never touched as it was originally works perfect

2) McIntosh MC2505 (MINT, 10 on the scale fully 100% operating $ 1100.00) (One Sold 5/2016), One I’m servicing, last one ready to go 8-8-2016
1) McIntosh 2505 stereo amplifier, just serviced works perfect clean and in great condition $ 900.00

2) McIntosh MR67

1) McIntosh 1700 (near mint $ 700.00) SOLD 8-8-2016

3) McIntosh C24, C26, C28 (1 each) (1 c26 sold 03-2016)

1) McIntosh MR500

1) McIntosh MR78 (gets new face glass and re-aligned $ 1100.00)

2) McIntosh MR74 (Sold 6-30-16) One MR74 left condition is 7.0 works fine

1) McIntosh MR500 Stereo FM Tuner

1) McIntosh MC2155 Stereo Power Amplifier ($ 1,000.00)

2) McIntosh MR 65 FM Stereo Tuner

1) Dual (United Audio) 1015 Turntable as is not tested, clean with manual (as-is $ 120.00)

1) Linn Sondek LP-12 Turntable with Ittok IV arm and Koestu Rosewood signature cartridge ($ 3500.00)

1) Michell “Micro” Turntable with Rega RB300 arm and Sumiko nude bluepoint (1200.00)

1)     Mono Marantz model 5 tube amplifier untested EL34 Tube clean (as-is 1500.00)

 

In the Q for rebuild

1) McIntosh C29 pre-amplifier, now in process

 More Hi-End and Audiophile electronics

 1) Pair Zu “Omen” larger book shelf speakers (no longer using I upgraded to large Zu’s) http://www.zuaudio.com/ See website for details MINT $ 900.00

1) Bi-Frost DAC (Digital to analog converter) Mint with all UBER upgrades http://schiit.com/products/bifrost MINT $ 550.00

1) iFi Nano USB DAC mint all boxes and materials) $ 150.00 near brand new

http://ifi-audio.com/home/products/nano/

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Marantz 7C Pre-amplifier MINT “Holy Grail”

You audio collectors and vintage classic Hi-Fi buffs and Audiophiles don’t need me to tell you much. You know what this is. Here we have a MINT, I mean MINT model 7C the king of tube pre-amps. This is all original, has the wood cabinet and all near NOS test Telefunkin 12AX7’s tubes no work has ever been performed on this, except possibly by Marantz, I see where the power supply diodes decades ago have been updated. I have run up on a variac and all capacitors are working fine and the unit functions all inputs working, its nice and quiet no hum, phono stage is working perfect, all switches and controls are noise free. I have supplied some pictures here as I opened it up. I will  ship , but due to extreme value I must have bank certified check and continental US sale and shipping only, If you make an offer it must be close to my asking price. I have not seen one this clean in 20 years at my shop.

It looks like it was in a time capsule, even the tube shield covers are bright finish still, LIKE NEW
This is the nicest one you will ever see

For Sale Marantz 20b Tuner – MINT – Like New! (SOLD)

Here we have a dead stock, unmolested, mint+ perfect Marantz 20b tuner that has the original Marantz factory wooden cabinet, it has only 1 small scratch on the black metal chassis that you will not even see when it is in the case. It was in a stored and dust free, smoke free environment since it was new. It looks as if it was removed from the original shipping box and placed on the shelf and never used. I can say it’s one of the cleanest components we have seen in years. Operation wise it’s perfect. The scope is bright and sharp. the face dial is bright and blue, no scratches. The unit sounds wonderful!…it needs nothing..but a new home..take a look at the underside pictured no tarnish anywhere.
accepting offers $$ this is the first solid state tuner offered by Marantz patterned after the world famous 10b…!!

Sorry it is gone (sold), we found it a happy home!

Model Twenty Marantz Solid State Tuner

Model Twenty Marantz Solid State Tuner

Super Clean Marantz model Twenty B Tuner

marantz 20b chassis underside

Marantz 20b chassis underside

 

Marantz 20b Tuning Scope

Marantz 20b Tuning Scope

 

Marantz 20b Stereophonic Tuner

Marantz 20b Stereophonic Tuner

 

Marantz 20b Tuner power supply

Marantz 20b Tuner power supply - all stock

 

Marantz 20b tuner  chassis scratch

Marantz 20b tuner chassis scratch

marantz ad – what is old is now new again

 

Marantz was always a leader in quality, now it looks like they were visionary in advertizing, funny how that works.

 

Marantz 8b For Sale – SOLD

Maarantz 8b EL34 Power Amp- Front View

Maarantz 8b EL34 Power Amp- Front View

Marantz 8B EL34 Power amp + GE branded Mullard’s that are matched with Xf2 Date Codes

The Good:

  • The small signal tubes are matched RCA drivers test very strong and inputs are GE matched and test strong.
  • The power supply caps re-formed very nicely the amp has absolutely no hum, this 8b plays fine and sounds amazing.
  • It is bone stock and never has been molested under the chassis.
  • The meter works perfect as well as the amp bias sets up no problem.
The Bad:
 
   
  • The front name badge is missing – We are including an aftermarket name sticker for this amp, that is similar to the original.
  • Two of the four EL34’s have the broken octal center locators, but it’s easy to put them in correctly we will mark the tubes to make it very easy to get the amp up and running as soon as you get it.
  • Some scratches on the chassis
  • Some slight corrosion around the meter frame
  • Tube cage is available true Marantz
  • Bias setting cover caps are missing or were never installed at the factory – some shipped without caps

Sound:

 

  • This amp sounds fantastic, very transparent. The Matched GE branded Mullard’s make this amp really sing. We will carefully pack for safe shipment, shipping and boxing additional

History:

Here is some history of this fantastic amp:

“In 1959, Marantz released the Model 8. With the soon-to-follow 8B, it was the only tube stereo amplifier the company ever produced. Although most regard the Model 8B (introduced in 1962) simply as a modified Model 8, there are significant differences between the two. For one thing, the 8B featured a Sidney Smith-designed transformer, and was more stable and phase-accurate, thanks in part to a negative feedback circuit originally developed for the Model 9 monaural power amplifier…… The power output of both the Model 8 and the 8B was 30 watts per channel.” – click here if you want to continue to read about the history of marantz”

Under the Chassis of the Marantz 8B 100% stock

Under the Chassis of the Marantz 8B 100% stock

More of the Underside of the Super Clean Marantz 8B

More of the Underside of the Super Clean Marantz 8B

Marantz 8b - on the Test Bench

Marantz 8b – on the Test Bench

Closeup of the Mullard GE branded Mullard el34 tubes on the Marantz 8b

Closeup of the Mullard GE branded Mullard el34 tubes on the Marantz 8b

Marantz 8b Front View of Bias Meter
Marantz 8b Front View of Bias Meter