Marantz Receivers (1970s)
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Most all Marantz receivers of the ’70s were really nice looking and more importantly very nice performing. Somehow Marantz engineers managed to pull of a major feat, building solid state transistorized stereo HIFI equipment which delivered the warmth of tube type equipment. I’ve restored four of their receivers and have replaced surprisingly little doing it. Other than aged vellum behind the dial and meters, and ridding them of incandescent lamps, bringing them back to factory specs is relatively easy. A testament to their solid build and engineering quality. These are “keepers”.
Fantastic spotting this here. I’d recently purchased both a receiver, cassette deck, tuner and phono from Marantz and had a feeling that their logotype had been badly stretched. This confirms it. Despite this, It is one of my favorite hi-fi brands and they sound wonderful, indeed.
The 2270 must be my favorite receiver model design. Cool blue, with all of those perfectly aligned knobs, and just a touch of red for the stereo indicator.
I used to repair the rcvrs and decks as they are well worth it, a very quality name.
I have a Marantz Model 2015 which I bought in the 70s and which is out of order. It does not seem to be something so bad. I quite appreciated it. Do you happen to know someone who could fix it…in France where I live. Thank you
If it’s not too late… in Montpellier, France : L’Atelier de l’Audiophile : www.hifi-atelier-audiophile…
in 2008 they fixed my Model 2220: very good job !
Si ce n’est pas trop tard… L’atelier de l’Audiophile, à Montpellier : www.hifi-atelier-audiophile…
Ils ont remis à neuf mon Model 2220, excellent travail par un technicien passionné et perfectionniste.
have the third & the fourth fonts already been identified?
Input selector: “FM MONO STEREO …”
The model numbers (i.e. 2215) are not Davison Spencerian.
That would help me reworking a polished faceplate.
The fonts mentioned are close, yet not quite accurate. I’m trying to track down the font for “Stereophonic Receiver” for a reface of a vintage Marantz 2265B.
I’m pretty sure the numerals in the model number are Bodoni italic and the sans serif is Akzidenz Grotesk Extended, with a few random characters mixed in.