Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1971-78)
The Marantz 1060 is a stereo console amplifier featuring three line inputs, one phono input and a tape loop.
The amplifier section is split into pre and power sections which can split for use with an external processor.
The unit has two sets of switchable sockets for main/remote speakers.
Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Damping factor: 45
Input sensitivity: 1.8mV (MM)
Dimensions: 14-11/64 x 4-23/32 x 11-1/32 inches
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Reviewed May 21st, 2015 by mdompieri
Amazing amp. Mine is 40 y.o. and keeps on performing flawlessly. Pots and switches operate without any noises, with the exception of the volume button which does some scratching noise after the amp hasn't been used for some days, but easily fixed after some rotation cycles.
Bought used, there were some popping noises which were eliminated by replacing the input transistors of the power amps. Sound is sweet, bass is powerful, mids are clean and highs are extended, even though bandwidth is limited at 50kHz. Used with DIY loudspeakers (peerless/vifa), always amaze visitors with it's effortless program rendition (with good quality recordings, of course). Also, plenty of connections and flexibility. If you find one for sale, go for it and have the experience, I promise you won't regret it.
Reviewed Mar 14th, 2015 by Simon Spiers
Just a note on this 1060 model.
The output stage is capacitor couped, this itself is not really a problem but I trashed a pair of headphones by powering on the amp with them plugged into the amp.
There is a high DC offset as the capacitors charge, with speakers connected this charge rapidly diminishes, but headphones have high impedance and can cause damage.
Sound wise I thought mine always sounded to soft and lacking any dynamics. Uses a single rail supply as apposed to a twin supply found in better amplifiers, hence the need of the decoupling at the speakers.
Recapping would probably give a good sonic improvement, and there there is no speaker protection system on this amp as a shorted output transistor would never pass DC to the speakers unless the output cap was shorted.
Reviewed Feb 25th, 2015 by ilflaco
Mid could be better. Is sometimes lacking.
Reviewed Jan 31st, 2014 by Coach-Z
Work great as a headphone amplifier, which is what I use it for at the moment...
It has plenty of power to run even the most powerhungry headphones. Its cheap and it just keeps on going.
Great cheap goodlooking amp