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Marantz 2220

Stereophonic Receiver

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Marantz 2220


  • Tuning range: FM, MW

    Power output: 20 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

    Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.9%

    Damping factor: 45

    Input sensitivity: 1.8mV (MM), 180mV (line)

    Signal to noise ratio: 77dB (line)

    Channel separation: 35dB (line)

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

    Dimensions: 17-21/64 x 5-25/64 x 14 inches

    Weight: 26.4lbs

  • Tuning range: FM, MW

    Power output: 20 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

    Damping factor: 20

    Input sensitivity: 1.8mV (MM), 180mV (line)

    Signal to noise ratio: 77dB (line)

    Channel separation: 30dB (line)

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

    Dimensions: 17-3/8 x 5-3/8 x 14 inches

    Weight: 26.4lbs


B service manual  English - Jim Nunn

B euro service info  English - Jim Nunn

service manual  English - Jim Nunn

B instruction/owners manual  English - Clontarf

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Submitted by elisasound

I recently acquired the Marantz 2220B in trade for some studio work that I did for a client. I have a fairly well-equipped recording studio in my house. My room is well-treated, bass traps in the corners, Realtraps covering 75% of the room, so I'd say my listening environment is pretty above average. Over the years, I've listened to some great sounding systems with world class conversion, beautifully matched power amps and speakers. So lets just say, I'm pretty picky.

On one side of the control room, I'd been running a Technics SL-D2 turntable through an even older Sony receiver into some Cerwin Vega D-1s as another reference and also just for fun sometimes. The surrounds on the D-1s had been recently refoamed and I felt like they sounded alright, just not terrific. The high-end on the D-1s through the Sony were very strident and the overall sound was pretty clinical for vinyl. At one point, they were bothering me so much, I thought about doing the old Yamaha NS-10 studio monitor trick with tissue paper over the tweeters.

I cleaned up the 2220B with Deoxit and compressed air, swapped it for the Sony and plugged everything in. I put on Steely Dan's Can't Buy a Thrill on vinyl, something I've listened to several times on the previous system and on my studio system through my Truth Audio TA-1As for reference.

At first I thought that maybe the knobs weren't all centered. I was so used to hearing the hyped upper-mid and high end of the D-1s through the Sony that the warm sound from the Marantz 2220B was such a surprise.

No more stridency from the tweeters in the D-1. Smooth, even when the treble knob is turned to even the 3 or 4 o'clock position. There is only beautiful warmth coming from the Marantz 2220B, all through its frequency response. I was worried that the 20 watts/ stereo wouldn't be enough to power the D-1s cleanly. Its more than enough. My only complaint is the D-1s are a little heavy on the low-mid. I'm pretty sure that has little to do with the 2220B and more to do with the CW D-1s.

In any case, I'm really thrilled with this beautiful Marantz 2220B receiver. Listening to music now is so much more enjoyable. I sometimes forget when I'm mixing and recording that the reason I started doing this was because I loved listening to music, especially on vinyl. The Marantz 2220B has brought that magic back.

Submitted by Pat Morford

I always loved these old all discrete Marantz units.
ONE SUGGESTION, from a 30 year professional equipment modder, designer, and updater....there are two large polar coupling caps on the output of the amp, changing to bipolar better ones, and putting about 5-7 UF of polypropaline capacitor per channel would totally open up this amps detail and spacial information.
Do so at your own risk, but guarantee you will be happy with the results.



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