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Marantz MR220

Stereophonic Receiver (1978)

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Marantz MR220

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 21 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 18Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 42

Input sensitivity: 2.8mV (MM), 180mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 72dB (MM), 80dB (line)

Output: 500mV (line)

Semiconductors: 5 x IC, 29 x transistors, 19 x diodes, 1 x FET

Dimensions: 440 x 137 x 358mm

Weight: 9kg

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Reviewed Aug 27th, 2018 by vermontaigne

I bought one of these for next to nothing, cleaned it up. I had a pair of Polk 7Bs that sounded poor with my Pioneer SX-1000TW, was going to get rid of them, but hooked them up to the Marantz, and voila, one of those strange audio alchemies, they sounded good. My AudioTechnica ATH-MSR7s sound very detailed with it. Those 21 watts per channel RMS are enough to drive everything I have to good listening volumes at 11 o'clock of the volume knob, but then again, it was a point of pride to understate power ratings back then, as compared with the absurd claims for 5.1 and 7.1 garbage now. Very visually and tactilely pleasing, too. Low end for Marantz, but carries the Marantz sound.

 

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