Vintage amp/receiver questions!

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  1. DavidCooper

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    Ok...I would greatly appreciate any input on this.

    I VERY new to 2-channel stuff and I'm putting together a ver small and inexpensive 2-channel system for my home office. It will be used to play vinyl only. I'm currently thinking of going with a nice vintage stereo receiver/amp for the power etc.

    I have been looking at variouis Marantz models on ebay. I have done a little research and it seems the Marantz will offer what I'm looking for. I really don't want to spend more than $100 and I have found several in that range that look like it would fit the bill.

    So my question is: Do any of you guys have some advice on this? Would a Marantz be a good choice? Any others that you might recommend? I'm VERY open to suggestions! What would some of you guys choose etc?


    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I had some mid-70s Marantz gear and the stuff is excellent. Typically conservative power ratings, substantial construction, etc. Mine is a 1977 vintage 30 watts-per-channel integrated amp, and I’ve used it to power a sub and a bass guitar cabinet, with surprisingly good results – no kidding.

    Marantz would certainly be my first choice for a modest vintage system, followed by Yamaha or Technics. Marantz certainly takes the prize in the looks department!

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  3. DavidCooper

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    No doubt...the Marantz stuff looks super cool. Looks like a lot of the McIntosh vintage stuff. But without the big prices!
     

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