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2nd hand Marantz amp
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Hi,


Looking for some help with choosing a marantz amp.

I really like the sound and feel of Marantz and I've seen a 2nd hand PM7200 for 200 and a 2nd hand PM17 for 450

What's the best choice (price / quality like)?

 

Please some advise....

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I don't think youd go far

I don't think youd go far wrong with either , Marantz are a classy brand who hardly get a bad review......I think the 17 is much higher end but either one is awesome.....have a look on google im sure there would still be reviews available

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RE: I don't think youd go far

Okay, so are these the "stock" models, or the KI branded versions?  £200 is a tad high for the former and £450 might be okay depending on condition.  I'd be inclined to expect "mint" condition for both.  The original 7200 went for about £300, the PM-17 was about £800 I think, the KI clocked in at £1100 from (very likely bad) memory. 

I always thought the 17 looked very smart, but had the chops too apparently.  The 7200 will give you 25w out of its' 95 in Class A.  Although I think you can run it purely as a Class A amp (selector option).  Can you hear them by any chance?

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

PM-17 any day of the week.

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

What you really need is.........

 

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

davedotco wrote:

What you really need is.........

 

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PM7200

Get the PM7200, i consider it to be a legendary amp for peanuts. I still have my PM7000 (same amp minus class a mode). Its a belter of an amp and have no plans to part with it.

In fact one day i plan to upgrade to the PM7200 signature edition i like the amp that much.

Cant comment on the PM17, sorry.

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

Agree.

The 7200 is a great amp. If you can get one for £150 ish than that would be a more reasonable price IMO.

The PM17 is brilliant too, albeit higher-end when new. If you have the cash, go for the 17, but you wouldn't be disappointed with the 7200...

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

Now, if you find any of these, do let me know.......

 

 

 

 

The legendary Model 7 preamp and 8B power amp.

Introduced in the late 1950s, this was the amplifier to have in the 60s. Relatively affordable too, at least by modern hi-end standards, the 8B is a little later.

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RE: 2nd hand Marantz amp

great pics guys marantz are an awsome brand .there are one or two pm7200 amps on the bay lovely amps i have to say, i bet the class a sounds awsome

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