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 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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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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PM-17 any day of the week.
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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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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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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.
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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