About a year ago my buddy found this old Marantz Quad receiver in the garbage in the hills of Highland Park CA. You bet I dropped everything and drove over to grab it. Best part, it was in 100% working order, just a little dirty.
I replaced all the lamps and cleaned all the pots and switches. It now functions as new. In stereo mode it’s a whopping 125 watts per channel of clean warm Marantz power! I will put it up against anything under 2500 bucks made today in terms of sound quality and I’ll win every time.
If you like hyped up highs and lows and modern digital sounds, this is NOT for you, but, if you like a tonal balance with the richest warmest tube like mid range which is where the magic in music hides, this is a wonderful sounding receiver and when I replace the wooden cover with an aftermarket hardwood clean cover, it’s going to look really sexy in my living room being fed signal from my Rega P3 turntable and pushing my JBL L65 Jubal speakers!
Yup, anything for free is obviously worth saving up for….