I have for you a genuine ESTATE item... Marantz Model 5 Power Amplifier. Mono, single channel vacuum tube 30 watt amplifier, Serial No. 1373, built by the original (Saul) Marantz Company, Long Island City, New York. Low serial number, approximately 1959?
Based on what Ive been able to research. Supposedly consumer production numbers started at 1001? From the estate of the original owner, who, incidentally, was the son of a McIntosh executive; this unit was found alongside another Marantz power amp, a Model 8, in a New Jersey estate.
This Model 5 was subsequently taken to noted Marantz authority/repairer Bristol Electronics where it was vetted, tested, evaluated and sympathetically gone-over in general. It was brought-up very slowly on a Variac for 6+ hours. Tubes were checked, tube pins and the bias tests switch were cleaned.RCA jacks were tightened, adjusted, etc, etc. Overall it was tested and gone-through to a point. A Sprague capacitor was replaced.
The original will be provided. While this unit has been tested and works, there are some items that were recommended ; but were not performed for the sake of originality.A new selenium rectifier and a new rubber power cord, of the same Belden style, should be fitted if you intend to use this piece and expect top performance, to the best of its potential. This Model 5 is a testament for what it is. A nice, original American tube amplifier thats highly sought after today.
Its for the collector, is the better part of 60 years old and should be looked-at and used as such unless youre full aware of how to care for, tune and restore/enjoy these precision units. This is a delicate and expensive (and heavy) item. From the Estate of the Original Owner. All items kept in a pet-free, smoke-free home. All of my parts work/(or don't work) as described at the time of listing, however; no warranties or guaranties of performance expressed or implied due to the nature and age of these items unless noted specifically otherwise.In other words- assume its good for its parts or rarity/collector value if anything. No warranties expressed or implied. The item "Marantz Model 5 Mono Block Tube Amplifier Rare Tested Original Low Serial Number" is in sale since Thursday, December 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps". The seller is "arkayresale" and is located in Rumson, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Pakistan, Reunion, Uruguay.