Of searching to find this particular pair in a minty, museum like quality. I have been collecting vintage equipment for more than 35 years and over the years had more than 30 various and great Audio Note, Symphonic Line, McIntosh. Fisher, Conrad Johnson, Audio Research, Heathkit, Dynaco, Quad and a few other amp.
In both solid state and tube versions. Of years due to the lack of space. What still remains in my collection are the pair of these wonderful Marantz mono blocks, also fantastic original McIntosh Mc225.
Tube units and the solid state famous German Symphonic Line amp. By far the Marantz Model 5 are the rarest one out there, representing the highest collectible level. In the good hands of the lucky collector as they represent one of the rarest and the best of the 1960's era. Many audiophiles and stereo enthusiast's alike, including myself, consider the Marantz Model 5's to be one of the best sounding vintage amps.
And frequently compared to McIntosh Mc225. I have both and as such can attest that both are excellent and unbeatable by other manufacturers from that.Which ones are better sounding is however in my opinion a highly subjective matter because amps. Especially the tube units, respond to different tube substitutions.
One thing I will say for certain is that to achieve the best sound the highest quality original vintage tubes should be used, the Mullards. The Marantz Model 5 are for example, an excellent match in driving my vintage Quad electrostatic ESL 57, they also sound great on Sonus Faber Grand. Pianos and a few other type of speakers I owned. These units were professionally checked and serviced by my tube guru tech last year, evaluated and brought back to specs with 2 resistors and 2 small.
I still have the original cords and will include them, albeit they have a small insulation deterioration. Otherwise everything else is original, the units are in fully working. Order and have been always nicely maintained by me. As can be seen in pictures the amps.
Also come with the very rare original brass cages. The power tubes are 2 EL-34, each amp. Which can be properly matched while the amplifiers are operating, with the beautiful original bias meter on the amp. And simple turn of the biasing screw adjustment seen next to the meters. It takes just a few seconds to match the output tubes without the need of additional equipment.
For any questions please feel free to contact me directly at 5617140936, Giorgio, if I don't answer immediately, leave a message and I will call. As can also be seen in pictures the amps.
Are in a spectacular almost museum like condition considering their age, have no significant damages, a small scratch shown in pictures, right amp. All original paint and the brass cages, with a small hardly visible one very small dent shown in picture on the left amp.
Maybe even remove the small dark mark but I personally would not do it keeping them instead in this authentic vintage shape. These are historically very significant and super rare amplifiers that would be a fantastic addition for any serious collector and provide years of joy and.
Highly deserved pride of ownership. Provided below are some of the specifications for the Model 5. Power output: 30 Watts (60 watts peak) ultra linear operation. Output terminals: 4, 8, 16 Ohms. Input sensitivity: 1.3 volts.
Response bandwidth: at 30 Watts within +/- 0.2 dB from 20 Hz- 20 kHz. +/- 0.1 dB from 15 Hz - 40 Khz into"Grid". Total harmonic: less than 0.1 %.IM distortion at 10 watts: 0.11%, at 30 watts: 0.28%, mostly second order. S/N; better than 90 dB. Dimensions: (W x H x D) 6" x 7 3/8" x 15 1/4.
A few years back 6moons audio reviewing magazine conducted a very nice review of these amp. An estimation that might be slightly more or significantly less depending on the location.
Thank you for your interest. The item "ORIGINAL 1960's MARANTZ MODEL 5 PAIR OF MONO BLOCK TUBE AMPLIFIERS OUTSTANDING" is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Amplifiers & Tube Amps".antho" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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