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    Anyone else use Marantz with their JBLs?

    Anyone else use marantz with their JBLs?

    I have a 2270 on my stock set of L100s and a 2265B on my modded set of L100s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkerhead
    Anyone else use marantz with their JBLs?

    I have a 2270 on my stock set of L100s and a 2265B on my modded set of L100s.

    yes....

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    Yes, currently running a 2250 preamp section into an Apt 1 power amp driving my 4333B's in the living room. They also drove a pair of L19's for a while too. Have a 2500 waiting in the wings as well as 3 4300's in need of repairs before they may see duty.

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    Yes!

    I have a newly acquired Marantz 2500 and a 510M/3600 combo that I run with a pair of L-300's.
    I like the combo of JBL and Marantz. Of course, I love my JBL's with any of my vintage amps and receivers!

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    Western America designed receivers work well with Western America design speakers..hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkerhead
    Anyone else use marantz with their JBLs?

    I have a 2270 on my stock set of L100s and a 2265B on my modded set of L100s.
    I used to use a Marantz 2235 with my Paragon. Then I started running a Fisher 500C Tube receiver thru it and I sold the Marantz.
    Paragon
    Olympus
    L-100's
    4311's

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERBEE
    I used to use a Marantz 2235 with my Paragon. Then I started running a Fisher 500C Tube receiver thru it and I sold the Marantz.
    Methinks you needs a set of marantz tubed monoblocks..

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    Thumbs up Marantz & JBLs

    Yep, a good team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fangio
    Yep, a good team.
    Drool-------------over-----------that!

    That is the holy grail of quadrophonic!

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    Marantz lover

    Quote Originally Posted by ReEdger
    I have a newly acquired Marantz 2500 and a 510M/3600 combo that I run with a pair of L-300's.
    I like the combo of JBL and Marantz. Of course, I love my JBL's with any of my vintage amps and receivers!
    Jeppp Marantz to my gear..... 2215b,2218,2226b,1070,5020 to my L19 and L300.

    ReEdger..... Phuuu was it you that scored that 2500 on Ebay in Germay ?? 2500 & 2600 is on my "Want to Have" list...

    / Heinz
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    My Vintage JBL: L19x2,L26,L36 & L300, Control 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz

    ReEdger..... Phuuu was it you that scored that 2500 on Ebay in Germay ?? 2500 & 2600 is on my "Want to Have" list...

    / Heinz
    Heinz, I scored my 2500 from a posting in our local San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist. In fact, the guy had it stored only a few miles from my house.
    It is the one pictured here. I was the first one to respond to the ad, and the seller allowed me to purchase just the Marantz for $600!!

    Check this out:
    http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...ad.php?t=12414

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkerhead
    Western America designed receivers work well with Western America design speakers..hehe
    It was the sound of that era. The potentiometers, resistors, capacitors, tubes or transistors, whatever the case may be, of that period have that unique warm, yet really clear, sweet tone.

    One brand of components used very widely in audio gear years ago, Allen Bradley, carbon composition resistors and potentiometers, has much to do with that vintage tone of many brands of preamps, amps, and guitar amps.

    I will have to agree that many of the best of yesterdays gear had a tone many are still craving to this day.

    Vintage JBL just sounds right with this era of electronics. Especially the mids and highs.

    A "fulfilling" sound I call it!

    scottyj

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott fitlin
    It was the sound of that era. The potentiometers, resistors, capacitors, tubes or transistors, whatever the case may be, of that period have that unique warm, yet really clear, sweet tone.

    One brand of components used very widely in audio gear years ago, Allen Bradley, carbon composition resistors and potentiometers, has much to do with that vintage tone of many brands of preamps, amps, and guitar amps.

    I will have to agree that many of the best of yesterdays gear had a tone many are still craving to this day.

    Vintage JBL just sounds right with this era of electronics. Especially the mids and highs.

    A "fulfilling" sound I call it!

    Indeed, a great description.

    I do not think, with todays goal of low costing stuff that we will ever find stuff as good as back then. Companies(even JBL) are cheaping up their stuff to a point where the sound is gravely compromised.
    I wish they sold the JBL stuff they make in Japan over here, because they still make excellent stuff in Japan. Which is the last of a dying breed of excellent audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkerhead
    I wish they sold the JBL stuff they make in Japan over here, because they still make excellent stuff in Japan. Which is the last of a dying breed of excellent audio.
    Uhmmm, made in Northridge, I believe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch
    Uhmmm, made in Northridge, I believe....
    Not the northridge series.
    I am talking about the ones in the same line as the everest, but not anything like it, but they aren't sold here in the US.

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