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dgunnr

Marantz Owner, Male, from Southern NJ, USA

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    1. Big Tuna
      Big Tuna
      Hey Dennis, I received your ebay message. Yes I remember you asking if I had some extra HD/DS woofers and I thought I told you that I didn't. I had been looking for a pair myself. Whatsamatta with the 940's size? they are only about 5-6 inches taller than the 880's, but they are slightly skinnier. Nothing wrong with that in my book, lol! Stained grills can be easily cleaned. my 940's grills were stained too. All it takes is a damp dishcloth & some elbow grease. If you are going to unload the 940's, then my friend in Missouri would probably buy them. If I had the room, I would buy them just for the sake of restoring them. You got them cheap, which is unheard of. You could always fix them up a little, and put them in bartertown here on Ak. Do you have any pics of your 940's?
    2. Big Tuna
      Big Tuna
      Sure Dennis. The way I see it, they are pretty nice. Nicer than mine. The fact they are 32 years old and maybe a few nicks and marks here & there, just gives them character, but that is nearly impossible to avoid if they had ever been moved around. I've even seen NIB ones that have had nicks & marks from factory handling/packaging. I sure love my 940's, they are very detailed and revealing. Nice and crisp without being shrill or harsh, same as how the 600's sound. HD880's are superb, but Compared to my 600's, they are pretty close, but have more bass due to the larger cabinet & woofer. They can and do get lower Hz, even the fact that they share the same woofer as 880's. The Cu ft internal damping of the larger volume cabinet of the 940 increases the bass output. The 600 can and does get to lower Hz than even the 880. Even though it has a smaller woofer, and is physically smaller, the cu ft internal volume of the cabinet is larger. The 600 does not have a caverned base like the 880.
    3. dgunnr
      dgunnr
      I am looking at buying a set of Marantz 600 series speakers which came out after the HD-880's. They were both designed by legendary speaker engineer Ed May. I need to know if they sound better than the HD-880's since I would be replacing one of my two sets of HD-880's. If they sound the same then not worth replacing but if there better then i am pulling the trigger ASAP. Thanks for your help.

      Also i already red "Tuna's" fantastic information about the 600 series by Marantz but if anyone else had experience with them would love to hear it. Thanks Dennis
    4. dgunnr
      dgunnr
      Thank you for the reply! Now i am confused what is the difference between the M16 and the 600? They have the same layout but are different in size.

      I really like reading your information about the Marantz equipment and have felt the HD-880's have always been so underestimated. I bought my first set from one of my college frat brothers. Most of my frat brothers families had money so each fall you would always get somebody with the latest and greatest speakers. The Marantz's always sounded better!

      Thanks again for the information. I will look into this some more. FYI there is a set of 600 on ebay right now i am looking at. Problem is shipping as usual! Dennis
    5. Big Tuna
      Big Tuna
      Hi Dennis, AK member kevin.stot has a set of M16's that are his wife's, and he is considering selling them. He has sent me a message and some pictures. My space and budget won't allow me the priviledge of purchasing them from him, so if you are interested, give him a holler. the M16 are the pinnacle of Ed's Design, honestly, as that is one of his last, but the most well known of his are the HD880. I really love the 600's, they sound amazing. They just blew my mind away powered by my 2500. I was hearing imaging, soundstage and details I never heard before. Really, ALL of Ed's designs are spectacularly clean sounding once they are cleaned/tuned/tested. There was such a short run of the Model 600 prior to Ed's death, and that is most likely why there is not much info about them. Here is a link to Kevin's thread about his M16's. http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=446324

      Charlie
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    Gender:
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    Hi everyone. I grew up in the 70's and remember marveling at all the hifi equipment back then, especially Marantz.

    Over the years I have assembled a very nice collection of restored receivers 2-2270 Engraved Units, (Silver & Champagne), 2325, 2285B (European Model) and a 2500,

    I also own a nice collection of Marantz speakers. This includes the DS-940, Model 600, and the king of all the Marantz speakers, the M-16. They are also all fully restored with new audio capacitors.

    Avid cyclist, founder of cycling club and love Marantz's from the 70's!

    I enjoy learning more about audio from this site from some truly knowledgeable and nice people.