2325 Just never thought I’d get the opportunity. Then it happened.

Discussion in 'Marantz Audio' started by sx1010JBL, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. sx1010JBL

    sx1010JBL Member

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    Hello all. A little about me, and how I attain most of my gear. I manage 2 storage facilities and 4 commercial properties. A little over 500 tenants. About 480 of which know my hobby, or, obsession. It doesn’t hurt that I am able to have a system in my office where I spin vinyl daily. This is a great conversation starter. Yes, I am a ‘make it happen’ guy. Often, I receive said items free, as they were on there way to drop them off at a thrift anyway. Although I have others, I am a Marantzaholic.
    About 7 weeks ago, a potential tenant came into the office. He saw my system asked about it, and I told him i collect vintage audio especially Marantz. He stated he had a Marantz 2325 and asked if I would be interested. Sure,I replied calmly. He says I’ll bring it in. 7 weeks go by and i forgot all about it. Not. He shows up, I open the door, as I see the faceplate plastic protector, WC-43, I wonder how much is in my wallet. He offers to plug it in. I reply, after asking if it has been used in the last 10 yrs or more, and noticing the cord plug, no. Got it, original manual and schematic, very reasonable. I doubt it has ever been out of its case. Beautiful aesthetically, a good start. I’ll open it up tomorrow, we’ll see. Lucky, yes, but, you have to make it happen. 2DF0637C-FF5B-4213-A11E-9CEB8897F587.jpeg B1460A92-2EDC-4100-B35E-C4654A95F1A5.jpeg 1B7D7312-4087-490A-9F7D-2BF75E8DFF87.jpeg D9A98A47-D9C4-470E-B1CF-BBD5132B1BCF.jpeg
     
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  2. wurlyman

    wurlyman Active Member

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    Congratulations! The Holy Grail as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  3. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Heavy MF RIGHT!

    Know mine also in wrapped wood is a beast!

    Enjoy your new toy. I already know you will.



    Barney
     
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  4. bryans12v

    bryans12v Marantz Junkie

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    Kudos on such a great pickup. I'm that day is one you'l never forget!

    I want a 2325 badly. I'm over separates and enjoy the simplicity of a fine receiver.
     
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  5. Fairlane

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    Got to make things happen. That was a great find!

    You will really be able to pi#$ off your tennants with that bad boy.
     
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  6. Steven Tate

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    I bought a couple of Marantz receivers new in the 70’s. Never understood how anyone could leave the plastic protector in place — that face plate was meant to be seen and admired. On the other hand, his loss in esthetics over the last 40+ years is your gain. Nice find!
     
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  7. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is? Subscriber

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    That's a great unit, congrats on getting it - and fulfilling a goal! Man, you're a winner in my book.

    Some people leave that plastic on new furniture (or at least I've seen it many many years ago) and some people apparently leave that plastic protector on audio equip.
    I don't think I have a pic, but I bought a 3300 that still had that protector on it. I took it off!
     
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  8. sx1010JBL

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    Thank you all. Took the plastic faceplate cover off and wow, beautiful. I got it out of the case. It was tight and not easy. I put the first skid marks on the bottom inside of the case-not bad, and I went slowly, but they are there. I took off the metal cover and cleaned it. I’m the first one in here, except for a spider cocoon. I’m no expert, but, it looks visually perfect and all original. I’ll work on taking off the bottom later-2 different size screws and lots of them!

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  9. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Congrats. It's great being at the right place at the right time. Enjoy!
     
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  10. Fairlane

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    She is bone stock. Have you listened to it yet?
     
  11. sx1010JBL

    sx1010JBL Member

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    Fairlane, no, not yet.
    I have never opened up a vintage receiver and after close inspection seen no visual issues. I need to take off the bottom panel, check for leakage/flows. Then replace the power cord-that thing on the end has me worried. Then check the lamp housing for melting-this will give me a better idea of how much use. Then DBT. I work a lot, and yes, I’m anxious.
     

     

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  12. Fairlane

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    Good to be cautious but I bet it will work. But that is me. :biggrin:
     
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  13. cbrown094

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    Very nice Sir! Happy for you.
     

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