Is it a fair trade? McIntosh Mc7300 + 1G for Marantz 2500

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by vaathi, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Super Member

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    The sad thing is the minimalistic approach....

    I've passed on so many Pioneer/Marantz/Sansui receivers and I have a Marantz 2220b in the pantry with speaker wires going out into the garage.....I paid $68 for that unit a couple of months ago. I go to allot of estate sales where widows are selling things off quickly so they can go live with there kids. There are allot of older conservative people in the Pudget Sound Area and they could care less how much a bunch of kids are paying for something because their lives haven't changed in the past five decades. This area is a huge retirement community for people from the Midwest and the military. See, I'm not talking about going online to find something conveniently over priced and I feel sorry for those that base the price of something because of what dummies are paying online. An intelligent person shops around for the best price by the best possible means. Relying on an online service to provide a product at a much higher price then thinking its the norm is an entitlement issue of I want it now like a child. What kind of person bases his choices by what they would rather not do.....a fool and his money are soon parted !
     
  2. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    This is the only way to do it. Otherwise you are just running after the market.
     
  3. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Whether the market continues to inflate is your call. On sound quality alone, stay with the 7300. IMO, the 2500 is decent but not great sounding. Plus it is too fragile to run everyday with 'scope being hard to find and dual core caps being impossible to find. I've owned three examples plus a parts unit over the years. Still have a few cruddy boards in a box somewhere.
     
  4. 62caddy

    62caddy Trust but verify Subscriber

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    OP poses a dual faceted question: One economic; the other, utilitarian.

    Still waiting for the OP to clarify his intentions - otherwise we're just stating the obvious...
     
  5. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Add in the potential transformer blow out issue with the 2500, and staying with the Mc becomes all the more obvious. Unless riding a market, as stated.
     
  6. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Oh yeah, that too. Fragile transformer was the main reason I never played my 2600. I rode the market for a couple of years and did well. I had my fingers crossed it would check out when I had a deal arranged. Cool receivers but the 2500/2600 have become too collectable to be enjoyable. if that makes sense.
     
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  7. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Makes perfect sense.
     
  8. vaathi

    vaathi baski Subscriber

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    Thanks for your input folks. I am gonna keep the Mc7300... :)
     
  9. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a Marantz 2500 fully restored and LOVE it. But that deal is WACKED. In non restored condition I wouldn't pay more than $1500. It'll have glitches, GUARANTEED. So that's another $1000-$1500 to have it restored and a waiting list of sometimes up to 2 years. Now your out tunes while having it restored.
    I'd politely turn that down. Listen to the many members here.
     
  10. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Sound judgment.
     
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