Marantz 2265b

Discussion in 'Marantz Audio' started by Moby Dick, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. mbz

    mbz Well-Known Member

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    Headphones are after power amp, same as speakers
     
  2. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    What level is the pre out?

    Can it be ran into tape or phono?
     
  3. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    I didn't have another amp which has a power amp in connection so I plugged a Logitech Bluetooth receiver in the power amp in of the marantz using the rca cables which came with the Logitech adapter.
    Then I connected my iPhone via Bluetooth to the Logitech Bluetooth receiver and played music from my iPhone.
    This bypasses the preamp and all of its functions in the marantz.
    There was distortion coming from the LH side which eliminates the preamp section of the marantz from being the source of the distortion.

    As I mentioned earlier,
    I will bias and check D.C. Offset next as well as do the deoxit cleaning.
     
  4. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    Does the headphone jack come after the speaker relay?
    I am asking because I am thinking of cleaning the speaker relay but it is difficult if not impossible to open without breaking something.
     
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  5. mbz

    mbz Well-Known Member

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    Both headphones and speakers come after the protection relay.
    Your problem is in the power amp so only need to clean speaker selector switch..
    Yes, the relay could be the cause but low probability. Also could be failing
    transistor in LH power amp
     
  6. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    I opened up the top and bottom casing and faceplate. I sprayed the pots and switches with crc contact cleaner. I wasn't able to get ahold of the caig stuff in time.
    All the switches and pots were sprayed multiple times including rca jacks and speaker terminals.
    Still had distortion in the LH channel.

    I turned my attention to the speaker relay and had a very difficult time taking the cover off the relay.
    Eventually brute force and persistence won the day and I got the cover off.
    I took 1000 grit wet/dry sand paper and slid it between the contacts flipping the paper to get both sides.
    Here is where it all went down-hill;
    As I was poking around the relay assembly making sure everything works as it should, I accidentally broke-off the tinsy-tiny wire from the coil that energizes the magnet in the relay and now need a replacement relay.

    Bummer...

    So, being a graduate student of the school of hard knocks I Am undeterred and have a new relay on its way from mouser.

    Once I replace the relay, if the distortion is not resolved, I will send it to a professional.
    I really want to get this beauty ito my system.

    Thanks for the help so far.
     
  7. Steven Tate

    Steven Tate AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've never been a fan of cleaning the relays. If it is an older, hard to get relay, I get it. But for those cheap and easy to get Omron relays, it just makes sense to replace what, in some respects, is at the heart of the audio path.
     
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  8. disisme

    disisme AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Although I have nothing to add as I am a newbie to this hobby , I will follow along and try to learn.
     
  9. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    One step closer to a solution.

    Half-way through de-soldering the broken relay switch, I decided I had dug this hole deep enough and called in the expert.

    A friend of mine at work is an electronics engineer and has already done fantastic work on one of my guitar tube amps.

    What he found once he finished replacing the relay was this:

    [​IMG]

    I wonder if the blown output transistor was the cause of this or vice-versa?
     
  10. mbz

    mbz Well-Known Member

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    Most probable fault scenario is people fiddling with speaker wires when the unit is powered up.
    The wires touch, the amp sees a zero ohm load and tries to deliver putting huge strains/demands
    on the internals to deliver the wanted current. Components overheat, finally the transistors blow
    or resistors fail open circuit/flame.

    If not done already, check other transistors starting with Q717 and 718 then Q709, 710. The outputs
    are very robust, likely other TR's damaged along the way.
     
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  11. BrentR79

    BrentR79 Active Member

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    Bumping this thread in hopes that OP can give an update on whether he got this unit up and running.
     
  12. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    It is still with my tech-guy getting fixed.

    The guy working on it has a normal job and told me it was a busy summer for him this year and it might take awhile.

    I should have it back by the end of august.
    Then I will decide which receiver I am keeping, I also have a pioneer sx 880.
    The one I don't keep is going to my brother in law as a gift along with a turntable.

    I will update when I get it back.
     
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  13. rBuckner

    rBuckner Luv 2 Restore Subscriber

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    At the risk of invoking "heresy" on myself I'll say that the SX-880 is very nice sounding too and the choice may be difficult as to which is the keeper! Maybe set up swapping rights and trade once in awhile. :D
     
  14. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    I'm trying to keep an open mind.
    I picked up the pioneer first and then the marantz just kinda fell into my lap.

    One look at the marantz and I was sold.
    However,
    Listening to my pioneer I keep thinking the bar is high and it's possible the good looks of the marantz won't be enough to sway me.

    Stay tuned...
     

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