Marantz 5220 or newer deck?

Discussion in 'Tape' started by Jon_Bawn, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Jon_Bawn

    Jon_Bawn Active Member

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    Dear all, I have the opportunity to purchase a marantz 5220 in new wood case for a decent price (around $300 with new belts and lighting). It would look great next to my 2270 and complete a vintage setup with dynaco speakers.

    Question is this: I know tape decks got better through the 80's and for even 100 bucks very decent 'modern' 3 head decks can be had, with hx pro and all mod cons.

    I know the 5220 is a good deck, but assuming heads, caps etc are in good order is it still a good deck by more modern standards?

    Anyone with experience if this deck against the standard newer alternatives? Will be used for recording and playback as my main deck...

    Cheers,
    Jon
     
  2. SDA SRS 1.2

    SDA SRS 1.2 Well-Known Member

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    Have one to compliment my 2325 and 6370q. Sounds and looks great (especially with all the Marantz woodgrain cabinets)!
     
  3. LoStrings

    LoStrings Active Member

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    The 5220 is a excellent deck...great build quality, excellent sound, and very nice recording capability with the peak light, and fantastic VU meters.
     
  4. sixthday

    sixthday Well-Known Member

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    It is good if you dont play Metal Tape.
     

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