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post #1 of 4 Old 06-23-2013, 10:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all. Just purchased my first vintage 2 channel setup and would appreciate your thoughts. All items have been refurbished.

Got:

Marantz 2240 Receiver
Sony PS-LX5 Turntable
ADVENT II Bookshelf

Paid about $350 combined.

Any thoughts on any of these components would be appreciated.
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Reminds me of my first receiver (that I bought, the actual first was a Fisher my dad handed down to me). Think I had the 2270. Had Advents back then (the Original). I'd still prefer my current speaker setup over the Advents, although they were very good speakers. I didn't think the Marantz was as good sounding as the Fisher at the time, but the Fisher had died and was no more. I see that's a direct drive tt with a quick google, but don't remember Sony turntables having been on my radar back then. What cartridge are you using?

So why vintage? You have a lot of old LPs like me? smile.gif (something tells me you aren't as old as most of my records) I do still play my records in my 2ch setup (in my profile under bar) but I wouldn't likely buy that stuff if I didn't already have it. The recording media I lusted after in the old days was reel to reel, wanted a Teac 3340 but never did anything about it...

Thanks for the memories, have fun with your new-to-you gear.

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I have a Marantz 2240. Mine is not refurbished, but it still sounds incredible. I use it in my bedroom. I also just got my first Turntable. So far I'm loving it.
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Nice start, particuarly that all are refurbed. You should enjoy the set-up.

The 2240 is a keeper. If you decide to move on, look at upgrading the turntable first.
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Hi all. Just purchased my first vintage 2 channel setup and would appreciate your thoughts. All items have been refurbished.

Got:

Marantz 2240 Receiver
Sony PS-LX5 Turntable
ADVENT II Bookshelf

Paid about $350 combined.

Any thoughts on any of these components would be appreciated.
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