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Got a 1977 Marantz Model 2100 tuner...... how does it work?

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Thread Starter 
A lady at a yard sale gave it to me for free. Now i'm trying to figure how to plug speakers into it. The lights do work and it powers on fine.

What kind of speakers or speaker wire do I need? I tried some PC speakers with rca plugs but got no sound.
post #2 of 8
If it is only a tuner then you need to plug into an amp. This is only a radio. At that time there was probably a separate pre-amp and amp as well.

There might be a headphone jack on it.
post #3 of 8
If the PC speakers are powered then they should work, although you will also need to add an FM (and AM if desired) antenna otherwise you are unlikely to get any reception of FM stations.
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Originally Posted by TheGrumpyCat View Post

A lady at a yard sale gave it to me for free. Now i'm trying to figure how to plug speakers into it. The lights do work and it powers on fine.

What kind of speakers or speaker wire do I need? I tried some PC speakers with rca plugs but got no sound.

You could look for an integrated amp to connect your tuner, or a pair of powered speakers with left and right line level inputs.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok so I am looking at my Pioneer VSX-516 receiver...

It does have a tuner option, which I'm guessing I would use for the Marantz?

How do I go about plugging it into my Pioneer receiver?

Also I think there is a radio antenna attached to the back of the Marantz if that helps.
post #6 of 8
Your Pioneer receiver already has a tuner in it, which is why it's called a receiver. The Marantz is basically useless to you in your current system but, if you still want to use it, two interconnects (RCA plugs) from the outs on the Marantz to the AUX in on your receiver will work. You should be able to pick up radio stations with just the rear antenna if you have any in your city. An outdoor AM/FM antenna will work better for picking up more and distant stations as jdsmoothie suggested. The Marantz could serve you in a second system in your bedroom or garage, used with powered speakers if you wish.
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Thread Starter 
Yeah I wasn't planning on using this at all. I just want to make sure this works and sell it on eBay. Thanks.
post #8 of 8
The Marantz 2100 is a component AM/FM tuner, needs to be connected to an amplifier. It can easily be tested, connect short wire to the FM antenna terminals, run a stereo RCA phono cable from the 2100 into the Aux or CD inputs on the Pioneer. Switch the Pioneer to the target input, power up the 2100 and you should have audio..

Just my $0.05.. 👍😉
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