Marantz Model 2600 Am/fm Stereo Receiver/cabinet/dlb-1 Mint And Fully Restored For Sale
You are looking at a fully restored top of the line incredible rare MARANTZ Model 2600 AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Wood Cabinet and DLB-1 FM decoder and decoder blank plate. With 300 watts of pure clean sound per channel this 2600 is unmatched in power and performance.
One sees 2500s for sale quite often that have been serviced but not restored. This is the only 2600 I have seen for sale in a long while and it has been professionally restored by READY AUDIO. This is my 3rd and probably my last 2600 to be purchased and restored. I have moved all my time and money to 4300s and 4400s.
There has never been a 2600 for sale like this one and will most likely never be another one. To find another 2600 this perfect and restored will just not happen.
This 2600 receiver is quite rare and had a total production of less than 1000 units and best guess is only 300 are left. 2600s come up for sale from time to time but not lately. No 2600 has been restored to this degree before and listed for sale. This is an absolute pristine 2600 is most likely the best 2600 in the world. During the restoration it became apparent this unit had less than 1000 total hours before the main power switch failed. This unit was in storage in UTAH most of its life in a very low humidity environment. As you can see from the pictures this unit looks like it was manufactured yesterday not in 1979.
No expense was spared in restoring this 2600. The restoration was done with no limit on the cost.
The Faceplate is in almost perfect condition (9.9/10). All the lettering is perfect, corners are perfect, dial glass is perfect and the scope is like brand new.
The Cabinet was custom built for me in Cherry . The cabinet fits perfect.
A copy of the Owners manual is included with this receiver.
WORK PERFORMED :
(162) COMPONENTS REPLACED TOTAL
(2) CERAMIC CAPACITORS
(90) ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS
(1) SCOPE CONTROL
(16) OUTPUT INSULATORS: ALL OUTPUT TRANSISTORS ARE ORIGINAL AND TESTED LIKE NEW
(4) DRIVER TRANSISTORS
(5) POWER SUPPLY TRANSISTORS/REGULATOR
(24) FILM CAPACITORS
STRIPED RECEIVER DOWN COMPLETELY, CLEAN THE CHASSIS AND WASHED ALL BOARDS.
THE FACE PLATE CLEANED AND POLISHED.
ALL KNOBS WASHED AND POLISHED.
TUNING GYRO WHEEL BEARINGS CLEANED AND RE GREASED WITH MOLY LUBE WHITE GREASE, WHEEL CLEANED THOROUGHLY.
CLEAN AND CYCLE ALL SWITCHES AND CONTROLS WITH DE-OXIT PRODUCTS NUMEROUS TIMES DURING OVERHAUL PROCEDURE.
REPLACE ALL INCANDESCENT LAMPS WITH PROTECTED LEDS.
THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF CAPACITORS WERE USED AND WERE PLACED IN INTENDED SPOTS:
NICHICON—FG (FINE GOLD) KZ (MUSE AUDIO)
CAPACITORS WERE COMPLETELY UPGRADED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
AMPLIFIER, SOFT START CIRCUIT, SPEAKER PROTECTION RELAY CIRCUIT, PRE AMPLIFIER, EQUALIZATION, PHONO, POWER SUPPLY, TONE CONTROL SECTION, FM/AM TUNER, QUARTZ LOCK CIRCUIT, FM MUTING CIRCUIT.
THE FIVE REGULATOR TRANSITORS ON THE POWER SUPPLY THAT FEED VOLTAGE TO THE PRE AMPLIFIER, FM/AM SECTIONS WERE REPLACED WITH BETTER TYPES THAT HANDLE STESS BETTER.
AMPLIFIERS FOUR DRIVER TRANSISTORS UPGRADED TO BETTER QUALITY.
REBUILT THE MAIN POWER SWITCH.
REPLACED THE SOFT START FUJITSU RELAY WITH BRAND NEW OLD STOCK REPLACEMENT.
SPEAKER RELAY WAS REPLACED WITH OMRON 48VDC TYPE.
(26) CERAMIC AND FILM CAPACITORS ON THE POWER SUPPLY WERE UPGRADED TO LOW TOLERANCE POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYESTHER TYPES FOR IMPROVED AUDIO REPRESENTAION.
ALL 8 FUSES WERE REPLACED WITH BRAND NEW.
THE AMPLIFIER’S TUNNEL HEAT SINK WAS COMPLETELY TORN DOWN, ALL 16 OUTPUT TRANSISTORS TESTED AND CLEANED. THE TUNNEL HEATSINK WAS WASHED, ALL SMALL SECONDARY FINNED HEAT SINKS WERE METICULOUSLY CLEANED AND RESURFACED. OUTPUTS RE MOUNTED WITH THERMALLOY INSULATORS BETWEEN FINNED SINK AND OUTPUT AND HIGH END HEAT SINK GREASE APPLIED BETWEEN FINNED SINK AND MAIN HEAT SINK. THERMISTORS CLEANED, TESTED, RESURFACED AND RE MOUNTED TO HEAT SINK WITH NEW QUALITY HEAT SINK GREASE.
THE AMPLIFIERS COOLING FAN WAS COMPLETELY TAKEN APART, WASHED AND BOTH BEARINGS CHEMICALLY WASHED AND PACKED WITH MOLY LUBE GREASE—MOTOR COIL TESTED. FAN RUNS SMOOTH AND QUIET LIKE NEW.
HEAT SENSING THERMISTORS FOR FAN OPERATION HEAT TESTED AND CONFIRMED WITHIN SPEC. WITH THERMOCOUPLE PROBE AND HEAT GUN.
ALL BOARDS COMPLETELY HAND RE SOLDERED.
SCOPE ADJUSTED TO MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATIONS. THE SCOPE IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND DIALED IN PERFECT
TOP AND BOTTOM COVER WASHED WITH ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP AND WATER.
COMPLETE FM ALIGNMENT WAS PERFORMED FOR OPTIMUM RECEPTIONRECEIVER BURNED IN FOR 50+ HOURS, ALL MODES TESTED
OUTPUT MEASURED WITH 8 OHM LOAD AND 1000HZ SINE WAVE—325 WATTS PER CHANNEL OBSERVED PRE-CLIPPING/DISTORTION.General Rarity X-Rare Retail Price 1600 Designed in USA Manufactured In Japan First Year 1978 Last Year 1980 Wood Case WC-124 Silver Face Yes, extruded Channels Two Tube Design One (Scope) IC Count 11 FET Count 12 Transistor Count 123 Diode Count 100 Speaker Connections Two sets Chassis Ground Binding Post AC Switch Yes Fusing Rear deck Switched AC Outlets One (US Model Only) Unswitched AC Outlets One (US Model only) Power Source Details Dual Toroidal Power Consumption 115 W (idle); 920 W (Rated output; both channels) Special Option 1 Dolby decoder (US model only) Physical Width 19 1/4 Height 7 Depth 17 1/8 Weight 60.3 lbs, 63.8 lbs packed
Amplifier RMS Power Per Channel 300 @ 8 ohms, 400 @ 4 ohms Damping Factor @ Load Impedance 60 at 8 ohms Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.03% @ 300, 0.05% @ 400 Power Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 KHz Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/-.2 dB Intermodulation Distortion (IM) .03% @ 8 ohms; .05% @ 4 ohms Input Impedance 40k Ohms Input Sensitivity for Full Output 1.5 Volt Peak Lamp(s) Yes (LEDs) Cooling Fan(s) Yes
FM Tuner Gyro Tuning Yes RF Sensitivity 1.5 uV 300 Ohm Binding Posts Yes 75 Ohm Binding Posts Yes 75 Ohm F Connector Yes 50 dB quieting sensitivity, Stereo 25 uV 50 dB quieting sensitivity, Mono 2.2 uV Ultimate Quieting 82 dB (Mono); 75 dB (Stereo) THD, Mono .15 (100Hz), .1 (1kHz), .15 (6kHz) @1000uV; .4% (1 kHz, 50 dB quieting) THD, Stereo .35 (100Hz), .2 (1kHz), .3 (6kHz) Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono 82 dB @ 1000 uV Signal to Noise Ratio, Stereo 75 dB @ 1000 uV Frequency Response 30Hz-15KHz, +.2/-1.0dB Hum and Noise 80 dB Capture Ratio 1.0 dB @ 1000 uV IF Image Rejection 120 dB IF Rejection 120 dB Stereo Subcarrier Rejection 75 dB Alternate Channel Selectivity (wide or normal) 085 dB Spurious Rejection 120 dB AM Carrier Rejection 60 dB Stereo Separation at 1 kHz 50 dB Mono Switch Yes Signal Strength Meter Yes (scope) Center Tuning Meter Yes (scope) Multiplex Filter (Hi-Blend) Yes Quartz Frequency Lock Yes Stereo Lamp Yes Dolby Lamp Yes (US model only) FM Mode Lamp Yes Multipath Metering Yes (via scope) Muting Switch Yes Muting Adjustment Yes 25 uS Deemphasis Switch (Dolby Associated) Yes (US model only) Dolby Fm Decoding Option Yes (US model only) Quadradial Output (FM Discriminator output, unequalized) Yes Oscilloscope 2 Inch Scope Tube 50TB31, Toshiba Scope Horizontal Position Adjustment Front Panel Scope Vertical Position Adjustment Front Panel Scope Brightness Adjustment Rear Deck Scope Focus Adjustment Rear Deck Scope Internal Audfio Display Capability Yes Scope External Audio Gain Control Front Panel Scope Tuning Indication Yes Scope Multipath Indication Yes Illuminated Dial Pointer Yes
AM Tuner AM Mode Lamp Yes RF Sensitivity 10 uV THD .4 % Signal to Noise Ratio 55 dB Signal Strength Metering Yes External Ferrite Antenna Yes Antenna binding Posts Yes
Preamplifier Multiple Bass Adjustments Yes Multiple Midrange Adjustments Yes Multiple Treble Adjustments Yes Tone Control Defeat Yes Bass Turnover Options 100 Hz / normal Treble Turnover Options 10 kHz / normal High Filter 9 KHz, 18dB/oct Bessel Low Filter 15 Hz, 18db/oct Butterworth Gain Control Yes Loudness Contour Yes Mono L, R, L+R Channel Reverse Yes Balance Slider Number of Tape Monitors 2 Tape to Tape Dubbing Yes, via front panel jacks, also 1-2 and 2-1 Auxillary Input Source Yes 2nd Auxillary Input Source Euro model only Phono Input Source Yes 2nd Phono Input Source Yes Illuminated Source Indicators Yes Tuner Source Input Yes Source Tape Input (as opposed to a tape monitor) Yes 2nd Source Tape input (as opposed to a tape monitor) Yes Tape Monitor Yes 2nd Tape monitor Yes Headphone Jack(s) Yes Speaker Selection Nomenclature 1,2Terms
As with any electronic unit of this age, this item is sold AS-IS, but is guaranteed to be as listed. This unit was operating properly and will be packaged carefully, and should operate properly and as listed upon receipt.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
This 2600 will ship FedEx fully insured and local pick up is always available and preferred. Local pickup is subject to a shipping credit. Credit amount upon request. This receiver will be packed in a special box lined with 3” foam padding on all (6) sides. The box alone has a shipping weight of almost 30 lbs.
Shipping weight will be 110 lbs. Free Shipping in lower 48 States US. Note shipping overseas will not be cheap with over 110 lbs shipping weight. Please make sure you know the actual shipping cost before you purchase. I do not like to cancel sales and relist.
Payment is required in 3 days unless other arrangements have been made prior to offerding. Please to not purchase if you cannot pay in full and in a timely manner.
Thanks and do not miss out on this one of a kind fully restored 2600.
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