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
WORK PERFORMED :
(162) COMPONENTS REPLACED TOTAL
(2) CERAMIC CAPACITORS
(90) ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS
(16) OUTPUT INSULATORS: ALL OUTPUT
TRANSISTORS ARE ORIGINAL AND TESTED LIKE NEW
(4) DRIVER TRANSISTORS
(5) POWER SUPPLY
(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
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
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
RECEIVER 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.
Switched AC Outlets
One (US Model Only)
Unswitched AC Outlets
One (US Model only)
Power Source Details
115 W (idle); 920 W (Rated output; both channels)
Special Option 1
Dolby decoder (US model only)
60.3 lbs, 63.8 lbs
RMS Power Per Channel
300 @ 8 ohms, 400 @ 4 ohms
Damping Factor @ Load
60 at 8 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
0.03% @ 300, 0.05% @ 400
20 Hz to 20 KHz
20 Hz to 20 kHz +/-.2 dB
Intermodulation Distortion (IM)
.03% @ 8 ohms; .05% @ 4 ohms
Input Sensitivity for Full Output
300 Ohm Binding Posts
75 Ohm Binding Posts
75 Ohm F Connector
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Stereo
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Mono
82 dB (Mono); 75 dB (Stereo)
.15 (100Hz), .1 (1kHz), .15 (6kHz) @1000uV; .4% (1 kHz, 50 dB
.35 (100Hz), .2 (1kHz), .3 (6kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono
82 dB @ 1000 uV
Signal to Noise Ratio, Stereo
75 dB @ 1000 uV
Hum and Noise
1.0 dB @ 1000 uV
IF Image Rejection
Stereo Subcarrier Rejection
Alternate Channel Selectivity (wide or normal)
AM Carrier Rejection
Stereo Separation at 1 kHz
Signal Strength Meter
Center Tuning Meter
Multiplex Filter (Hi-Blend)
Quartz Frequency Lock
Yes (US model only)
FM Mode Lamp
Yes (via scope)
25 uS Deemphasis Switch (Dolby Associated)
Yes (US model only)
Dolby Fm Decoding Option
Yes (US model only)
Quadradial Output (FM Discriminator output, unequalized)
Scope Horizontal Position Adjustment
Scope Vertical Position Adjustment
Scope Brightness Adjustment
Scope Focus Adjustment
Scope Internal Audfio Display Capability
Scope External Audio Gain Control
Scope Tuning Indication
Scope Multipath Indication
Illuminated Dial Pointer
AM Mode Lamp
Signal to Noise Ratio
Signal Strength Metering
External Ferrite Antenna
Antenna binding Posts
Multiple Bass Adjustments
Multiple Midrange Adjustments
Multiple Treble Adjustments
Tone Control Defeat
Bass Turnover Options
100 Hz / normal
Treble Turnover Options
10 kHz / normal
9 KHz, 18dB/oct Bessel
15 Hz, 18db/oct Butterworth
L, R, L+R
Number of Tape Monitors
Tape to Tape Dubbing
Yes, via front panel jacks, also 1-2 and 2-1
Auxillary Input Source
2nd Auxillary Input Source
Euro model only
Phono Input Source
2nd Phono Input Source
Illuminated Source Indicators
Tuner Source Input
Source Tape Input (as opposed to a tape monitor)
2nd Source Tape input (as opposed to a tape monitor)
2nd Tape monitor
Speaker Selection Nomenclature
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.
Buyers – Please Note:
Please check with your country's customs
office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to
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
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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