Vintage 30 WPC Marantz 2230 Stereo Receiver freshly serviced and in very good cosmetic condition.
Introduced in 1972 this Marantz 2230 receiver retailed for $559 CND. It has all the classic Marantz attributes such as the brushed silver face plate, blue and red lights and gyro-touch tuner. The 2230 was a nice model from Marantz and it put out 30 watts per channel. Production of the 2230 ended in 1974.
“Best in its class. With impressive specifications and Marantz-exclusive features, the Model 2230 offers more value and performance than any other receiver in its class. We’ve known that for years. But just recently, one of the nation’s most respected independent consumer testing organizations verified it. In not one, but two separate categories — features and performance. It delivers 60 Watts continuous power, both channels driven, from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with total harmonic and inter-modulation distortion well under 0.5%.
Stepped, three-zone tone controls for BASS, MID, TREBLE. Provisions for tape decks, phones, record changers and 4-channel adaptors. Ultra low-distortion FET, RF and IF circuitry. Massive heat sinks; automatic protection for internal circuitry and associated speakers, plus the famous Marantz gold-anodized front panel. Looking for a moderately priced receiver? The Marantz 2230 out-does them all.”
The 2230 weighs around 36 pounds and measures 17-1/4 W x 5 H x 14 D. The feet add another 5/8 inch. These units are very well built and the phono circuit is highly regarded in the 2230 for magnetic coil cartridges.
All the 22XX series receivers from Marantz are known to have a nice warm, smooth sound about them, and this 2230 is no exception.
Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 15Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Damping factor: 45
Input sensitivity: 1.8mV (MM), 180mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 83dB (line)
Channel separation: 35dB (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Includes soft copy of manual in PDF. This model and this series is climbing steadily in value.