MARANTZ RECEIVER 2250B

MARANTZ RECEIVER 2250B
Productnr.: AD2756
Prijs ex. BTW: € 742,98
Prijs inclusief BTW: € 899,00
Marantz 2250 Stereophonic Receiver (1975-77)
 
The 2250B is increasingly popular with Marantz collectors and has a massive amounts of wattage rated at 50 watts but if measured it will be closer to 70 watts!!
The FM tuner is very sensitive, the low distortion preamp is very good and Marantz used two direct coupled power amplifiers as well. 
Overall the 2250B is a very well built and good performing receiver. 
In general it is a little more expensive than the 2250 but ebay prices vary from $499,- to $1299 (depending also from recapping and condition) and increasing over the years, 
listed as solid investment and a ever lasting beauty both in sound and looks!
 
Description
The Marantz model 2250 is an all solid state receiver incorporating the innovative design and unparalleled technology that have made Marantz famous in the audio component industry.
 
The 2250 features a sensitive FM tuner, a highly selective AM tuner, a low distortion preamplifier and two direct coupled power amplifiers on a single chassis, 
while retaining a flexibility comparable to that achieved using separate components.
 
Specifications
 
Tuning range: FM, MW
 
Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
 
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
 
Total harmonic distortion: 0.25%
 
Damping factor: 55
 
Input sensitivity: 1.8mV (MM), 180mV (line)
 
Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 88dB (line)
 
Output: 775mV (line)
 
Dimensions: 16-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 13 inches
 
Weight: 34.1lbs
This is the 2250B which was introduced by Marantz in 1976 and was really only on the market for about a year. Still, it is a very good mid-range Marantz receiver. I say mid-range because it's rated at 50 watts per channel but many will attest to the fact that it is under rated and is perhaps closer to 70 watts per channel when fully restored and recapped.
 
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On some of the Marantz receivers the "B" designation indicates Dolby but with the 2250's it's more of an upgrade designation.  The Marantz 2250 is known for problems with its power switch as well as relay failure. It appears as though Marantz remedied these problems in the 2250B with a better designed switch and relay as well as better capacitors.
 
 
The Marantz 2250B features:
Phono input
Two tape in/outputs
Auxiliary input
Dolby FM
High and low filters on/off
Mono switch on/off
Loudness on/off
FM muting
Main and remote speaker selectors
Dubbing in/out
Stereo phones output
Tuning and signal meters