Marantz 1550 receiver. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
Marantz is a company founded by Saul Marantz in New York in 1953. In the 1960s, it was bought by Superscope Inc., and then began to produce in Japan, in partnership with Standard Radio Corp., which in 1975 changed its name to Marantz Japan. In 1980, Marantz was bought by Philips, and Marantz Japan and Denon merged to form D & M Holdings. In 2008, Philips sold its shares in D & M Holdings. In 2014, Marantz Professional was acquired by inMusic Brands, and D + M Holding has been owned by Sound United LLC since 2017. From the beginning of its existence, Marantz was defined as hi-end (high-end), or exclusive, high-quality hi-fi equipment. The company had a huge impact on the development of audio systems, and the greatest successes in the 1970s.
The 1550 is a Marantz model from the second half of the 70s, characterized by great dynamics and sound quality as well as soft, clear sound. This model is also distinguished by the feature enabling timbre adjustment in low, medium and high tones.
The collection that featured the 1550 model was advertised by the slogan “Music is materializing” and emphasized that “true hi-fi reproduction can only make sense if the reproduction of an acoustic event is different from the original only in terms of measurement technology.”
The device has been equipped with a new enclosure, matching the design, made of teak wood with finish in Chinese oil produced from natural oils. Potentiometers in perfect condition. The front panel is made of brushed aluminum.
The device has been fully reviewed and serviced.
New blue illumination of the front panel.
Collector’s item. The device is in perfect condition!
– power: 2 x 50W at 8Ohm, stereo
– impedance 4 – 8 Ohm
– FC tuning range 88-108 MHz, doesn’t require re-tuning
– frequency response – 18Hz – 30kHz
– total harmonic distortion: 0,1%
– input sensitivity: 2,8mV (MM), 180mV (line)
– signal-to-noise ratio: 72dB (MM), 80dB (line)
– weight: 17 kg
– output: 500mV (line)
– damping factor: 41
– dimensions: 50cm x 17cm x 38cm (width x height x depth)
– year of production 1978 ? 80
– produced in Japan