Hello, I am slowly attempting to build a great collection of classic and vintage tube stereo equipment. I have been able to acquire more than a few vintage tube pieces, but now am looking to expand to Marantz gear from the 50s to mid 60s. Some of the best gear made for the time.
Specifically, I am looking for the Model 7 and 7C preamplifiers. Also looking for the 2, 5, 8, 8b, and especially 9 amplifiers. I have been able to find a tuner and so at this time it is the only tube Marantz I am not looking for. Any other gear you might have could be of interest to me as well, so please let me know if you are interested in selling more than just Marantz!
Since I know this can be important to an owner of these pieces (and rightly so)... if I purchase one these pieces listed above, they will become part of my collection and will never be resold. This is a hobby of mine, not a job (I have one of those), but I have the time and desire to restore these units and bring them back to the beautiful working condition that they might never see in someone else's hands. I believe that at least a few of these units should stay in the US as examples of the quality we are capable of here. Nearly every single one sold online ends up in Asia.
If you have one or more of these items, please message me. Since my responses to messages mostly end up in spam folders, it is IMPERATIVE that you leave a phone number. Simply change one of the numbers to the spelling of that number to circumvent the filtering system present in the messaging system here. As soon as I receive the message, I'll contact you promptly. If we can make an acceptable deal, I will cover shipping by sending you a prepaid shipping label that you would simply tape to the shipping box. I'll make it simple and easy.
Finally, I hope that if you contact me you are serious about selling. I will not waste your time and I simply ask for the same in return. When you contact me, please consider the following in regards to your asking price:
-I am purchasing your gear without seeing/hearing it in person first.
-I am on my own with the shipping company and even the best packed items can be damaged in transit by careless workers. Insurance is useless in most instances.
-The age of the gear means that in order to use it, it will need work. There are no exceptions to this even if your item currently works. Work done properly is expensive.
If you're interested in trades, I have JBL L300s, 250ti's, and 4430s all in excellent condition. Also have a Mcintosh 240 along with an MX110.
Finally, you may notice that I do not have feedback. This is because this listing stays open until it expires as it is only open to offers.