MarantzMODEL 500usedMarantz MODEL 500 RARE, VINTAGE SOLID STATE AMP, 500 WATTS @ 4 OHMS, EXCELLENT---------------------------------------------------------------------PROFESSORMIKE SPECIALIZES IN THE SALE OF HIGH END AUDIO EQUIPMENT. Our rating is 100%, but that does not adequately represent ou...4299.00

Marantz MODEL 500 RARE, VINTAGE SOLID STATE AMP, 500 WATTS @ 4 OHMS, EXCELLENT

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Asking Price: $4,299.00

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Payment methodsPaypal card
Ships fromCovina, CA, 91723
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions23.0" × 22.0" × 10.0" (79.0 lbs.)
Shipping carrierFedEx
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PROFESSORMIKE SPECIALIZES IN THE SALE OF HIGH END AUDIO EQUIPMENT.

Our rating is 100%, but that does not adequately represent our 18+ years of extraordinary service to our customers and 40+ years of expertise and integrity in the international high end audio community.

We have an impeccable worldwide reputation for sales and service.

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VERY RARE, VINTAGE

MARANTZ 500

SOLID STATE AMPLIFIER

500 WATTS @ 4 OHMS

250 WATTS @ 8 OHMS

THOROUGHLY CHECKED BY BOB HOVLAND

COMPLETELY ORIGINAL

MEETS OR EXCEEDS FACTORY SPEC

EXCELLENT CONDITION

This MARANTZ 500 solid state, stereo amplifier is serial number 1465 of the 1000 (numbering started with 1000) that were made – This unit would have been made around 1974. It’s COMPLETELY ORIGINAL and in EXCELLENT condition. Please examine the photos – they are part of the description.

This 500 includes an original carton with all internal packing specifically designed to securely ship the 500.

PROFESSORMIKE lives close enough to BOB HOVLAND that this 500 was recently thoroughly checked by BOB. He reported that it met or exceeded the original factory specs. He also calibrated the meters and cleaned all the contacts. P.S. If you didn’t know: BOB HOVLAND worked as an engineer for Marantz and is THE DESIGNER of the Model 500.

SPECS:


RMS Power Per Channel 250 @ 8 ohms, 500 @ 4 ohms


Damping Factor @ Load Impedance
>400


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.1%


Power Bandwidth 20Hz to 20 KHz


Frequency Response 2 Hz to 100KHz at +/- 1.5 dB


Hum and Noise >106 dB below 250 watts


Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB


Intermodulation Distortion (IM) 0.1%


Input Sensitivity for Full Output 2.25 volts


Gain Control(s) Yes, Separate Left & Right


Output Meter(s) 2, precision moving coil, jeweled bearings
Cooling Fan(s) Yes

NOTE: the fan produces a very slight sound. If the amp is seated on a solid, non-vibrating stand, the sound is inaudible even with music at very low levels.

There are a couple other 500’s currently for sale on the internet. We’ve seen them all and they’ve ALL been modified and/or aren’t operating properly and/or don’t look as good, don’t include the cosmetic door for the faceplate and don’t include an original 500 shipping carton.

The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. This item will be insured for the full final auction price.

PLEASE NOTE: I will ship this item anywhere in the UNITED STATES, but I can not ship this item to locations beyond the 50 United States. If you are outside the US and are interested in this unit, you will need to hire a freight forwarder to handle the export shipment due to the value – items valued above $2500 require a special license to export. The shipping carton weighs 79 pounds and measures: 23 inches by 22 inches by 10 inches. Our postal code is 91723.

California Sales Tax of 9% will be added to items shipped to California addresses.

Returns will ONLY be accepted for items that are 'not as described'.

This unit operates with 120 volts AC. Buyers from outside of the United States should know in advance that PROFESSORMIKE does NOT change operating voltages, but that may be accomplished by a qualified technician once the unit has been purchased.

I will accept payments through PayPal OR cash upon pick up for this item if the buyer lives in the LOS ANGELES area.

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1. We make the effort to accurately describe EVERY item that we sell.

2. We pack EVERY item so that it will arrive in the same condition as when we evaluated it.

3. We ALWAYS ship within 48 hours of payment.

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5. We treat EVERY transaction as if WE were buying it - we want EVERY buyer to be satisfied with his/her purchase.

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