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Wayne Richards

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Hi everyone, Thank you for having me.

Have been in bands most of my life and have always had a love for music.

Have just started on the restoration of my fathers 70’s Marantz system and hoping to return it to its former glory because I remember how good it sounded when I was a kid. 

Am here hoping to call on the groups knowledge and help out if I can. 

Thank you 

Wayne 

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welcome Wayne, marantz gear of that era always sounded superb, hope the resto goes well for you, enjoy the site

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Welcome Wayne! Hope the wet season is treating you well (I moved to Wagga from Clifton Beach last year!)

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As the ex-service manager for Marantz back in the mid-late 1970s, I have a passing familiarity with the products. What model/s do you have?

 

BTW: My predecessor at Marantz (Peter Stein) lives in Kuranda.

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Welcome Wayne! Hope the wet season is treating you well (I moved to Wagga from Clifton Beach last year!)

Hi , It’s definitely wet this year ... Townsville nearly disappeared !!

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As the ex-service manager for Marantz back in the mid-late 1970s, I have a passing familiarity with the products. What model/s do you have?
 
BTW: My predecessor at Marantz (Peter Stein) lives in Kuranda.

Hi , Like the name [emoji106]
You must of seen a huge change in Marantz/hifi over the years ?
Have a 6110a turntable that just needed a new belt , stylus and clean.
A 1070a amp that’s currently away being serviced and recapped ... had a pretty bad hum.
A 104a tuner that seems fine apart from a couple of blown lamps ... have ordered a led kit from the states.
And a pair of HD 770’s that just needed the pots serviced.
Was pretty surprised they all powered up after sitting unused for 15 year or so !!
Only things I would like to chase down Eventually is a 140 power amp and a matching tape deck... I think it’s a 5220 ?
It’s beautiful up at Kuranda ... wouldn’t mind being up there myself.
Do you collect yourself ?
Wayne


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welcome Wayne, marantz gear of that era always sounded superb, hope the resto goes well for you, enjoy the site

Thank you wen

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24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:


Hi , Like the name emoji106.png
You must of seen a huge change in Marantz/hifi over the years ?
Have a 6110a turntable that just needed a new belt , stylus and clean.

Ho hum.

24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:


A 1070a amp that’s currently away being serviced and recapped ... had a pretty bad hum.

 

Great little amp. One of my all-time favourites. Very reliable and tough as boots. I'm surprised that yours has a fault.

24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:


A 104a tuner that seems fine apart from a couple of blown lamps ... have ordered a led kit from the states.

 

Meh.

24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:


And a pair of HD 770’s that just needed the pots serviced.

Very nice. Drop dead gorgeous to boot.

24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:

Was pretty surprised they all powered up after sitting unused for 15 year or so !!
Only things I would like to chase down Eventually is a 140 power amp and a matching tape deck... I think it’s a 5220 ?

The 5220 was released at roughly the same time as your 1070 and 104. A huge deck though. Much wider than the 104 and 1070. Built like a brick outhouse. 

24 minutes ago, Wayne Richards said:

It’s beautiful up at Kuranda ... wouldn’t mind being up there myself.
Do you collect yourself ?
Wayne
 

I do have a collection of sorts, but my main focus is on vintage test equipment. I do have a Marantz Model 500 though. I've knocked back a few significant offers on the amp over the years. Only 300 in existence.

https://audio-database.com/MARANTZ/amp/model500-e.html

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20 hours ago, Wayne Richards said:

That’s a beast of an amp !!!
Do you know which model tape deck was the matching one in width ?

The Model 500 pre-dates Marantz cassette decks. So, probably none. I used mine with a Marantz SD9000 and, after that, a Nakamichi 1000ZXL.

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