Marantz 2220 Receivers

4.63/5 (24 Reviews) MSRP : $300.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Forrest a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2017

Bottom Line:   
In 1980 I was invited to dinner at the home of a elderly fellow AA member. After the lovely dinner cooked and served by his wife, we sat down to listen to his new hi fidelity music system. He educated me on some finer aspects of chamber music and asked me if I was interested in listening to music. I responded to the affirmative. He sent me home with his "old" Marantz 2220B. Music has always been the gateway to my soul and has remained a very important part of my spiritual life, making recovery from alcoholism much more palatable. I purchased a new pair of Celestion Ditton 250 three way speakers in 1983 to marry with the Marantz and they have gotten along well all these years. I am listening to Bach Goldberg Variations as I write this and the piano sounds as clear and warm as the first time I played the Marantz in 1980. Be it "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from the Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East, Brian Eno's "Music for Airports" or Chamber Music, I always come away satisfied. I did have the unit cleaned and tuner repaired once, otherwise it has served me without a hitch all these years. What more could a man ask for? And all of this was freely given to me, so I will be a loyal Marantz 2220 man until I die and forever grateful to the kindness and generosity of an old man.

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rx7man a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I have a bunch of Marantz receivers and amps.. a 2275, a 1060, and a 2220B... Every one of them sound great, without a doubt, but the 2220 is definitely at a disadvantage when you need some brute power to get a big room loud and still have if feel full. If you've got neighbors and thin walls, you WILL get noise complaints.. For what I bought it for (My parent's living room) it does what is asked of it perfectly.

Do not compare the 20watts of a 2220 to 100 watt logitech computer speakers, they aren't even in the same galaxy, subwoofers or not, either in power output or sound quality. Some audiophiles detest the sound of MP3's or CD's, and yes, I can hear the difference between those and good vinyl, but I would rather listen to an MP3 through a Marantz than vinyl through most anything else.. My Yamaha rx360, Technics, Fisher and others I have all fail miserably in comparison.

As with all Marantz amps I have, every one of them has a warm sound, and unlike any other amp where I turn UP the bass, On the Marantz I turn OFF loudness, and turn down the bass... Even the lower power units have the oomph to drive larger woofers, even if it's not the perfect match, they'll do it without complaint.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stereoguy11 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2013

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Hello, this is already the 4th vintage Marantz review I've written in the last month. Why? Because I love vintage Marantz's! (not to mention I have 4 of them) This is basically my 1st vintage Marantz receiver. I had a 2220b model that my mom gave me back in 1995 (her stepdad bought it from a garage sale back in the early eighties for $15!), but by 2007, with the selector knob busted off and the faceplate gone, I figured it was time to part with it and move on. I gave it to a friend (a fellow stereo enthusiast), and the rest is history. The following year I purchased this unit (the 2220) at a local music resale shop for $100. I figured I couldn't go wrong, since it was basically the same thing I had and I knew how good it sounded. Because it needed professional internal cleaning, I was not entirely happy with it for the first couple of years I owned it (there were serious issues with the selector knob). I sold it to my room mate who had it professionally cleaned and then sold it back to me. Although he loved the sound quality, it just wasn't powerful enough for him. Anyways, I'm very glad to have it back and I doubt I will ever part with it again. They just don't make 'em like this anymore! Let me illustrate my point: The marantz 2220 is now linked to my H/K AVR 7000 (circa 2000, rated at 110 wpc RMS in stereo mode), while the marantz (circa 1974) is conservatively rated at 20 wpc RMS. Each receiver powers a pair of high-end bookshelf speakers (the H/K powering a pair of vintage Bose speakers and the marantz powering a pair of current model Klipsch speakers (Synergy B-20s). All 4 speakers are rated at 75 watt max input power through 8 ohms. Although the H/K will crank much louder than the marantz, THE MARANTZ STILL HOLDS ITS OWN WHEN STACKED UP AGAINST THE MIGHTY HARMAN!!! While the extreme loudness may not be there with the marantz 2220, the flawless sound quality and sheer speaker kicking ability is. When paired with the big Harman, the two receivers make absolutely beautiful music together. So I leave you with this: If you have one of these fine vintage receivers, even if it is a lower end model such as the 2220, hang onto it, because it will likely outperform anything you can buy today at any one of the major department stores. And if you absolutely must sell it, don't settle for cheap!

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pilgrim a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2011

Bottom Line:   
totALLY THE BEST

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2010

Bottom Line:   
By far one of the best sounding and best looking receivers ever, I have a pair of some old realistic speakers and just by saying im using realistic stuff some would say i'm crazy but these are some kind of special edition and really sound great and then i have a pair of beautiful polk audio sda-2 i think, and this set up packs a punch

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