Marantz 2245 Receivers

5/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00

Product Description

Marantz 2245 Receiver

Power 45W per channel 8 Ohms

made 1971 - 1973

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

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I recently aquired a Marantz 2245 of Ebay. I have enjoyed vintage marantz for years: 2265, 2252B and my main workhorse 2285B.

The 2245 is of the first wave of famous Marantz receivers that came out 1971-1974. What makes the 2245 unique is the fact that it is essentially a 2270 (2 x 70 watt) sharing the same massive powersupply and huge 9000 mf capacitors, however the output has been scaled back to 2 x 45 watt. Because of that the 2245 runs cool and puts little stress on the very high quality components - its like a huge 350 cubic inch v8 engine that only has to move a tiny 2 seater car. The result is some of the best marantz sound you will ever come across.

Soundstage is huge and transparent. Crank it up high and the most relaxed and controlled sound comes out of it with excellent depth, texture and imaging. Forget that it is only 2 x 45 watt - it will effortlessly fill any living room.

IThumbs up for this gem!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

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Best speakers for a Marantz 2245?

I have a Marantz 2245 and I'm looking for suggestions on speakers. I currently have a pair of Monitor Audio BR2 series and I'm pretty happy with them but can't help but think I'm not doing justice to the Marantz. I paid $400 for the receiver so, I'd like to keep things reasonable. I listen to a wide ... Read More »

Sansui A80 or Marantz 2245?

I'm buying my first vintage receiver/amp and I'm currently between these two due to local availability and price (I'm not from the USA). I'm really unsure regarding which one to pick, considering the Marantz is twice the price of the sansui. My main question is, is it worth it? Will there be a noti ... Read More »

Living right.. Marantz 2245 and KLH 5

A pair of KLH 5's had been sitting w/o any takers on CL for awhile so I contacted the owner and asked if he was interested in a gear swap. After several e-mails and a phone call the owner agrees to stop by and see if anything in my garage interests him and BTW he is going to bring by a Marantz 2245 ... Read More »

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