Marantz 4270 Receivers

4.63/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $750.00


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

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Well folks, here I go again indulging in another vintage Marantz review. (I have 3 others, including the legendary 2270 and 2275 models. and even though those units sound better than this one, it still sounds better than most! I mean, what can you buy new today that can drive up to 8 large speakers with ease (can you say, "kicks?"), and has anything like that signature vintage Marantz sound, and can be got for under $1000? Nothing, I bet. I knew I had to have it the moment I laid eyes on it. $250 was a low price at the local music resale shop, but it needed professional servicing. As far as I'm concerned, every dollar I spent having it professionally serviced and brought back up to factory specs was money well spent. It's a funny story about how I bought it. By spring of 2011, it was already the 3rd vintage Marantz I bought from this same store. I had just bought a brand-new Sherwood from Radioshack that was rated at 100wpc and cost about a hundred bucks. I hooked it up in my bedroom and thought it had a distinctly crisp and clear sound, but no balls. I thought about returing it. Then I saw this Marantz Quadradial - Bing! - It was as though the universe was listening to me and responded. I promptly returned that piece of China-made junk back to "The Shack," (which the guy was quite angry at me for). I borrowed money from my employer just to get it before it was gone. When my dad first saw it hooked and mounted up high in a wall cavity in my home he declared, "It looks magnificent." Also, he couldn't tell any difference in sound quality between this one and his 2270. And that's saying a lot, my friends. When I first played it for my roommate I warned, "It's got big balls." A minute later he was nodding his head in agreement saying, "Yup, it's got big balls." And this was when the receiver still needed work! Need I say more?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I been using a Marantz 4300 for a short time I bought it off craigslist a month or so ago. Its one hell of a receiver I been using a Bose lifestyle and did not realize what i was missing. first off anything built 30 years ago and still working is incredible. second I haven't found a pair of speaker that can handle what this thing can dish out. Im planning on buying a large set of high-end loud speakers here soon. since i bought it we been listening to music allot more its very impressive and give off a very warm feeling to the room.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank Braswell a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of a marantz 4300. purchased on ebay. I've been lokking for a decent 4300 for a long time and found one on ebay. it came enclosed in wood cabinet that protected it from shipping damage. the reciever survived the cabinet did'nt, I did'nt buy the 4300 for the cabinet anyway. To my suprise the unit was near mint inside and out. after replaceing what seemed to be the original dial lamps and the stereo indicator lamp, and adjusting the tuner dial pointer to land on the exact station frequency, I had a wonderful looking reciever that would make many jealous with envy. it out weighs my 2325 by several pounds and pumps out some serious sound in 2 channel mode and quite impressive sound in 4 channel mode. marantz got it right and put itself on the map ahead of everyone else when they created the 4 channel receiver's. the 4300 is a hard find in good shape and even a harder find in this condition. if your into big, sexy looking and simply put the best sound for the buck look no further. if you find a nice 4300 grab it you won't be sorry.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $220.00



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

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
In 2002 I bought a "Never used and boxed" Marantz 4270 incl. Walnut Cabinet made year 1973-1974 (i.e 30 years old). I hooked it up with my very good Cd-spinner CD17mkIIKI and connect it to my speakers Mirage OM7.The sound was very musically and warm without being diffuse. I normally not using it because I have an another amplifier but if I compare the price 4000EURO with the 650EURO its playing music very very well. Im planning to hooked it up with my hometheater system for trying to use the 4 channels incl. the SQA-2 module. I will keep this machine for the rest of my life and It looks beutiful as well.......! Its easy to find on E-bay and not costly even for a good one.The build quality i super, separate module-poweramplifiers easy to replace or reparied if needed. I used a Marantz 2275 for 25 years and it worked perfect when I sold it and used a lot but never repared (not even noise in pot.meters). Has to be the very best build quality what so ever other brands.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Private in Sweden



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by am7434 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
My grandfather bought this unit in the late 1970's-- (when I was in diapers!)
Some 27 years later, it's still going strong! The "stereo" light burned out, the AM reception is kind of weak, and the FM band has a slight screech between channels, but when you do pull in a signal or listen to a CD, this unit is STILL far beyond most of the units out there today! Hook it up to some vintage 1972 Martin speakers, and you have an authentic '70's groove machine! Right on!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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