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Marantz 2325
25 Reviews
rating  4.84 of 5
MSRP  800.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Ok, so it's 8:00 or so and we pull up to a garage sale address, but it hasn't started yet. We walk up and the lady of the house comes out and opens the garage door. As it goes up I spot a Marantz 2325 sitting in the pile of stuff. I step in and pick it up. Well, tried to, it was HEAVY!!! "How much?" I ask. "Well", she say's, "you have to ask my husband, and he's out putting up signs for this sale." So I wait. And wait. And people start showing up. So I haul the 2325 off to the side and hide it between my legs. Some people notice - and I try to glare them away. And I wait. Finally the "husband" drives up and I get his attention. So, he comes over and I ask him "How much?". And I get a long story about how he loves the amp. and he's had it forever, etc. etc. "So, how much?" I ask for maybe the 12th time? "Oh", he says, "How about ten bucks?". I slap a twenty in his hand and blurt out "I'll be back for the change" and hike the monster as fast as I can out to my car.

Oh man. Hooked up to my Bic Venturis and wailin' the old vinyl, I just cry at the sound that come out.

Sometime life is good!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gary a. black a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2015

Bottom Line:   
I bought my Marantz 2325 about two and a half years ago for $ 450 with the wood cabinet , before that I owned a 2252b I loved this receiver but when I found the 2325 on Craigslist I had to buy it and believe me I think I scored pretty good , it's probably one of the best purchases I have ever made . The 2252b was great but the 2325 with a 125 watts of amazing power is fantastic . Right now I have my Klipsch Cornwalls hooked up to it and they sound amazing .

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



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

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Marantz 2325 - there is very little on the market today, at virtually any price, that will give the pure warm sound of the 2325. I have owned my 2325 since new in 1976 (37 years and counting) and have used nearly every single day. The FM tuner is nothing less than the very best - Marantz was serious here in putting together a near perfect tuner (check out the kudos given today for the even more vintage Model 10B tuner!) Most of the music I listen to is from analog vinyl via a Garard Signature 301 TT. No matter what type/style cart, this amp will deliver the most clear, black background, letting the music shine on through. I've driven very difficult planar speakers to easy to drive Wilson Audio speakers and honestly can say I have gotten out of these whatever they could offer. The headphone amp is very good and I have yet to find headphones the 2325 could not effectively drive. The only parts that have been replaced over the years are the dial and indicator lights. I've taken it out of its beautiful wood case only 5 times for light replacement and/or general cleaning. This thing has been in almost constant use and there is no sign of failure - not even in the various pots that can buildup corrosion/static. My Marantz 2325 has been the work house of my sound system for nearly 40 years - my closest and most trusted friend.

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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 musicgioni a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I have had the Audio bug since I was a teenager. Back in the seventies, as a teenager I would look at the fancy silver faces of the Mega Receivers like Sansuis, Pioneers and Marantz, drool and dream about having one. A few decades later and I am happy to have in my collection some of the best receivers of a bygone era. In my collection I have among other a Sansui 9090, a Pioneer 1280 and a Marantz 2325. In a nutshell, love them all. They all have their strengths and weeknesses. They do kick the butt of all Best Buy sold junk and so called digital Receivers I have heard. And from all three I mentioned the Marantz 2325 is my favorite. I have it connected to a pair of klipsch Heresy II speakers and a Sansui FR 1080 turntable and I just go back to my youth every time I use it. The sound is warm, inviting, nostalgic! There is plenty of power and the dynamics (micro and macro) are just right. The Sansui has gut wrenching power and also sounds warm and inviting. There is a certain magic with the Marantz that I can not quite describe.
All my receivers are of better that Very Good cosmetics and the Marantz is excellent. Not a scartch or other blemish to be found on the face plate. Being a carpenter hobbyist I resurfaced the wooden cabinet and it looks better than new. Overall the receiver is a pleasure to look at and magical to listen to.

If you are into vintage equipment you can not do much better in my opinion (and I have played with some really big vintage stuff like the Sansui G 9000 - although Inever cared for the side panel input and outputs though) than the Marantz 2325. Power, elegance, looks, warmth, grace! It has it all.

Howver, as good as these vintage receivers are they still can not really compete with modern high end equipment. They kick all the mid-fi junk's butt but when compared to high end equipment they just do not cut it. Modern speakers have demands that most older receivers just can not cope with. For example, my main audio rig is composed from the Musical Fidelity KW 500 Integrated Amplifier and the Eggleston works Adnra II speakers I bought used in Audiogon years ago. When I put each and every one of the vintage receivers to drive the Adnras, their magic was gone. The vintage receivers, no matter how powerful they are were not desinged to deal with complex speaker loads and high current demands. They do great with high efficiency easy load speakers but even at that serious odern gear ourperforms them. To those who think that they have hit audio nirvana buying vintage gear, enjoy your music as much as I do. Howver please do not for a moment think that technology picked 30 years ago and "they do not make them as they used to anymore". No the vintage stuff does NOT Blow Any Doors of any serious modern gear.

Anyway, the reason for the audio junk that passes for receivers today is US, the people, wanting CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. In addition, any of the three receiver in my collection used to retail around 700 to 900 dollars 35 odd years ago! Not cheap in any way. If they were sold today they would be costing 3 to 4 thousand bucks and they would still be considered a bargain. Therefore, comparing them to the mid-fi junk is NOT really fair. They should be compared to more serious gear of today like Integrated amps from krell, Musical Fidelity, modern Luxman etc.

Please forgive my "essay" on old vs new stuff. I have them both and I love them all!. Each of these in its own way brings me all that much closer to the music or to a bygone era and my youth!

Cheers everybody!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bogart69 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Not much I can add to the other reviews that are posted except that I noticed not many people have compared these to amps (both integrated and seprate) from the BIG AUDIOPHILE names..Naim, Rega, Krell etc..Thsi thing really BLOWS the doors off of just about anything I have ever owned, Including the likes of Naim, Rega, Rogue, Krell< Cary, NAD etc..It simply spanks them. I am not sure if being an "AUDIOPHILE" means that you need an amp with no remote , no tone, seperate phono, seperate headphone etc in order to convince yourself it is a "High End Product"..LOL. I have Taken My 2325 into MANY High End Audio Salons when auditioning speakers only to have customers drooling over the sound, In fact I overheard one salesmen telling a customer that my amp was "Heavily Modified" which is why it sounded so good and in time the mega dollar amp which will remain namless but rhymes with Coulder will sound every bit as good...LOL My 2325 is plain old stock. If you can pick one up have a QUALITY tech give it a once over, It will bring you decades of Joy !!!

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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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