Marantz 4240 Receivers

Marantz 4240 Receivers 

DESCRIPTION

Marantz 4240 Quad Receiver

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 09, 2018]
Heritage2003


Strength:

With warm Marantz sound and a beautiful face plate and wooden cabinet, this receiver has so much better sound than anything I’ve owned in the last 30 years.

Weakness:

Depending on the speakers you pick to hook up to this 1974-1978 receiver, you will be taken back in time. Of course there are Marant receivers with more Watts and more options of speakers, depending on playing and/or driving the music you enjoy listening too!

Price Paid:
500
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1974
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Dec 14, 2007]
Pathetique
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sound. This unit sounds amazing....40 watts in two channel mode is wonderful....the tuner seems pretty good. The cool wheel that spins the dial...and the blue backlighting are intense...I love the solid feel of the knobs. Amazing quality and tone that endures!

Weakness:

Prices will continue to rise for these as people grow tired of hearing weak tone in their current more modern systems.

My 4240 is replacing a rather nice but souless Denon 5.1 surround unit that I've had for several years....I want to get more tone from 2 channels with the option to play with 4 speakers -- visa vis the 'quad' setting here with the decoder which was included...This baby is amazing....I am hooked!!! The sound is fantastic...this from a musician with a developed ear and a penchant for tall blondes (but that is another story)....

So what is it with these old Marantzs??? One word....TONE....you hear the recording in all of its articulate nuances...you hear the swell of instruments...and you push speakers to perform as they were intended to....I love this unit and to my knowledge it is in its original form....the tiny light directly on the indicator is out...but that intoxicating blue glow is there.....

Bravo Saul...you are the man!

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used:

Denon, Pioneer, Yamaha, Kenwood.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 12, 1999]
Steve
an Audiophile

I own a Marantz 4240. I love it. It doesn't have alot of power but, it has beautiful sound! One of the best recievers I have heard. This sounds better than most new stuff does. This can drive most speakers as loud as most people can stand. It has alot of features too. Nothing else to say... This reciever is an awesome piece of classic audio equipment.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 11, 1999]
L Truesdell
an Audiophile

The Marantz 4240 is probably one of the best designed receivers that Marantz had made during the 70's. While not a powerhouse, the circuit design is quite unique for it's time, and the fact that 4 channel was going through it's growing pains. I have worked on electronics for the past 30 + years and am still impressed with the tight RF front ends of these receivers. Good sensitivity, image rejection, and selectivity are it's claim to fame, as well with the 2270, and 2275. They were indeed a workhorse for the many years that they have been around, and hence still perfrom very nicely after 20 + years of service. As with any vintage electronics one must understand that for electronic componets to hold up for that period of time, the quality of the parts must be exceptional as well. Regular check ups and normal replacement of worn parts are as much a concern, as changing the oil in your car.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 16, 1999]
Brian
an Audio Enthusiast

The Marantz 4240 Is a Great sounding reciever. Most of todays junk won't be around next week let alone 20+ years from now. If you don't switch the power switch from 4 channel to 2 channel when it's on, you won't have a problem with this reciever. Remote controls and digital read outs are nice but how does it sound. Thats what matters. After listening to a Marantz 4240 for about 17 years, I thought I could find something better. Not! I found very Good equipment but not better. I increased the watts from 40 to 220watts but still didn't sound better. I bought a Onkyo M-508 Pioneer C90 preamp and Klipsch speakers. Well the pre-amp was replaced by a Carver which helped alot. But for all that Money and Watts my Dads Marantz 4240 Still sounds Best!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 27, 1999]
Bill
an Audio Enthusiast

Poor sound, no power and Quad what a bad combo.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 11, 1999]
Giovanni14
an Audio Enthusiast

With no power to speak of and the uncanny ability to break without warning, the Marantz 4240 is little more than a piece of crap.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 30, 2000]
Marc W
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sound Quality, Build, Looks, Power

Weakness:

none

Picked this up on ebay a few months ago for my "dorm system." Left the Home Theater set up back home so I needed to purchase a good Stereo reciever for my room. The receiver was to be paired with Paradigm Mini Monitors and a Thorens TD 125 MK II. Websites such as this one led me to Marantz and I am not dissapointed. Now, I don't think there is anything I can say about this unit, or any other vintage Marantz for that matter, that has'nt been said 1,000 times before so I'll just go ahead and give it the 5 stars that it deserves and move on. Just one thing in closing, to the guy below who claimed this unit had "no power," you must be on crack buddy, because this sucker cranks. 40 VERY conservative watts. It gives my Paradigm speakers all they can handle.

Similar Products Used:

Sony, Jvc, Yamaha

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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