Marantz SD9000

Makymak

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#1
Hello!

Recently, I saw an ad for the said Marantz in need of belts, according to the owner. It's offered at 130€.

I know nothing about this deck other than it's a very rare, late '70s deck.

Is it worth it to buy it and try to bring it back to life? Sonically, how does it feel?

I'm interested in this one because it's an open well deck. OK, it's not my favorite Pioneer CT-F1250 but I can't afford one btm!
 
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#2
Hello,

Well, for that price i would definitely buy it, I have never owned one but have always liked the look of them - It is rare.

Sonics wise it is probably not a Nakamichi - I would still have it though in my set up...... in a flash :cool:

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#3
So, it is a 2-speed deck @ 1 7/8 ips and 3 1/2 ips.. Unfortunately, what it lacks is full-on tape calibration for bias, level and equalization. It only has a fine bias control. Sure... it has an impressive layout of buttons and lights for mostly programming functions. But, at that quoted price, I would have bought it.

Internet photos:

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Nando.
 
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