To me, vintage Marantz goes beyond just amazing audio equipment... These is the special and very!!!
Rare Marantz champagne engraved unit. The first 22xx receivers produced and have unique features. Aside from the obvious stunning champagne/ engraved faceplate, there are other features that distinguish this very special unit from there more common 22xx. For example, darker tuner plastic face plate, tuning vs gyro touch tuning lettering, and gold colored chassis etc. Due to the "high production costs", Marantz quickly switched to the more common/less expensive to produce silver faceplate 22xx...
Shortly into its first run of champagne engraved units. As a result, there were only approximately 4000 units serial #1000-upto approx. Produced in the US and I'm estimating a few hundred+ imported into Canada.
And let's say approx. 400 imported to Canada (Canada has 10% of the US population/market...So, that's a pretty good estimate). Furthermore, the champagne engraved receivers were only produced for the U. Marantz had a production run of approximately 843,000 22xx series models. When you do the rough math, the Marantz champagne engraved units represent. Of the total 22xx production....
A tiny, tiny fraction of overall production. So, these champagne engraved units are extremely!!! Not to mention stunningly beautiful. The Champagne coloring is absolutely mesmerizing.
I have 2245 champagne engraved model, in very good condition, new warm LED lights installed, however FM tuner needs to be re- aligned by professional. Signal strength indicator shows color fading toward green color. I have added picture of silver face 2216B vs. Champagne 2245 to see the difference. Low detailed bass, full mids and crispy fine highs.Best sounding receiver I have owned so far and the. Value of these will go up as they are so rare. The item "Marantz 2245 receiver champagne engraved very rare, Serial number 1379" is in sale since Sunday, August 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Amplifiers & Pre-Amps". The seller is "mato73" and is located in Zlate Moravce. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.