- Dec 12, 2019
Heh. I actually had a 2020 (unsuffixed) for a while. Whoops, I guess it was a 2015, based on the one blurry photo I have handy . Quite a bit better built than the more commonI have the Marantz 2020 and it still works great. The only problem I have with it is lifting the damn thing from my basement to the living room!
It was a scrap pile find, and grungy enough looking that I never even had the nerve to try bringing it up. Hung on to it for a while, but finally gave it away.
Still have a 2020B, as it happens -- one which my son found on the sidewalk in Hanover, NH when he was at a tennis camp at Dartmouth in his high school days (the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree). That one works fine. I don't much care for the sound of that era of Marantz hardware, so it's basically a shelf queen. I think I did some basic rehab to that one, but I'd have to pop the top to be sure.
PS I did have a 2215B for a while, too -- like the 2220/2220B, the 2215B shows many signs of having been "value-engineered" compared to the unsuffixed version; the loss of weight being the most immediately salient.
(I managed to break the already compromised speaker selector switch shaft on this poor rascal )