Marantz 2245 receiver
April 18, 2005 4:21 PM Subscribe
I recently purchased a Marantz 2245 receiver from eBay which I intend to use in conjunction with my PC for audio playback. The unit doesn't appear to have suffered any damage during shipping, but I cannot seem to get any sound out of it. So far, the seller has not contacted me back about this.
posted by jenleigh to sports, hobbies, & recreation (7 answers total)
Extended explanation: this is my first vintage receiver so I wonder if there isn't something obvious I haven't considered, or whether one of the tubes got damanged during shipping. As far as setup, I've got RCA cables coming from an Echo Gina soundcard going into the "Tape" channel, the "Tape" knob is selected and the speaker button is depressed. Is there any reason the ordinary speaker wire I'm using isn't working? Is there any reason the signal from the soundcard wouldn't be processed properly by a vintage receiver?
I've tried twiddling every knob on the console, but nothing has changed. I don't want to tell the seller I think it's malfunctioning until I've tried everything. Also: there are RCA ports in the back called "Main In". Should I be inputing there from the soundcard, or is it fine to input into "Tape"?
Sorry this is a terribly phrased AskMe question. I'm typing in a bit of a hurry. Any comments from users who've used vintage receivers to power their PC audio would be wonderful. Thanks!