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I found a Perfect match for my Model 33 Preamp, A Model 32 Amplifier

Today was a good day that got even better when the postal carrier delivered a nice heavy package this morning.  Frank the postal carrier said "this must be the one your waiting for" he knows what goes on around here and that the heavy packages are he special ones.

Today's packaged contained a very well packaged Marantz Model 32 Amplifier, also know as a Sixty-Sixty.  This particular 32 was reported as not working but it is in fantastic condition.  No real marks or nicks on the faceplate and it is completely original.

With a serial number of 2022 it is very early and has a gold toned, engraved faceplate.  The name placard is loose but that's an simple fix.  I'll have some time later today to give it a quick look over.  I have done several model 32's and usually the rectifier relay board is the immediate source of a non working unit.

This is one of my favorite sights when I remove a cover for the first time, dust dots.  For me this means that the cover has not been removed for years and years.  There's nothing better than an all original unit just waiting to be renewed and given a new life.  

This Model 32 will be the perfect mate for my recently acquired Model 33. 

See all of the Model 32 pictures.

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Reader Comments (4)

Hi There,

Do you know if the model 33 only matches with the 'sixty sixty' i am about to aquire a 250m - will the two match??

appreciate your efforts - great site!!!

Daniel,
Sydney, Australia

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Hi Daniel.

The Model 33 pre-amp is usually paired with amplifier models 16, 16B and 32. I'm sure it will work very well with a Model 250 amplifier.

The classic pairing with a Model 250 is the Model 3300 Pre-amp.

December 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterChris

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply. sorry do you mean model 250 or 250M? as i believe they are different amps?

Also out of curiousity how much would a model 33 cost where you live? I am picking one up for around $400-500 AUD serviced and cleaned

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

There are 4 different versions of the Model 250 amplifier and the 250M would be the final and 5th version. The majority of the differences between the 4th version of the 250 and the 250M have to do with the meter circuit and power supply and how the amplifier was assembled.

The basic amplification circuit did not change much between the 4th and 5th versions.

400 - 500 AUD is about right for a Modle 33 in very good working and cosmetic condidtion

December 8, 2013 | Registered CommenterChris

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