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Marantz Model Eighteen - The First Marantz Receiver!

Sale price£1,414.00
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Marantz Model Eighteen - The First Receiver! Receiver

Marantz Model Eighteen - The First Marantz Receiver!

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


The very first Marantz receiver! 

Sounds wonderful with both vintage and modern speakers. 

While all audio functions fundamentally work with this vintage beauty, unfortunately the oscilloscope no longer functions. 

We reviewed potential repair options during our troubleshooting, but a full replacement assembly would required that appears to be unobtainium today.

This Model Eighteen has other minor cosmetic and electronic issues as noted below, and would make a great restoration candidate or collector piece. 

We also currently have the matching and rare wood cabinet for this special receiver available here.

Important Notes:
• Scope non-functional.
Aging carbon volume control causes slight volume discrepancy between channels depending on position of control.
Faceplate has faded lettering and some scratches and blemishes from age.
Some original cover screws missing.
Power cord plug was replaced at some point in the past.

Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer. 

Ascent Series Hero Analog Interconnects (PAIR) - RCA Ultraplate or WBT Connectors

More from vintage Marantz documentation:

"With the exception of the cathode ray tube, the model eighteen is an all transistor receiver, based on the same advanced circuits used in the Marantz model 10B tuner, 7T solid state pre-amplifier and 15 solid state power amplifier.

It's circuitry includes 72 transistors and 76 diodes, a total of 149 solid state devices.

A tuner, pre-amplifier and power amplifier make up the three basic components mounted on a single chassis and sharing a common power supply.

Internal connections between these components have been designed to provide optimum performance from each component while retaining full flexibility.

The model eighteen allows the connection of two pairs of loudspeakers, headphones, a turntable and record changer, an additional tuner, a TV sound source, and two tape recorders for record, playback and tape copying functions.

It's flexibility will allow other connections to be made for special applications and it's performance is the equal of the finest separate component system of comparable power."

Marantz Model Eighteen (18) Stereophonic Receiver - Owner's Manual

Marantz Model Eighteen (18) Stereophonic Receiver - Service Manual

Tuning range:

Power Output:
40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency Response:
20 Hz to 20 kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion:

Damping Factor:

Input Sensitivity:
1mV (MM), 100mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio:
80 dB (line)

Channel Separation:
35 dB (line)

Speaker Load Impedance:
4 Ω to 16 Ω

18-1/4" x 6" x 16"



Original Box

Not Included


Not Included


Not Applicable


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

6 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 101023
Marantz Model Eighteen - The First Receiver! Receiver
Marantz Model Eighteen - The First Marantz Receiver! Sale price£1,414.00