View Full Version : Marantz SR-3100 Receiver

04-29-2005, 12:08 PM
I saw this at a pawn shop for $100. Is it worth a consideration? I know it's not the main line of Marantz. Wasn't the SR line actually made by/with another company? Not nearly as clean looking. My only first hand Marantz experiance is a 2252B which I'm keeping. Great sound, great looks. The SR-3100 did have the gyro tuning. Is this a 100 wpc model? How far would you go on a price for average cosmetic unit if fully working? This unit is not something I would keep, but if this was a good price for re-sale, I would grab it. Any input appreciated :thmbsp:

04-29-2005, 10:36 PM
It is crap. I have one. Before I knew any better, I actually paid money to have it repaired. It should have been kicked to the curb. I wouldn't give $20 for a perfect one.

OK, I'm being a little harsh. It isn't really that bad, but certainly not worth $100. It was made in the early 80s after Marantz was bought by Phillips and quality went down the crapper. Your 2252B will run circles around it.

04-30-2005, 08:44 AM
I saw this at a pawn shop for $100. Is it worth a consideration?
$100 is too much money
for that one.

Toasted Almond
04-30-2005, 08:53 AM
I found SR-7100 for a lot less money than that, with owners manual. The manual only gave a 4 ohm power rating and that was 63wpc. I say this because the 44wpc rating above is also probably also for 4 ohm ops. That means about 35wpc @ 8 ohms. Not exactly a steal at $100.

I also have a Marantz SR-640 which I believe was a slightly later model. It is in outstanding operating and cosmetic condition, 55wpc @ 4 ohms, and can be had from me for a lot less than that $100.