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I have a Marantz tuner TR-2242 that is a matching set to an amplifier. The problem I'm having is the output from the tuner has dropped way off and now I've got to turn the amp power almost all the way up just to hear the tuner. The problem is not in the amp as other components playing through the tuner input sound just fine. The problem is in the output level of the tuner.

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  • kayleemae Jul 13, 2009

    micromatikal To miromatikal:

    Thank you for the suggestion on cleaning the outputs. This did not change anything and I am inclined to believe the other advice on the voltage not being enough for whatever reason is the answer. Can you give me any advice to check this out? I have some electrical knowledge and I have a multimeter. It is 1 pm here and I leave for work shortly and will reply this evening.

    Thank you,

  • kayleemae Jul 15, 2009

    I will contact Marantz. But in truth it looks like there is not much more you can do. This was not a good idea to ask you people and a waste of time and money. I am disappointed in this exchange and can see that your site is mostly for people who are not literate on operating electronics, and mostly simple stuff.

  • kayleemae Jul 17, 2009

    this is a start



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U have a burned out output preamplifier circuit, that is the only explanation for this low volume.

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You are definitely correct that the issues is originating from the output of the tuner. There are a couple possibilities. The first, and easiest, is the clean the actual connection between the the two devices. A little rubbing alcohol on a q-tip would be best to start with, maybe a little something abrasive as well to really scrub off any other build-up on the input. Also you may want to re-strip the actual wire connector as well, most audio professionals recommend re-stripping your actual connectors at least every 2 years.

Other than that it could be a voltage / power issue, not getting enough power to the output. If this is the case it could be a variety of things internally on the unit. If the cleaning tips above don't work you will probably want to call Marantz for information on having it checked out. Their number is 201-762-6666 for technical assistance.

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    Tim Grayson Jul 13, 2009

    I am not certain of what the actual output voltage should be, if you give Marantz a call they should know this information. I will continue to check around on my end, but I would think by calling them they will know the info off hand or at least can get it much faster than I can. They are usually very good at customer support and service, even on older models. Tell them you are a loyal Marantz customer! =)

    Go ahead with any replies as well, I will see what I can find.



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    Tim Grayson Jul 15, 2009

    Whatever you say



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