Getting a Marantz 22XX in my office room (10 square meters) together with a pair of bookshelf speakers

Volatyle

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Hey everyone,

New to this forum.

I'd like to get better (and nice looking!) sound in my small office room, which is about 10 square-meters big, even less when I come to think of it. I'd like to get a pair of regular sized bookshelf speakers together with a vintage Marantz receiver.

I love the look of the 22XX-series, but I can't really decide (or know) how much power I actually need. I've heard that "marantz watts" can't be compared to a modern receiver denon/onkyo watts, and that's my only reference as I've never owned vintage.

I know the 2270 is the one to go for as you can never get too much power, and things tend to sound better even on low volume with more power. However the price for the 2270 is a bit steep so I'm thinking if the 2245 will be enough. Again, I want to emphasize that I won't connect floor standing big speakers, but a set of smaller bookshelf speakers. To give you any reference, I am currently running a Marshall Woburn in this room, and I found that loud/good enough for the size of the room.

Do you think I'm set with the 2245 or would you go 2270? Or is even the 2245 too much for what I'm pairing it with?

Thanks for any input, completely new to vintage receiver.

Vol
 

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Hey everyone,

New to this forum.

I'd like to get better (and nice looking!) sound in my small office room, which is about 10 square-meters big, even less when I come to think of it. I'd like to get a pair of regular sized bookshelf speakers together with a vintage Marantz receiver.

I love the look of the 22XX-series, but I can't really decide (or know) how much power I actually need. I've heard that "marantz watts" can't be compared to a modern receiver denon/onkyo watts, and that's my only reference as I've never owned vintage.

I know the 2270 is the one to go for as you can never get too much power, and things tend to sound better even on low volume with more power. However the price for the 2270 is a bit steep so I'm thinking if the 2245 will be enough. Again, I want to emphasize that I won't connect floor standing big speakers, but a set of smaller bookshelf speakers. To give you any reference, I am currently running a Marshall Woburn in this room, and I found that loud/good enough for the size of the room.

Do you think I'm set with the 2245 or would you go 2270? Or is even the 2245 too much for what I'm pairing it with?

Thanks for any input, completely new to vintage receiver.

Vol
Hi @Volatyle
I think it comes down to what speakers do you want to use with this amp? Even bookshelf speakers can be more or less power hungry. Q Acoustic Concept 20 will play with anything fine, while KEF LS50 Meta is very demanding in terms of power. Have you thought about any particular speakers?
 
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