Marantz

One stop shop for all things from your favorite brand

Finding the Right Marantz Vintage Record Player for You

If you enjoy the crisp and clean audio that comes through when you play vinyl records, finding a Marantz turntable can be a thrill. Marantz 6300 and Marantz 6200 performance turntables are sought-after vintage record players. Buying a preowned Marantz turntable on eBay can give you a nice way to enjoy listening to your vinyl record collection.

Differences and similarities between the affordable Marantz 6300 and Marantz 6200

Here's how the Marantz 6300 and Marantz 6200 differ and what they have in common:

  • Unlike the Marantz 6200, which has a belt drive, the Marantz 6300 has a direct drive.
  • Both the 6200 and 6300 feature arms that can be heavy on the vinyl, causing the stylus to bounce in the grooves.
What common features should you look for on a Marantz 6200 or Marantz 6300?

There are several features to consider when searching for a vintage Marantz turntable on eBay, such as:

  • Drive unit, belt drive versus auto drive
  • Speed adjustment controls
  • Stylsh appearance with a clear head shell
What conditions should you consider when purchasing a preowned vintage turntable?

Purchasing a preowned Marantz turntable vintage version can be a smart way to enjoy vinyl records. When buying a used Marantz turntable, there are several important points to consider since it may show signs of wear and tear or may have parts in need of repair. Carefully examine any Marantz turntable for these conditions when searching on eBay:

  • The stylus, which is the needle that rides in the grooves of the vinyl, should ride smoothly without any skipping or bumping.
  • The arm that holds the stylus should be well-balanced with smooth movement, allowing the stylus to remain in constant contact with the vinyl while the record is playing.
  • All bearings should be checked for signs of wear and should be oiled on a regular basis.
  • On a Marantz 6200, which features a belt drive, check the belt for signs that it may need to be replaced. Without the belt, the vinyl record cannot spin.
  • Check the entire unit for signs of rust on the metal portions or cracking to the head shell or other components. Check the wires for signs of damage such as fraying. Check for any unexpected sounds from the turntable when in use, such as grinding or humming, which may be signs of mechanical issues that should be investigated before you make your purchasing decision.
Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Marantz.