The Marantz 2140 Tuner?
I have run across two references to this otherwise "invisible"
The first, which we could call "official", was in a list of
wood cabinets for various Marantz gear, among which were listed the 2120
tuner (which I know about... I own one, in fact) and the 2140. It's the
same cabinet, and since the 2100, 2110, 2120 and 2130 are all tuners, I
am guessing that the 2140 probably is also a tuner, or was supposed to
be, or something.
The second reference was made by a friend of mine who is also into
classic Marantz gear in a big way. At one point when I was in the
process of grabbing onto Marantz separates in this series, I had told
him that I was looking for the high end units. He told me to go after a
2140 tuner, among other things. After searching for a few months, I
mentioned to him that I couldn't find any references at all to this (it
was before I found the above-mentioned cabinet list.) He then said he
might have made an error, as he couldn't recall where he got the idea
that there was such a model.
Now, the 2130 is a pretty amazing tuner. It has a scope, basically
all the features that we had seen in previous Marantz tuners up to
that date, plus several that were new such as PLL lock for the FM
frequency, sensing for the FM dial to automatically unlock the PLL
so you could hand tune, multipath capability on the scope, variable
output and muting, etc. I am somewhat at a loss as to what might
distinguish the presumed 2140, though I am insanely curious to know what
this little mystery is all about.
There is no mention of the 2140 in the two brochures that I have
seen that show the 2100, 2110, 2120 and 2130.
If anyone has any information about the "2140", whatever
it may be, please contact me at