Marantz 2285 B

Marantz 2285b


This is the classic Marantz 2285b. It is one of the more sought after Marantz receivers. Even though it’s only listed at 85 watts per channel it has plenty of power to drive most any speakers. It featured DLB-1 dolby noise reduction as well.

It was offered from 1977 up until 1980 and retailed for around $670.00. It weighed in at just over 37 pounds. It has the following inputs:

  • Phono 1
  • Phono 2
  • Tape 1 In/Out
  • Tape 2 In/Out
  • Aux 1
  • Aux 2


Marantz 2285 back


As you can see from the inside picture these units were built like tanks and with a high level of quality.


Marantz 2285 inside


Though not shown in these pictures the Marantz 2285 also came with an optional WC 22 wood case which gave it a fantastic sophisticated look. These receivers sell for quite a bit when restored. Recently a super clean 2285b that had been fully restored sold for $1076.00 (8-2019). In average working condition they will sell for $600-$700+.

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24 thoughts on “Marantz 2285 B

  1. Another 2285B up for sale. In fair working order but would benefit from cap replacement and of course, a good thorough cleaning. I got it to do same but do not have time or funds now to pursue it.

  2. Hi, Ken. I am interested in your 2285B. Do you have pictures available and a price in mind?

  3. I have a 2285b in walnut cabinet that I’d like sell. Was completely gone thru in ’02, sorted in my home since. I have pics, & the original manual it came with>

  4. Hi Lew,
    Are there links to pictures of your 2285b that can be shared? Let me know if the unit is still available and we can exchange contact info.


  5. I also have a Marantz 2285b in amazing condition. Where is the best place to sell this. I recently upgraded to LED, looks great.

  6. I also have a nice 2285b silver face im thinking about parting with. In original condition not refurbished. In Tx

  7. If anybody has a 2285 receiver (any variant) for sale, please email me at storage.bdi at


  8. Hi,
    If anybody has a 2285b receiver for sale, please email me at 11sebol11 at


  9. I have a similar model. Black case with black front plate. I am going to sell my unit. If anyone interested, kindly contact me. karamandi at

  10. I bought one of these when I was in the army in Germany 1979. I had big sansui speakers. 9000 series. Everyone that heared it was blown away. In 1988 my sister in-law burned it out playing it on shag carpet at a party. Is it worth repairing? When it overheated what was most likely to be affected? I don’t know if it is worth the cost. I paid $350 dollars for it in 79 at the px. (A months pay). It’s in the beautiful wood case. Looks like new. ???????

  11. A really nice 2285 can sell from $700 to over $1000 so it’s probably worth having fixed or restored depending upon the cost. Definitely worth having someone take a look at it. Could be something relatively simple.

  12. I saw someone mention that Marantz may have only made around 250 of the 2285BD. I know there are some minor differences between the BD and the B but I’m not sure how much they would add to the value of the stereo. Probably some. I would guess it’s value to be slightly above a 2285B because of the rarity factor. Of course values for the 2285B are kind of all over the place right now with some really nice versions selling for under $1000 and a few upwards of $2000. A 2285BD sold on CanuckAudioMart for about $1400 last year.

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