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Item: 1980 Sansui 719
Location: Melbourne, Bulleen 3105. Travelling to Sydney Monday
Item Condition: 7/10 - some defects but this is definitely reflected in the price!
Reason for selling: Selling everything that isn't being actively used!
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Sounds as it should. Articulate but grunty. The 719 is the upgrade to the AU-717. it is less 'raw' than the 717, with a more refined top end. Similar build quality, dual transformers and DC/DC coupled. No shortage of information.
Cosmetically has some defects - but looks pretty good from the front.
Operates and sounds as it should with one exception - when powering on for the first time you simply need to flip the switch again. I believe this is related to a very well known issues with these integrateds, but it is by no means a fatal flaw - it just means that it takes an extract 5 seconds to power on. You can buy eBay kits to fix this for (from memory) with instructions for around $US 30. The previous owner said it was like that for the past 20 years he used it!
This would have to be close to the best sounding amp for $500 you'll find.
Considering i've had various offers in the low $500 from my gumtree add and here as well I think it's well price, and certainly less than what I paid for it!
I *may* be driving to Sydney on Monday for work, but otherwise happy to pack and courier.
I'm after some advice. I have a Sansui SR-20500 turntable run through a Sony TA-1055 amp and floor standing acoustic research speakers. All bought from Classic Hifi in Sydney 5ish years ago. It's all old but sounds good, although I now need to replace the stylus (again).
I recently had a chat instore at a shop in Melb and they recommended buy a new cartridge and made a few recommendations.
I'm now trying to decide whether to buy a new cartridge for ~$250 (Ortofon 2M Red PMP) or buy a new turntable - Rega RP1 Performance for around $570, which has the 2M red cartridge and seems to be well regarded.
I love my Sansui but it seems that for an extra few hundred dollars it might be better just to upgrade my turntable. Does anyone have experience as to the difference a new cartridge makes to an older turntable?
Just asking some questions on behalf of dad, who's Sansui AU-4900 has just started playing up today.
After having it play today, it suddenly cut off and wouldn't come on no matter what we tried. After 30 minutes or so it would turn on but we wouldn't hear the "click" it usually makes, so it looked like it stayed in protection mode possibly.
Then after a longer time period (couple hours) it would start playing fine again and then a quiet "roaring" sound came out of the left speaker and then 20 seconds later the amp cut off again. Speakers are fine (tried with another amp afterwards).
Just a few queries (on behalf of the old man):
1. What could it be ? I know it's best to get a tech to look at it but just an idea.
2. Any recommendations for a Sansui guru that could help fix/service it in Melbourne? I saw some old threads with a couple recommendations but wanted to ask in case there's been any updates in terms of recommended Melbourne Sansui repairers.
3. If it's capacitors that might need replacing, what are the recommended replacements for the AU-4900 capacitors? Or are the originals still available (Panasonics?)
Any advice/recommendations greatly appreciated
Cheers in advance! Sean