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  1. I probably should be holding off on creating this thread but I've been so slack lately that I haven't had anything to post about and the lack of anything to write has me breaking out in hives so I thought, what the heck. Maybe there is no time like the present. Deep breaths, deep breaths and here we go. OK so... this was bound to happen eventually. I’ve found I like a certain manufacturer so much I just couldn’t help myself and went and bought up several of their amps to see which one sounds the best to me. I would like to start at the beginning of this story but that would just be confusing since I didn’t buy them in order and they certainly didn’t arrive in order and I started buying them long before I made the decision to buy the rest of them and turn the whole ordeal into a massive comparison. So I’m going to start where I feel the beginning should have been and then I’ll try to move on towards where I think the middle should be, and then on to the logical conclusion. Things will be much less disjointed that way. A little history behind the decision, I bought the Sansui Alpha 907NRA back in December 2016 and liked it so much I hatched a plan. I would buy another Sansui Alpha, have a bit of a listen to that and then use this second amp as a trade/gift/incentive to get either Pete_mac or Skippy124 to give the NRA a full service. It seemed like a good idea at the time so I went for it. Unfortunately the second amp (an Alpha 907DR) had performance issues on arrival and has spent most of its time in Oz sitting with my nominated tech/repairer, so that plan didn’t really turn out as conceived. While I was waiting for the DR to arrive I found this thread on AudioKarma: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/what-would-be-the-best-sansui-amplifier-for-sound-quality.450432/ And that started me down the track I would take that ends in this thread being created. I just wanted to know, and I wanted to know badly enough to decide to do something about it. I really shouldn’t have, it hasn’t been kind to my financial situation, but I decided to and I did and there’s no point in worrying about things that are now in the past (unless you regret the decision, and I most certainly do not, so it’s all good). The thread above is a long one but the thing which stood out to me was that the NRA was not a clear front runner. Of the Alpha series the general consensus, and it was fairly general, was that the MR was probably the best. Many people didn’t like the Alpha series at all and claimed that the 70’s gear was their favourite (likers of warmer sound I guess). Anyway, to my mind this thread didn’t answer the question it just served to make me even more curious to find out for myself. I decided to limit this thread to the Alpha series of Sansui Amps, because even my large amplifier appetite was not up to the task of taking on the entirety of Sansui’s back catalogue. I did toy with the idea of including the model prior to the Alphas, the 907X and/or the X Decade but these were a different design to the models that directly preceded them and those models (the G and G Extra) were different again to their predecessors. The 80’s was a decade of great change in the Sansui line up so it didn’t really matter where I started the question of “How does it sound compared to the model before it?” was always going to come up. So I decided to stick to the Alpha series, because lines have to be drawn somewhere. I have been taught a few things by conducting this importing exercise. The first is that freight from Japan is expensive. The second is that freight varies wildly depending on the company doing the sending even if the freight company is the same. Hifido for instance obviously has a sweet deal with Fedex as freight from them came to about 45% of freight from other senders in Japan. The third is that packing is extremely important and most people don’t do it well. Again kudos to Hifido as their packing is second to none. Other senders in Japan have varying levels of packing volume and quality, however if you ask for more serious packing they are usually quite helpful and the extra fees are quite small in the overall scheme of things. The fourth thing is that freight from Japan is expensive, this emphasis is important, in several cases the freight came to more than the auction price of the amp, should you even intend to import from Japan ensure you do not forget the fourth thing! My initial findings, long before I get into the nitty gritty of details are as follows. In most cases these are gleaned from just a few hours of listening so they should be treated as very preliminary. I plan to follow all of the reviews later in this thread with an update of this list of differences so that those who are curious will have a “Sansui Character Reference Chart” they can use. Sansui AU-α 907 The last to arrive and not yet listened to, sorry, you’ll just have to tune in later. Sansui AU-α 907i and AU-α 907L Extra I’ve only given these a brief listen to confirm they were operational, however from what I’ve heard they have a thicker sound texture to the later models with plenty of bass weight (probably a bit too much for my liking). They have a strange way of taking digital music and making it sound more like vinyl-ish. Sansui AU-α 907DR This amp needed attention but I can confirm that this is where Sansui really started getting serious with the top end capabilities of their amps. A decidedly better top end than the previous two models but still with a powerful bottom end and the beginnings of the spectacular mid-range that would come later. Sansui AU-α 907 KX A large improvement in both the top end and the mid range over the DR however it does this by sounding less smooth and more resolving so digital advocates are likely to like it over the DR but vinyl advocates may well prefer the DR. Less bass on display but far more articulate with it. Sansui AU-α 907 XR More bass punch than the KX and a bigger presence but very similar in other aspects. Sansui AU-α 907 MR Very much an XR with much more subtlety on display, more resolution, cleaner background and slightly clearer vocals. Unless you get them side by side it is pretty much impossible to tell the XR and MR apart, they are very, very similar. Sansui AU-α 907 NRA More polish present than the other Alphas, so clean in the mid-range it sparkles, so clean in the top end it shines. Has a mild bass boost effect that is not present on the other Alphas. There is also a ring in Sansui that I have yet to get to serious grips with, it also needs a little care and “technical attention” so I can’t really say much about it yet but I’m sure I will be able to later. In an effort to make this comparison more interesting I’m going to be using a Sansui cd player as the source. I have managed to obtain a Sansui AU-α917XR cd player in addition to all the amps. I haven’t listened to this cd player yet as it arrived needing new belts. I’m picking it up tomorrow and needless to say I have high hopes. Pictures will follow, and yes, there will be many.
  2. Item: Sansui AU-α607MR Integrated Amplifier Mel Location: Melbourne 3183 Price: 1250 Item Condition: very good. Recently was serviced. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +PayPal fee Extra Info: 907MRX was the only amp awarded in Japan in 1995. 607DR is similar to 907DR. The sound is the same but bit less power. Copper screws say a lot about the amp quality. It is built as a tank. Sansui AU-α607MR was sold in Japan only. It is need 100V power supply. Comes with a high quality isolated 500W small size step down transformer. \ No remote control. I believe that a buyer will not be disappointed. The sound is so clear that you can hear a musician breath. But what is most impress me is a high frequency bell sound. I have never heard in my live so nice bell sound. I have had a lot of amps including many Sansui amps but only this one can do that. It is just smoothly slow disappearing in air. Amazing! How Sansui could do that? My Luxman makes bells well too, but I prefer Sansui bells. Sansui bells sounding like inside a church whereas Luxman is outside one. Specifications Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 0Hz to 300kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.003% Damping factor: 150 Input sensitivity: 0.3mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 88dB (MM), 110dB (line) Output: 150mV (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 430 x 162 x 452mm Weight: 18kg Year: 1996 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Sansui AU-α607MR Integrated Amplifier Location: Melbourne Price: 1250 Item Condition: very good. BIAS was recently checked and adjusted. All Power supply cups was checked; all meets requirements. Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup, COD Extra Info: 907MRX was the only amp awarded in Japan in 1995. 607DR is similar to 907DR. The sound is the same but bit less power. Copper screws say a lot about the amp quality. It is built as a tank. Sansui AU-α607MR was sold in Japan only. It is need 100V power supply. Comes with a high quality isolated 500W small size step down transformer. Specifications Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 0Hz to 300kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.003% Damping factor: 150 Input sensitivity: 0.3mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 88dB (MM), 110dB (line) Output: 150mV (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 430 x 162 x 452mm Weight: 18kg Year: 1996 Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: Sansui A-7 Integrated Amplifier and T-7 Auto-search Tuner combination. Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $120 Item Condition: Quite good for their age. ID markings have been engraved on the top edges of the front panels as shown in the photos, but these are not really noticeable when installed. Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Happy to post at buyer's expense. I am very fussy with packing to make sure items arrive intact. Extra Info: I happily used this combo for a few years in a second system until the Tuner auto-search drive cord broke. By the time I got around to repairing it I'd already put a Rotel RA-970/Onkyo T-4700 combo into that system. The tuner has since been repaired, 5 new power supply caps have been fitted to the amp, pots and switches cleaned and both items are fully functional. (Photo of amp internals is before the caps were replaced.) PDF files of Tuner User Manual and both Service Manuals can be provided. AMP FEATURES Discrete class A/B amplification. Inputs for 5 sources including Phono Input. LED Output Power Level Meter. Speaker switching. Loudness control and High Filter switch. Front Panel ‘Tape 2’ input/output connections. Microphone input with input level control. AMP SPECS Power/Distortion: 45W/Ch into 8 Ohms @<0.05%THD Freq Resp: 5Hz – 60kHz +0.5/-2dB Hum & Noise: PHONO 80DdB AUX/TUNER/TAPE 95dB RIAA Curve deviation: +/-0.5dB (20Hz-15kHz) Dimensions: 430 x 132 x 247 Weight: 5.8kg TUNER FEATURES Motorized Auto-search feature. 5-step LED signal strength meter. 3-LED Dial Pointer Tuning Indication. Sensitive front-end and very good alternate channel selectivity. TUNER SPECS FM Usable Sensitivity (Mono): 0.9uV FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (Stereo): 19uV (37dBf) FM Alternate Channel Selectivity: 60dB FM S/N Ratio (Stereo): 72dB FM Distortion (Stereo): <0.15% AM Sensitivity: 300uV/m Dimensions: 430 x 87 x 260 Weight: 3.4kg
  5. Item: Sansui 607MR Integrated Amp. Location: Sunny Nanango, Qld, 4615. Price: $1000 (plus postage) Item Condition: Fully functional but several superficial scratches to the face plate (and top plate). So not as pretty as she could be. See pics for details. Reason for selling: So very many amps, I just can't keep them all. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Mention of it can be found here: https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/127101-sansui-alpha-series-amplifier-reviews/ But you will have to head towards the end to find mention of this amp in particular. More info here: https://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/amp/au-alpha607mr.html Comes as is with no manual, no remote (Sansuis from this era don't have remotes) and is a 100V model so a step down transformer will be needed. I suggest looking here: https://www.wallcann.com.au/500w-voltage-converter/ Photos:
  6. I've been searching the net for info on Sansui speakers (real ones, not fake badged ones) to go with my Sansui amplifiers. I have heard (many times now) that while Sansui amps are widely acknowledged as being very well engineered and built their speakers are widely regarded as not particularly special. I figured that there must be a few models that were worth searching for though so I did. It looks to me like there was a push from Sansui in between 1987 and 1990 to design and sell some bookshelf speakers that were a bit more interestingly designed than most. Info in links below. http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-100i.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-300s.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-1010.html http://audio-heritage.jp/SANSUI/speaker/sp-alpha2000.html So I set out to find one of these above, or something very close to them. And I did, find one of them that is. Pics (because no one reads these posts for the words) below have been copied from the auction listing. Now I don't really expect these SP300S speakers to beat my Lenehans or anything but I am certainly hoping that I will enjoy listening to them. (and I do love the idea of having an "All Sansui System" 💕 ) I do have one concern however, the auction listing did not mention including the speaker cables so I am currently planning on using them with a separate cable running from the ground back to the negative input on the amp. If anyone has a better idea please let me know. I could always get a custom set of cables made if needed but I'll hold off on that until I know if it's necessary. Beyond that, if you've got some Sansui speakers post a pic or two below, because there just aren't enough pics of Sansui speakers on the net as it is. With a call out to some of the well known Sansui SNA fans, @pete_mac, @skippy124, @BLAH BLAH, @Sansui77 Got any speaker pics guys?
  7. I recently was able to aquire an Early Sansui (most likely 1971 model) AU555a from Gumtree. I have previously helped a mate get his late fathers AU555a rebuilt and modded a few months back and really enjoyed the sound these things produced so jumped at the chance to get one for myself with intention of holding onto it for many years to come. Another overhaul was on the cards before it even was in the house. Just recently I did learn to test for distortion measurements by reading this thread (mods please remove if you don't allow links to other forums but it is useful info). https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid-state/338511-howto-distortion-measurements-rew.html Also these mods not done out of my own genius so I take no recognition for that. Other more knowledgable folk have done rebuilds on these before and I found a handy thread over here https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/leestereos-restoration-upgrade-of-a-sansui-au-555a.816754/ . Anyway this thread will be mainly photos and maybe some useful info so that other prospective diy incensed individuals want to have a go at something like this, it may help them. As you can see the front face is in spectacular condition. No scratches for something nearly 50yrs is pretty good I must say. Looks like it has been services a couple of times. Last time in 04. Cover in excellent nick apart from a scratch. Ends of cover have splits (delamination of ply). I ended up putting some super glue in the split and clamping them together. Original inside before clean. This is for it's age a very clean amp with not much dust build up. It must have lived a good life. The only down side I can see is a bit of tarnishing on the gold metal base plate and tone control cover. Amplifier board before touching.
  8. Item: Sansui A-7 Integrated Amplifier and T-7 Auto-search Tuner combination. Location: Gembrook or Knoxfield, VIC Price: $150 Item Condition: Quite good for their age. ID markings have been engraved on the top edges of the front panels as shown in the photos, but these are not really noticeable when installed. Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I happily used this combo for a few years in a second system until the Tuner auto-search drive cord broke. By the time I got around to repairing it I'd already put a Rotel RA-970/Onkyo T-4700 combo into that system. The tuner has since been repaired, 5 new power supply caps have been fitted to the amp, pots and switches cleaned and both items are fully functional. (Photo of amp internals is before the caps were replaced.) PDF files of Tuner User Manual and both Service Manuals can be provided. AMP FEATURES Discrete class A/B amplification. Inputs for 5 sources including Phono Input. LED Output Power Level Meter. Speaker switching. Loudness control and High Filter switch. Front Panel ‘Tape 2’ input/output connections. Microphone input with input level control. AMP SPECS Power/Distortion: 45W/Ch into 8 Ohms @<0.05%THD Freq Resp: 5Hz – 60kHz +0.5/-2dB Hum & Noise: PHONO 80DdB AUX/TUNER/TAPE 95dB RIAA Curve deviation: +/-0.5dB (20Hz-15kHz) Dimensions: 430 x 132 x 247 Weight: 5.8kg TUNER FEATURES Motorized Auto-search feature. 5-step LED signal strength meter. 3-LED Dial Pointer Tuning Indication. Sensitive front-end and very good alternate channel selectivity. TUNER SPECS FM Usable Sensitivity (Mono): 0.9uV FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (Stereo): 19uV (37dBf) FM Alternate Channel Selectivity: 60dB FM S/N Ratio (Stereo): 72dB FM Distortion (Stereo): <0.15% AM Sensitivity: 300uV/m Dimensions: 430 x 87 x 260 Weight: 3.4kg Pictures:
  9. Item: Sansui 331 Receiver Location: Elwood 3184 Price: $100 Item Condition: Very good for age. Reason for selling: Clearance of anything not currently in use. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: The Receiver looks mint from the front and is also in very good condition save for a tiny tear in the timber look veneer? All the functions, dials and knobs are smooth and quiet. Though the lamps on the front do not light up, also the rear of the amp has a little bit of surface rust which can be cleaned of and resprayed . It is rated at a thumping 12 watts/ch so I would imagine high efficiency speakers would be the order of the day with these. Pictures:
  10. Hi guys I am getting new speakers the spendor A9s and wondering if my sansui au-5900 will be enough or will they really need more power to get the most out of them. I potentially have a budget of around $1500.
  11. Item: Sansui X501 amplifier AND Sansui X-510 CD player Location: Melbourne 3094 Price: $SOLD Item Condition: 8/10 .. minor scratches Reason for selling: if its not used in 12 months it gets sold Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: these amps are quite a critical and revealing beastie! If you like detailed listening these are a good option. This once is in good condition with only minor blemishes and in excellent working condition. These are 80w RMS and have MM and MC options, source direct and also supports dual speakers. Its also pretty fine looking. Not much info om CD player other than same period circa 1988. No remote but has digital and analogue out. Works perfectly and new lazers are available on ebay if ever required. Around 15kg comvined weight. Pickup Montmorency VIC 3094
  12. Hey all. So I recently acquired a set of old Sansui speakers. After a bit of googling it appears they might be an ok set. I hooked them up and found 1 speaker sounds different to the other. The midrange is definitely blown and puts out no sound at all. Even when I connect the amp directly to that speaker. So I'm wondering if it's worth repairing these? I know parts will be hard to find. From what I can tell from the parts manual the components are idental between the SP-X7700 and the SP-7300. Tell me your thoughts. I found one of these mid range speakers for sale on ebay USA but they want aud$70 plus post.
  13. Item: Sansui 210 A receiver Location: Canberra Price: $220 Item Condition: Very good plus/excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: DELIVERY: Firstly, As I am travelling to Sydney next week, I can deliver to anywhere between Canberra and Mosman, that is not to far from the M5. I can also deliver on the lower north shore, inner west for free, or pickup from Watson (ACT) or Mosman This magnificent Sansui receiver came from the ANU school of music recording studio, where it was used to drive altec monitors.(note the sticker from Canberra institute of the arts- one of many names covering the school of music over the years) It works fine- as a pro use studio amp it was very well maintained. One curious feature is that the tuner is AM and Short Wave (MW ) From the HIFI Engine: Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.05% Input sensitivity: 3.5mV (MM), 200mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 105dB (line) Output: 200mV (line) Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω Dimensions: 430 x 136 x 311mm Weight: 7kg Postage is $30. I am pricing this very reasonably- quite a way below the eBay prices, for the benefit of SNA members. So I am pleased that no one here would be rude enough to make a miserable offer. I will contribute $10 to stereonet from the sale Pictures:
  14. Hi all Recently purchased one of these so I could have a listen to one of these old sansui amps. This particular model is from 1980. The guy I got it from owned it from new. Skirt lifted Bit of gunge between tracks here Has been serviced once in 2005 as sticker suggests. I know there are a few Sansui guru's(Skippy and others) here on these forums and was after a few tips in the restoration of these amps. I have read that the fuse resistors usually become out of spec? Seeing as this is over 30 years old I was going to change the electrolytics as well. Any preferences to capacitor brands/ models to be used with these old sansuis? Simon
  15. Goodaye all Well after looseing a Volume pot in the post my only option is to build a stepped attenuator to control the volume. Its to be used in a Sansui AU717 is 4 pole with 2 at 150K and 2 at 5k and loudness tab. Found nothing around those values so am building it from scratch. This is the switch l have chosen, will just fit. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4pole-24-Step-Rotary-Switch-Attenuator-Volume-Control-DIY-Potentiometer-Small/252389496479?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 So l will use 1% resisters but what type? Will 0.25w be suitable? l need a calculater for resistor values. Any body got any details or tips on building these? Once upon a time l would think nothing of sitting there doing calculations for this, must be getting old. And l still have to restore the rest of this amp. Will do pics of the progress. regards Bruce
  16. Item: Sansui Alpha 907DR Location: Sydney Price: $1700 plus postage if required. Item Condition: Good condition Reason for selling: Reduced my collection. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Imported this amplifier from Japan audio hifi shop back two years time, not being used much as i have many Sansui amps, the amplifier in excellent condition, nothing wrong with it, never been repaired or recapped in Australia, recently being checked and clean up by kimmy audio before listing for sale. Small scratches in front face upper the power button. Rusty at the back panel was happened before imported from Japan. Pictures:
  17. Hey all, Long time lurker, firs time poster! I think I'm in the right area for this one... I've recently inherited an old Sansui Au 2900 from a mate... play my vinyls on it through phono - works a treat! BUT... try and play my CDs in the AUX, Tape, Tuner inputs - and only 1 channel works... what gives? I'm thinking I'll need to tinker and replace caps/trans? If anyone has ever heard of this before please let me know asap! I should add that it appears to be the left channel only - amazingly it sounds great, but nothing form the other side... Also should add that my "cd player" is actually my old Pioneer CLD 1850 Laserdisc player, I thought it might just be the outputs there, but I tried RCA and SCART out with same results. The optical out works fine on my Onkyo amp btw from the same player... Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Cheers!
  18. Item: Sansui MA-7 External VU Meters Location: Townsville (Message for shipping quote) Price: $525.00 Item Condition: Very good condition Reason for selling: Part of my father's Estate Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Very good condition, please see the photos for a good description of the condition. These act as external VU meters and are very rare. Please note the rack tabs can be removed. The item will be packed very well upon sale. If you have any questions regarding this listing, please message me and I'll be happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge. Pictures:
  19. Item: sansui/ pioneer/ marantz/onkyo Location: sydney Price: plz see description Item Condition: see description Reason for selling: surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am sadly letting go my vintage amp collection as i really dont have time to listen to these beauties. I can safely pack these amp with no issues to send interstate . Postage will be $49 all over australia for each amp. Will be triple bubble wrapped and heavy duty box to finish off. 1. Sansui AU -X911DG NO REMOTE.! this has been my pride for years beautiful black piano face and tons of controls with the legendary sansui sound signature. Works flawlessly without any issues. No marks that i can see. Similar one sold for a 1000$ recently but im asking $900. 2. Pioneer SA 8500 ii mark 2 twin mono transformer. Beautiful treble from this amp. Again lots of tweeks and tone controls. Has marks around the body as seen in pics. Overall 7/10 look wise but works 100%. all controls are lubed and no static sounds!!. asking $600 3. Onkyo A-5 immaculate looking amp and beautiful 3 dimentional soundstage. oversized caps 13000uf plenty of grunt. Asking $350 4. Marantz 2238B reciever very sought after beauty. very clean face and insides. lubed and works perfectly!! Asking $600 I have more pictures if potential buyers need it. Please pm me . I think prices are quite fair considering the growing demand of vintage amps!! thanks for watching! Pictures:
  20. Item: SANSUI SR-838 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE Location: Brisbane Price: $950 Item Condition: Good for age Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + 2.6%, EFT Extra Info: Rarel opportunity to acquire a 1976 vintage Sansui Turntable that was near or top of line in the golden HiFi era, features Direct Drive platter rotation, Quartz lock (dead accurate), heavy aluminium platter, pitch control and strobe. Has undergone a cable upgrade with Aurealis - Van Damme Silver plated RCA leads. Finished in piano black gloss, it presents well with some light scuffs to the main body and clear acrylic lid, which is in overall good condition for its age. Operationally it is fine, sometimes it hunts for target speed for a few seconds on start up, but once locked in doesn't move. Nice gentle cueing, which is careful on both vinyl and stylus. Visually - it's quite stunning! Soft copies of manual (owner's and service) available. The below pictures are of the actual unit for sale taken a few months ago, however the headshell shown is not included (previously sold) It comes with the original Sansui silver headshell (Sans cartridge). The heatshrink on the tonearm as photographed has also since been removed. It's rather large and heavy, so the preference is for it to be re-homed locally following pre-inspection, but I'm open to shipping it, just may take some additional time. Thanks for looking! Pictures:
  21. Goodaye all last weekend we had a bit of a vintage shootout, this was brought on by demonstrating my Kef Concerto's to a potential buyer. Anyway the Amps. Sansui Au101, daily family room listener, been capped and modded. Sansui AU505, just finished capping and mods. Sansui AU505, my study amp, capped and modded a little differently, bit more base. Marantz 2240, just serviced. Speakers Marantz 920's restored Linerar Design K2400 recapped Kef Concerto's recapped. TDL RTL3 little unfair on these as they have a mismatched tweeter and the crossovers need capping. l have the ability to switch amps instantly for the connected speakers from my Ol dac. First up the Concerto's were connected to the Au505 and Marantz. Well the Concerto's came alive on the AU505 the base was clearer and tighter sounded great. Had to take a little base off. Then l switched to the Marantz, amazing sounded even better, just left it as it was. l had only used the Concerto's on a AU101 and the base was ho hum. Reconnected the 920's these are my favourite sounding speakers, l like them useing the AU505 amp but l can switch to the Marantz. So at this stage the Concerto's were no longer for sale. Then off to the family room. The Concerto's and TDL's connected to the Sansui AU101 sounded ok but the base was ho hum. The Linear design's sound great. The Sansui AU101 got kicked out and the new Au505 in its place. On the Linear Design speakers it sounded the same, may a little better on the base. Dragged out the Concerto's, base was tight and clean mid and hi's were perfect. l knew it was right when the wife says these sound better. So off to Fantastic furniture for some cheap side tables to bring the Concerto's to listening height. These also switch to the surround sound amp and you can hear a improvement in that too. Left the TDL's out for now as there is replacement tweeters on there way and new caps going in. The 920's stay in the study l dont want the heathens using them. As for the Concerto's there staying and may get a black vinyl wrap as the brown looks dreary. Linear designs go to mums for storage ( 2 cars there already) Sansui AU101 goes up for sale. So in daily duty we have 3 AU505's 2 with TU505 tuners a Marantz 2040, Marantz 920 speakers, 4 TDL Compact speakers, Kef Concerto's. Sounds great to me and thats the important thing. regards Bruce
  22. Item: Sansui AU-5500 Location: Brisbane Price: $325 Item Condition: Good with signs of wear. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + 2.6%, EFT Extra Info: Lovely sounding vintage beast that seems to punch well beyond its rated power output of 38WPC. Works well, has been cleaned internally, some signs of surface corrosion around the RCA terminals. Has been used at least weekly for the last two years as a pre-amplifier with the SR Valve Amplifier also for sale. Prefer local pick up, but happy to pack it up carefully for shipping if required. Cheers Pictures:
  23. A question for all you Sansui-philes out there. If I was to chase a Sansui integrated amp to add to my demo list which amps should I look out for? There is an AU-555A on ebay at the moment, is that a good example of the brand or a bad one?
  24. Item: SANSUI G-4700 VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER Location: SYDNEY Price: $325 Item Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION - HAS BEEN SERVICED Reason for selling: SURPLUS TO NEEDS - DOWNSIZING Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Up for sale is a Sansui G-4700 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver in very good condition. It has been recently serviced and is operating perfectly. The tuner section works very well an includes a digital display of frequency, tuning, signal strength and AM/FM indication. It also features a quartz digital lock to ensure that the station tuning does not drift. The amplifier section is rated at 50W per channel, both channels driven and features LED peak power meters (brief specs are can be found at the bottom of the description). There are Aux and Phono inputs was well as tape playback and recording inputs/outputs. The overall physical condition is very good, with some marks/blemishes commensurate with age/use - see photos. Note that the tuning indicator has been replaced, there is a small mark on the front panel neat the Power/speaker select switch, there is some of the chrome finish missing on the left hand side of the front panel (not visible from the front), and some minor chips on the wood finish on the left had side bottom edge of the wood cover - all of these minor cosmetic issues are shown in the photos below. This receiver is capable of powering bookshelf to floorstanding speakers, and sounds great on any inputs - CD(AUX), Phono, and via the radio on AM/FM. Local Pick up preferred at this stage. Auditions welcomed (and recommended) Specifications Tuning range: FM, MW Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo) Frequency response: 10Hz to 70kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.05% Damping factor: 30 Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line) Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 95dB (line) Channel separation: 50dB (MM), 50dB (line) Output: 150mV (line) Speaker load impedance: 8Ω (minimum) Dimensions: 433 x 155 x 355mm Weight: 8.6kg Pictures:
  25. My neighbour dropped in this morning after some advice on selling some vintage speakers for his parents. Turns out they are a pair of Sansui SP 3500. Said to be in good working and cosmetic condition. There is some good feedback on these speakers which were apparently designed / manufactured by JBL for Sansui? I'm now interested in purchasing myself and pair with a entry level valve amp for something different - efficiency is 96 dB. I've never had large displacement speakers before. Here is pic grabbed off hifiengine I think. Depending on condition I was considering ~ $200 for an easy local sale. If I don't grab them I'd like to help the owners out - they're good people. .....so any advice on value or general experience welcomed.
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