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Good people of SNA,

Does anyone know of a good vintage amp repair-person/ master of restoration in the NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT realm? (Nothing against SA, TAS, WA and NT, but delivery becomes restrictive.)

I'm looking at picking up a vintage Sansui (AU-20000) and I wanted to scope out the support network for such a beast before committing to a purchase.

If someone knows a Sansui specialist I will give 10 virtual kisses to you through the inter-web as consideration for your referral.

Cheers,

Fish

 

 

 

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142 posts and you don't know who the Grand Poobah is?

 

 

 

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Seriously? :cool:

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142 posts and you don't know who the Grand Poobah is?

 

 

 

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Seriously? :cool:

*falls to knees and hangs head in shame*

Forgive me o' great Poo-bah of land Sansui.

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*falls to knees and hangs head in shame*

Forgive me o' great Poo-bah of land Sansui.

 

I'm pretty sure the Grand Poobah will be along shortly, David's called him, and his scion, so sit patiently and they'll be here and a better expert on  your amp you wont find...full stop.

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Somebody called.......

Thanks for the recommendation guys!

I have repaired and/or restored quite a few Sansui Amps and receivers from 1968 vintage through to mid 90's. Not doing any more restorations until the new year, but repairs can be arranged.

The AU20000 is one of Sansui's best of the era it was produced in, good luck with the possible acquisition.

Cheers

John

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AU-20000 you say?

 

I have two here at present for ye olde overhaul, and what lovely beasts they are!  Well worth acquiring if you have the opportunity to do so. A resto on the AU-20000 is a biiiiiig job!

 

Sadly, I'm also unable to undertake further audio resto until deep into 2017 due to existing commitments, and a significant slow-down in my audio workbench's output due to career progression and family commitments/priorities. Don't you hate it when the 'real world' gets in the way of your passion? :)

 

 

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Hi all,

 

Does anyone know of a reputable Sansui amp repairer in SA?

 

I have a AU7500 that has just decided to play only via one channel. No burnout smells, flashes, smoke etc. Just 'mono'. I think the deterioration might have been gradual - over a few days.

 

I bought the unit late last year from a hobbyist who said that it had recently been 'serviced' and it certainly looks immaculate. Playback wise, it was great, and was kept to low volumes and easy to drive speakers.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Gemini - I thought you were wedded to those beautiful-sounding Audia Flight amps!

 

I got my Sansui TU 9900 tuner fixed by skippy124 in Sydney.  I double boxed with additional foam packing and so did he. I mention this because it all did work out, assuming you may have reservations about interstate.

 

Even so, I'm sure that the Sansui network, if not the SNA network, will come up with a local name for you!

 

best, as always

 

TDD

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9 hours ago, ThirdDrawerDown said:

Hi Gemini - I thought you were wedded to those beautiful-sounding Audia Flight amps!

 

I got my Sansui TU 9900 tuner fixed by skippy124 in Sydney.  I double boxed with additional foam packing and so did he. I mention this because it all did work out, assuming you may have reservations about interstate.

 

Even so, I'm sure that the Sansui network, if not the SNA network, will come up with a local name for you!

 

best, as always

 

TDD

 

Hi M,

 

The Sansui is part of the bedroom system, which has (almost) finally come together..

The Audia Flight gear (CDP and Amp) go very well with the vintage Missions, and I'm very happy to keep that combination.

 

Cheers / see you next time you're over.

 

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On ?25?/?08?/?2016 at 9:37 PM, skippy124 said:

Somebody called.......

Thanks for the recommendation guys!

I have repaired and/or restored quite a few Sansui Amps and receivers from 1968 vintage through to mid 90's. Not doing any more restorations until the new year, but repairs can be arranged.

The AU20000 is one of Sansui's best of the era it was produced in, good luck with the possible acquisition.

Cheers

John

Hi John & Other Forum fellows

I just joined in the hope that I can find someone (preferable here in Brisbane but that might be next to impossible) to repair my Sansui AU-555 which I have owned from new in 1968.  I have not used it for a few years but had counted on it to power some ceiling speakers I just put in my indoor-outdoor room that was just given a bit of a facelift.

 

I'm hoping for a quick repair or else I might just have to forget the old girl - regrettably I don't have time on my side with a terminal illness with no cure.  Had hoped to plug it in and it just worked as before - but no.  Just wanted to leave a working system for family :-(  

 

PROBLEM/S: 1) It has lost the LEFT channel all together (although both channels come out of the preamp ports when the link bars are removed. This happened TWICE before over the years and was fixed (for a while) with ONE (or two) components replaced by an old Philips TV repairer who has since moved away (and unfortunately on the last occasion circa 2005 he failed to return the Circuit Schematic!  As I recall the components were on the small PCB behind the two LEFT Tone pots for Treble and Bass.  2) On my inspecting the boards this time and using some electrical displacement spray I discovered that the RIGHT Tone pot is dodgey inside and if you rotate it while the Amplified RIGHT (only working) channel is playing it seems to short/surge and there is a POP in the LEFT (strange) speaker and then the RIGHT speaker drops back to about 10% volume output (some sort of circuit protection I guess) and then after being turned off and Plug pulled from the wall for 5 minutes the RIGHT channel returns to "normal".  This can be repeated and is the same every time.  So I presume? that there are two problems - one maybe a new Rotary pot is needed.  But to fix the "mIssing" LEFT channel I presume? those same components as last time need replacing - BUT there might be another Main AMP issue that causes them to blow.    I have a "lay" suspicion that there could be a problem in the rotary POT that Balances L & R (Could this be the actual cause of a missing LEFT channel?) As you can see I need someone with experience on this type of problem and these amps.  Any suggestions?  Or offers?  I will pay a fair price if I can get it reliably repaired and quite quickly.  Sorry to want the earth. 

Thanks to all/any reading this and considering my problem

Phantomguy

(Forgive the alias but I haven't told many people I am "on the way out") 

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Hi Phantom and welcome to SNA.

 

if you are after someone in the Brisbane area I can recommend Nigel who goes by the forum name Green Wagon @Green Wagon

 

He is more than capable of getting your 555 in tip top working condition. 

 

Cheers

 

John

 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, skippy124 said:

Hi Phantom and welcome to SNA.

 

if you are after someone in the Brisbane area I can recommend Nigel who goes by the forum name Green Wagon @Green Wagon

 

He is more than capable of getting your 555 in tip top working condition. 

 

Cheers

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

IIRC he posted some time ago that he's not doing electronic repairs any more.

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Thanks John & Bronal.  I will try to PM Nigel/GreenWagon.  Is that @ a Twitter Handle?  If not can I PM him as a new forum member?  And How do I do that?

:unsure: Phantomguy

 

*** Since posting I think I have managed to PM Green Wagon - now just waiting for him to reply. Thx again ***

 

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Huge Thanks to Skippy124 for his wonderful help.  Having forum members like him is a blessing to all.

Phantomguy

PS For anyone who might be interested - it looks like Nigel/GreenWagon in Brisbane is no longer doing repairs (if in error Nigel please correct me).

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I recently dropped off a "damaged in transit" Sansui DR 907 to Andy of "Hi Fi Repair Services" in Brisbane.  He is situated right above Mike Lenehan, actually renting out the room above Mikes office.

 

He has plenty of experience so I have high hopes that he can effectively treat all that ails my Sansui.  I don't know about restorations though, you'd have to ask him directly.  

 

I can forward on his details if anyone is interested.

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Checked in with Andy today and my Sansui DR is all better again.  My NAD and Bladelius are good too but I've decided to let the MF go, Andy was saying that it could be fixed but it probably wouldn't last very long before something else went so I decided to have it "put to sleep".

 

Now I just have to drive back down to Brissy again to pick them up (and to shed a tear for the recently departed).  

 

Oh, and to drop another amp off that I forgot about the first time, that's always the way isn't it?  Just when you think you've loaded them all into the car it turns out you've left one behind.

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Hi! Just came a across this topic. I am myself looking for someone in Victoria around Melbourne. I have a Sansuis Au-607 that you would like to be check out and à Rotel RCD-855 which jump sometime especially on new CD. 

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22 hours ago, Romain said:

Hi! Just came a across this topic. I am myself looking for someone in Victoria around Melbourne. I have a Sansuis Au-607 that you would like to be check out and à Rotel RCD-855 which jump sometime especially on new CD. 

I highly recommend @Tubularbells

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I've done quite a few Sansui restorations and re-caps and am in Brisbane.  To date AU-101, AU-222, AU-417, A-40, AU-555, AU-555A, AU-5500, AU-7900,  AU-7500, AU-8500.  Haven't encountered the giants of the species yet.

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Hi All,

just came across this thread and thought might post here to request for referrals.

 

am  a newbie with hi-fi gear and recently bought the following Sansui gear (to start off with my hi-fi journey) 😁 and needs servicing

  • AU-417 - volume knob is loose
  • TU-417 - working so far during demo test
  • SC-1330 - doesn't play, rwd or fwd

Would anyone here be able to recommend an electronics/vintage hifi repair/service shop in Sydney?

Preferably near the lower north shore area?

Would be great if you've used their services before to work on your Sansui gear.

 

Appreciate your help on this. 😊

 

Thanks.

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