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It seems all the Extra needed was a few switches cleaned.  Both the Extras are now back home and sounding much healthier than they were previously.

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The L Extra no longer has a recessed sound stage and the mids aren't as soft as they were although the bass is still a bit on the soft side.  The Extra sounds very much like the 907i but a little cleaner in the top end and maybe a slightly lower noise floor.  So yes, the Sansui that shouldn't exist sounds very Sansui-like.

Also, and this is completely irrelevant to the sound side of things, the Extra seems to have been polished in recent memory as it isn't just a beautiful black face plate but a shiny and clean beautiful black face plate.  There are a few dings on the left top and left front edge but it's still a pretty face. Pictures just don't do it justice.

 

No progress on finding any info on it guys?  Time is marching on and my reward offer expires at the end of the month.

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57 minutes ago, Cafad said:

No progress on finding any info on it guys?  Time is marching on and my reward offer expires at the end of the month.

 

It's taking me longer than I thought to doctor the necessary info and photos, host it somewhere on the web, and wait for the google sniffers to catalogue it.

 

Once this happens... huzzah!

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On 06/08/2018 at 10:19 AM, pete_mac said:

 

It's taking me longer than I thought to doctor the necessary info and photos, host it somewhere on the web, and wait for the google sniffers to catalogue it.

 

Once this happens... huzzah!

That's a very cunning plan you have there Pete.  You've obviously put some serious thought into this.

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4 minutes ago, Cafad said:

That's a very cunning plan you have there Pete.  You've obviously put some serious thought into this.

 

Desperate times call for desperate measures!!

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Got word back from Andy today, he found nothing wrong with the MR (although he did clean all the switches and pots while he was looking, so that's a good thing) so I am forced to conclude that it is actually meant to sound a little more on the "harder and more detailed" side of the street.  Closer to the sound of the new Sony TA-A1ES (although not so close as to make it difficult to listen to, like the Sony was, I'm still disappointed about that) than the other Sansuis.

 

Now all I need is a switch clean for the 907i and a power button check for the KX and they'll be ready to move on to their next owners.  Oh, and I have to wait for midnight on the 31st to pass us by, just in case.

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