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Item: Sansui AU 3900 integrated amplifier
Item Condition: good
Reason for selling: too many
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Sansui AU 3900 integrated amplifier in good working order. See spec attached.
Recently the amp was refurbished
Two days unsuccessful warranty
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Almost 3 years ago now I wrote my first 'real' review for SNA.
And I liked the amp that Marc sent me to review. I liked it a lot. So much in fact that when the opportunity came up to buy one for a 'measly' $3500, I took it. That ebay transaction fell through and my money was refunded, which disappointed me no end , so I was forced to soldier on. With the news that Classe was closing down I was hit hard, no more Classe meant that when I was ready for it there might not be a Sigma 2200i ready for me. Then came the news that Classe was being bought, followed by the news that the Sigma range was probably not going to be continued, which made me happy initially but then just as sad.
It looked like there would be no Sigma 2200i for me.
So I was pretty damn happy when one popped up on SNA for the same price I was willing to pay via ebay. After all, this is the integrated amp that sits at number one on my list of favourite all time amplifiers.
So, to celebrate my acquiring of what is highly likely to be my end game integrated amp * I've decided to release the scores I awarded it in my initial review. I didn't put them in to the initial write up as that sort of thing is just not done in official reviews. But, just because the scores I give to each and every amp I review may never see the light of day in any official capacity doesn't mean I don't evaluate and award them in the first place. They just stay on my sheet of notes.
However now that I'm an owner it's less official and more personal, so those numbers are about to be set free.
I'm going to see if I can copy the original review and then add in the numbers in the next post. Hope this works.
* Yeah I know, I didn't think it would ever happen either.
By Douglas HiFi
Item: Cambridge Audio CXA60 Integrated Amp
Location: Douglas HiFi - Perth
Price: $990 - Stereonet Special - Limited Stocks
Item Condition: Sealed - Brand New
Reason for selling: Cos we're nice guys
Payment Method: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS, Direct Deposit
Cambridge Audio CXA60 Award Winning Integrated HiFi Amplifier
Cambridge has made a name for itself over the years for making affordable, high quality, award winning HiFi audio products.
The CX-A series show a great understanding of what people are looking to connect in this modern world.
Sporting (5x) Analogue inputs as well as (3x) Digital inputs gives this HiFi amplifier connectivity options to share across analogue and digital sources.
The Wolfson HiRes DAC fitted internally is based on the Award Winning DAC Magic+ stand alone unit and offers a performance that is an improvement beyond many built in efforts at the budget to mid priced end of components.
Let the experience and knowledge of the Cambridge Audio design team bring your HiFi into the modern world with an award winning performance.
The CXA60 must be heard to be believed.
Power output: (2x) 60W RMS into 8 Ohms, 90W RMS into 4 Ohms
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Frequency Response: <5Hz– 60kHz +/-1dB
Analogue audio inputs (4x) RCA, (1x) 3.5mm MP3 input (front panel)
Digital audio inputs: (1x) S/PDIF coaxial, (2x) TOSLINK optical, OPTIONAL Bluetooth via BT100 (not supplied)
Outputs: Speakers A and/or B, 3.5mm Headphone Output, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output
With a little luck the ATC SIA2-150 review will be completed this weekend. It has been on hold for several weeks now as things popped up that robbed me of time or energy but it seems at least half of this weekend will be free so I'm going to step on the gas and see if I can get this one finished and written up. I know there's at least one SNA'er waiting on it.
It isn't a large amp, reasonably weighty though at 20kgs, but it can pump some serious power. As demonstrated at Terry's place it was one of the few amps that we tried on those VA Concert Grand speakers of his that took control and made the speakers perform. This places it in the same category as the Sansui 907 NRA, 907 Limited, ME-240, and Zeus Integrated. And that is some pretty decent company to be in.
The ATC suffers a little in my home system in that it doesn't impress as much as it did at Terry's place. I think this is one of those amps that reacts well to being asked to work harder so it will step up on lower impedance speakers. Since my Lenehans are fairly benign in impedance I believe the ATC is coasting a little. Still a very good amp but not quite as "Wow inducing" as it was on those VAs of Terry's.
Details to follow once my washing machine has finished it's job and quietened down a bit.
There is more info on the ATC SIA2-150 on page 5 of the thread Terry and I started, link below. Some rather nice pics too.