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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. 

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I think the Sansui will drive them just fine and it should sound good. But I think they would really like a bit more power to get the best out of them. 

I personally would be keeping the 5900 to drive the to begin with until you get your head around how the Spendors sound and then think about upgrading. Too many changes all at once can make hard to get your head around the how's and whys of how the sound has changed.

Exciting times, have fun.

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Splendor A9

Sensitivity 90db  

Impedance 8ohms

 

Sansui AU-5900

45w into 8ohms

 
   

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Spend the money on getting the Sansui refurbished, you wont be dissapointed.

 

regards Bruce

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12 hours ago, Pops110 said:

I think the Sansui will drive them just fine and it should sound good. 

Pops. I really like the sound of the sansui and I'm looking forward to see how it drives the spendors. Maybe I will be happy with the sound it produces.  

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12 hours ago, Muon N' said:

Splendor A9

Sensitivity 90db  

Impedance 8ohms

 

Sansui AU-5900

45w into 8ohms

 
   

Muon, do u agree the spendor at 90db should be easy to drive. 

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I know @pete_mac and @skippy124 are the go to team for sansui  refurb. Is there any one in Brisbane that is recommended. I didn't want to post it if I dont have to

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1 hour ago, Ashtray83 said:

Muon, do u agree the spendor at 90db should be easy to drive. 

The Sansui is fine, if Slendor's specs are correct they are not a problem :)

 

Edit: from what I'm reading in reviews of the Slendor's, you need to stay away from amps that are at all bright or analytical, seems these speakers are somewhat fussy in that regard, so amps on the warmer side of neutral seem to be the recommendation.

Edited by Muon N'

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As Andrew from Audiofix was the Spendor agent ( and is only a short drive from Brissy ) and a fully qualified Tech, then it may be worthwhile giving him a call and see what he can do with the Sansui.   The amp will drive your A9’s well 

Edited by Bill125812

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1 hour ago, Bill125812 said:

As Andrew from Audiofix was the Spendor agent ( is is only a short drive from Brissy ) and a fully qualified Tech, then it may be worthwhile giving him a call and see what he can do with the Sansui.   The amp will drive your A9’s well 

Thanks for that advise/option bill .

btw I am still using the cables you made up for me. 

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Might be helpful to get some advise regarding parts to use from Pete or John even if someone else is going to do the work, you don't want to use parts that will make the Sansui more on the clinical side of It's sound IMO.

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3 hours ago, Ashtray83 said:

Thanks for that advise/option bill .

btw I am still using the cables you made up for me. 

Glad to hear it 

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2 hours ago, Muon N' said:

Might be helpful to get some advise regarding parts to use from Pete or John even if someone else is going to do the work, you don't want to use parts that will make the Sansui more on the clinical side of It's sound IMO.

Totally agree 

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So I have spoken to andrew from audiofix. Seams to be a great guy happy to chat and talk audio. Even if he is a bit blunt , strait talker. He is going to look at the amp but was unsure if it would sound the best with the a9s. He did not seam to be overly impressed with the sansui and does not understand why so many people rave about them . 

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1 minute ago, Ashtray83 said:

So I have spoken to andrew from audiofix. Seams to be a great guy happy to chat and talk audio.. He did not seam to be overly impressed with the sansui and does not understand why so many people rave about them . 

 

That could cause just a scintilla of commentary in these halls of audio discussion.🤔

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Posted (edited)

Spendor SP100 with Sansui AU X707NRA pretty happy here.

 

 

 

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