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Old 13th December 2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Sansui audio gear?

Well, i stripped my JHL'95 today as i'm getting finished with the rebuild and needed parts; so i borrowed my dad's Sansui AU-117 integrated pre/power amplifier until it's done to listen in my bedroom. He bought it with a matching radio receiver and tape deck a long while ago, and it's, IIRC, a 30Wx2 class AB amplifier.

Now, i always thought it was a fairly nice little amp, but i've noticed that, as long as you don't fiddle with the high filter nor the loudness switches, it actually sounds pretty nice. My JLH sounds *MUCH* better in the bass area, but still, interesting.
So, i'm now interested in more (old) Sansui gear, which i hear it's avaiable second hand for cheap usually, to build a small audio rig, modifying it probably. Does anyone have opinions or histories with that brand? There's little that can be found on Google.
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Old 17th December 2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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Donít some of those have STK chip amps in them?

I have an old Techniques amp of 70's vintage that I pull out and put into service whenever every thing else has failed.

Every time I pull it I out I surprised at how good it sounds. Much better than it should.

I suspect youíre very right about the tone controls. They are likely more a marketing feature than an audio feature.
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A bit offtopic, but i'm a sucker for the look of those old amps, casette decks and receivers. Technics had some pretty nice gear with great sound, and a sleek look to boot. They don't make stuff like that anymore.
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Default Sansui head

I've always thought some of the Sansui gear was terrific, especially the big black face camps and the later receivers. I own a Sansui 8 receiver and an SD-7000 reel-to-reel. myself.
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Old 17th December 2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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I have an 80's R-70 with manual and an older TR-707a receiver. Both work but are not in use. But they are good enough to bring out when I need a spare.

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