9090DB wow

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  1. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    I've got this receiver that a friend was given because he says we both learn and work through issues but I think he brought it over because I know how to get answers and do the work to make it work.

    I've got it hooked up to a pair of DQ-10s, main rig skip the electronic crossover, extra amp and sub for now, just the speakers. Using FM as I have a decent station to enjoy, XPN.org with new on air folks and all.

    April is guitar month and they have been playing some tunes featuring good guitar work. Anyway, I'm in the other room and hear a Fleetwood Mac song, World Turning. When the bass drum came in I was startled at how good it sounded. I had to check to see if the tone controls or loudness were on. No tone controls but the loudness was on, still sounded great. Since the unit is mostly background music, loudness is appropriate. I cranked it up to enjoy that. Some of the best bass I have heard from the DQ-10s. Part of the reason the unit has been hooked up for a week and a half...as I get around to setting the bias.
     
  2. faber12

    faber12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I had an 8080, once I got the bias and DC offset adjusted it sounded great. It had a hard life before it came to me, and needed a little TLC. :)

    If I remember correctly, the service manual has a typo that complicated things.
     
  3. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    One of the best sounding receivers of the 70s.I had one and would still have but I moved on from 70s receivers as my main units.
     
  4. bd1886

    bd1886 Super Member

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    They're effortless and have the best going on in that early Sansui sound. (Can only imagine the pairing with the sound stage of those 10s'.)
     
  5. tanker 200

    tanker 200 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My G-8700DB sounds very nice thru Dahlquist DQ-20's, I'll bet the 9090 sounds just as nice thru 10's
     
  6. AlTinkster92

    AlTinkster92 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Still bone stock and works fine.:) Sansui 1.png Sansui 2.png
     
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  7. centsless

    centsless Well-Known Member

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    I just mine hooked up to some AR3's here in the great room....and I am floored! Now I have the G-8000 down here and it is recapped....and although it is damn nice...this 9090DB is a step above. I can't explain it....but the crispness and clarity it brings to the 3's is amazing plus the strength of sound....crazy.
    And I have a 9090 in the bedroom...so not like I haven't heard Sansui's...but I am left a little speechless....wow!... 20170501_174933.jpg
     
  8. naderpe

    naderpe AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I know exactly what you are saying. It's been 12 years from my first one and I am still amazed what that reciver is capable of.✌️
     
  9. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    It is that extra 5 wpc rated power!!
     
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  10. Rob.

    Rob. Super Member

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    9090 - 110 wpc
    9090db - 125 wpc
     
  11. mrharrison

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    I think he's comparing it to the G-8000?

    I'm interested as I have another thread looking for the "right" Sansui for my JBLs...

    :)
     
  12. RS Steve

    RS Steve Tube Junkie Subscriber

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    I have a 9090 and 9090DB, I consider them the best sounding 100 wpc and up receivers ever made, and I've owned many others. I hooked the 9090 up to my Klipsch CF-3's and was blown away with the open detail, and very powerful bass.
     
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  13. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    Yes, I made a correction to the original post to make this more easily understood.
     

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