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Finally got the last receiver I'll ever need

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by mattsd, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. mattsd

    mattsd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm just sitting here staring at this, I cannot believe I finally got one. I didn't get it for a steal, but it was definitely a score. It's in pretty clean cosmetic condition, the normal dust and dirt from use and storage. Faceplate is almost flawless and all the cables are intact. I'll let the photos say the rest, I'll have better photos soon, but for now a couple in the car.

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  2. Oerets

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    NICE!

    Barney
     
  3. KingBubba

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    Wow!!!
     
  4. Bdbras84

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    Awesome!!!!! Was it the one shown in Indy? If so I'm glad an AKer got it!! Congrats Matt ! If it is the same one I'm honestly glad to hear it was a legit ad.:rockon:
     
  5. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music

    Thats nice!! Every serious enthusiast needs one!! You are going to enjoy working on this they are quite easy to access the various parts.
    Then I will be very interested to see what you think of the sound...
    I feel this was one of Sansui's best efforts to be honest.

    Take it from someone who owned one, then sold it, regretted it immensely, but then bought it back, NEVER sell it!!
     
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  6. Overundr1

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    Nice. Finally will have another AK member with both the 1980 and big 'G' in the same house. I come close with a 1980/9000, perhaps one day a unit will turn up in the south :)
    How you coming on the 919 btw?
    -Lee
     
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  7. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music

    Right then!! I can see I need to up my game then!!
     
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  8. mattsd

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    It was, I saw it within minutes of the posting going up, I don't think I've ever replied to something so fast in my life. It was also posted on FB. @Overundr1 AU-919 is coming along great, though with this pickup I maybe slightly distracted for a bit. :p
     
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  9. Bdbras84

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    Hell yeah man!!!!! Congratulations on scoring a piece that will outshine for a lifetime! I'm super stoked for ya!:banana:
     
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  10. butch4695

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    So.... how does it sound ?
     
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  11. mattsd

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    The seller said the protection light just flashes when powered up, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's because it wasn't hooked up properly. I'll be testing it later today.

    Also, you thought the 1980 is big? Wellll...

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  12. Ronald.C

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    I have a G-22000 and would like to know how the sound of it compares to the SX-1980!
     
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  13. mattsd

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    Well, I couldn't wait, so I hooked it up and noticed that the power amp switch was OFF. No way, it can't be that simple, can it? Fired it up on the DBT just in case, bulb goes bright, dims down and then, CLICK, all the protection relays engage and the green light comes on.
    :eek2:

    Not only does it work in both channels, the bias and offset didn't even need adjusted, it's almost perfect. The controls are slightly scratchy, but it works, full clear sound out of both channels. So now, not only did I score it, I borderline stole it, because the price I bought it at was with the understanding that it will need repair. I'm over the moon right now. :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     

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  14. Bdbras84

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    That's freakin awesome!!!! It's such a badass , gorgeous reciever!!
     
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  15. Ronald.C

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    :lurk:
     
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  16. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    I like the grille on the amp section. Fairly open perf plate that allows all the business to be seen.
     
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    The Kraken lives! Nice.
     
  18. Dazaa

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    Jesus christ that thing is HUGE.
     
  19. Hipocrates

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    That's ''little'' combo looks SOOOOOOOOOOOO nice!:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Overundr1

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    That is just too cool, think of all the funds you now have for chiropractic visits after moving those monsters around.
     
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