I'm not going to splurge on a TU-X1, but looking at what other vintage Sansui tuners are a must-have in terms of looks and great sound. I'm willing to mod a tuner, but hoping to start out with a stock one first if it sounds nice stock. I was thinking of going to go back to trying a McIntosh MR77 or MR78 (which I really like too), but really have the urge for a Sansui instead this time around. I just picked up a G-9700 receiver, like it a lot, but it really just makes me want to try a killer Sansui tuner. No TU-X1 for now, maybe a few years down the road - some day. I really like the dark face tuners like 999 but know nothing about them. Had a TU-717 once and it was okay, would like something a little better, and more vintage and less modern is okay. Looking for something that would topple my former McIntosh MR77 which sounded really sweet, actually. Your recommendation is appreciated. I prefer a more open and airy sound as opposed to a dark and overly filtered or quiet FM sound. TU-9900 or TU-919 or TU-999, or other Sansui Tuner, or none ??? . . .