I posted my recent experience in this thread. http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/some-sansui-praise.836968/#post-11964198 I have never owned a Sansui till a couple days ago ($75 CL). I cannot believe the incredible sound I hear. Soo sweet to my ears. I am told this is just the way Sansui receivers sound. If so I will be a Technics convert. My new/old 771 looks great, but has some problems I am hoping some of you can help me clear up. There is a low hum thru the speakers with volume off as well as some speratic popping noises (occasionally loud ones). The popping also can happen during normal playing volume. I have only used a TT so far. The tuner section does not function but I rarely use that anyhow. I do not want to use better speakers or use it at all until I know what the underlying problem is. I am no technician, but hope resolve the issues in house. I will open it up and post some pics. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.