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New toy! Sansui AU-9500

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by Ronald.C, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Ronald.C

    Ronald.C Active Member

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    I decided to take the risk, I bought a Sansui AU-9500 with a few problems:

    1- It runs directly, without the protection fuse. I'll fix it as soon as the integrated one arrives!

    2- It has a damage in the aluminum frame. This is probably not fixed.

    3. I'm missing the pilot light finish, I'm thinking of buying a Kenwood Ka 2002 to donate the finish that I thought was very similar!

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  2. playittwice

    playittwice Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new acquisition! Once brought back to spec and up-graded with new and better components you will have an outstanding sounding amp!
    I acquired one a couple years ago, and until i did the restoration on it I really didnt realize how good this amp truly is! One of my favorites. Good luck and have fun with it.
     
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  3. quadklipsh

    quadklipsh Super Member

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    Not just a beauty in sound but in physical existence too.
    I love mine and hope you will keep it for years to come owing to its sonic bliss.
     
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  4. Ronald.C

    Ronald.C Active Member

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    will anyone here from the Forum have the original finish of the AU-9500 pilot light that can sell me?
     
  5. Ronald.C

    Ronald.C Active Member

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    I am determined to restore this AU-9500 to its best condition. Aesthetically I need the finish of the light, try to fix the frame that is kneaded at one end and one of the speaker borne IMG-20180807-WA0024.jpg IMG-20180807-WA0026.jpg IMG-20180805-WA0021.jpg is with a small broken piece.
     
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    Ronald.C Active Member

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    And as soon as he gets here at home I'll post the serial number with pride!
     

     

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  7. bluesky

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    Nice! :)
     
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  8. Ronald.C

    Ronald.C Active Member

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    Test-1:
     
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    Nice Drum solo,it's a real Keeper!!!!

     
  10. quadklipsh

    quadklipsh Super Member

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    Wow. I enjoyed the demos .
    The combo of 9500 and these tower speakers ( are they jbls ? )
    This does give a large bassy and heavy sound with an impression of power .
    It would be great and most anticipated for me if you could play the same 1st song on the other sansui of the G series.
    Thanks .
     
  11. Ronald.C

    Ronald.C Active Member

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    These speakers are Wharfedale's E-70 and believe it's more musical than the JBL4430. The same I can say about the AU-9500, it is much more musical, more colorful than the G-22000 which is very flat, even too much! but I have videos on YouTube (RC-Vintage) with JBL4430, G-22000, Mcintosh, Audio Research among others, watch my channel!
     

     

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  12. Ronald.C

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    Well, today was a productive day, I was able to find a solution for the pilot light (on / off), put the main fuse as well as the main fuse box cover. It's hard to believe but I bought the device without the main fuse cover and the former owner made a direct connection with a piece of wire instead of buying the original cover! That was his biggest problem, and that has taken many potential buyers away! I lined up all the knobs and adjusted the biass. Now what is missing is almost impossible to find is the aluminum frame that comes along with the front panel and the small chrome ring that surrounds the pilot light. At this point I have to say that I am already satisfied, I believe I have regained his dignity!

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    w1jim I can fix it but good... Subscriber

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    Ronald.C Active Member

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  15. quadklipsh

    quadklipsh Super Member

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    Well,
    If a G series sounds flat it might be someone elses cup of tea . Thats why the proverb , we all hear differently. And we all prefer differently.
    Iv never heard a G series sansui personally.

    If you are referring to 9500 as a coloured amplifier compared to G models then maybe the world of audiophiles would prefer the flatter amp rather than having a coloured sounding amp.
    I own a luxman L550X ,a Sansui and a Quad 303.
    To me sansui is shy on the highs yet punchy and fat in the mids n lows .
    Since i cant change the way its
    inherently sounding i can only think of using different speakers . Some might make the better synergy.
    Nuff said.....
    Ok how do you describe the highs of the 9500 compared to your experiences with bigger or better amps
     
  16. Ronald.C

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    As I said I found the sound of the AU-9500 softer than the G-line, it has a sound that reminds me a lot of the valves, the velvety vocals jutting a little to the instruments, but with a kick in the bass! The G-22000 is more rough, fast and dry bass, a treble that in some recordings may even be annoying depending on the speakers!
     
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    playittwice Well-Known Member

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    Thats how I would describe the 9500 as well.
     
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  19. quadklipsh

    quadklipsh Super Member

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    Woooo....
    That G series is a mighty amplifier, dwarfing the AU_9500 .
    Mine is again away for some leestereos way modification.... Some polyprops are to be incorporated in the tone control board as advised in scribbys thread .
    Cant wait to have it back...
     
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