On the bench is a Sanusi AU-555A that was sent in by an AK member for repair and upgrade. The background on this unit: the owner had this unit recapped (approximately a year ago by a tech local to him), but was less than satisfied with the results. Aside from the lackluster sound following the recap, the owner noticed that there was now a loud turn-on "pop", whereas there were none before. Also problematic was the intrusive background noise with the phono input, and affecting all inputs was the sound dropping out in the right channel. The unit was brought back to the original tech on two occasions, but the issues remained and hence the owner contacted me: "I'm interested in the full restoration, l already have a recap and it's not satisfactory. I can't use it or sell it so let's get it to spec." Here are pictures of the recapped unit as received.