Sansui 7070 LED dial pointer comparison (with pictures)

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  1. AtomicLP

    AtomicLP New Member

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    I posted this thread in December but noticed the image server I used basically disappeared...and there is no option to edit. So I will repost for you all...

    I recently posted a thread asking info on LED replacements. Well long story short I ordered some pre-wired LED's 3mm for the dial pointer, and the fuse style LED's for the tuner section. Here are some pics showing the differences.

    Original Incandescent. Here is why I like LED lights. Note the housing has turned brown. These put out a ton of heat, and for some unfortunate owners of Marantz, some of these housings are melted beyond repair

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    This is what the new fuse LED's looks like

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    TUNER SECTION COMPARISON:

    Here is the tuner section (only) replaced with Cool-White LED. As you can see it turns the section a nice blue hue...if you're into that. I felt it took away from the Sansui look. YES, that is a sansui 5050. This pic shows the true colour better so I used it instead of the one of the 7070..looks the same in both though

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    Here is the tuner section + FM meters replaced with Warm-White LED. This is close to the original, keeps that greenish hue but not too green. Looks really fresh. Warm-White is what I ended up using.

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    DIAL POINTER COMPARISON:

    I used a 3mm pre-wired (aka resistor already installed) 6V LED.

    What they look like installed. I left the original clear tubes in place to avoid upsetting the tuner string, or if I ever decided in the future to make it 100% original.

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    Warm-White (very close to original)

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    Cool-White

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    Amber
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    So of the three I ended up using the warm white. I felt the amber was too orange for my liking. However I might go back to the cool-white. I like the modern-ness it brings to the unit.

    I'd like to add in that the VU meters are original lamps. They are not burnt out so I won't replace them unless they do, since they are a bit more tedious to get at. Also the selection meter lights are original too. They aren't burnt out so I see no need to replace them.

    Hopefully this helps any curious people....
     
  2. Robisme

    Robisme Sansui Enthusiast Subscriber

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    The warm white looks nice. I don't usually like the look of LEDs.

    Thanks for posting.

    Rob
     

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