Sansui AU-9500 vs. Sansui Seven

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by davstev, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    Can't help but feel that might be directed a little bit at me........:scratch2:
    (not that I have 5K cables, I make my own), but I have invested a serious amount of money in my systems......
    What I was looking for in a system can actually be bought, and I have bought it....

    For me it is about performance, and whatever I have to pay to get it within reason is what I'll do......The AU9500 simply did not deliver what I consider to me the ultimate sound, its possibly the holy grail for some, but not me...
    But I am not dissing anybody for liking the AU9500, if it tickles your fancy, that's great.....
    So to start making comments about high end gear without listening and having experienced it properly, is a bit on the nose in my book....
    I speak from experience as a musician and professional Audio Engineer, and my own journey through the evolution of my gear, I don't blow hot air about such things.....

    Enjoy your AU9500.......:thmbsp:
  2. davstev

    davstev Active Member

    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone, no one was targeted specifically. I thought I was in safe company in a Sansui forum...

    We here all invest as much as we want to, or can, into what we enjoy, which is audio connaisseurship.

    I would bet your sound system sounds amazing and is worth it to you and would probably impress most people here.

    Having said that, I think there are some people out there that are perpetually seeking something they'll never find.

    I have sunk a few bucks into my system too.

    Almost completely satisfied...:eek:
  3. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    It is an open forum.......So some think skin required to be here.....

    I'm not offended, but I don't like being pigeonholed either.......

    I have owned a lot of Sansui gear, and I think it is some of the best gear to come out of Japan period, and I enjoyed my Sansui's when I had them....
    The only one I didn't enjoy was the 9500....

    I had G9000DB, G22000, AU999 (still got it), AU9500, G7700, TU999, TU5900, 9090DB.....

    Since I have built up my two McIntosh systems, I have stopped the journey, I dont have that desire to keep searching for the Holy grail....

    However, I do believe in diminishing returns, I could spend twice the money or more and not really gain that much performance, so there is something to be said for the "bang for buck" theory too in my opinion.

    But yeah, keep and ear out for noise in the AU9500, it is full of transistors which go leaky, and noisy.....
    Some are on the EQ stage, and in the phono stage as someone has mentioned.....
  4. stereofun

    stereofun Super Member

    Tucson, AZ
    True, but I still wouldn't use the word "naysayers" about those who gave you guidance and opinion when you asked them for it. However glad you have found a great amp to your liking. :thmbsp:
  5. davstev

    davstev Active Member

    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Sorry Guys! You are all really helpful! I didn't mean to sound unappreciative!

    I just looked naysayer up in the dictionary. It means someone with a poor attitude. Different than what i intended to say...By naysayers i just meant those who are a bit "meh.." about the 9500.

    No one here is a naysayer.

    I leave it at that.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  6. Jamrock70

    Jamrock70 New Member

    I just recently purchased a au-9500 and tu-9500 off of letgo for $60.00. (Got it from its original owner who purchased a brand new in 1975. He said he never turned it up past 2.) Got home spent 3 days cleaning and getting 40 year old dust out of it. I have a pair if Cerwin vega VS150 and a pair of Yamaha S5115HT sound reinforcement monitors. All I can say is DAMN!!!!! This amp pushes the vega's and the yama's to incredible levels that I have never heard out of them. Cannot get it turned passed 3!!!! I'm thoroughly impressed with this amp and tuner. I've only been using it for a couple of days and damn!! I have several other amps and this one blows Them All Away by far. IMG_20171113_100121.jpg

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  7. LBPete

    LBPete Rolling Along Subscriber

    Long Beach, CA
    That is a screaming deal. Please post the serial numbers for the database. Click on the link in my signature block.

    - Pete
  8. Jamrock70

    Jamrock70 New Member

    Where's that at? I'm new sorry

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