Sansui TOTL Speakers SP-5000 and SP-5500 Side By Side?

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  1. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    First, welcome aboard!!!

    Second, as good as they sound now, just WAIT until those tired, dried up, out of spec electrolytics are replaced with modern poly caps.

    I wouldn't say this if I wasn't certain that everything you love will only improve. Nothing boutique needed, just get some Dayton 5% caps, as they spec out to 2 or 3%, and I defy ANYONE to hear a difference between Dayton5% and Dayton 1%. Maybe someone can hear it, I certainly cannot. But I most definitely hear a difference in old caps out of spec, and new ones.

    Impossibly great score, and great job with the cleanup.
     
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  2. BLAH BLAH

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    Agree...their is a noticeable difference after re-capping old tired caps with new!
     
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  3. jozeppy26

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    I’ve just managed to snag 2 pairs of SP-5500s for a whopping $40. Reading here it sounds like I’ll need to take the truck instead of the SUV to pick them up.
     
  4. onwardjames

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    Damn, that's a score.
     
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  5. jozeppy26

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    That’s good to hear. Sometimes this forum can make it seem like everyone’s finding rare JBL speakers for $10.

    These things are pretty huge, at least as far as everyday floor standing speakers go. VERY glad I took the truck! I currently have no idea how they sound and will hook them up tomorrow.
     
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  6. onwardjames

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    Do yourself a favor, and plan on recapping. Those old electrolytics are likely far out of spec, and new Dayton 5% polys will allow those speakers to sound their best.
     
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  7. jozeppy26

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    Absolutely! I’m one of the believers that insist Sansui is worth it.
     
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  8. fish mojo

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    Dang, that's like 10 cents a pound......
     
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  9. BushmasterM4

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    In the SP-5000 club now !! Just bought a set of SP-5000 from member Bravo30. Will post pictures soon. Im going to listen to them later with my Sansui 9090db at some high levels :) and see how they sound. Im going to recap them, just to do it (they may need it) and I've searched the forum and cant find any info on recapping these (parts list). Anyone who has done it, please let me know what caps to order. Thanks.
     
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  10. ThomasDK

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    New member in "club 5500" says hallo from Denmark. With two pairs of x-overs, one pair will be recapped :banana:
     
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  11. ThomasDK

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    and here it is..
     

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  12. 4-2-7

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    Wow a lot of members are grabbing these speaker lately, welcome and enjoy the thread.

    I fixed all my Photobucket photos in the beginning of this thread for side by side viewing,
     
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  13. BushmasterM4

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    Need a parts list for re-capping the SP-5000's. :jump:
     
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  14. fish mojo

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    ThomasDK, those Pioneer HPM's looks tiny against the SP-5500's.
     
  15. 4-2-7

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    In these photos you can see the SP-3500 sitting on top of the SP-5000, they are beefy for sure.

    IMG_0111_zps3e8f94d7.jpg IMG_0119.jpg
     
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  17. LBPete

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    OK all you guys with new speakers, please post the serial numbers for the database. Click on the link in my signature block.

    - Pete
     
  18. ThomasDK

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    Pete , my SP5500 third digit serialnumber is "0" , does it mean they are produced 1970 ? :dunno:

    4-2-7 nice pics and big speakers :) :banana:

    fish mojo , I think the Sui's are about 70% bigger both in size and weight
     
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  19. jozeppy26

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    I’m not seeing the link but here are my serial numbers for my SP-5500’s.

    92010131
    91080459
    91090224
    92010115
     
  20. fish mojo

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    I just got under contract to build a custom home. Sansui 8700/Denon CDP going into custom built in cabinets (with ventilation). Need to specify the built around for my Sansui SP-5500’s. Sound area is a large great room with high vaulted wood ceilings. How high above finished floor elevation is best for the speakers? My guess 20”. Any thoughts?
     
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