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Sansui, we barely knew ya

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by jimbo2k, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. LBPete

    LBPete Rolling Along Subscriber

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    It seems like the MP3 reasoning, size and convenience over sound quality.

    - Pete
     
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  2. jimbo2k

    jimbo2k Adcom GFT500, 2GFA535,BandO RX2, MMC3,C101 L570's, Subscriber

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    And you need to relalize, there is quality, good sounding equipment out there that doesnt have the name Sansui on it, a lot of it. I sold and owned a lot of it. HK,Sony Luxman,Hafler, Adcom, Krell, Accuphase,Threshold, Mar Levinson, the list goes on. I have sold and owned Sansui, during the great years, and yes it is miles ahead of Pioneer, Marantz and the every day brands. I didnt choose lightly to go in another direction, The AU999, might be the best sounding Integrated amp made, I know that, but i wont have some elitist beating me up over my choices. The majority of you guys are great, and I would sit and have a beer with you and talk stereo anytime. Nuff said, I wont be back. Cheers jim
     
  3. BigElCat

    BigElCat Mmm Hmm Subscriber

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    Nobody say nuthin' .

    Just turn out the lights, shut the air conditioning off.
     
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  4. tater415

    tater415 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I traded away my Sansui G 9000 a few months back and have regretted it , I have been having withdrawals
     
  5. playittwice

    playittwice Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, I couldn’t imagine that move. I got rid of a lowly 661 and regretted it. They really are awesome pieces.
     
  6. Hipocrates

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    And the bizarre thread of the year goes to...

    Ok enough of this crap... Hey Loren, need a hand with some gear?:p
     
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  7. playittwice

    playittwice Well-Known Member

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    How are you?

    Lol, I know what you mean about the bizarre thread. Yep still got my Seven in the rack waiting for rehab!
     
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  8. Hipocrates

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    I think you will like this info from gslikker, great stuff! (just in case you haven't read it)
     
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  9. LBPete

    LBPete Rolling Along Subscriber

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    Oooh I'd like to respond but to keep the peace, I'll keep my mouth shut.

    - Pete
     
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  10. Nemo bit

    Nemo bit Active Member

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    Wow take a little time away... :no::idea:
     
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  11. smurfer77

    smurfer77 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    1) And, finally we get to subtext of the original post being spelled out; yes there is more to life than Sansui and lots of great brands out there. Getting agreement on which makes and models are the best is pointless though....the "Adcom over Sansui" argument in the Sansui subforum is especially pointless, unless the point was to troll a reaction out of us :p

    2) The AU-999 is one of the worst sounding Sansui in stock form IMO. Ok, that was my old opinion and I have revised that harsh opinion a bit recently after revisiting, but the AU-999 is the only model I bought a bunch of unheard (based on lineage and comments on the forum) and then resold all 3 units without restoring them... basically within days of hearing them the first time (the strong reaction probably came from the fact I had just finished rebuilding a 777A and was hoping for a lot more from the TOTL ???). [edit: I now think the stock unit is ok, even with moments of brilliance let down by the original flaws I noticed immediately. After some mods, it's sublime.... actually, after some mods, it's an AU-888]. But, the AU-999 is not the best integrated amp ever made... I'm not even sure anyone in this forum would argue that very strongly.
     
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  12. slimecity

    slimecity Super Member

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    Couldnt agree more on this point. I was wondering what the fuss was about when I first got my AU-999.

    Then I got an AU-888 - in stock form it sounded leagues ahead of the stock AU-999 - absolutely miles ahead. To the point where a recap made negligible difference to the sound.
     
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  13. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    I thought the 1st post in this thread was a passive aggressive troll too: didn't get the impression it was a friendly goodbye at all

    " hey, I have a Sansui, but I decided this other stuff sounded way better. here are some pics! "

    err....not surprised at the reactions :D
     
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