Sanui AU-Alpha907 Limited - IN DA HOUSE!!!

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  1. skippy124

    skippy124 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi,

    Whilst I have had the pleasure of having a number examples of high end Sansui gear from the 70's and, to a lesser extent, the 80's, come across the work bench, I never expected to have an AU-Alpha907 Limited end up in front of me. It is not mine, it is in for a health check, and an assessment of what preventative maintenance that should be carried out (if any) to ensure a trouble free future with it's new owner. To think that there was only 2000 of these made, and one is now sitting in my family room at home, just somewhat blows me away!!

    Enough of the talk - some initial photos (more will be taken as I get into this beast)

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    Did I mention that I am excited!!!

    This will also be going over to my son (pete_mac) for part of its check over, did I mention that he is excited too!!

    More photos to follow

    Cheers

    John
     
  2. stereofun

    stereofun Super Member

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    THANKS for sharing with pictures. This thing exudes audiophile and high class like nothing else I have seen. I cant wait to hear an assessment of its audio qualities.


    P.s Why on earth would Pete be exited, I just don't get it :D
     
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  3. roger2

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    I like that it has only one pair of speaker outputs. Beautiful amp!

    What year was this amp made? Is it a Japan only model?


    My 2005 Orion Blue Book lists an "AU-X907 MRX" manufactured 1998, 160 wpc, with list price $4000. Wonder if/how it is related to the AU-alpha907?
     
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  4. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Simply gorgeous ! :tresbon:

    :lurk:
     
  5. Vintagear

    Vintagear Super Member

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    :drool:
     
  6. bluesky

    bluesky Addicted Member

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    Wow.

    907 & MOS.

    Nice amp!!!
     
  7. canuckaudiog

    canuckaudiog On a quest for high fidelity

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    That's gorgeous. Can't wait to see more pictures! I love those wood panels especially.
     
  8. BigElCat

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    Beautiful.
     
  9. leray1

    leray1 Active Member

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    Oh my...

    Congrats, she's a beauty!
     
  10. marantzfan

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    Wow, what a beatiful piece. Having owned a Sansui AU-X901 I have an idea of how good this amp will sound.
     
  11. mjs1

    mjs1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Alpha 907 Limited

    Magnificent and arguably the best integrated Sansui ever made. I can't wait to have you fill us in on how it sounds. One question though, what will you be using for a service manual? I believe that the closest you might come is one for the AU X1111 mos vintage. Any pdf of a service manual, which most likely be in Japanese, would be appreciated. Enjoy!

    Marc
     
  12. ropetrick

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    What a beauty.
     
  13. GoldSounds

    GoldSounds Active Member

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    Absolutely incredible. I can only imagine that it sounds at least as good as it looks.
     
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    turbid Active Member

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    What a MARVEL!! look at that Tamura!!:jawdrop:
     
  16. jarmusch

    jarmusch Member

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    WOW, that's something, skippy. just a friendly note, as a professional you should know that there're things that happen with even amps and make them unrepairable, making them just a pile of metal for their owners... gotcha ;)
     
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  17. Rustyman

    Rustyman New Member

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    Its a flagship - one of latest sansui - pure copper, many rikkens, beautifull!
     
  18. moejr

    moejr Super Member

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    That is one beautiful amp. What size are those power caps? Says has a rise time of .5. That's mighty fast
     
  19. Sansui_Boy

    Sansui_Boy Active Member

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    i need more pics!!! please! that thing is eyecandy for sure:yes:
     
  20. dr*audio

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    Man, that is gorgeous!
     

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