Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by onepixel, Jul 18, 2007.
: eek2: How can someone treat this beauty like this? Fortunately, he is now in good hands
I have very well known pieces:
TU 9900 (voice like silk)
TU 7900 (the first in my life)
TU 919 (coming soon; I will be able to compare it vs TU 9900 after years)
AU D9 (delicate)
AU X911DG (clan, powerful and fast).
Just acquired this gem. I like the design simplicity of the Model 400. I hope I can find a replacement knob. The metal caps on the knobs apparently have a tendency to fall off. I think it’s the first receiver I’ve had that has a glass tuning dial.
Where are the photos?
Had the opportunity to check over a few Sansui pieces for a fellow AK member who wanted to sell them, they were so nice I had to add them to my own rack in the shop
Everything runs through the CA3000 feeding the BA2000 and AU9900A into JBL4311's front and HPM100's rear while the AU717 is fed from one of the tape outs driving EV Aristocrats.
Out of sight next two levels down are my G9000 and SX1980, both just rack queens for now.
After all lets not be greedy
Your power LED on the AU-9900A is red instead of green, can means three things, or the unit is turned into protection, or the LED is installed backward, or you taked picture in less than 5 seconds after turning it on.
Nope its yellowgreen need to make a small adjustment in one of the reaistors too lazy to dig it out.
And yes initial is red
Sansui AU717 needs 2SA750 & 2SC1400
Looking for a source of these parts. Bought the amp & matching TU717 Tuner 40 yrs ago. Its been in my office the whole time, looks new.
But some of the semis are hard to find. THX
BKTHEKING restored the AU 9500. TU is stock
B&O TT with a Soundsmith MMC2
Speakers SVS MTS 01
Nice pieces there
Bought this Sansui FR-3060 turntable a couple days ago locally. Works and sounds great but the tonearm auto start function doesn't work. Not a huge issue, but I'd like to eventually figure out how to fix it. Right now I have an AT11E cartridge on it, might want to replace it soon, dunno. If anyone has any tips for me about this table, please let me know. Thanks.
Mine exhibited almost the same behavior. It had been unused for many years. The belt had disintegrated completely, and some of the remnants of it were clogging the mechanism. The real fix was oiling the table. The operation is very smooth and accurate now. Just take off the platter, and you will see two plastic tubes that are for oiling the unit. I used Three-in-One household oil. Maybe 3-4 drops, then run it for a bit.
Thanks! I'm glad to hear from someone else that has this turntable. What cartridge/stylus are you using in it? I did put a few drops of oil in those tubes last night. But I'm not sure if the tubes are clogged or not. I had the whole thing apart because I had to replace the RCA cable and power cable. I wish I'd gone a step further and dug into the mechanism that controls the tonearm cueing. But I'd just be shooting in the dark anyway . Thanks for the reply.
I am running the original Sansui cartridge and stylus. I looked at it under magnification, and it didn’t seem to be worn at all. Sounds great too. Thankfully, I didn’t have any of the issues with RCA cables, etc. Best of luck with your table. Good find! I really like mine.
At last I found them and bought them
SDV 550r cd player
plus two vintage sansui record cleaners unboxed
I will give them for restoration
A little bit of the old and new playing here in the bedroom system today. G-4500 100$, 20$ Sony CD player , Monitor audio BX1 used 140$. Great sounding you don’t have to spend much to get great sound. Maybe downsize to something like this in the future still looking for a G-8000 one day I’m in love with that receiver for some reason.
I have a few Sansui pieces hanging around for years waiting to get in the game but "Coach" won't put me in.
Maybe time for the open market???
Finally finished my Sansui rack system yesterday, took over ten years to find all the components.Top to bottom PL-71 turntable, TU-717, AU-919, SE-7, SC3110 in a GX-5 rack playing through HPM 100's (although I do have a set of mint Yamaha NS590's inbound in the next couple of weeks). Every piece functions flawlessly after many hours of rework (black flag caps, belts etc etc). Special shout out to RMacy for having a set of those impossible to find 10cm rack handles for the SE-7 which completed the puzzle, thank you sir
Oppo BD-105BD, Wharfedale Diamond 8.4, Rega Planar 1, Sansui AU-999 (modded like there was no tomorrow)
Wonderful pair of amplifier and tuner.
For the 2sC1400 you may use the KSC1845 and for the 2SA750 you may use the KSA992. The old parts not only are hard to find but also you may get fakes. Please be aware of this.
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