SANSUI: Capacitor replacement in vintage units

Q: I know vintage gear isn’t your business of course but, hey, I trust your expertise and so I wonder if you can help with a component issue please? I’m doing a Sansui restoration and the main caps are Nichicon & Elna. There are many differing capacitor ranges, do you have any specific recommendations? A: […]

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Battle of the big Japanese integrated amps

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. I see the price of big 1990s Japanese integrated amps are steadily rising on the bay….are they really worth it  Apart from the Sony ES line which I know are good, […]

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WE, THE JURY. Civilised audio and hi-fi equipment opinions & debates #002 (RECEIVERS)

This is where WE ask the questions and you folks give your answers. Jury members are by invitation only. QUESTION: RECEIVERS: What is it about the monster 1970’s ones? —//— Stan Skatvedt Then there was the receiver that Harman/Kardon designed and built.Not monstrously powered, but truly intended to be every bit as musical as the […]

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WE, THE JURY. Civilised audio and hi-fi equipment opinions & debates #003 (GROUNDING BOXES)

This is where WE ask the questions and you folks give your answers. Jury members are by invitation only. QUESTION: GROUNDING BOXES – do they work? —//— —//— David Rance Proper amp power supplies should isolate the amp circuit very well. Grounding boxes are a foo thing which can actually add rf noise into a […]

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MARANTZ: Model 2325 vs. Sansui 9090?

bb3blog writes ….. Much like the beginnings of early high end audio when Audio Research and Conrad Johnson were the common catch words, Marantz and Sansui are two names that most likely crop up when talk goes vintage solid state receivers. Of course there was Pioneer, Sony, Technics and others that carved their respective mark […]

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SUCKS: Is this why Your Dad’s $300 1980 Receiver Still Sucks?

Steven Stone: Back in the “golden age” of high-end audio hardly a month went by that you couldn’t find and read a negative review in The Absolute Sound or Stereophile which excoriated a particular manufacturer’s newest offering. Nowadays it’s hard to find an equipment review that doesn’t describe its subject in glowing terms. What’s changed? […]

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