SANSUI: Really good performance or just nostalgia and self-delusion?

Hi, I joined a few weeks ago and am initially looking for a second system for use in 2 small rooms (i.e either an amp with 2 speaker outputs or a speaker switch box). I’ve been underwhelmed with the modern equipment I’ve demo’d and reading this section of the forum has roused my interest in […]

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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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CONVERSATIONS WITH COLIN / 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? […]

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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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