Tag Archives: Sansui repair

Sansui BA-F1 Power Amplifier Restoration Update

I’ve now finished restoring a lovely Sansui BA-F1 DC power amplifier. The Sansui BA-F1 is another beast of an amplifier from the golden era of hi-fi.

This Sansui BA-F1 has had a hard life, but will be good as new, once I’ve finished this restoration. I’m replacing all board-mounted capacitors, along with a few semiconductors. I am also cleaning and tidying up wiring and board goofs made by whoever repaired this previously.… Read more

The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

While I am restoring this lovely AU-717 amplifier, I felt it was worth discussing the infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem.

Most equipment manufactured by Sansui, and others, during a certain period in the 70’s and 80’s will be affected by this nasty, corrosive compound. Its called polychloroprene andĀ it literally eats through components like an acid.… Read more

Sansui AU-717 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I recently restored a gorgeous old Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier for a customer of mine. The amplifier was not starting up properly and was in serious need of some TLC. This AU-717 was another victim of the SansuiĀ ‘corrosive glue’ problem.

The Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier is one of those pieces that I just love working on.… Read more