A very quick update to give you a look inside a stunning and very rare Sansui AU-919 integrated amplifier I’ve just serviced.
There’ll be a full article coming soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this look inside the amazing Sansui AU-919!
Specifications (Courtesy of the HiFi Engine)
Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%
Damping factor: 100
Input sensitivity: 0.1mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 74dB (MC), 90dB (MM), 100dB (line)
Channel separation: 75dB (MM), 70dB (MC), 80dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line), 1V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 8Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 430 x 168 x 428mm
Year: 1978… Read more
Visitors to my website will know how much I enjoy working on classic and vintage electronics. One category of gear I love is monster receivers from the 70’s and 80’s. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the biggest and baddest monster receivers, read on to take a look!
The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hifi beasts, like this Pioneer SX-1250 I restored. The G-8000 is not quite as mean as the SX-1250, but make no mistake, the big Sansui is a real monster.… Read more
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Hi , I think you’re going to like this one! One of my regular customers recently acquired a gorgeous new old stock (NOS) Sansui SR-929 direct-drive turntable from her original owner in the USA. Tim asked me to check it out, change the voltage and set her up for him and naturally I wanted to share some images of this beautiful old beast with you.… Read more
I have just finished servicing and aligning the Sansui TU-717 I’ve had on my work bench. My customer Tim recently gave me the task of restoring his lovely Sansui AU-717 – you can details of this restoration here.
Tim’s matching Sansui TU-717 tuner was in its original box, complete with unused original accessories, although the tuner itself showed some signs of having been lightly used.… Read more
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