The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

The infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem is one that affects many vintage hi-fi amplifiers and other equipment. Resolving issues caused by this glue is time-consuming, but essential. You maybe familiar with the scenario - over time, your favourite Sansui (or other) amplifier starts to develop faults. Maybe it won't come out of protection, or maybe a channel becomes intermittent. The Glue Most equipment manufactured by Sansui, and others, during a certain period in the 70's…

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Sansui AU-717 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I recently restored a gorgeous Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier in need of some serious TLC. Let's take a look at what goes into a typical restoration and discuss these lovely amplifiers. The Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier is one of those pieces that I just love working on. Sansui designed and built the AU-717 at a time when labour was cheaper. The money went into build quality, parts and layout and this resulted in a timeless,…

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