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Sansui BA-5000 Amplifier Repair & Review

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2024! Let’s continue with my promised article on the beautiful, incredible, aspirational & unobtainable Sansui BA-5000 power amplifier. You may recall that I teased this spectacular amplifier and new addition to my customer Rob’s collection at the end of 2023 and, true to my word, I didn’t want […]

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Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier Service & Review

The beautiful Sansui AU-919 is a technical tour de force and an absolute stunner. Find out more about this legendary integrated amplifier in another of my COVID-19 series. I work on a lot of Sansui gear and I always enjoy it. It’s well-engineered, well-made, great-sounding equipment, a pleasure to service. Sansui always injected their unique

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A Look Inside the Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier

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

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Sansui BA-F1 Amplifier Restoration Update

I’ve now finished restoring a lovely Sansui BA-F1 DC power amplifier. The Sansui BA-F1 is a 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.

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The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

The infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem is one that affects many vintage hi-fi amplifiers and other equipment. Resolving the issues caused by this glue is time-consuming, but essential. You may be familiar with the scenario – over time, your favourite Sansui (or other) amplifier starts to develop faults. Maybe it won’t come out of protection,

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