Ultra-Rare Sansui AU-X11 Master Integrated Amplifier

It's not often you see one of these ultra-rare beauties, the other Sansui AU-X1. The Sansui AU-X11 is a Japan-only integrated amp. My customer bought one and it was damaged during shipping. Let's take a look. That's right, the Sansui AU-X11 integrated amplifier is the AU-X1 nobody knows about. That's…

Continue Reading Ultra-Rare Sansui AU-X11 Master Integrated Amplifier

Beautiful Sansui AU-919 Amplifier Service & Review

The 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…

Continue Reading Beautiful Sansui AU-919 Amplifier Service & Review

2019 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my customers, visitors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday break. Liquid Mike (that's me) is taking a much-needed happy holiday break from Friday, December 20, through to Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  I'll be mostly offline during this period…

Continue Reading 2019 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

Come along as I run through the service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever - the Sansui G-9000DB Stereo Receiver! Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor madness! In this video, I basically run through the service process…

Continue Reading Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

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! https://youtu.be/NKqZAHUlaJo Specifications (Courtesy of the HiFi Engine) Power output:…

Continue Reading A Look Inside the Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier

Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

Regular visitors will know how much I love monster receivers from the '70s and '80s. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the biggest and baddest! The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hi-fi beasts,…

Continue Reading Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

NOS Sansui SR-929 DD Turntable Unboxing & Recommissioning!

A customer of mine recently acquired a new-old-stock (NOS) Sansui SR-929 direct-drive turntable, in the original box! Tim asked me to take this lovely deck out of the box for the first time and recommission her. Given that she had not been running for over 30 years, this was a…

Continue Reading NOS Sansui SR-929 DD Turntable Unboxing & Recommissioning!