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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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

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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,…

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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…

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Sansui SR-929 NOS Turntable Unboxing and Set-Up!

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…

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Sansui TU-717 AM/FM Stereo Tuner Service & Alignment

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…

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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…

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