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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 from first unveiling the beast, […]

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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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Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

Regulars will know how much I love monster receivers. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the best! The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hi-fi beasts, like this Pioneer SX-1250 I restored. The G-8000 is not quite as mean as

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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 really great for both of

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

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 and asked me to check it out. This beautiful Sansui SR-929 also needed the voltage and set her up for Australia and a full set-up and naturally, I wanted to share

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

I have just finished servicing and aligning this beautiful Sansui TU-717 AM/FM stereo tuner.  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

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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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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 classic 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

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