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post #10021 of 13424
Moody that's a sweet looking piece. And apparently a sweet sounding one too! I really and truly want to hear a high end Sansui integrated some day. I've only ever owned the 9090DB and the G-8000, both of which were quite good.
post #10022 of 13424

Moodyrn,

hows the fisher sound with your Cornwalls?

bummer about the cabinet, though from your pictures it looks fantastic after your repairs.

Has it been serviced at all?

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Moodyrn....I appreciate your nice write up on the 9500. Sounds like a unit I would like to try some day. I've got a Kenwood model 600 on the way so I will be tinkering with it for a while. 

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Moodyrn....I appreciate your nice write up on the 9500. Sounds like a unit I would like to try some day. I've got a Kenwood model 600 on the way so I will be tinkering with it for a while. 

 

Have you gotten your KA-907 back yet? I would like to hear your impression with KA-907 and 600. Too me, my 500 sounds a tiny bit (a hair) warmer than 907. And I like 500 looking more!

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Moodyrn....I appreciate your nice write up on the 9500. Sounds like a unit I would like to try some day. I've got a Kenwood model 600 on the way so I will be tinkering with it for a while. 

Lol came really close to pulling the trigger on one. I'll be eagerly waiting for your impressions and comparison to the 907.
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Moody that's a sweet looking piece. And apparently a sweet sounding one too! I really and truly want to hear a high end Sansui integrated some day. I've only ever owned the 9090DB and the G-8000, both of which were quite good.

Thanks Sky, all of the sansui's I've own have sounded very different. Some I didn't care for and others I loved. I don't really think they have a universal house sound.
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Moodyrn,
hows the fisher sound with your Cornwalls?
bummer about the cabinet, though from your pictures it looks fantastic after your repairs.
Has it been serviced at all?

The fisher is now my amp of choice with the cornwalls. I'm trying to decide between the two sansui's for my bedside rig. But the fisher is sublime with the cornwalls and pretty much anything else. An yes it's been completely rebuilt, and very well done at that.
Edited by moodyrn - 10/6/13 at 3:14pm
post #10026 of 13424
Heads up to you Oregon guys, this looks to be a hell of a steal:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/clt/4112970440.html

Speakers are crap, but the rest is awesome - SX-1280 alone can be worth more than the price of the whole lot.
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Heads up to you Oregon guys, this looks to be a hell of a steal:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/clt/4112970440.html

Speakers are crap, but the rest is awesome - SX-1280 alone can be worth more than the price of the whole lot.

 

The seller is in Gresham......just like Orgonian. We all know Orgonian need more vintage Pioneer. 

:wink_face:

post #10028 of 13424
Oh my! I am very tempted to call and drive down,

$1000 for the lot is very reasonable, although arguably, only the receiver, turntable and RTR are worth anything.

If only I was getting paid right now... frown.gif
post #10029 of 13424

WOWZA! If I had someone on the ground I could trust with my money :rolleyes:...

 

I'd have them check it out and ship if "Passed!"

post #10030 of 13424
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Heads up to you Oregon guys, this looks to be a hell of a steal:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/clt/4112970440.html

Speakers are crap, but the rest is awesome - SX-1280 alone can be worth more than the price of the whole lot.

Oh is that tempting............
post #10031 of 13424
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The fisher is now my amp of choice with the cornwalls. I'm trying to decide between the two sansui's for my bedside rig. But the fisher is sublime with the cornwalls and pretty much anything else. An yes it's been completely rebuilt, and very well done at that.

i acquired an 800B last month, great condition but completely original.  Been thinking about having it restored and using it as my main for my Klipsch.  Where did you get  your work done?

post #10032 of 13424
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The previous owner had it restored by the fisher guru Paul Gryzbek. His work is renowned for bringing the fishers back to life and was considered to best. But sadly he passed away last year so I feel very bless to have one that was restored by him. There are a few fisher gurus left though. I did take a peek on the inside, and I'm very impressed with the job he did. The 800b would be more than worth it to bring back to life imo. It doesn't have the neutrality the 500c have, but does have more of the prototypical euphoric tone the 50-60s era amps are known for. My previous fisher was a 100c integrated and it also had the classic vintage tube, euphoric sound, and I loved it. From what I've read, the 800b would be a step up from the 100 series integrates, so I would most definitely pursue this.

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moodyrn, do you (any members) have a Sansui guru already dealt with? I was told by my repair shop that a full Resto would be very expensive for the G-22000. I'm slowly beginning to think I want one. And should, since baby ain't goin' nowhere!

 

I'd like to get an estimate to consider...

post #10034 of 13424

It's so silly to think that just because a vintage receiver hasn't been completely recapped and torn down that it is inferior to one that has. If you get them serviced by a shop that knows what they are doing and gets everything back into spec you are just as well sometimes even better off then if you had paid for a full recap. Most of the caps aren't still in production so they have to get something close which isn't always so close! 

post #10035 of 13424
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There are some over at audiokarma, but they have long waiting list. Skylab have a guy he deals with I think. There are a coupe of local people I know, but it's not a job they are willing to take on without paying close to a grand to do it.
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