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post #10756 of 16832
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

I've got a fully restored SA-9100 and absolutely love how it sounds.  It also makes a fantastic headphone amp.  My primary LCD-3 rig is Gungnir->SA-9100->LCD-3.   

 

One thing to keep in mind... the SA-8100/SA-9100 are almost 40 years old.   No matter how functional it is, if it hasn't been re-capped, it most likely needs to be.   There are also some known flaky transistors in these that should be replaced, since 90% of the work is getting to them and the boards would already be out for re-capping.   On the up-side, it's totally worth restoring, especially if it's cosmetically good and you can get it for a decent price.

I'm running a very similar set up :)

Gungnir ---> SA-9900 ---> Hifiman HE-6 and Fully Modded Magnepan SMGa (mods done by me. Pic of one of them below)

AppleMark

post #10757 of 16832

Whoa! Does the SA-9900 really have enough power for the Maggies? I thought my MGIIa's sounded alright with the SA-8500 (60 wpc), but much better with the Hafler DH220 (110wpc). Then again, I do like to listen really loud... :D

post #10758 of 16832

The SA-9900 puts out 120 Wrms minimum per channel @8 ohms. More than adequate :etysmile: I usually never have to have the volume knob above two knotches.

post #10759 of 16832
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post
 

Well, she said I have until christmas, so I have awhile to make my decision :p Though I love them both

Get rid of your wife... There's plenty of them knocking about. :p

post #10760 of 16832
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post
 

The SA-9900 puts out 120 Wrms minimum per channel @8 ohms. More than adequate :etysmile: I usually never have to have the volume knob above two knotches.

 

Nevermind then! :D I was thinking of the 9500 then (80 wpc, I believe).

post #10761 of 16832

I'd so love to own one of those high end Pioneer integrate's... Unfortunately I would need to re-mortgage the house to afford one. They rarely pop up in the uk and when they do they are unfairly priced. Even if they sounded a little better than my SA508 then they will be worth it. It's the clarity and refinement that the Pioneers have over other big names of the time in ime of mid-end. Even though I probably appreciate the warmer silky nature of Sansui more subjectively, I really do appreciate the Pioneer's finesse. 

post #10762 of 16832
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

Truth is SOME  women just don't like it when Men are happy on their own. And its not the same both ways so sorry if that sounds sexist but I assure you it is not lol. If its not them making you happy then they don't like it! Some always feel like they are competing with everything we do and lord help us if they aren't "winning". I made sure my wife knew right when she started dating about my hobbies. Video games, sports, and audio stuff and hell even WWE (my kids are now addicted to WWE). She was cool with that and understood not just tolerated it and almost 10 years later we've never had a problem with any of it. It can be expensive to say the least but as long as I don't use bill money or put us in the hole its never a concern or problem. I don't drink go out or waist money on stupid things so as far as hobbies go we can do a lot worse than audio gear... 

 

Just my two cents

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

 

Maybe your wife and mine could get together for lunch and a hen session. :biggrin: Can you imagine the conversations some of the wives of vintage gear collectors? Oh the stories they could tell. 

post #10763 of 16832
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post

I'm running a very similar set up smily_headphones1.gif
Gungnir ---> SA-9900 ---> Hifiman HE-6 and Fully Modded Magnepan SMGa (mods done by me. Pic of one of them below)
AppleMark

That's an amazing looking mod job on those Maggie's. Congrats!!!!
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

During a previous bout with flooding, I'm almost certain it was you I heard scream "All hands on deck!" way out West. normal_smile%20.gif 

LOLOL! Could have been biggrin.gif Although in truth the 1980 that's in the basement is 5 feet off the floor. God forbid I ever get THAT much water down there...
post #10764 of 16832
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post
 

The SA-9900 puts out 120 Wrms minimum per channel @8 ohms. More than adequate :etysmile: I usually never have to have the volume knob above two knotches.

The 9900 is a beast! It is basically a Spec integrated amp. 

Do the backlights still work on the volume knob? That was one of the really cool features (that and the handles).

I believe it was designed to also be used in schools/offices so it could be lugged around to rooms/events to provide audio - hence the handles, side plugs and lack of wood cabinets.

post #10765 of 16832
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post
 

I'm running a very similar set up :)

Gungnir ---> SA-9900 ---> Hifiman HE-6 and Fully Modded Magnepan SMGa (mods done by me. Pic of one of them below)

 

 

Nice job on the Maggies!

 

I run a set of Mini Maggies on my desk here, but hadn't thought about trying them with the SA-9100 due to the power requirements.   Currently they are happily eating up 525w/ch from a Crown XLS, fed from a BAT VK-5i tube pre.  The Gungnir does double duty with the SE outputs going to the SA-9100/Headphone rig and the balanced outputs going to the VK-5i.

 

   -Mike

post #10766 of 16832
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

Ok, thanks for the heads up!! I'm very new to the vintage scene so that is very valuable information. The price is very good I think (help me out here folks) dude told me for both SX-980 & SA-8100 in good condition  for $225. Does that seem like a fair deal or is $200 closer to the right price. Honestly I have no idea so thanks in advance and again for all of your help!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:


Hell I think it's pretty fair of a deal. Keep one and sell me the other. :tongue:

post #10767 of 16832
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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post

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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

 

Ok, thanks for the heads up!! I'm very new to the vintage scene so that is very valuable information. The price is very good I think (help me out here folks) dude told me for both SX-980


Hell I think it's pretty fair of a deal. Keep one and sell me the other. tongue.gif

Well then I shall see you on Saturday lol I'll post the pictures here when he sends then to me later today so I can get what y'all's impressions of the gear is.



Thanks,


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post #10768 of 16832
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Maybe your wife and mine could get together for lunch and a hen session. :biggrin: Can you imagine the conversations some of the wives of vintage gear collectors? Oh the stories they could tell. 

My girl and I have an arrangement:

 

post #10769 of 16832
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

Truth is SOME  women just don't like it when Men are happy on their own. And its not the same both ways so sorry if that sounds sexist but I assure you it is not lol. If its not them making you happy then they don't like it! Some always feel like they are competing with everything we do and lord help us if they aren't "winning". I made sure my wife knew right when she started dating about my hobbies. Video games, sports, and audio stuff and hell even WWE (my kids are now addicted to WWE). She was cool with that and understood not just tolerated it and almost 10 years later we've never had a problem with any of it. It can be expensive to say the least but as long as I don't use bill money or put us in the hole its never a concern or problem. I don't drink go out or waist money on stupid things so as far as hobbies go we can do a lot worse than audio gear... 

 

Just my two cents

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

 

Maybe your wife and mine could get together for lunch and a hen session. :biggrin: Can you imagine the conversations some of the wives of vintage gear collectors? Oh the stories they could tell. 

 

LOL I know right... He spent how much on what?? oh boy... That would be fun times. Funny enough my wife is a professional blogger so she really has no room to complain. Now the difference is she gets EVERYTHING for free and I have to buy sale or trade all my gear to get new gear. I wish I could get all the swag that she gets but I shouldn't complain, she gotten me several games and movies prior to release so again there are worse things ;) 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

:evil:

post #10770 of 16832

Ok, guys now I know its just a picture but tell me what you think about this set up here. I already checked with my guy and he said it look good but I still need to make sure its functional. But tell me what you guys think of at least the outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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