Thanks, my friend!!!
The problem is, if you really want them, they are out there. One has to be both vigilant and patient
I understand as well. They're not making these anymore, some of the parts are hard or impossible to find, and often, not always, it costs less to buy another example of a favorite bit of gear than to have it repaired. I'm more than three deep on some of mine.
The Sansui G-X000 series is widely regarded as a peak in quality. The next G-X500 series was still nice but a step down in build quality.
Earlier Sansui receivers have also many fans, with good reason. The earlier models may sound slightly warmer; "tubey-er" and perhaps a bit less accurate.
I think a model or two down from TOTL is often a sweet spot for vintage gear. A few less bells and whistles, not as much focus on brute power and beating the other manufacturers, but still plenty of juice, quality parts, and features.
Your G-7000 is right in there. I am not surprised it sounds nice.
FWIW, my main amplification is a completely recapped Sansui AU-D11 II integrated.
My God, it looks like you got in a time machine and went back to 78 to pick that one up............. just beautiful!
I've tried the HE-6 via the speaker taps and they do sound noticeably better, at least to these ears and there seems to be more space and a wider soundstage to the music. As i tell my buddies here, "more speed, more slam"
I don't have maggies or any other speakers for that matter, With the HE-6 around, do we really need any?
BTW, anyone here (Skylab, if you may) can advise if the Sony STR-V7 would be a good buy and how would it compare to the SX-1280, sound-wise? Thanks!
Thanks Silent One, though I'm a little confused on who exactly "Wally" is...
Oh, sorry. Was referring to "Wally Gator..."
Oh! Wow, that's going back a few years. LOL
Funny you mention that as the lake we have here at the new apartment actually has a resident alligator. We've seen him twice now within the week of being here, on the other side of the lake, sunbathing.
Just recently received a set of HE-500's last week to use with my 950. Silly question for you experts. How or what did you use to connect your headphones to the speaker tabs in the back? Did you just buy a headphone extension cable and cut it? Just want a quick and inexspensive option to try the HE-500's on. If there is a noticable sound difference, then I would have a better option made up or purchased.