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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Very nice Skylab!! Oh, and I completely understand.biggrin.gif

Thanks, my friend!!! smily_headphones1.gif

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Wow! It looks great.  How does one man manage to find these rare SX-1980's?  You are like a magnet and they just seem to be drawn to you.  smile.gif

The problem is, if you really want them, they are out there. One has to be both vigilant and patient wink.gif
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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.

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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.

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I have an SX-1980 "problem". The problem is I like them TOO MUCH. I just bought a THIRD redface.gif I have for a while had two that are fully restored, which get used very regularly. I was offered on a local sale this one, not restored but absolutely stone mint inside and out, original box, manual, and even the service manual on microfiche!!! It needed to have the DC offset adjusted down from @300mv/channel, but it adjusted nicely to under 10mv each side. And wow is it a stunner!

So this is the "back-up"...man I'm obsessed.

My God, it looks like you got in a time machine and went back to 78 to pick that one up............. just beautiful!

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I do believe the Vintage Gods are smiling down upon us all.smile.gif

 

 

Some very nice gear acquired here recently.

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I decided to remain silent on just how long I've been staring at this thing. Think I'll get up now and do something constructive.

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Skylab,

 

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" biggrin.gif

 

HC, 

 

I don't have maggies or any other speakers for that matter, With the HE-6 around, do we really need any? wink_face.gif

 

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!

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Looks great. Congrats on a wonderful find.

Thanks, mate! Lovin' every minute of my listening sessions smily_headphones1.gif

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Chops, you'd never know if Wally was just outside on the back porch, since you'd be inside groovin' without a care in the world. biggrin.gif It looks great!

 

Thanks Silent One, though I'm a little confused on who exactly "Wally" is... blink.gif

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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Skylab,

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" biggrin.gif


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!

If it sounds better to you via the speaker taps, then by all means use them! On the Sony, sorry to say I've not heard that one.

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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.

You (of course) hit the nail on the head. I have two systems that use the 1980 that I use one daily (attic/office part of my house) and the other several times a week especially on weekends (basement). I do not want to be without a 1980 in either rig!

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My God, it looks like you got in a time machine and went back to 78 to pick that one up............. just beautiful!

Thanks! That was the other very cool thing here. With the original box, all the paperwork, and the condition, it was like unboxing a new one!
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Chops, you'd never know if Wally was just outside on the back porch, since you'd be inside groovin' without a care in the world. biggrin.gif It looks great!

 

Thanks Silent One, though I'm a little confused on who exactly "Wally" is... blink.gif

 

Oh, sorry. Was referring to "Wally Gator..."

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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. biggrin.gif

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Music emanating from vintage receivers is always a draw. wink_face.gif

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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.
 

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