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post #6451 of 13341

hi every body i have recently got an "sansui 331 stereo receiver" and
i love it`s sound
i khow it has been repaired...
but the question is :
can i use it`s radio for 8-10 hours every day?i`m afraid to harm it....
i would be thankful to know about any other point ...

post #6452 of 13341

My Radio Shack does not seem to have Deoxit - so not sure.  I can't say the GS prices were real cheap - maybe just around the average.

post #6453 of 13341
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Originally Posted by 99-1 View Post

hi every body i have recently got an "sansui 331 stereo receiver" and
i love it`s sound
i khow it has been repaired...
but the question is :
can i use it`s radio for 8-10 hours every day?i`m afraid to harm it....
i would be thankful to know about any other point ...

on the weekends my 2245 plays all day long.  sometimes its on for upwards of 16 hours

post #6454 of 13341
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

on the weekends my 2245 plays all day long.  sometimes its on for upwards of 16 hours

I use my Pioneer SX-580 for a solid 6 hours a day.  Twelve to sixteen on the weekends.

post #6455 of 13341
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Hi, MAC! How'd you get here?

 

 

Soundin' pretty good right now. Miiiighty fine.

Congrats Art! That Mac is a beauty!!

post #6456 of 13341
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Hi, MAC! How'd you get here?

 

 

Soundin' pretty good right now. Miiiighty fine.

Just spectacular!

post #6457 of 13341
Thanks!

It compares very well to the Harmon/Kardon HK670 that was my main receiver, well, up until this came in the house. Even more resolving, but without any sense of grit or over-sharpening; mostly subtle but very welcome improvements. I had the opportunity to try it before buying it, and while I was half-afraid that it would exhibit some of the overly warm and smooth characteristics I've previously heard in McIntosh amps, this was nothing like that.

Probably not coincidentally it looks little like stereotypical McIntosh equipment. My Heathkit receiver, with its black glass panel and blue-green lights, looks more like a Mac than the Mac does. Heh.

Right now the left channel is occasionally fizzing and dropping. Since a couple of the pots are a little noisy too, I'll strip it down and spray DeOxit on things before starting to worry. The previous owner took excellent care of it and it's in fantastic shape, so I'm going to assume that any problems are the natural consequence of age and the insidiousness of household dust.

The MAC 4100 is also much more susceptible to household static than my other equipment is (headphones crackle when I roll my office chair); will running a wire from the amp's chassis to ground on the power outlet take care of that?
post #6458 of 13341

Hey guys,

 

Need a quick advice - I am currently looking at several different models of Sansui amps available for sale with the hopes of scoring one amongst them. The models are the AU-717, AU-9500 & AU-9900.

 

As far as I know, the AU-717 and 9900 has not been serviced although the current owners tell me they are good and will last many more years. The 9500 has been serviced and recapped whilst the 9900 is claimed to have been given a once over by a specialist and signed off as not requiring any servicing. He also says the biases have been checked and are within factory specifications.

 

Which should I get with the caveat being I'll listen primarily through the headphone jack (with a Senn HD555 and possibly a newer model down the road - HD600/HD650) with metal being the prefered genre and I don't want the worry of something breaking down soon after purchasing it. Price is not an issue here.

 

Appreciate any and all advice, please!

 

Cheers smily_headphones1.gif

post #6459 of 13341
Thread Starter 
I would go for the 9500 since its been serviced and recapped. The 9500 is also the warmest of the ones you have listed. But also keep in mind that depending on the caps used, it may or may not sound like an original either. But something that's serviced and recapped would be the safest bet for me. Those all are very good sounding amps though.
post #6460 of 13341

thanks so i use it ... here is some picture

 

http://uploadtak.com/images/m9226_IMAG0663.jpg

 

http://uploadtak.com/images/w7673_IMAG0661.jpg

post #6461 of 13341

Regarding the Sansui 331 being used 24-7 or close to it--

In my collection I have a Sansui 771 stereo solid state rcvr that looks like it was hit by a truck. No dial lamps work, the balance shaft is busted off, and most knobs are gone.

It plays wonderfully, if not a few MHz off on the fm scale--easily remedied by tuning the local oscillator slug.

These Sansui are very robust units.

post #6462 of 13341
Thanks for the advice, moodyrn!
post #6463 of 13341
Went to my buddies shop with my 2245. 3rd time he and I have put her under the knife. This time phono board restoration/upgrade. Nichicon and Panasonic electrolytics, diode replacement and fresh matched pair transistors. Fixed the left channel static/distortion and sounds sooooo good!
The feeling upon powering them up after doing the work is awesome.
You don't know whether you've fixed it or broken it further. You hope you haven't installed a cap backwards and are greeted with fireworks. Turn it on, relay engages, no smoke or fire, select phono, drop the needle.... Sweet music.
post #6464 of 13341

I love that feeling.

post #6465 of 13341

Another headamp :) :)

 

Exclusively for my SM3v2..

 

 

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