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Matt the caps pictured are the original caps. I've seen those same caps in a ton of vintage gear. They did a great job of cleanup it appears. I have cleaned some of my amps on the inside so well, a lot of those caps would look new too.


That 8 deluxe may be the best looking one I've seen. Congrats!!
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Have you plugged her in matt? Is she sweet? 

 

Or are you oiling her up first... :tongue_smile:

 

Deoxit...let it sit for 30 minutes...turn it own...let it sit for 30 more. Just about to turn it on now. 

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Deoxit...let it sit for 30 minutes...turn it own...let it sit for 30 more. Just about to turn it on now

 

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While we are waiting, I'm gutted that I don't have the ready's for these dudes.... Hfff 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SANSUI-AU999-/161101353161?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item25826390c9

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While we wait for Matt, here is some amateur cap porn from an Onkyo A7 I am working on. They are massive.

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Dude ....you are truly funny. :D  I posted impressions, not sure what happened. Checking now. 

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So who else thinks the only problem with vintage is the lack of a remote control?  I'm lazy and want to crank up a song without having to walk across the room. 

 

Was in to pick up my repaired Fisher CA-880 today from my buddy Doug @ Audio Specialties (harrinj knows who I'm talking about) and he says he has something that I might like.  It's a Chase RLC-1 remote control.  Basically it's a pre-amp that allows you to control the volume, bass, treble and even mute as needed.  Two cable hookup, flip the tape monitor switch and instant remote.  From my research it's been talked about over at Audiokarma a bit but lost steam.  Here's the unit sitting on my Klipsch speaker under the CD player.

 

 

 

It sounds good, no noticeable "noise" and I'm thrilled to add another toy that adds value! 

 

So here's the Fisher rocking my new-to-me Philips Fidelio X1's.  Love those power meters!   Had a couple of blown power outputs (guess fairly common with these) but now sounds great.  Headphone out sounds excellent and with 100wpc on tap, it's a good unit for system number 5.  Thanks to Joseph69 who gave it to me a few weeks ago. 

 

It's been a good day! 

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What about a Pioneer SA-5300?

Anyone? What about an Onkyo Y 8000 receiver?
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Anyone? What about an Onkyo Y 8000 receiver?

 

This thread is skew to NA market, you'd better ask in OZ' forum or something. There are some OZ members here, and wish they can chime in.

 

If I were in your market, I would consider earlier or mid 80's Sansui models like AU-alpha 70x, or I will strongly consider Acccuphase. They do match LCD-2 well according to my friends in Asia.

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New toy just rolled in!!

 

"Team Sansui"...... rack 'em!

:beerchug:

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I'll leave a few impression now...the differences seem to stand out the most when I first acquire/listen to equipment.

This reminded me of something.... and acquiring a 330 watt per channel solid state amp reminded me of the same thing...

 

Namely, the question of how long it takes a solid state amp to warmup and sound its best.  (My new M2A vaguely seemed to sound better as time wore on, but I did not do anything to establish a reference point, so it was just a vague impression.)  I did a google search and read the threads on AudioKarma and SteveHoffman.   Some points from those threads:

 

* It definitely takes at least 5 minutes for the Bias circuit to stabilize, so the "bias setting" is automatically wrong for the first few minutes, so there is a scientific basis for at least 5 minutes.

* Some manufacturers recommend hours of warmup, and some recommend leaving the amp on 24 hours a day - one amp even does not have an off switch.

* Listeners at the two sites seemed divided into a "30-60 minutes" camp and a "24 hours" camp - which could have been a question of which amp they owned (or else what level of difference they care about).

* A couple of people mentioned that the older the capacitors, the longer they took to warmup.

 

The electricity use seems to be the most compelling reason for avoiding leaving it running a lot, so now I have a use for my rarely-needed "Kill A Watt P3", it is hooked up to the M2A and I will see how much power it draws just from idling...

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This reminded me of something.... and acquiring a 330 watt per channel solid state amp reminded me of the same thing...

Namely, the question of how long it takes a solid state amp to warmup and sound its best.  (My new M2A vaguely seemed to sound better as time wore on, but I did not do anything to establish a reference point, so it was just a vague impression.)  I did a google search and read the threads on AudioKarma and SteveHoffman.   Some points from those threads:

* It definitely takes at least 5 minutes for the Bias circuit to stabilize, so the "bias setting" is automatically wrong for the first few minutes, so there is a scientific basis for at least 5 minutes.
* Some manufacturers recommend hours of warmup, and some recommend leaving the amp on 24 hours a day - one amp even does not have an off switch.
* Listeners at the two sites seemed divided into a "30-60 minutes" camp and a "24 hours" camp - which could have been a question of which amp they owned (or else what level of difference they care about).
* A couple of people mentioned that the older the capacitors, the longer they took to warmup.

The electricity use seems to be the most compelling reason for avoiding leaving it running a lot, so now I have a use for my rarely-needed "Kill A Watt P3", it is hooked up to the M2A and I will see how much power it draws just from idling...

I kind of feel the same way about the 5 minute comment. I feel my SX-750 sounds better after about 5 minutes or so. Its interesting to read though because ive felt this way about my 75p since I got it, but I have not seen anyone else mention this till now.
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I kind of feel the same way about the 5 minute comment. I feel my SX-750 sounds better after about 5 minutes or so. Its interesting to read though because ive felt this way about my 75p since I got it, but I have not seen anyone else mention this till now.

 

These definitely take a couple of minutes to warm up. Be careful switching inputs (especially to phono) before the amp section has settled in or you may hear a unpleasant, but not damaging, pop.

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So who else thinks the only problem with vintage is the lack of a remote control?  I'm lazy and want to crank up a song without having to walk across the room. 

 

Was in to pick up my repaired Fisher CA-880 today from my buddy Doug @ Audio Specialties (harrinj knows who I'm talking about) and he says he has something that I might like.  It's a Chase RLC-1 remote control.  Basically it's a pre-amp that allows you to control the volume, bass, treble and even mute as needed.  Two cable hookup, flip the tape monitor switch and instant remote.  From my research it's been talked about over at Audiokarma a bit but lost steam.  Here's the unit sitting on my Klipsch speaker under the CD player.

 



Doug is so awesome! 

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