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Trust me, they will sound a lot better than your Q701's and I'm a fan of the AKG's. 

 

The high impedance of these old amps add weight to the bottom end of the sensitive Sennheisers. Some like it, some don't. I think they really benefit from it. 

 

hmmmm... That sounds good, I just wish I knew the science behind it. 

There is currently no complete scientific theory covering all of acoustic and/or audio reproduction.  Trial-and-error shows that certain measurements have certain correlations in some circumstances - and that makes it easier to design headphones, rather than having no starting point at all.

 

It's possible someone in the DIY Forum here, has tried changing the output impedance of the amp he designed and built...

post #9767 of 13873
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Originally Posted by Meewoo View Post

@5aces, how much would you pay for this piece?

Looking at the faceplate photo, it is hard to determine if that is dust/spiderwebs or physical wear on the front.
Personally, since one is always looking at the front, I like it to be as close to mint as possible.
The meters must work, they are very hard to come by.

The quote: "purchased new in japan and in use off and on for 30 yrs.never a problem except an occasional "POP" in the speakers" , if taken literally, would mean it has sat idle for many years.
Will definitely need some real technical service work, you would have to factor in some $$$ to bring that one to spec.
Three days left, they always tip over $1,000 USD, even in fair shape but if the faceplate was marked up, I'd take a pass.
Good ones fetch $1,500+ and cherry ones get $1,800+ on a given day - usually no restoration included, of course the Bay can reach stratosphere levels on a moments notice.

They are shipping USPS, you would hope for knowledgeable packing, the rate was only $37.00 to Tonawanda, NY 14150 where I pick items up.
Seller looks to be a reliable older gent from Alabama, if the profile is accurate.
I would be using his seller email to ask some pointed questions before throwing a hat into the ring.
Use eSniper and set a max you are willing to pay after getting satisfactory answers to your questions, if you could scoop it for a touch over a grand that would be fab but highly unlikely...

I purchased mine from the estate of a surgeon, who kept all his gear in cabinets behind glass, used it regularly and kept it up to spec, a true collector.
I'm just the next curator of this piece, an all time favorite for sure.
Thanks for pointing out the link, it will be fun to watch the bids, good luck if you choose to get involved, Meewoo.
Edited by 5aces - 9/10/13 at 10:53am
post #9768 of 13873
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

There is currently no complete scientific theory covering all of acoustic and/or audio reproduction.  Trial-and-error shows that certain measurements have certain correlations in some circumstances - and that makes it easier to design headphones, rather than having no starting point at all.

It's possible someone in the DIY Forum here, has tried changing the output impedance of the amp he designed and built...

Ohms law.
post #9769 of 13873
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Another good find..................$20 at a garage sale.  Neighbor said his kid left them behind after he moved out.  Glad I have buddies out keeping their eyes open for me.    These are the DX-3's with 10" drivers.

 

Sound mighty nice - very efficient speaker as CV's are known to be. 

 

 

 

That's the last straw!! I now declare that I'll be moving to Oregon next week to get dibs on better vintage gear. 

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That's the last straw!! I now declare that I'll be moving to Oregon next week to get dibs on better vintage gear. 

Come on out!  Bring YOUR great finds with you!  :D

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The best looking 1250 that I've EVER seen sits over at another popular audio site, with a price of $850 OBO. It looks LNIB. Check it out for ya' selves. 

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@5aces

 

Thanks for such rich information!!!!

 

I think I'd better put AU-20000 in my later-pursuing list, it's now too rich for my blood!! And I will put CR-3200 ahead 20000 to chase,

Do you know how many 20000 did Sausui produce? It seems the most expensive IA in vintage models.

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Hey guys, has anyone had any experience or knowledge on the Sansui AU 999? Theres one at my local pawn store for $139. I was planning to run my LCD 2s out of it.

 

 

If it's in good condition, BUY IT, and if you dont' like it then you can resell it easily. They typically sell for $600-900 in Australia.

 

If you don't buy it, I'd be darn interested in it if it was in Sydney!

 

They are very nice amps which sound even better after a thorough refurbishment. There are a few modifications that can be undertaken to improve their sonic performance,especially the bass depth and slam (which I saw you mention in a subsequent thread). I restored and modded one recently and it's my favourite early 70's Sansui amplifier.

 

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=515652


Edited by petemac110 - 9/10/13 at 8:26pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

That's the last straw!! I now declare that I'll be moving to Oregon next week to get dibs on better vintage gear. 

 

Don't bother!

 

It's crowded as hell here and the weather sucks. People are mean, there's no good coffee or beer, and between the mountains, deserts, and coast the state has an identity crisis.

 

Nothing to see here, keep moving along........:L3000:

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Okay, if anyone knows about the Sansui model 8, I have a question. It's really an impression piece of gear. There is one character flaw that bugs me. If you are using the AUX in from the dac to the model 8, all the lights on the front are turned off except one small red light that says AUX. And I mean every single light except the one. Don't like it. Is there a way around this or a possible mod?

 

 

thanks..

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, if anyone knows about the Sansui model 8, I have a question. It's really an impression piece of gear. There is one character flaw that bugs me. If you are using the AUX in from the dac to the model 8, all the lights on the front are turned off except one small red light that says AUX. And I mean every single light except the one. Don't like it. Is there a way around this or a possible mod?


thanks..

I'll see if I can borrow the Eight that my father owns on the weekend and will check it out.
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Thank you kindly Pete!! I saw a thread on AK once showing how to get the needle indicator light to stay on for the 9090 by just changing a pin in one of the molex connectors around. 

 

The problem with the model eight is that it always look like it's off. And I have ended up leaving it on a few times because of this. 

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All I have to take pics is a cell phone.  Yamaha CA-1010 125 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms, which is the impedance of my Polk RTA-12B's

 

 


Edited by fjosh - 9/11/13 at 10:24am
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Nice Yamaha! 

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Originally Posted by fjosh View Post
 

All I have to take pics is a cell phone.  Yamaha CA-1010 125 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms, which is the impedance of my Polk RTA-12B's

 

 

 

Nice Yammy.  Question - are you using it with your TV system?  And if so, how is it configured?  I've been toying with doing this with one of my spare vintage amps. 

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