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Nope. It had such a depth of sound. But life goes on and we find the next "best" thing. I have finally found an amp I am very happy with and I dont feel the need to change it. Good luck on your search my friend.

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Hi matthew piano, 

i agree with you denon retrieve more detail and soundstage , but in term off punch and accurancy sansui is a different league, 

specially the model like AU-7900, AU-9900,AU-11000.

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Hi plastic penguin, 

i guess leema won t be for me. I like warm sound for easy listinning in low volume.

 

 

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Hi recordspot , witch amplifier you got and witch one your recommend. I understand you been looking for some sansui some time ago , wit h model did you go for and why?

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anis93 wrote:

Hi matthew piano, 

i agree with you denon retrieve more detail and soundstage , but in term off punch and accurancy sansui is a different league

specially the model like AU-7900, AU-9900,AU-11000.

Sorry, I don't agree.  I've heard lots of the Sansui amps and as much as I like them I haven't heard a single one which could be described as being in 'a different league' to the Denon.

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This what i found regarding sansui on the web:

 

FOR TRUE AUDIOPHILE 
One of the finest mid-range amps ever made. 
Less-powerful version of AU-7900. 
Will eat modern Cambridge Audio for breakfast. 
People who have them in working condition normally do not sell them, so good they are. Both AU-7700 and AU-7900 will outperform any vintage Pioneer beast except SPEC and Series 20. 

One may ask - How does it compare to things like AU-2200, AU-4400 , AU-517, etc..? The answer is - there's no comparison. I owned all of those machines. Budget AU-xx00 Sansui series, including AU-4400, are totally different in build quality and sound. One look inside and in rear will tell the truth. AU-517 and AU-717 are powerful amps, but lack beauty and sound bland and unrefined compared to both AU-7700 and AU-7900. 
AU-7700 is also superior to Marantz 1090, 1060B and Sansui G-6000. 

AU-7700 is known for its use in professional recording studios, yes, even today - makes for a great monitoring amp - very precise yet musical! 

Notable features: 
- Runs in class A at normal listening levels (up to 2 Watts output) 
- Built like separates 
- Revolutionary for 70's 3-level purist's internal layout with very little wiring, to reduce signal loss 
- Large professional grade power transformer 
- Total of 8 heavy duty metal case Sanken 2SA808A/2SC1619A outputs for impressive dynamic headroom and strain-free performance 
- World voltage:  100/117/220/240V 

Review 
http://sansui1944.websitetoolbox.... 

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I got my eyes on  roksan caspian integrated and power amplifier M1 witch is both got pretty good review .for sansui i m thinking to get the AU-9900 , it s amp seem to be compareto some serious high end amplifier cost around 1500£ -2000£.

what do you thing ? Witch Is one are better to go for, and can you explain why?

thank you everybody for you time , i really appreciat .

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Hi plastic penguin, 

i guess leema won t be for me. I like warm sound for easy listinning in low volume.

 

 

The Leema isn't brittle or cold sounding. Contrary to the review the Pulse is neutral but fairly smooth sounding. Certainly doesn't sound shrill with the metal domed tweeters on the RS6s.

I'd recommend you go with a modern amp, only because if the Sansui is 30-40 years old then reliability could become an issue.

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anis93 wrote:

I got my eyes on  roksan caspian integrated and power amplifier M1 witch is both got pretty good review .for sansui i m thinking to get the AU-9900 , it s amp seem to be compareto some serious high end amplifier cost around 1500£ -2000£.

what do you thing ? Witch Is one are better to go for, and can you explain why?

thank you everybody for you time , i really appreciat .

Caspian M1 is a very good amp. I tested the Leema against the M1 and there's a fag paper width between the two.

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Hi recordspot , witch amplifier you got and witch one your recommend. I understand you been looking for some sansui some time ago , wit h model did you go for and why?

 

I first bought the AU-217, which is a terrific amp.  Partnered it for a while with a pair of Mission 752 speakers and they worked a treat.  I picked up an AU-717 a few months later and it too was excellent.  I've not heard the 5900, 7900 or 9900, so can't comment on how good they are.  I can say that the 717 did not sound coarse or unrefined.  Like I said, I'd say it was easily comparable with amps like the Leema Pulse II, Exposure's 3010s and Harman's HK990 and wasn't shamed by any of them.  It was nearer to the Leema soundwise than the other two.  

The amp I use now is Onkyo's TX-NR818, which is an AV amp and which I've used to bi-amp my Tannoy DC4 speakers.  I wanted something that enabled me to use the various sources I have, plus access to the internet, an onboard high quality DAC and the means to dispense with a power amp.  Performance is excellent.  Here's the review from Gramophone:-

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/editorial/onkyo-tx-nr818

 

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anis93 wrote:

I got my eyes on  roksan caspian integrated and power amplifier M1 witch is both got pretty good review .for sansui i m thinking to get the AU-9900 , it s amp seem to be compareto some serious high end amplifier cost around 1500£ -2000£.

what do you thing ? Witch Is one are better to go for, and can you explain why?

thank you everybody for you time , i really appreciat .

 

I'd go for the new amp unless you like vintage and are happy to have it serviced and/or take the risks of running an older amp.  It's one of the potential pitfalls in buying older gear.  I'd also suggest that prices for Sansui amps, especially the higher end ones, are potentially inflated at the moment.  That said, amps like the AU9900, and moreso the 11000 and 20000 are pretty rare.  The last two are like hen's teeth and I've only seen one of each on Ebay once in the last five years.  Prices were not surprisingly extremely high, but they had been serviced by a reputable Sansui specialist restorer in the US.

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My first stereo system was based on a Sansui 210, but I soon upgraded to a quadraphonic Sansui QRX3000 and then QA7000 alogside 4 x Celestion Ditton 15 loudspeakers.

 

I often visited the Sansui demo rooms located at the base of the GPO tower, just off Tottenham Court Road - and still own a copy of a Sansui recorded demo disc.

 

I now run a Meridian anlogue based system that has served me well since originally purchased in 1993.

 

I suggest looking out for a Meridian 551 integrated amplifier, which, in my opinion is still a very good ampifier. The added benefit is that additional power amplifers can be added (biamplification).

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Thank s for all you reply , for what i understand going for modern is more reliable. I get that , as for the sound wise , everybody agree that sansui is a good amplifier. 

Some suggest to go for denon 720ae , i m not a denon fan really, i use to have 2 denon dual mono amplifier 4400a , they sound very very good , but it s wasn t was i was looking for. The sound stage was good , clear and rafined but not musical as much as i like.

leema pulse i can t demo them unfortunatly . So can say much.

I heard some meridian one s with some epos 12.2, its was with a sansui amplifier , and meridian cd player. I remember that i was impress by the sound .

so meridian +1 

for what i understand meridian , leema , roksan caspian , and sansui AU 9900 / AU 11000 etc... Are considerate as high end product . It s is right to say that? 

Why i m so confuse is because most people on on forum say sansui pro model are really really good , and they considere them as high end gear but not as middle entree level.

my question is in term of value ( price point) and electronic, witch brand and model are in the same class ( league today) of a sansui AU9900, so i will know where i should put my money on a new modern amplifier?

as i can demo please be specifics as much as you can ?

 

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Hi spinaltap, 

when you say there is a demo room , you mean i can go there and have a demo with sime sansui amplifier? 

Do you have the full adress?

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anis93 wrote:

Thank s for all you reply , for what i understand going for modern is more reliable. I get that , as for that...

for what i understand meridian , leema , roksan caspian , and sansui AU 9900 / AU 11000 etc... Are considerate as high end product . It s is right to say that? 

Why i m so confuse is because most people on on forum say sansui pro model are really really good , and they considere them as high end gear but not as middle entree level.

my question is in term of value ( price point) and electronic, witch brand and model are in the same class ( league today) of a sansui AU9900, so i will know where i should put my money on a new modern amplifier?

as i can demo please be specifics as much as you can ?

 

Leema, Caspian etc etc are mid range amps... all very good IMO. High end, these days, starts around 2k mark. In terms of value Sansui can be good value for money, assuming it isn't being repaired every other day.

Recently I ahd my Naim and Leema back at the makers (nothing serious), and believe me it ain't much fun. Got so EDITED off with It almost sold the Leema.

FORGET SANSUI! Not because they're no good but because of age. Which car would you buy for everday use? A 1975 Ford Capri or a modern Fiesta?

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