Hello every one.
I rediscover my passion for stereo 4 years ago When i saw in a old store a Sansui AU6900.I fall in love.
I have alway's been a music lover. My big brother made me discover all kind of music when i was a kid. Tomita, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Fripp, The Fixx, New Order, Blues, Jazz, etc...we use to have at home a good Harman Kardon sereo, wooferdale speakers, dual turntable.
After my fisrt acquisition i wanted to know more about audio. The plan was to find the system that does'nt cost a fortune, that sounded great, beautiful, not common, tuff and fun to play with. The sansui AU6900 is a great amp, very impressive sound, generous, clear, warm but i wanted something more challenging. So after a lot of reedings and listening, Marantz, Luxman, Nad, Rotel, Akai, Pioneer. I decided to go with the Sansui AU999
Love those spring switch's.
It's not the best, Seem's that in the sansui Amp's collector's people prefer the AU717 and AU919 for the sound quality but i wanted to have a older one. There was a lot of time and energy put in that amp. Cap's changes, terminal for speaker's input's, wire's etc...The down side of the AU999 was the lack of bass, even after changing the cap's. That's what i meant by challenging
.I knew that the speaker's and turntable (cartridge and stylus) were part's of the solution for te bass. My choice, after a lot of research stop on the Celestion Ditton 44 and the Systemdek iix
After 2 years of searching for the deal on the Systemdek, i finally got one for my budget
in a relatively good condition.
Next post. The restauration of my Systemdek iix.