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Sansui P-50 Reviews

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Sansui P-50

Sansui P-50

9/10 by Steve od

I Bought this turntable as I always heard that Sansui make great turntables.
I realised this deck is old and may need some maintenance and I was right but it didn’t need much.
I replaced the belt and I had a problem with the plastic
tone arm lift it was loose on the shaft someone had over tightened the grub screw and the plastic had cracked, I repaired this neatly with extra strong aradite and left it 24 hours to set well, I replaced the screw
and fitted the arm tightened it job done.
That workings of the table are all in good shape inside and all ran smoothly. The Stylus was an original Sansui and needed replacing, of which I did, and it sounded ok. However I changed the head shell and cartridge, I like SME style headshells, I started with a Shure M75 ed type 2, still sounded undynamic, tried a Rega Carbon very quiet? Tried an Audio Technica AT95e slightly better, then I remembered I had an old Goldring G800, I fitted a genuine old stock stylus set the tracking weight with scales to 2.3 gms, the whole system came to life I had to turn the volume down quick as it was really loud.
Thanks to the Goldring this deck now sounds great I put it through a Rotel RA820 Amp and just for measure a Behringer PP400 and it was just as good, it could be that the deck and cartridge match each other in this case, but I am now loving the sound of this deck and I have not played records so consistently for a long time thanks Sansui and Goldring for brilliant old equipment who’s is really sounding great it’s better than many modern decks I have tried.
Loving vinyl all over again and I intend to keep to this system and stay solvent.

8/10 by glowindarkman

Runs nice and smooth, counter-weight and anti-skate seem to work good, seems to work pretty good to me. Can't tell you anything about flutter or rumble.

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