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Yes Very much abused ones, I got an Au series from a user (not reseller) at under 15k, in pristine condition ; well maintained with original Box and Manual , its slightly recent with Torroidal transformer and Banana Plugs, Sounds pretty well with my Rig. Model Number is Au-x9500 ( I couldn't find much info).Quite a few vintage amps, especially the likes of Sansui AU series doing rounds among re-sellers and being sold at exotic prices. Be wary before buying.
I doubt after so many years, if they will still be in original condition. Be wary before buying. Anything above 5k would be a luxury for that amp
Good idea to test with Headphones before buying. Thanks.For vintage amps, I check with Headphones if it has a Socket , and if there's no Distortion or channel mismatch , I consider buying.
Once I was told that, Au= Gold series Components , Better quality , usually last long.
Hard to say unless someone who has heard it can comment.Thanks for the advice. What about the sound quality of sansui au 217
Yeah Reuben, you are the greatest fan of the NAD 3020 in the world. I remember, you came all the way from Trivandrum to Kochin to buy my 3020 inspite of having another one at homeYea, this is very true. People do a search on ebay and then price. This is not realistic. When pricing used amplifiers, always factor a round of recapping. Also cosmetics are very important, if this is bad, then the price falls by a greater margin. On the other side, it its something rare and you must have it, then price obviously is not a consideration
Performance wise, Sansui made some great amps back in the day, personally i would have gone for the NAD 3020 instead. The beauty of this amp is it still sounds really good.