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Stereo Setup - Sansui AU-717

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spacenoxx

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Hi,

I was planning to a stereo setup for music listening and had a budget of 50K. Been going through various forums to have a better idea of how to go about it such as buying Active Studio monitors or an Amp+Passive setup.

Luckily while talking to my friend he suggested I can have his Sansui AU-717 if I was interested for free as its been lying in his room unused for ages collecting dust. He apparently tested it a few months ago and found it to be working.

Was wondering if I can go ahead with this AMP or simply go for a newer AMP like a used Matantz PM5005 or something. Frankly I dont have a clue as this would be my first stereo setup:lol:

I also need to buy a pair of speakers to go with this. I mostly listen to EDM.

 

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One of the Bests of Sansui. If you don't Please like them dont hesitate to Give it to me.Probably I shall recap them and use it.

I Dont Think Marantz Model which you have referred,Even cant touch the Sansui :)
 

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You must have done some good deeds in your last birth to have such a friend who is offering you the AU-717 for free :)

Now that you know its worth and are a music lover its your duty to get the amp back to its past glory by doing a recap as it was not used for many years

Happy listening
 

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AU 717 for free? Your friend must be a guy with a golden heart. There are a lot of people out there who rate the AU 717 as Sansui's second best amp ever, only behind the AU 919
 

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Thank you all for your valuable input.

So which speakers would you recommend in the range of say 30k for primarily Bollywood and Trance.

Also some suggestions on DAC/Source..
 

Audio_Freek

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Souravin,

Congrats and welcome to the Sansui Club :)

How is the difference between Sansui and Luxman ? Which is your fav ?


Kindly let me know, in case any Sansui 717 is available in good condition, from the Source you got it. I would be interested in them, though i have 719 :),No one can say Just one for Sansui's.
 

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Thanks Audio_Freek. This is my second Sansui deck- the previous one being AU D7. I am already accustomed to Sansui sound and taking a foray into typical hi end Sansui rig. The sound is much clear and highs are top end. As I'm mostly into analogue with lots of R.D.Burman records, it's a big leap forward.

The Luxman model I have would not be a good comparison in this case I think. Sansui is a clear winner here.

Thanks,
Sourav

Souravin,

Congrats and welcome to the Sansui Club :)

How is the difference between Sansui and Luxman ? Which is your fav ?


Kindly let me know, in case any Sansui 717 is available in good condition, from the Source you got it. I would be interested in them, though i have 719 :),No one can say Just one for Sansui's.
 

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Wow, if you don't want or like the 717 all you have to do is PM me ..... :eek:hyeah:

Jokes apart get it recapped if necessary and use it great amp. It's a warm sounding unit give slight open sounding speakers so that the lower registers dosnt mess up the timing and speed. Enjoy.
 

souravin

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Yes Aanuj. I like warm sounds. My taste is for analogue and I do listen to bollywood oldies on vinyls. So this is going great for me.

This deck has been tested by a knowledgeable technician from Kasba, Kolkata and he says this is recapped- so I can enjoy this as of now without tinkering much the interior.

Thanks,
Sourav
 

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Awesome and I'm sure you are talking about Mr Mondol from Kasba! Hope I'm right. Even I want my gear to sound warm even if I listen to Lamb of God or Black Eyed Peas or James Taylor! You have a awesome set of gears there from Luxman to Sansui to Uranus ..... ENVY.
 
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