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I used to own one, which drove my then Infinity Qa speakers using the Dual 721 turntable and Pioneer CTF 1000 cassette deck as the source in the 70's. They sounded quite good, especially in the direct mode, but not as smooth and highly resolving to sound as the Sansui AU-9900 at half of its power output, which I also own. However, they are very heavy and impressive to look at with all the chrome plated control, but highly unreliable as they're always something wrong with it. Sometimes the tuner would quit working for no apparent reason other than no sound coming out from it whatsoever and or the phono stage would be too noisy. In some instances, there would be no output signal even though the output fuses tested good.

Are they worth what they're asking for it now? all I can say is no. If they're asking half of its current asking price perhaps, but you better be sure that you are electronically inclined because you're going to need all that expertise to keep it running. Also for that asking price, there are a lot of used equipment out there that is more reliable and better it sound wise.

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well

Edits: 06/26/17 06/26/17

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