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In Reply to: RE: My new Sansui find!....AU717 posted by TWB on April 17, 2017 at 09:52:15
at least with the right speakers.
In the late '70s I was out of work and had to down-size my system. I'd read positive comments in British mags about the AU-717 so bought one from a local discount house (another story in itself). I matched that with a pair of used Magnepans and could not believe how great it all sounded.
I do agree the cosmetics were not up to the standard of earlier Sansui products. Later I had their 9900 tuner which did resemble the Mac look.
I've not followed pricing but $400 seems high unless it has been updated by a good tech. Old electrolytics need replacing at the very least.
"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk
It's no secret that the AU-717 was a pretty darned nice (not to mention attractive & well built) integrated amplifier.
The ONLY reason there isn't one here is that I've never found one, in any condition, that wasn't expensive.
No sleepers these.
all the best,
How would I find out a reasonable price? The owner says he is the second owner and will go through it and throughly clean it... I was thinking around $300. was closer to the mark...
I would say that's a good price because "going through and cleaning" isn't going to fix components that are out of spec and you're going to spend another 3 to 500 to have a good tech really "go through, measure and set the bias, etc". Then you will have a superior integrated!
Judging by the AU-517 that I have, the AU-717 should be a very musical, lively and dynamic amp.
My AU-517 does everything a tube amp should do, but sounds more involving.
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