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RE: My new Sansui find!....AU717

Hi TWB,
I can't really judge my older Sansui integrated amp I had in 1976 because cd's had not arrived yet and I was using a BIC 960 turhtable with the lowest cost Grado of the day. All I can remember were the great times it provided in my first apartment with much less worry about white glove treatment that I have morphed into today.
You mentioned the look, a McIntosh like look. The faceplate was this beautiful black almost bakelite with the lettering etched so that it would last forever.
The switches were the best! Compared to pushing a rocker switch like I had on my Dyna SCA-80Q integrated which came a little later in my life, the Sansui's switches were like pushing the switch to launch a Saturn 5 rocket which of course I see all the time? Those switches had to cost some bucks.
That Sansui changed my mind then about Japanese build quality as I had grown up with the idea that a small Japanese transistor radio was the poster child for cheapness. Boy has that changed.
The Sansui was built like a tank and had a beauty all it's own. As I type there is a Sansui 212 turntable I found recently on Craigs list for 30 dollars. I've never seen a new Rega except in pictures but I bet this table might match one in build quality.....Until I discovered tubes and Dynaco, the black faced Sansui's were my McIntosh's....Mark Korda


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