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AU717 - a sleeper,

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


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