Posted by BeatleFred on October 17, 2003 at 23:46:09:
In Reply to: Top 3 Sansui Tuners? posted by Jose on October 16, 2003 at 11:14:30:
Hello Jose, you didnt mention what your $$ spending budget was to buy the tuner. Price is a factor here- it can be said that the Sansui TU-X1 Tuner was perhaps THE best tuner ever made, but- it will cost maybe $2000 to buy one from a Seller who is aware of its value. On the other side of the spectrum, if you are looking for a very good Sansui tuner at a very reasonable price, and you are not concerned whether its analog or digital, there were just two bargains on Ebay- a TU-D99X for $65 and a TU-S7 for only a little over 16 dollars!! (you can see the auction results in Ebay's Completed Auctions). Another digital Sansui tuner that was Excellent was the TU-S9.
The TU-9900 of the mid 70's and the TU-919 of the late 70's are also both superb, but they will sell for approximately $500. So, if I had to narrow it down to one model that has Excellent construction & sound quality and reasonable price (approximately $200), I think the best buy for a Sansui tuner is the TU-717 and you can find them on Ebay. You cant wrong with this tuner. The TU-719 is the same thing but with a digital station readout. (You can also spend less $$ and get the smaller models in the Line- TU-517, 417....217)
The best site for Tuner info is: www.fmtunerinfo.com
and there is also a Tuner Group on the Yahoo site.
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