Posted by hc122 on January 28, 2004 at 16:19:52:
In Reply to: Sansui 500A Is this a good tube receiver? any comments posted by Steve on January 19, 2004 at 15:19:10:
I also have a Sansui 500A. There are early and late models, which are quite different in several areas - mine is the late model ( 1968 ) which uses 6BL8 in the discriminator of the tuner. Using EL84 ( late model )is a no no because the B+ is runing at 430V, so only 7189A fits the description.Can use 6P14 EB or EL84M, but you need to rewire. I found the unit sound like modern valve amplifier - clean, non vintage sounding. BTY I need to replace all the oil caps because they ALL leaked and died. Yesterday, my unit is playing tricks on me - all treble gone!
Please provide a bit more info of your unit and share the experience.
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