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Re: Upgrade from AU-317 to AU-519

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Posted by Sten on December 09, 2004 at 07:21:55:

In Reply to: Upgrade from AU-317 to AU-519 posted by jarek on December 08, 2004 at 02:37:58:

: Is there any real reason to upgrade
: from my current AU-317 to AU-519?
: I'm happy with my 317, but if sound and
: quality of 519 is really better...
Hi Jarek
AU-317 sounds good as well as AU-317 II but
AU-519 is an Amp belonging to the famous xx9 series. The big brother AU-919 has a reputation to be one of the best sounding amps during 70īs and itīs Tuner TU-919 to be one of the best in the world.See ranking up to 12 from
Rankings after Shootout #74:

1 PLUS: -C- Accuphase T-109V - Very natural sound, good bass. Pinpoint imaging. Lifelike, three-dimensional sound, smooth extended highs.
1: -C- Kenwood L-02T - Most natural sound, good bass. Pinpoint imaging. Lifelike, three-dimensional sound.
2: -C- Sansui TU-919 - The prince who could be king.
3: -C- Sansui TU-X1 - Very good sound top to bottom. Big soundstage, three-dimensional. Very slight diffuse sound.
4: -C- Audiolab 8000T - Good bass, natural but diffuse sound, sweet extended highs.
5: -C- Philips AH6731 - A very natural, neutral sound. Stereo separation best with a good signal.
6: -C- Revox B760 - Great bass, lifelike midrange and extended highs.

7: -M- Kenwood KT-5020 - Great bass and midrange and extended, sweet treble. Again, why pay more?
8: -M- Kenwood KT-990D - Smooth, clean sound that always pleased. Why pay more?
9: -M- Meridian Model 104 - Excellent, natural sound, good bass, no to DX games.
10: -M- Meridian Model 504 - Good bass, excellent midrange with smooth, just-right highs.
11: -M- Kenwood L-1000T - Good bass, punchy midrange, sweet extended highs.
12: -M- Sansui TU-X701 - Great-sounding midrange, bass OK, softer highs next to the L-02T.

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