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Re: What's new is old again

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Posted by Peter Sammon on March 08, 2005 at 07:51:38:

In Reply to: What's new is old again posted by jmikes on December 07, 2004 at 13:26:52:

: I came home from Korea in 1972 with a Sansui 8 and SD-7000. Sold them a couple of years later and I've regretted it since. Well, today I bought good quality examples of both. Memory lane sounds good!

I know exactly what you mean! One of my buddies owned the low distortion Sansui 8 back in 1972 when I was stationed in Alaska for the USAF. He also owned a Dual 1219 with Shure M91E Hi-Track phono cartridge and a pair of Dynaco A-25 speakers. Talk about clean!

I regretted selling my Pioneer SX-990 which I owned back then. However, recently I picked up one off of Ebay for about $40 that needed a bit of alcohol on the controls and a couple of bulbs.

I also picked up a Dual/PE 3048 turntable that is basically the same as my old Dual 1218 that I got rid of. I mounted an old Shure M75E Hi-Track in the turntable and hooked the whole business up to my Polk R-30 speakers. Wow! You cannot compare modern mass-produced electronica to the good old warm rich clean natural sound of the old stuff.

I write stuff for EPINIONS and you may want to checkout the article I wrote on this topic. It may prove interesting to a few. Great receivers...those old Sansuis!

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