No.What's everyone's hifi plans for the new year?. Any new equipment on the horizon? .
Anyone tempted by the post Christmas sale's?
? You've lost meSo I set up my sansui next to my Leema Tucana.
Warmed them up and did a direct comparison.
I also while I was playing around used my Leema dac as a pre amp and my au 717 as a power amp .
Then played my test tracks
Firstly, it proves the preamp does all the donkey work. The power is that: power amp.The Leema is very good amazing really.
The sansui is more like a roksan full of power deeper base very open stereo image but lacking in detail .
Now a Leema pre amp and a sunsui used in power amp mode is a thing of beauty truly amazing.
So the upgrade would be for the new year.
My Leema pre amp with a sansui ba F1 power amp
It hasctaken me years to get my Gyrodec, but it was worth it.Going to keep a look out for a Michell Gyro se with an SME arm. No rush. But that will finish off this round of upgrades.
We need to knowThis year may go a bit vintage on the hifi front.
Many moons ago I had a large collection of sansui amps and stuff.
I sold most of the collection but kept a rebuilt au717 .not because it was the best but it was the most fragile and I didn't want to sell on a problem.
It then sat in the loft for 10 years or so .
IN November I got talking to a guy who rebuilds old amps and got thinking about my old sansui.
It hadn't been switched on in years .
How would it sound?
Would it even work?
How would it sound compered to my Leema Tucana?
£1000 for a 40-odd year old amp is bonkers. Even my old Pioneer SA-706 are selling for between £400-£500 for good ones. I loved it but I would be very nervous of buying a amp that old, especially with over inflated prices.I don't think I did say a roksan Kandy was more powerful than a Leema Tucana it simply isn't.
But the 2 amps sound different.roksans have a more robust sound than a Leema .a Leema Tucana is more detailed and refined while still a powerful amp .
And as for the 40 year old sansui there's a reason there still around and sit near the £1000 mark for a good one .
Which begs the question. If the Sansui is so good why have you swapped boxes so often? You admitted more than once you're a box swapper.Also I all ready own the sansui and have done for over 10 years all I'm doing is plugging it in and having a play