1. John sweda on July 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    The Nad 317 – 319 is a good amps if you come across one I’ll have it off you you want to get rid of the sansui valves like one what is that the one au 101 has it been refurbished you liking that Durban poison have you got any lol

  2. Tin Shed Modular on July 11, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Kelvin. Love you work as always. Quick tech questions. I have an AU666 and an AU6500 would they be a good pair to pre/power with each other. if so which way round would you recommend. I love the warmth of the 666 but mainly i just don’t want to blow them up 🙂 appreciate your advice mate cheers chris PS if its not a good idea thats cool too

  3. Scott McKone on July 11, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    With guidance from this video, I just picked up an AU-101 for $160 (can.) It’s paired with a set of Martin Logans ESLs which are known to need some wattage. But regardless, I have no need to go beyond 1/4 way with the volume knob. I listen to a wide variety of genres and "my thing" is timbre; the REALNESS of instrument sounds and voices. This amp is a gem. It gives me more bottom end than my Cambridge AM-10, and is possibly more open and detailed sounding. "Musical" is appropriate. I’ve played classical guitar music through it… 90’s country… Pink Floyd… Gordon Lightfoot… The amp really compliments all recordings and all of these CDs sounded warmer (as you say "valvey") than I recall. If you can find one, it’s a great addition to an audiophile’s amp collection. (Scott McKone, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) Be safe !

  4. Jerome _ on July 11, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Hello. Thanks you for your reviews and advices! Always very interesting. I like Sansui amps, I had some by the past but sold… I regret it! Did you plan to review some olds Kenwood as the KA-3700? Very interesting sound too. Thanks again.

  5. gimble on July 11, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    great vid, i have only two sansui amps which i love both dearly, an Au 101 and a 1000x receiver, i completely get what your saying when trying to describe the sound characteristics, indeed you have described it better than i could and obviously in the case of my 2 they are within a couple of years agewise, i have only once ran an identical back to back comparison of them both, i used a pioneer PL12d turntable and a pair of celestion county. i have to say even tho they obv use similar internal components etc that by the slightest of margins that the Au 101 just piped it, it just had that extra bit of detail and as you put it smoothness. thanks for a great video 🙂

  6. Luigi Contestabile on July 11, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for your rewiews, I lime them a lot. This one was really good and made me want to go out and buy a Sansui amp… which model world you suggest to pair with my old JBL L36 Decade..? Thanks. Luigi from Italy

  7. Mark Warne on July 11, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Hi, Another great review. You helped with my speaker diffuclty with my Music Fidelity A1 amplifer and I now have the KEF Concertos 🙂 OK next question I would like to add some oomf to the sound so was thinking of adding a Power AMp vintage of course. The Sansui Eight Delux is coming in about £650 plus. So looking for a cheaper alternative. Any recomendations for a good vintage amp that i can use as a pwoer amp or use it as it comes. Many thanks and keep on with the demos.

  8. Conor Lumsden on July 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Would love to see a video on some chrome bumper era Naim amps if you have any! Loving the videos. Stevie Wonder records have the best bass!

  9. Andrejs Gulins on July 11, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Such a joy to listen to all of these wonderful reviews of vintage gear! Thank you!

  10. Miloje Nikolovski on July 11, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Very nice review, just be your self. I like this kind of review from soul ad years of experience and ownership of HiFi boxes….
    After years of buying stuff like Onkyo, Ei, Nikola Tesla HiFi, Grundig, Dual, Telefunken, Canton, Magnat, IQ, Kenwood, Denon, Teac, Nordmende, Pioneer… today I use small JVC full range speakers models like JVC SP UX7000 Cherry Wood Compact Bookshelf Speakers and JVC headphones Esnsy, for me this is real good sound, do not to pay 1000xdollars for good sound…

  11. PhilHewkin on July 11, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I have a SANSUII au 888. I believe it is 80 watts into 4 channel or 160 into c channel.

  12. Tassos Tsoutis on July 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Do you service your vintage amps? Do you recap them?

  13. Jim Egan on July 11, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Kelvin. Total novice to vintage stuff but just secured a Sansui AU-217 which came with Kew Kit 2 speakers. All for £30. Loved this review, as well as many others I’ve watched. Feel like I’m in danger of getting hooked. Remember my best mate from school, Wandsworth, had the Sansui AU- 101. Love listening to it in 1971. I have a pair of Mission 780’s and some Pioneer BS-22lr’s. Wondered which of these would compliment the Sansui best. As soon as I get set up I’ll report back to you. Are you able to recommend any restorers, just in case. Thanks. And keep up the good work. Don’t change anything. Your presentations are natural and informal. Great.

  14. zjzozn on July 11, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Are you the guy from Terrys Milk Tray Ad from the 80’s? 😂
    Just found you and enjoying your vlogs.
    Would be interesting how the 70, 80 and 90’s kit compares to current kit. Have you tried a Chord DAC?
    Cables? Are you a believer? 👍

  15. jonakites on July 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Really enjoying the reviews, hifi can seem a solitary hobby and people think your a bit strange, it’s nice to know I’m not alone.

  16. mr. mayhem on July 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Im glad to see a review on this, ive had a completely rebuilt au-101 and it was good for its rating, but i wasnt really happy with it, love its looks, but coming from using a au-7900 and 5000x naturally it just couldnt stack up to those models, but great for its price range and simple in design. On heresys it surprised me though, it was pretty darn good.

  17. jack sondag on July 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Great Video Kelvin, Been stuck at home…..so..had some old JVC SK55 that I cleaned up and put them with a Pioneer SA 5300 for my little office…..sounding ok. But I’m really in the market for some new speakers for the living room….What do you think about vintage B&W’s?

  18. Michael Yates on July 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Excellent Kelvin, Thanks for getting a review of the 101 up so quickly and a bonus by comparing it to the 317. I only have a small room and just got the Marantz Receiver recently after your review of it and you were spot on, but even after getting the Marantz i still would like to get a few more amps and receivers just so i can swap them about to hear my tracks with a different sound.
    I do want to stick to the older 70’s items for a few reasons, being getting a good Amp/Receiver at a reasonable price, seeing what i missed out on when i was younger, as back then all my HiFi was JVC and Sharp and think for sure i missed out on some much better gear that was about then. I have also sent a link to a friend that is looking to build a cheap but good system for himself.
    So thanks again and look forward to more reviews and how you describe the sound details seems fine to me, it comes across really well.

  19. Thomas O'Shea on July 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Do you use valve amps if one of the criteria of a good SS amp is sounding like a valve amp? I have a valve amp but no SS amp and am curious about what a SS amp can get me in the bottom end.

  20. games on July 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Just the review I was looking for. I am trying to build a small system that would be about £300 in total.
    Record deck, Speakers and Amp not worried about tuner, I have split it into approx £100 an item
    a bit of lucky bidding and I feel I might just do it. Brilliant review !!

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