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  1. Cool, let us know what you end up with! I see some neat hand-made tube preamps on Ebay also.
  2. What's wrong with the NAD? I have a couple of those 1600 and they sound great. There's a retro magazine review online that raved about it, I think Audio magazine. Too bad modern preamp don't have all the nice eq options like Loudness and Bass EQ. It could probably use a recap with modern capacitors, if you have a stereo tech in your area. Replacing caps isn't too hard, really, if you know how to solder. You could get some high quality film caps to use in sections where applicable also. There are often recap kits on eBay, and there's a seller on Reverb who will custom make recap kits upon request. He's out of Ohio, where I'm at. Anyway, good look with your search! I've heard good things about modern Parasound preamps, and I'm sure modern NAD preamps are nice too.
  3. I think you'll really enjoy them! I've always liked Parasound amps and I still use an older NAD preamp sometimes. Those older Pioneer turntables are nice also. Sounds like you'll have a great setup! Keep us updated
  4. My KLF30s and my buddy's KLF20s are solid with good bracing and no loose panels. I've read some version KLFs might need panels reglued. If yours are solid, then it sounds like you have a good pair. Enjoy!
  5. Yup! Crites Ti diaphragms are great. I've used them in all models that have a version of that tweeter. I recap also, which also improves clarity. 👍
  6. What do you cross your tweeters at? I'm assuming that's the Beyma CP-25? Looks nice! I have some of those EV horns and Beyma tweeters to play with eventually on some Lascalas.
  7. Good job! 👍I'm glad it's back to normal.
  8. Maybe there's some dirt or dust in there too. You can get some sticky notes or tape and slide it around the circular magnet gap where the diaphragm slides into. Just be careful not to bend the coil. Worth a shot!
  9. Perhaps the diaphragm position needs to be adjusted slightly on your midrange driver inside. I had this issue when I installed titanium diaphragms in a pair of those drivers. Unbolt or unscrew the horn from the driver, loosen the screws to the diaphragm, adjust it around slightly till you don't hear the distortion. It may not be aligned correctly.
  10. How to the Klipsch drivers compare to the JBL, sound quality wise? Those look great!
  11. Are using the same horn drivers for your comparisons? Are the EVs 16 ohms like the Klipsch? That would make a difference in the crossover point.
  12. Looks good inside! I can't really say if it's a step up, since I've never heard one. I have read that some 881 units have a hum that is fixed by tightening the transformer bolts, I believe. I was just reading about that on the Sansui forum on the www.AudioKarma.org website. https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?forums/exclusively-sansui.39/ You can always post there for more input from Sansui fans. I'm sure it's a nice sounding unit. You could always look into their integrated amps, which I would consider a step up for probably the same money. These usually need to be checked out also, however, for corrosive glue that needs to be scraped off the board in some spots. Not a big deal. Anyway, good luck and let us know what you end up with!
  13. That's a nice top of the line Sansui, but price is a bit high in my opinion. Unless it's been completely rebuilt with new capacitors. The 8080, 9090, G8000, G9000 are the more commonly sought after since they have more power. The early model Eight and Eight Deluxe are sought after also. I do have a 221 from that series, and it amazes me how good it sounds for a little guy!
  14. I would definitely check the dust cap. I had that issue on a couple Klipsch models using these poly cones. Some clear Aleene's craft glue works well.
  15. I have a Yamaha receiver from that era, stereo only and similar power to the 570. It sounds excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to try it.
  16. I have an R-115 and it's great sounding. As with the 117, it will probably need maintenance however. I had to replace the relays in mine. I'm a big vintage Sansui fan also, if you come across any of them. Good luck! Keep us updated
  17. Wow yikes! Sorry, that's a cheap piezo tweeter where your stock driver should be. Can you contact the seller?
  18. https://critesspeakers.com/k-55-replacement-the-new-a.html Very interesting! Anyone try the new version? No affiliation.
  19. I'm sure there are plenty of people interested here! Good luck with your sale
  20. Yes, a midrange control is nice too!
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