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    Sansui 9090DB Receiver Price

    I saw a guy is selling a Sansui 9090DB receiver for $250 and everything works on the receiver and just some scratches on the wood cover! He also offers me a Marantz 2250B for $180 in good great condition too! What do you guys think about the price, is it a deal or not?

    I am sure that if I buy both I can get the price down a little bit!

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    The 9090db sold from 74-79 new $900.00 and I know it's on that list of saught after Sansui. So if vintage is your thing it's probably not a bad deal. If kept up you could get your money back from those seeking the certain Sansui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakatabg
    I saw a guy is selling a Sansui 9090DB receiver for $250 and everything works on the receiver and just some scratches on the wood cover! He also offers me a Marantz 2250B for $180 in good great condition too! What do you guys think about the price, is it a deal or not?

    I am sure that if I buy both I can get the price down a little bit!
    I agree with Mr. P. The one-time top-of-line Sansui 9090db is one of the most sought after Sansuis among collectors. A unit is excellent condition (which a few scratches on the wood case wouldn't exclude) might sell on eBay for US400+.

    The Marantz 2250B is a mid-line model that will often sell on eBay for $150-200 if in excellent condition; offer $150.

    Sansui 9090db ..


    Marantz 2260B ...

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    Does the seller know how valuable they are? If not, offer $300 for both. If he's keen to the market, the Sansui is priced nicely. The Marantz, if in proper condition, is a good price too. You're buying a piece of history, not just any ol amp...

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    i talked to him so tomorrow morning I will go and check it out. It is good I will have the chance to hear it and test it.

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    Here's a link to a better deal on the Marantz-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190372322391

    here's another sansui-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-SANSUI-9...item4ced9a32c2


    I just might buy either the Marantz or Sansui. I've been looking at the HK 3490 but I like the Vintage sound.

    They would be worth it, just for the Tuner's alone. FM Tuner's back then had a great warm sound. People used to listen to a llot more FM radio back then. Now tuners are an after thought of geared for HD radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    Here's a link to a better deal on the Marantz-


    here's another sansui-...


    That remains to be seen, firstly, these auctions are incomplete. Secondly, for secure, insured shipping you can add a few more bucks to those prices. I would rather pay a few extra bucks to NOT have it shipped, and be able to hear and see before I choose to buy.

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    As others have said the Sansui if everything is original would be a deal at that price. The Marantz is probalbly a little high but if in very good condition could command that kind of money.

    I'd give them a good test so you want to make sure the seller is willing to allow you to check the gear out. if they balk or give an excuse why you can't then I'd walk away.

    Let us know how you make out.

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    i will, tomorrow morning I'm going to check it and I'll let you know

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    i just talked to the guy and i will go in the morning. he said the receiver has to warm up at the begining, is the warming up process normal?

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    I'd be leery if it needs to warm up. The receivers of that time period were turn on and play. Sounds like something is wrong with the power supply.
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    Well i just called the guy and I misunderstood him so the receiver works properly. I will let you know what happened tomorrow

    Thank You for everyones help

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    Let us know how you make out.
    Good luck[/QUOTE]

    That's out of left field. Why do we need to know how he "makes out", and is this the place for that? Surely, one's tongue is not used to evaluate hi fi gear
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    I got both of them and they are in mint condition! Everything is original.

    Here are some pictures:






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    Wow those 2 are killers! The sound is amazing! I will keep them forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakatabg
    Wow those 2 are killers! The sound is amazing! I will keep them forever!
    They look great, Dakata. Nice score; congradulations.

    So what did you end up paying for them?

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    Congratulations!!!
    Very nice pick-up!!
    Looks like they were very well taken care of but I would recommend though that you do open them up just to give them a quick cleaning.

    What are you looking to hook up to them?????

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    I paid $400 for both and they are like new and everything is working and origianl so I think it is worth the money. I will clean them inside when I have time. what is different between 2250 and 2250B? Any good speakers I that sound good with those 2 receivers?

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    Congrats, I love the look of those Vintage Marantz. Next to McIntosh I thought that they were some of the best looking receivers. That Sansui ain't bad either. I hope you enjoy them! I'm jealous!
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    Wow! Very nice...you did great, enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakatabg
    I paid $400 for both and they are like new and everything is working and origianl so I think it is worth the money. I will clean them inside when I have time. what is different between 2250 and 2250B? Any good speakers I that sound good with those 2 receivers?
    Excellent price the sansui alone goes for pretty much what you paid for both.
    As for speakers those two pieces will drive just about anything you throw at them.

    If you want to go vintage to match the time period that is always a nice choice. I am partial to anything Henry Kloss was involved in so early KLH, AR or Advent would be on my watch list as well as ADS,Rectilinear or JBL Century 100's.

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    i hooked the sansui to the cerwin vega 2000 Series and the sound is unbelievable. Sounds amazing. I never though this receiver will have such a great sound.

    It is a very heavy piece. I had to take 3 breaks by the time I get it home.

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