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John
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A Sansui Model 1000 tube receiver sold on ebay a couple weeks ago for way more than I would have expected, and more, in fact, than any of the 1000A's have recently sold for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5794618828

Now there is another 1000 about to close, and it also seems to be getting a premium bid price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5800632952

Is there some specific reason why buyers are willing to pay more for the 1000?

John
Isao
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the only reason I can think of is that now some people know what the 1000 is because of our tube amps site, but still it does not make any sense to have such a high price.

 

Supply and demand???

 

Isao

K. Manner
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Hello!  How high prices they had ? 

I'm interested because I have now an opportunity to buy 1000A,  look mint and with all original components.  It needs replace some new tubes and some caps sure! 

with regards
Kimmo Manner
Finland

Keeper
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Originally Posted by K. Manner
Hello!  How high prices they had ? 

I'm interested because I have now an opportunity to buy 1000A,  look mint and with all original components.  It needs replace some new tubes and some caps sure! 

with regards
Kimmo Manner
Finland

Hi Kimmo
1000A is known to be the best sounding Tube Receiver made by Sansui. Even the FM section is very very good. I guess that's the reason for the prices to increase. Be aware that there are several versions of 1000A.
If you need a Service Manual visit http://www.obsinc.us/Dep_VOVS_Literatures.htm

K. Manner
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Thank you, nice to hear!  Perhaps is impossible to say how much is a reasonable prise in nowadays   They ask 600 euros. I would get it home and make final decide during one week - keep or return it.   I don't know much about amplifiers in position of repair.  I have told that tubes are quite easily puchased, but they are not very cheap.  

I am not poor, I have only little money!



Keeper
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Originally Posted by K. Manner
Thank you, nice to hear!  Perhaps is impossible to say how much is a reasonable prise in nowadays   They ask 600 euros. I would get it home and make final decide during one week - keep or return it.   I don't know much about amplifiers in position of repair.  I have told that tubes are quite easily puchased, but they are not very cheap.  

I am not poor, I have only little money!



600 euros seem to be a little bit high. If the item is in perfect condition and has new tubes it could be acceptable.
See attached pic from ebay sales in US$

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K. Manner
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Thank you for your view.  My seller is well aware about rarity especially in Finland.  Our country was very poor in year's of 60's, near after war, and no many pieces of better equipments was sold here.  Many units has raped by diy-persons.  Looking for future, units don't have market price.  If looking one for daily use, must compare many qualitys for exsample included phono stage.

I'm not seen it yet, but in other side I am interested totally different tube amps, new ones and from China.  If I see possible (to me) to repair vintage amp is the central question.

K. Manner
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"Looking for future, units don't have market price."  That's situation here and now.  Maybe one piece change owner once every decade. They are already moving places to enthusiants. 
Keeper
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If I see possible (to me) to repair vintage amp is the central question.

Maybe this can be something for you. See Ebay 320121406021

K. Manner
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"See Ebay 320121406021"

I know - I have been outbid there yet!

Very expensive postage and not sure is there only missing tube or what. 
K. Manner
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About postage costs.  For exsample


FISHER 500-B TUBE RECEIVER - **LOOK**

                                                                Item number:                                                                 250122649927
US $195.00         
Finland
USPS Express Mail International

Perhaps some taxes too!  I don't know.
K. Manner
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What I totally forgot, is different voltages.  Or is that selectionable in 1000A?
Keeper
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What I totally forgot, is different voltages.  Or is that selectionable in 1000A?

It depends on where they are sold. In Japan = 100V, IN US = 120V, Export models = selectable. I believe it's same for Europe. At the rear the voltage(s)can be seen.

K. Manner
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I have that amp now for a test period.  Do you know it have some nuvistors too, 6CW4 type.   Did you heard they ever broken?

I was very high feelings when I listen it!  Totally new experience to me, I would not believed how much amplifier can influens.  But I must break listening because something must adjust next:  Some tubes comes too hot.  Now I try to work out, how (who)  would can fixed it properly. 

Keeper
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Originally Posted by K. Manner
I have that amp now for a test period.  Do you know it have some nuvistors too, 6CW4 type.   Did you heard they ever broken?

I was very high feelings when I listen it!  Totally new experience to me, I would not believed how much amplifier can influens.  But I must break listening because something must adjust next:  Some tubes comes too hot.  Now I try to work out, how (who)  would can fixed it properly. 

Yes there is 6CW4 in 1000A. It seems that you are in need of Operating/Service Manual/Schematic in the future. You can find it here

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