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Barry
Reply with quote  #1 
Greetings to one and all,

I have a Sansui Audio Note A-4 Stereo cassette player/Radio/CD in one that is pretty old but works and sounds even better than the lastest clones out there. The only difference, i notice, in the performance of this unit between then and now is, a considerable drop in amplification. I wish to know if there are more users , of this classic compact model and request them to please share their experiences with all of us here.

Since this is a very dear gift from my Dad, i wish to maintain it for as long as i can. Besides,i must say,through all these years of trying, i never found anything quite like it, that ever came close to replacing it. Its a typical example of the saying "Old is gold", its truly one of its kind.

Those of you who have had the pleasure of owning one, please share your experiences. Those who haven't,this is my attempt to bring about an awareness of this great product. It would be a shame if it went unnoticed.

Thanking you in advance. God bless you all.
Keeper
Reply with quote  #2 

Hi Barry

Unfortunately I don't know anything about the model Sansui Audio Note A-4.

I'm getting a little bit curious.  Can't you take a pic of it and show us all what you have.

alex
Reply with quote  #3 
hello there,

i got this sleeping beauty 18 years ago in japan,where ever i go i take with me,it's sort of my pet now and i will never sell it.. its really one of a kind design and i also amaze how come it's not known and it deserv bigger fame and if somebody will sell i will gladly buy it another one..
alex
Reply with quote  #4 

mine is clean as diamond,this is from internet,here is the pics,enjoy...

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Barry
Reply with quote  #5 
Hey there Alex!!!
 
Wow!!  Your words "Clean as diamond" really take on a new meaning for me. Those are the pics Keeper asked for, but I could not provide even one, the unit was safely stacked in an unknown location.
 
Alex? Where are you at right now? USA? Europe? Middle East? I m asking because I wish to get my unit in a working condition from a professional technician who can help restore it in pristine condition. I am have been looking out for another unit too, I would gladly buy it, but everywhere I go, I am the only one who owns one.
 
Do you know more friends who own a similar masterpiece? Do you still have the original Adaptor? Any chance you can take a close snapshot of the power adaptor unit that shows the specifications?
 
If you still retain the original User Manual, that would be great, otherwise I will try to get my User Manual scanned and mail it to you.
 
Thank you for posting your pics and great mail. Looking forward to hearing from you.


alex
Reply with quote  #6 
hey barry,

i really surprise for respons becouse your post was from 2005 and still you check it huh,very nice..

yes,i'm in nj right now,where are you located?
as you will guess these babies with me also where ever i go,they still work like the first day condition,when i like someting i always buy 2 of them like backup,it was very expensive in that time like closely $300, but when i saw i fall in love immediately,that's why i have 2 of sansui a4..

i beleive this model really soooo limited in worldwide and i don't think so they are counted w/numbers..

my sansuis are as i said like diamond very clean and works like steamy good..i'm from greece and i left brochure at home if you will scan and send to my maill i'll be very happy..

i could only ask if they were w/remote but still its good it makes you always touch to it..

adaptor is like this:

120v - 220v
input:120/220  50/60hz
output: dc 9v 460 ma

brand name,sansui ac adaptor 9v
sansui electric co,ltd

warningo not use it 120v if ac outlet is 220,230 or 240

made in japan

that's all writen and like to hear from you back..

alex  
Barry
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi Alex,

How are you doing? I hope you got my mail. Sending you this post just in case. Let me know.

You will be equally delighted to know, that I received a mail from another gentleman who possesses one of these babies. He has placed a request for the User Manual in his mail to me.

I will scan it asap and send it to him as well as to you. Give me sometime to get that arranged. Will try to get a legible scan of the original manual.

Hope you guys benefit from the manual and preserve it :-)

God bless you.

Have a great day!!!

Write in.

Take care. See you soon.
alex
Reply with quote  #8 
heyy barry,

nice to hear from you, no i did not received a email from you, where did you send it, incase if you don't have my email address you can send here:

menlantis@yahoo.com

it will be wonderfull if you send me a manual for a4 and appriciated..

thanks and take care.   
Ed Nollman
Reply with quote  #9 
Hi Barry & Alex,

I too have a mint audionote a4. 100% working off ebay in 2003 for $45.
Whoever has a manual, I'd love to have one.
Either email or a hard copy, I'd cover printing and mailing expense.

email:ehnollmann@gmail.com

Cheers,
Ed

Bods
Reply with quote  #10 
Hello there

I picked up one of these a while back and it has problem with low sound also, more the right speaker than the left.

I have just taken the unit apart and got some info on the amplifier chip, had a guess and found the fault for low sound, leaking caps under the tape deck C173 & C273

Sorry no manual here either

Cheers

Chris

Chis
Reply with quote  #11 
I too have an Sansui Audi Note A-4 with the original padded case. Volume is extremely low as others described. I thought these thing never went bad, oh well maybe time for ebay.
Barry
Reply with quote  #12 
Dear Bods,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bods
Hello there

I picked up one of these a while back and it has problem with low sound also, more the right speaker than the left.

I face a similar issue with the sound. I am an Electronics and Communication Engineer and was hoping someone could lend some advice on where to begin. Thank you so very much for giving the lead on the Caps under the tape deck.

I have just taken the unit apart and got some info on the amplifier chip, had a guess and found the fault for low sound, leaking caps under the tape deck C173 & C273

Have you replaced the caps? Is the sound normal  now? Are there other issues you are facing with the unit. If you find the time, please share a detailed analysis and troubleshooting tips you may have encountered when working on this unit, to restore it to mint condition.

Sorry no manual here either

No worries man.

Cheers

Cheers

Chris

Barry
Slawek
Reply with quote  #13 
Mój Sansui Audio Note A-4 też gra super,dźwięk jest bardzo dobry i czyst. Radio też odbiera idealnie.
Kupiłem okazyjnie w Niemczech.
Pozdrawiam
Slawek
Keeper
Reply with quote  #14 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slawek
Mój Sansui Audio Note A-4 też gra super,dźwięk jest bardzo dobry i czyst. Radio też odbiera idealnie.
Kupiłem okazyjnie w Niemczech.
Pozdrawiam
Slawek
English please. Use http://translate.google.com

Barry
Reply with quote  #15 
Translation : Polish to English
 
"My Sansui Audio Note A-4 also plays great, sound is very good and clean. Radio also receives perfectly. I bought a bargain in Germany.
 
Yours Slawek"
 
Reply : English
 
Hello Slawek,

Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear that. When was your purchase made and the price you paid? Have you spotted any A4's in poland?

Take care.

Regards,

Barry

Reply: Polish
 
Witaj Sławek,

Witamy na forum. Miło to słyszeć. Kiedy był Twój zakup dokonany i ceny zapłaconej? Czy zauważył żadnych A4 w Polska?

Trzymaj się.

Pozdrawiam,

Barry



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