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This is outrageous Stereophile

I undertand everybody makes mistakes but there was obviously some oversight when setting up the best speakers of the last 40 years at the time it was published.  You guys accidentally left out my Sansui SP-2500 loudspeakers.  That's ok this time but there should be some honorable mention by John A. now that the unintentional direliction has been brought forth.  I know John has seen a Sansui shatter glass.  :)

http://www.stereophile.com/features/709/index.html

 

http://www.classicsansui.net/images/Literature/Speakers/SP2500.jpg

http://www.classicsansui.net/images/Literature/Speakers/SP2500%202.jpg

 

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Speakers

That's because they suck big time. Just ask the guys over at Audio Karma. Many of them are cheapskate high end hater's and even they don't think much of Sansui speakers.

FYI: The ability to crack glass has nothing to do with sound quality.

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Attack ak as idiots then

Attack ak as idiots then support their opinions? How about sticking to the truth rather labeling people and name calling. And please don't call them racists.

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Audio Karma - SP-2500's

Here are some pretty good reviews from Audio Karma on the Sansui SP-2500's

stump69

03-23-2009, 02:26 AM

I have a pair of original SP-2500s purchased at the PX in Germany in 1974. Listening to my Phase 4 quadraphonic albums on a Garrard SL95B turntable, the sound was absolute perfection to me, and the soundstage captured every movement of each instrument in its proper location in the studio. Elvis' "Aloha From Hawaii" through the SP-2500s provided a "you are there" experience, complete with goosebumps when the orchestra came up during some of the tracks, especially An American Trilogy.
Another good example was on Lynn Anderson's cover of Sunday Morning Coming Down when the choir joined Lynn during the chorus. Great memories!

The albums were stolen in a military move and my beautiful Z9000x receiver destroyed in a later move. I just picked up a like new pair of SS-20 headphones on e-bay (I know, different forum).

Sansui Rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culpeper

04-05-2009, 06:27 PM

I run 2 pair of SP2500s on a HK 80W receiver. No complaints from me. I did look into the crossovers once. Decided not to mess with them. If its not broke don't fix it.

http://forum.stereophile.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=46572&page=...

These are speakers working well on R2R, TT, CD and cassette. I've owned them about 5 years and they were mint when I got them. Absolutely not one thing not working to factory specs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The SP-2500 was one of their

The SP-2500 was one of their better speakers.  Also, we have to take into account a lot of people are listening to speakers from 1975 that have not even been checked out.  JoeE is wanting to act as if they were produced in 1975 and should still be as good as the day they were manufactured.    The article is about the best equipment of the last 40 years .  I think at the time of the article 2002 that 1975 was within 40 years. 

I was also being facetious about the whole thing to begin with.  I had no idea that JoeE would respond with such hatred.  My feelings are hurt and I feel bad for the folks at audiokarma.  I think an apology from JoeE is in order.

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Sansui SP-2500 loudspeakers

Lamont Sanford wrote:

I undertand everybody makes mistakes but there was obviously some oversight when setting up the best speakers of the last 40 years at the time it was published.  You guys accidentally left out my Sansui SP-2500 loudspeakers.

No accident.

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I know John has seen a Sansui shatter glass.  :)

And blow out a candle!

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile (whose very first published review, in 1977, was of a Sansui quadraphonic decoder)

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Ah, what would really be cool

Ah, what would really be cool is having that first review on the website.

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Age

They still suck. Age has nothing to do with it. The only people that like them are rabid Sansui fans. The common term for them is "Kabuki". Sansui made some halfway decent gear. Their speakers were never as good. A large woofer in a cabinet too small means awful bass that doesn't go very deep. The midrange is not clear and the high's are shrill. That says suck to me.

I could have bought a pair at the BX. I bought some AR's instead.

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Whatever

Whatever

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Actually

I'm using a pair of two we recently bought to restore and resell.

When I first plugged them in, I thought they completely sucked.  Then I put them on stands.  Better.  Then I moved them nearer field.  Pretty good.  I am using my GTA SE-40 and the sound is taught, but not stingy, and smooth and open with a wide and well focused sound stage.  Aside from not being as bright as most modern speaks, they are pretty damn good.  Very detailed.

It's as usual all about set-up and patience.

Even JA is wrong, sometimes.

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