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Mikee
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I have both of these units in the original boxes. They were given to me by my father in law. He changes his stereo equipment quite often. They have been stored for 10 years before he gave them to me. I have had them stored 4 years now.

 

I have not opened the boxes yet, but he said they worked fine and knowing how AR he is, they are probably spotless. If anyone is interested please let me know or better yet make an offer. I am in St. Louis, MO.

 

The equipment can be unpacked and Pictures taken and serial numbers etc... let me know what you need.

I have other vintage equipment available too, but for this forum I'll just mention the Sansui.

Tran Vinh Tho
Reply with quote  #2 

I'm really interested in your Sansui combo, BA-5000 and Ca-3000. Please give me some pictures of them showing neccessay details and description. Also tell me the price you want for them. My email is ; vinhthotr@yahoo.com

 

I look forward to receiving information from you.

 

Brgds.

 

Vinh Tho

Toka
Reply with quote  #3 

I'm interested as well...would like the same info as above (pics/price):

 

andyshal@lycos.com

 

 

 

audiobeer
Reply with quote  #4 

I am local to you and could save you the shipping hassles. Please email me pics at neoncoke@aol.com

BeatleFred
Reply with quote  #5 

Though I am tempted, I'm not in the position financially to buy another BA-5000 at this time (I already own 3 of them, 2 of which are in close to new condition, as well as the CA-3000 I have), but I can really appreciate other people out there such as your father-in-law who maintained his BA/CA in such nice condition.

 

I hope that some of the other good people who visit this site such as Tran or Toka will be able to have the opportunity to experience the same pleasure I have in owning such an outstanding piece of hi fi equipment as the BA-5000/CA-3000, the very best that Sansui made. Ive said it before, but I'll say it again, I like many Sansui amps, integrateds, & receivers, etc.., but I think the BA-5000 is the #1 of them all- beautiful looking, great-sounding, and POWERFUL!  There is no other Sansui model like it (auto-transformer, 8, 4, 2 ohm speaker taps..)

 

I'd love to see pics of the ones you are offering for sale, and curious to know the s/n. All 3 of my BA-5K's are first year '75 units, and my CA-3K is an early '76 model. Latest BA-5K s/n Ive seen online is December '77, wondering if anyone has a '78 model out there?

 

I'm impressed that your father-in'law even has the original boxes. I only saw the box once before- by a seller in Germany. I presume you also have the original factory certificate of specs for the BA5K & CA-3K?

 

B/F

Alex Conners
Reply with quote  #6 

I live is the West County area of St. Louis.  Are these items still available?  If so, let me know your asking price and if an appointment can be set up to view these masterpieces.

 

Kind regards,

 

Alex

alexrcon@aol.com

Mike
Reply with quote  #7 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikee

I have both of these units in the original boxes. They were given to me by my father in law. He changes his stereo equipment quite often. They have been stored for 10 years before he gave them to me. I have had them stored 4 years now.

 

I have not opened the boxes yet, but he said they worked fine and knowing how AR he is, they are probably spotless. If anyone is interested please let me know or better yet make an offer. I am in St. Louis, MO.

 

The equipment can be unpacked and Pictures taken and serial numbers etc... let me know what you need.

I have other vintage equipment available too, but for this forum I'll just mention the Sansui.

I am very interested, please let me know your asking price. prov62003@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Michael Clemmer
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Hello, are these still for sale or are they gone? if you still have them may I have pics and a price...... Thanks so much...Michael....

 

PS if they are gone, could i just see the pics of what I missed....

 

boynascar@aol.com

Mikee
Reply with quote  #9 

Sorry about the delay getting back to this thread. Unplanned family health issues have kept me busy. One of the issues was me nearly amputating a finger with a circular saw, which kept me from moving the BA-5000 at all.

 

Both the amp and preamp have been tested and everything works fine as far as I can tell. Without a turntable available the phono section of the preamp was not tested. Also the amp was only tested on the standard speaker outputs not the 70 volt. There was a minute amount of scratchiness on a couple of the knobs when turned. Cleaning them should take care of that.

 

Cosmetically both units are in very nice condition. The biggest flaw is a decent sized scratch on the top panel of the preamp which is visible in the picture. The Amp is really clean! About the only things I noticed on the amp were adhesive residue on the back fan cover (from the power cord being attached during storage) and the top panel transformer label is starting to peel up on one corner. Both of these are visible in the pictures. The manuals were not in the box, however I think they were with other paperwork. I have not yet located them.

 

Although it took a while before I got to unpacking and testing them, pictures of the equipment are now available! It took some playing around with things for me to load them onto this site, hope it works. Serial numbers are shown too for those interested.

As far as pricing goes...? Make me an offer.

 

Mikee

 

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BeatleFred
Reply with quote  #10 

Hi Mikee:

 

Thanks for posting the photos. According to the s/n's I see, the BA-5K you have is an October '75 model, and the CA-3K is a January '76 unit.

 

Its nice to see that you even kept the original boxes after all these years.

 

Questions: do you also have the original factory specs certificates for both?

 

And what speakers did you hook the amp up to? Does the amp get hot after its been On a while, or does the fan ever come on?, just curious.

 

Regards,

 

B/F

Mikee
Reply with quote  #11 

BF, thanks for your interest!. Now I know the "born on" month. I do not have the original factory specs, although They are probably in the owners manuals which were given to me separately with a boatload of other paperwork. I am still hoping to locate them.

 

The amp was hooked up to a pair of MB Quart D-55's. If the fan came on I did not notice it. The system was left hooked up and playing for about 9 hours straight as part of the testing. I did not think to check for the fan. If it is quiet it may have been going. The amp did not seem to get hot... just a little warm. I did not drive it real hard though except for brief testing.

 

If anyone wants higher resolution pictures let me know. The posted pictures were downsized for display here.

 

Mikee

 

 

BeatleFred
Reply with quote  #12 

Hi Mikee:

 

Actually when I mentioned the fan, I shouldve clarified to you: The fan is not supposed to come on unless the amp were to get quite hot, which for the BA-5000 would be 70 deg C, which is about 160 deg F. Some people have modified their BA-5K's so that the fan runs continuously, though I imagine the stock fan can get loud when its running.

 

Hope you do find the certificates, as they certainly add value to your specific units. Sounds like they should be with your manuals.

 

Regards,

 

B/F

Bryan
Reply with quote  #13 
If still available, give me your email address and I can forward an offer.

thanks,

Bryan

bdl955@aol.com
Keeper
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Originally Posted by Bryan
If still available, give me your email address and I can forward an offer.

thanks,

Bryan

bdl955@aol.com[/QUOTE]

Bryan

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Mike
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What i would like to know is why would ..........
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