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Jay Moore
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Hi,

 

I was hoping maybe some of you out there could help me out.

 

About 5 years ago while visiting a mid-week yard-sale i found a Sansui SE-8 EQ for $20...which i talked down to 15.

 

It spent years in my basement and is now working beautitfully . I've since replaced all the original caps weather they needed it or not with newer caps that had matching values.

 

My question is...was this one of thier better componet EQ's or was it an average cheap unit that hit the home market. I was having a discussion with a studio engineer and he said that many of the Sansui products were way above expetations for consumer audio and that he even used to use some home componet Sansui EQ's for final mastering.

 

If anyone out there has like..what the approxmite value is today, and what it sold for..and if i do in fact have a high-quality piece of audio equopment..i'd really apprecate the info. I've noticed people out there wanting to buy them in good condition...so..i guess it does have some value to it.

Rich Urmano
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Greetings,

       The SE-7 is the one that really is the top-cat in my opinion, it is built like a tank! I just sold an SE-8 a little while ago, and I have a question about it. Is it switchable from 110 to 220 in any way?

BeatleFred
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Yes, the SE-8 is an excellent model. Its the next model down from the top-of-the-line, SE-9, that was made by Sansui in the early-mid 1980's. The SE-8 looks very similar to the SE-9, but I believe it doesnt have the 'Compu-equalizer' functions as the SE-9 does to do an analysis of a listening room. Both of these models were offered in either black or silver.

 

Sansui did make other equalizers, the RG models, and also the SE models, for example, SE-300, which is a cheap, plastic product thats not very impressive. The SE-9, SE-8 models are really their best.  Later in the 80's, Sansui updated them with the SE-99, SE-88 models.

 

As for $ value, well.., you certainly can get your $20 back that you bought for it.  Hard to pinpoint an exact estimate of its value, so I suggest checking the current and completed auctions on Ebay. Look at the SE-9 auctions, and whatver those prices are, simply take a little bit off for an SE-8.

 

Re: your studio engineer friend:  I am into recording equipment myself, and I have many backissues of the magazine, 'Modern Recording' from the late 70's thru 80's. That was a really great magazine.  The SE-9 was actually reviewed in it in a 1982 issue which I have, and the SE-9 was looked upon very favorably.

 

B/F

Jesus
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You definitely have a top of the line item. I had one of those back in 1986. Unfortunately mine was damaged during one of my many moves. But I would like to have another one! Good luck with your treasure!
Jesus
JOHN KARANJA
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Originally Posted by Rich Urmano

Greetings,

       The SE-7 is the one that really is the top-cat in my opinion, it is built like a tank! I just sold an SE-8 a little while ago, and I have a question about it. Is it switchable from 110 to 220 in any way?

John Karanja
Greetings Rich. Hope you are doing fine. Keep it up buddy.

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