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So Yesterday I picked up a vintage Sansui 6060 receiver and today in the mail I had a Sony SCD-CD595 and a Little Dot II+ headphone amp waiting for me

the Sansui I piced up off craigslist for $45. It is in great shape, needed a good cleaning before I turned it on and it reeks... someone who owned this smoked but cleaning it really helped. I used deoxit on all the pots and connectors and and cleaned out the inside and outside. I also checked the DC offset and found it to be only 3-4mV which is damn good especially for a receiver this old!

The Sony 595 is a 5 disc Super Audio CD player, and I got a Beethoven SACD a few days ago to try it out I anticipate it taking the place of my Philips DVP-642 as my main CD transport.

Finally the LDII+ tube headphone amp. it can also be used as a pre-amp, so that's what I'll probably use it for most. I'm not going to comment on the sound just yet.

oh, and the Sansui 6060 is powering my Infinity RS2 bookshelf speakers
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Now its time to overclock it!
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Nice toys you got there, as expected. I'm particularly interested in hearing your opinion on the Little Dot II+ Tube. And pictures would be nice

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well I had already taken pics of the receiver so i snapped off a couple of my desk setup with the receiver, sacd player and ldII+ as well.

as for sound... it's different then my PIMETA with opa637bp's for L/R channels and 627bp's for ground. So my PIMETA is quite detailed and has excellent low end with large caps and a dedicated psu. The sound is definitely warmer, I've only listened with my HD595's and I'm thinking that there just isn't the syngery between the two. I'll have to try my Grados soon. I'm thinking that that pair will be amazing together. That's all I have to say right now

without further ado, the pictures!







and the one main flaw in the exterior






and my desk/work area with my audio setup (left to right)







As you can see the receiver is in pretty good shape It smells like smoke so I've got to figure out a way to clean it up, but other then that I can't complain. A worthy $45 investment. It drives my Infinitys with authority.

A rundown of the rest of the equipment pictured:
DVD player on the work bench: Philips DVP-642 (currently listed for sale in my sale thread)
Speakers: Infinity RS2
amp on top speaker: PIMETA
receiver: Sansui 6060
SACD Player: Sony SCD CE595
DAC: Entech Number Cruncher 203.2
amp: Little Dot II+
headphones on stand: Koss A250's
headphones in front: Sennheiser HD595
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Great pictures, you get rep just because. Have fun with your new gear
    
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just looked up the serial # and it looks like that receiver was made in early 1978, the last year the model was produced
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alright, so I haven't had too much time to listen to music as I've been spending some time with my 6060 and listening to classical through my speakers. Really the only analytical listening I've done before just now has been with my 595's and an ultrasone cd designed for headphones... which was good, but I wouldn't say any better then my PIMETA and I actually think I like the combination of my PIMETA and 595's better.

However, I did just plug my SR-80's in and am listening to Staind Right Here and all I can say is wow! people weren't kidding when they said that Grado's shine with a tube amp! I'm thinking the warm sound is a bit too mellow for my 595's but the Grados are really sounding good right now!

I'll have to do a bit of op-amp rolling in my PIMETA and add the crossfeed board that I populated a couple months ago... and see how say an ad843 compares.

I think the reason I'm liking my PIMETA is because of the detail that the opa637's and stacked buffers bring
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