Was extremely disappointed when I received it - the original glass on the faceplate was cracked even though it was packed double box??? Otherwise the unit looked like new.
|Upon unpacking 2nd box|
|Lights visible during the evening|
When I contacted the seller, he promised to make it right and gave me the option of ordering a perspex replacement (cost on him) or time for him to locate an original glass replacement. I opted for an original glass replacement. Within a couple of weeks, he sent the replacement over.
Boy was I shocked to see what was in the mail!!! Not only did he sent me an original glass replacement for the faceplate, he sent a complete replacement (original) faceplate with the glass in a well wrapped package!!!
|Replacement received from the USA|
I can't say enough of the after sales service support received from Rich Crowl of The Soundwell - 1st rate After Sales Service and truly as Good as GOLD!!!
While awaiting the arrival of the replacement glass, I tested the TU-9900 and it seem to be working fine. Unfortunately all the stations sound thin eg bass-less. Otherwise details were superbly reproduced - confirmation when hearing songs or instrumentals I listen to often. I have not done the due diligence yet (since it is working fine) as been busy with another project.
After locating the service manual and reviewing the schematics, I decided to recap only the PSU board as it is a low power unit.
|Top view of TU-9900. PSU board next to transformer and just next to back plate|
|PSU board after recap|
Well worth the patience to acquire the TU-9900!
Finally had time to extract the unit from storage to replace the cracked glass.
Adding the below as did not take a picture of the rear in the original post.
|Rear of Sansui TU-9900|
Came across a webpage at FMTUNERINFO on possible DIY upgrades to make the TU-9900 even better. Have not tried any of the mods yet