The Sansui 881 was the top of the line recceiver 1975.  It was followed by the 9090. The similarities are apparent when you look at the electronic layout.  I prefer the 881 over the 9090.  I really can’t pinpoint why.  It really doesn’t sound better, there is just something about.  Very nice amp.  I gave this one a new wood cover and replaced all the electrolytic capacitors, the speaker relay and the fuse resistors.

One Response to 881

  1. ben says:

    I know exactly what you mean. I’m looking for an 881.. I have had a 331 for years, there is something about “that sound” hard to pinpoint!!! I prefer the xx1 line over any Sansui receivers produced….

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