AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1976-77)
The Sansui 5050 is an FM/AM stereo receiver giving 33 watts of power (both channels driven into 8 ohms at 1000Hz) with sophisticated electronics: high-sensitivity IC FM front-end and independent power supply section.
It is designed for the budget-minded Hi-Fi enthusiast who refuses to compromise on quality.
Features include 15 to 40 kHz power bandwidth, no more than 0.5 % total harmonic distortion, loudness, high filter, plus full controls and input/output facilities.
Tuning range: FM, MW
Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 15Hz to 40kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (line)
Dimensions: 462 x 146 x 299mm
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Reviewed Sep 22nd, 2016 by hwy45
Bought 1 in 1976 with paper route money. thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. Upgraded over the years, but still went back the 5050. I'm using it now as my main power source with a realistic equalizer, 3 Sony Jukeboxes and a pair of Cerwin-Vega AT-12s for increased volume and a pair of JBl L-56 for low level quality listening. Absolutely love it
Reviewed Mar 28th, 2015 by guest
Sweet sounding little receiver!
1976 the Golden Years of HiFi are ALMOST gone forever - more plastic inside than before, cheap vinyl wrap on cabinet. Still, decently build by today's standards. Here we're talking about a truly minimalistic design - 2 transistors in Phono, 2 in tone control section, 6 in power amp (1 of which is bias control, not directly in the signal path). Differential stage in the power amp; directly coupled output. IC's only in tuner section, tuner audio output stage is discrete (thanks for that!)
OK, what about the sound then? Sweet, sweet, sweet - a typical Sansui at its best! It is much easier and CHEAPER to build a weak but nice sounding amp than a big powerful one. If raw power is not everything for you, and you're not so picky for the look of it, this will play just fine!
Reviewed Jan 17th, 2015 by letterbox_wind
Got one for nothing from the recycling facility locally. Very ugly, scuffed up and scarred from neglect and mistreatment (to say nothing of rough handling after disposal). Powered right up, all dial lights present, picks up AM 740 in Canada here in Illinois no sweat, and very quiet operations and excellent phono input stage. Will need DeOxit everywhere and to have fins of tuner's air capacitor cleaned out, of course. But still, this is classic Japanese manufacture and sound. You can be sure the 33 watts it's rated for are really all there and accounted for.
Reviewed Dec 06th, 2014 by tuaboy
Using a trashed one from curb side recycling. No lights, dents etc. powers second zone in my house, just as a power amp. Good sounding, a little tube like presentation - good bass.