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Sansui 5500

AM/FM Stereo Receiver

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Sansui 5500


The 5500 is a culmination of Sansui's long experience and arduous research in the design and manufacture of quality audio equipment.

It's tuner section features an FET equipped sensitive FM front end and an IC equipped FM IF amplifier for outstanding FM selectivity and superb tone quality.

It's amplifier section is a masterpiece designed, tested and proven to bring out every subtle shade of original sound, regardless of the program source.

Overall, the receiver is equipped with practically all the switches, controls, inputs and outputs that you would ever need to enjoy today's most advanced high fidelity sound reproduction.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 45 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.4%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 3.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MM), 80dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (MM), 50dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 0.8V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 69 x transistors, 2 x FET, 19 x diodes, 1 x IC

Dimensions: 513 x 147 x 355mm

Weight: 19kg


operating/service manual   English - Tiger50

panel info   English - thtc

operating/service manual (alt scan)  English - thtc

schematics   English - thtc

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re: 5500

Thanks this really helps, hard to find much information on this model, rare bird.
Guess the 5500 were only offered though the Navy exchanges back in the early 70's
I bought a 3300 back in Guam in 1974 it really looks like the same unit but the 5500 comes with more features and wattage.

re: 5500

I will have my 5500 this evening, it needs some TLC but I am confident. I'll let you know about it soon.

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