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Sansui 5900Z

Digital Synthesizer DC Stereo Receiver (1980-81)

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Sansui 5900Z


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 75 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (MM), 60dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Dimensions: 485 x 138 x 313mm

Weight: 9.5kg

Year: 1980


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Reviewed Jul 08th, 2016 by prabie

Bought a used unit in 2016, it was simply impecable, it is amazing how the materials are like new after 36 years!!!. Tipical early 80's japanese sound.
It has many nice things unusual in other receivers of that time, led Vu meters, Digital tuner, 6 memories, a nice electromechanical system to control the volume. A beautiful medium size receiver with a great hidden plus: It can be easily switched from 110-220-240 volts just changing jumpers inside the cover.
It looks gorgeous at night with the room lights off.



re: 5900Z

I have two Sansui 5900Z vintage receivers. Both of them have a switch problem that crackles when the on /off switch is depressed. This must be a common failure of the unit. Anyone else have this problem and are there switches available? What else could cause this problem? Thanks, Richard

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I have found this to be a common problem with the 4900Z & 5900Z. Possibly with others; but with these I can speak from personal experience. Replace the power switch and the problem will go away. I replaced them with an ALPS switch but cannot remember the part number. I am about to recap the 5900Z and can let you know exactly what it is if you are still in need of an answer. Very easy fix and has lasted many years.
I love both of these units and believe they should be considered when thinking of purchasing Sansui gear without breaking the bank.

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Switch is Alps TV-5

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