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Sansui 2000

Solid State AM/FM Stereophonic Tuner Amplifier (1967-71)

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Sansui 2000


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 32 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Damping factor: 24

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MM), 75dB (line)

Channel separation: 45dB (MM), 50dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 16-1/3 x 4-15/16 x 13-1/4 inches

Weight: 26.5lbs

Year: 1967

Price: USD $300 (1969)


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Reviewed Dec 03rd, 2019 by danny45acp

Not sure why this receiver is sooo darn good. Being a technician it's specs are not all that great but maybe not having too many components in it's signal path and being a cap-coupled amp with a excellent tuner it just sounds better than it has a right to. Definitely a keeper - they are a great buy and still under the radar- can't go wrong with this baby!

Reviewed Oct 17th, 2018 by AMCHornet

My 2000 was used almost every day for 30 years in a high school classroom. The teacher gave it to me and I carried it home under my arm on the school bus. I've had it ever since. Talk about a robust receiver that can take a beating and keep on ticking. Mine had at least a dozen bad transistors and nearly that many bad capacitors but it kept working. It didn't sound too good, but it kept working. I later rebuilt it to make it work like new again.

It's a shame the 2000A and 2000X get all the attention, because the 2000 is a great receiver on it's own. It was introduced in 1967, predating the A or X and making it one of Sansui's first solid state receivers and the most advanced yet when it was introduced. The protector circuit is particularly remarkable for the time. It's compact, light, has all the features you need, none of the features you don't, powerful, and sounds good. It's built like a tube amp and sounds like tube amp, but it has solid state power and punch behind it. The 30w RMS per channel rating is no joke, this little receiver can crank the volume up to uncomfortable levels given reasonably sensitive speakers. It has an excellent power supply to produce heavy bass without clipping. It's the little engine that could. I can best describe it's sound as crisp and detailed but also warm, full, and powerful. It's the perfect combination of tube sound and solid state sound.

The 2000 suffers the same ailment as many early solid state amps: it gets noisy with age and use. The old transistors start to hiss and crackle. Replacing them and maybe some capacitors too helps immesely, but it'll likely never be silent. The 2000 also makes a thump through the speakers when powered on. Nothing you can do about it, it's just how the output amp is designed.

A good workhorse receiver.

Reviewed Jul 15th, 2017 by Bluesplayer

Great sounding Vintage Receiver. Good power, nice tone.

Reviewed Nov 20th, 2015 by antennausa

Just pulled from my collection for a customer sale
For a classic early Japanese receiver of the late 60's this baby really kicks. lots of power for only 30 watts per channel,Super nice sounding FM tuner
Quality wood cabinet similar in style to the American Fishers
Heavy and built like a tank.

Reviewed Nov 25th, 2014 by biz

Very well built with an nice phono section.



re: 2000

just bought a 2000 model sansui from a local record shop. Nice receiver. It came with the original speakers and boxes. Got a very good deal on everything. Previous owner was just going to throw everything away. Thank god for the record store buying it.

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