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Sansui 2000X

Solid State Tuner Amplifier (1971-73)

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Sansui 2000X


As the world's foremost audio only specialist, Sansui has spared no effort in making the 2000X the most powerful, most versatile and most sophisticated receiver available at its price.

With the latest FET and IC components, functional front panel design and an ability to handle two sets of speaker systems simultaneously or individually, the 2000X considerably advances the art of stereophonic reproduction.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 39 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Damping factor: 24

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

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

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

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

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 1 x FET, 4 x IC, 45 x transistors, 27 x diodes, 2 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 462 x 147 x 335mm

Weight: 13.1kg

Year: 1971



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Reviewed Nov 14th, 2019 by zenter35

I have owned a bunch Sansui amps. Au-11000,5000, 1000x,au-5500, and the au-717. The 2000x is the one I still own. By not a huge margin I believe the 2000x to be the best in the series of 1000-5000x. This is a versatile and special amplifier. I now own 2

Reviewed Oct 14th, 2019 by Eransw

Just got one
Peace of ART
Great sounding amp.
The whole serias up to 5000 is very good sounding and very well built.
Very recomended

Reviewed Jan 14th, 2019 by tribeca26

Bought brand in 1971 while in Vietnam and she still cranks out the tunes. Still a beauty.

Reviewed Oct 24th, 2018 by ronniewheels

Very satisfied with this little receiver. I have it matched with appropriate speakers and it blows everyone away who forgot how good analog sounds set up properly.

Reviewed Sep 29th, 2017 by stlkcdc1

Found one last week at an estate sale. $100. Cosmetic was about 92-95%. Couple of small scraps on the wooden case. All original lights work, tuner is great. Plenty of power for my smaller room 10x13. A beautiful vintage machine.

Reviewed Jan 04th, 2015 by Wally Swift

Love it!



re: 2000X

Hello, I am new to this forum, and not technically inclined… so apologies in advance, and any help / insights / suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

I have two Audio-Technica 120 turntables going to a Numark M101 Mixer, which goes into a Sansui 2000x receiver. that goes out to Pioneer CS-63DX speakers.

The turntables have an internal stereo preamp that can be turned on or off. The mixer has inputs for both line and phono.

I’m wondering what the optimal setup would be… do I turn the turntable preamps on or leave them off? Then, do I use the inputs for PHONO or LINE on the mixer? And then based off that, do I use the phono or AUX inputs on the receiver?

Finally… given whatever configuration you recommend… where should I make the adjustments to sound / volume / bass and treble levels, etc.? Should I keep the master / gain / bass and treble etc. lower on the mixer, and control them at the receiver level, or vice versa?

Then… is it preferable to adjust the individual channel gains on the mixer, or adjust the channel fader, or the main level out to the the reciever?

I realize a lot of the answers for this are interdependent on how it’s configured, etc… so I apologize… any general or more specific recommendations would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!!

re: 2000X

I also found a perfectly good 2000x dumpster diving.. Aside from the minor scraches on the beautiful cabinet, great condition.. Must have been in a time machine.. Aside from a 5 minute warm up, sweet sounding 39wpc reproduces Abby Road wonderfully.. I really like old Sansui stuff, especially the quads... Thank You for the info about the tape monitor feature, really great site !!!

re: 2000X

I also found a perfectly good 2000x dumpster diving.. Aside from the minor scraches on the beautiful cabinet, great condition.. Must have been in a time machine.. Aside from a 5 minute warm up, sweet sounding 39wpc reproduces Abby Road wonderfully.. I really like old Sansui stuff, especially the quads...

re: 2000X

I got this wonderful stereo as the result of dumpster diving! Can you believe someone threw it out? Well there is an issue, maybe someone out there can help. I'm getting a hum from the speakers. I'm thinking it's 60Hz, typical of a ground loop problem. Still, could be bad capacitors. I know the hum originates in the 'PRE OUTPUT' section, when I disconnect the 'PRE OUTPUT' to the 'MAIN INPUT' , the hum stops. If I connect my MP3 player directly to the 'MAIN INPUT' I get good clean sound amplified sound, but loose the 'PRE OUTPUT' functions (volume, balance and tone, as well as switching multiple inputs).

2000X - FM antenna

Hello, Beware- beginner question.
I am the happy new owner of a 2000x. I was trying to find out how to add an FM antenna, but I'm not finding an owner's manual for the unit, and three rows of input for antenna is more intimidating than I was prepared to face. Could somebody point me to a description on how I would go about this? I'm thinking even a lengthier wire might be sufficient for my purposes, just not sure where to connect it.

Thanks, Ferenc

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re: 2000X - FM antenna

About 1,5m.wire connected to point "A"(75 Ohm) of FM antenna terminals at back side.

re: 2000X - FM antenna

Thank you!

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re: 2000X - FM antenna

Best regards

Phono input

Love my 2000x!

My only probom is the 2000x has 2 phono inputs and only 1 AUX input. I'd like to have 3 things hooked up to this receiver--a phonograph, a CD player AND my iPod.

Is there a way to have 2 AUX devices and a phonograph connected at the same time. I dont want to have to connect and disconnect the CD play and the iPod jack cable.

Is there a way I can convert of the phono jacks for use with the CD player or iPod without getting the distortion associated with phono jacks? Can I covert one of the tape recorder inputs to work as a 2nd AUX jack?

Any help is most appreciated!

re: Phono input

Just attach one to AUX in and the other to the tape monitor input. Press in the "Tape Monitor" button to use the other 'AUX input.'

Changing Phono input into Aux. input

Phono 2 can be converted to a auxiliary input but a technician has to do it, or you can use a voltage divider to eliminate the distortion but the sound will have a lot of bass due to the Phono stage equalization.
here is the link:

Forget about the math, use figure #2 as a reference, where R1 is 100Kohms, R2 is 4.7Kohms, Vin is the signal coming from the CD and V2 is the signal going to the Phono input, you will need 1 circuit per channel

phono input using line levels

it requires an inverse riaa network in order to have proper frequency response.

MCM electronics sells one for around $8 US


Sansui 2000X Filter Caps (EC)

I wanted to ask if anyone knows a replacement for the ELNA electrolytic caps used in the power filtering stage of the Sansui 2000X receiver?

I need new replacements / equivalent for:

ELNA 50 V 1000 uF Black - Negative EC
ELNA 80 V 2200 uF Black - Negative EC

Also, Where to obtain replacement capicators?

Thanks for your advise.


Sansui 2000X Filter Caps (EC)

Hi Jack,

You mean the capacitor C003 and C004 2200uF/80V value with the value 1000uF/50V
Both can be replaced with a capacitor of the same value, and can be purchased in stores nearest electronics


Sansui 2000x

I just downloaded the service manual for the Sansui 2000x and it looked fine, but it seems to be missing the schematic diagram. I realize the schematic was separate and not attached to the manual. Perhaps the schematic was not scanned in to the system. If you have the schematic for this unit, can you please let me know. Thank you for your wonderful service.


Sansui 2000x schematics

Hi Ben,

I was wondering if you ever managed to get a copy of the schematics for the 2000x
If not,I will keep looking and upload if I find them.

Do you have a copy of the owners manual you can share?
I picked up a Sansui 2000 yesterday.
Do you know if the 2000 is the 2000x?

Thanks in advance for your help.


Sansui 2000

I have a schematic for the Sansui 2000 which was first manufactured in 1968. Is this the one you need?

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