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Sansui 3000A

Stereo Tuner Amplifier (1967-69)

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Sansui 3000A

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

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

Frequency response: 15Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Damping factor: 15

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 180mV (line)

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

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

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

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 32Ω

Dimensions: 18-3/10 x 6-4/5 x 15 inches

Weight: 34.4lbs

Year: 1967

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Reviewed Oct 11th, 2017 by keefy6

Unfortunately, most vintage audio enthusiasts disregard very early solid state amplifiers because of reviews, online information or the popularity of certain brands of the 70s decade era. What most don't know is that most of those same brands engineered arguably their best performing examples the decade earlier. The Sansui 3000A being one of them.

If you can find the extremely rare-unicorn wood case buy it immediately, as it really transforms an okay example to a very handsome vintage unit.

Originally, there was a history of DC damaging speakers by the 3000A, however if properly adjusted - not an issue.

Performance: Absolutely was not expecting such separation, dynamics, sound-stage, detail and above all these adjectives the incredible bass. I was not prepared for this to outdo the other receivers with DOUBLE the power/ and features but it has, and now understanding the history of Hi-Fi, how units were designed during this period I am not at all surprised.

- Damping of 15 enables a valve-like bass
- Original Elna Caps
- Separate Transformer & POWER SUPPLY for both L/R channels and this is 1967
- Engineered and designed on a Valve schematic

The sound is so open, effortless and smooth even through my not ideal 6Ohm speakers is at times very surprising. Very, very much recommended and to add that if it sounds this good now I honestly cannot imagine what is sounds like with CORRECT 8Ohm/ideal Sensitivity speakers. Looking forward to it however.

 

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