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Sansui 5000X

AM/FM Stereo Tuner Amplifier (1971-72)

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Sansui 5000X


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 3mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

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

Channel separation: 40dB (MM), 45dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line), 35mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 3 x FET, 4 x IC, 52 x transistors, 31 x diodes, 3 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 462 x 162 x 338mm

Weight: 15.1kg

Year: 1971


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Reviewed Feb 21st, 2018 by Komet

I own several vintage Sansui receivers and integrated amplifiers including a 5000x. I agree in general with the comments from the previous posts, this is a good sounding receiver but it has it's limitations. One of the issues is that the amplifier section is not an OCL design, it contains large filter capacitors in output stage that can muddy the sound especially the bass. In addition as these caps age they dry out which not only affects their performance but are the major cause of popping when the unit is turned on! By the mid seventies most manufactures went away from this design to OCL designed amps. Now I've noticed the price of these 5000x climbing recently but for about the same money I suggest picking up a later model Sansui 6060, 7070, or 8080 receiver. I have two 7070's and they run laps around my 5000x. Much lower distortion with clearer more detailed highs, smoother midrange, and deeper/tighter bass. Much better all around receiver and IMO much easier to work on!

Reviewed May 03rd, 2017 by vintagevault

Easily one of our favorite Sansui receivers. The 4000 is also extremely good. Find one that is serviced and either unit will perform better than most in the $500 price range. Both units are 30+ pounds and built at a time when costs were not a factor.

Reviewed Aug 21st, 2016 by Ro888

the Sansui 5000 (1968-1969) is the best of all including the 'X' with the greatest tuner which ended befor the A & the X

Reviewed Feb 13th, 2015 by henri-61

..for 20 yrs.. in the pursuit of vintage audio perfection..I've had a 2325,2275,45,40,26b,Fisher 400,250t,500tx,a Mac 17 and 15..a Sansui 1000a..plus at least 30 other units..all from 70' to 79'..played thru Pioneer 88a's,Dynaco 35's,Model 23's and Mach One's..as far as build,tuning,audio body-range,power and tonal dimension within any musical pref..whatever you have..sell it..although many come close..the Sansui 5000x is the finest sounding power source there is..thank you..superdavenyc

Reviewed Jan 27th, 2014 by dave500

I've owned 2 of these receivers over the years, the first one in 1973. It worked very well with Klipsch Heresy speakers; great sound, and very sensitive FM. I regretfully sold it to a friend who begged me for it for years. I bought a used one several years ago. I have to restore it. I've repaired high end audio for almost 50 years, and hold the 5000x in high esteem.



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