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Sansui 661

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1971-76)

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Sansui 661


When Sansui announced the price of the revolutionary 661 FM/AM stereo receiver, many high-fidelity experts were greatly surprised. The name Sansui has long meant innovation and excellence in sophisticated audio electronics. But it has also meant, usually, that any high-fidelity equipment bearing the Sansui name also carried an expensive price tag.

Thanks to a startling innovation called CBM (Circuit Board Module) developed specifically by Sansui for its finest professional studio equipment, you can forget about price and concentrate on the outstanding Sansui quality and performance of the all-new 661.

This is a budget-priced stereo receiver that delivers expensive tonal quality and performance. Its power amplifier is of a very advanced all-stage direct-coupled OCL design providing RMS continuous power of 27 fully usable watts per channel (total music power 110 watts) with a surprisingly wide power bandwidth of 15 to 40,000Hz with very low overall distortion

It's MOS FET equipped tuner and highly versatile preamplifier and control sections with two stereo tape record/monitor circuits. stereo AUX inputs and much more would normally mean a far higher price tag .


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 20 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 60

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 100mV (DIN), 100mV (line)

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

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

Output: 100mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 444 x 135 x 300mm

Weight: 10kg

Year: 1971


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Reviewed Aug 08th, 2019 by novy07

Great Vintage

Reviewed Jun 22nd, 2017 by Xyrios

I have this baby since one year now, and i had many many amps, this one is my favorite. Simple, beautiful, and it sounds awesome !

Reviewed Sep 13th, 2016 by jim292

best sounding small unit ive owned and have bought and sold many of various brands

Reviewed Apr 26th, 2013 by starbender

This receiver is simply amazing! If you find one don't let it slip away. This one is better than my other amps; AM69 and newly acquired yamaha A-S500! 661 is my daily driver.



re: 661

Thanks for the manual. Protection relay tripping.

re: 661

I just picked up this receiver love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the Service

Thanks for the Service Manual. My unit needs repair.

teac a-3440

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Owners Manual Sansui 661

thanks for the manuals, I will be very useful

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