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Sansui 7070

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1976-78)

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Sansui 7070


The Sansui 7070 is an advanced electronic design in the medium-power/medium-price range.

It has 65 watts, both channels driven into 8 ohms at 1000Hz, giving you adequate power to drive two sets of full-size speaker systems.

Features include a highly sensitive MOS FET FM front-end and a Dolby FM adaptor terminal.


Tuning range: FM, MW

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

Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%

Damping factor: 45

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

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

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

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

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 8Ω

Dimensions: 502 x 156 x 371mm

Weight: 16.6kg

Year: 1976


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Reviewed Jan 04th, 2017 by analogman70

Very nice receiver.

Reviewed Dec 30th, 2016 by Tkrook67

I got a 7070. No sound. Protection relay doesnt click on replaced a few resistors and questionable caps now clicks on and off in a second. Still no sound or keping relay on. What am i missing. Ive heard of several resistors that are fused. Dont know wich ones and values.

Reviewed Dec 22nd, 2016 by ovalo

great info, simple but accurate

Reviewed Nov 26th, 2016 by txjazzman

I remember back in 1976 a friend of mine and I were looking in Hi Fidelity magazine and he saw the Sansui 7070 and loved it so much that he purchased one the next week. I could not afford one at that time. Fast forward to 2009 I found a one owner on Craigslist for 75.00 for the 7070 and Sansui FR 5080 turntable. I love it ! Running it through Cerwin Vega VS 120's.

Reviewed Sep 22nd, 2015 by erik6485

I've this unit now for almost 25 years. It originally came with a pear of Sony Bowers & Wilkins SS-1005 speakers, which were thumpy. The unit now gives all its best through a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.1, which to my taste is a perfect match ... it's a wonderful machine !

Reviewed Feb 24th, 2014 by jeanluc

I have been given a Sansui 7070 with a defective power section (caused by a short-circuit on the output). I have replaced numerous fuse-resistors and the power transistors (with equivalents, not original parts) but it still does not work! Any suggestions, previous experience, comments? As well, the service manual does not show the voltages at the test points (too dark). Do anybody have a better copy? Thanks!
PS: I have listened to this unit when it was still functioning and it was clearly an exceptional amplifier (for the time). I'd love to resuscitate it!

Reviewed Apr 14th, 2013 by RGV0299




re: 7070

A question for someone ? why do some of the sansui 7070,s say 400 watts on the back panel and some say 270 watts ? Mine says 400 Watts and some of the other pictures I have seen online show 270 watts just curious ?

re: 7070

The different wattage ratings are based on the destination country. Regional agencies have varying requirements for specifying power consumption. Sony is another brand with same disposition.

re: 7070

Thank you - so they are all the same - Thanks

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Dial lamps 7070

Does anyone know which are the correct replacement lamps for the dial and meters?

re: Dial lamps 7070

Original : 6.5 V, incandescent. But if you like to migrate to modern LED´s you can buy those kits on e-Bay.

re: Dial lamps 7070

Just buy an ambar 3.00 mm led, put a 150 ohm resistor in series, retire the old ...take out the old lamp from the pointer dial arrow... secure.... and connect it to old electric 6.5 VAC points..... it will work fine!.

7070 Speaker Impedance

I love my 7070---and it sounds lovely through my AR4x speakers. But there is a pair of ADS L420 available locally---but they are 4 ohm speakers---anybody have an opinion about running a Sansui 7070 through 4 ohm speakers? Thanks.

re: 7070 Speaker Impedance

The unit will run them flawlessly PROVIDED they are the only attached speakers. I have found these have problems when another set of any impedance were attached. If you want to use both A & B speakers channels make them 8 ohms or above.

re: 7070 Speaker Impedance

Hi, the owner's manual states that you can use 4 ohm speakers. Just don't run them at the same time with another set of speakers as that could cause the impedance to drop too low. In other words, if you have 2 pair of speakers hooked up, one to the A outputs and one to the B outputs, don't run them in A + B at the same time, just run the ADS by themselves. The only way you can run 2 sets of speakers at the same time is if they are both 8 ohms. I hope this helps.

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