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Sansui 800

Solid State Stereo AM/FM Tuner Amplifier (1968-71)

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Sansui 800

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 22 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Damping factor: 60

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 150mV (line)

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

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

Output: 150mV (line), 25mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 400 x 115 x 333mm

Weight: 10.2kg

Year: 1968

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Reviewed Aug 24th, 2018 by CHONGAC

A positively startling discovery! Receiver amplifiers used to be the MiniCompos of their heyday but this SANSUI is solidly built to last. I just acquired an untouched 1968 model SANSUI 800 by chance while my main workhorse AU919 went in for repair on the power relay. Sounds a lot more powerful and detailed than the stated S/N Ratio of 'more than 50dB'. Have paired it with PATHOS & Emmespeakers from Italy built between 2014-17, and my goodness, the SANSUI truly rocks. I did not need to turn the volume beyond the 8 o'clock position or roughly 'Volume 1.5' on a metred dial. Play anything from classical, jazz to pop on it and the sound will astound you. Mine is unmodified from 1968 so I'll bet it sounds even better when recapped! I have only switched the standard power cord to one that costs several hundred dollars and the soundstage is breathtaking! BTW, this is a very different, but still refined sound compared to the venerable AU919. So I can actually live with both in 2 different systems!

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Reviewed Jun 02nd, 2018 by birchoak

Very well-made receiver that is apparently much more powerful than its stated rating. Originally sold with a schematic attached to its underside in a pouch. Not a toy; superb build quality producing gobs of rich sound and low end grunt. Many happy owners comment on the 800's sound. Selling prices are reasonable due to perceived low power. FM/AM dial light automatically turns off when other functions are selected; green POWER light remains lit. Giant, screw-type bulbs used for illumination. Very heavy.

 

Comments

re: 800

thanks for the manual, I will service this very well build old asymmetrical receiver and will come back later with a review (today an output is lower than the other, but sound is nevertheless promising ...)

re: 800

Nicely built unit, heavy transformer. Sounds nice for a lower power receiver. I notice the aux/phono/tape output is a lot lower than the AM/FM for some reason.

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