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Sansui 9900Z

Digital Quartz Synthesizer DC Stereo Receiver

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Sansui 9900Z

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 160 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.015%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (MM), 60dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Dimensions: 565 x 170 x 441mm

Weight: 17.5kg

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Reviewed Apr 26th, 2017 by Hughey

I bought my used Sansui 9900Z with a pair of Poineer HPM-900s in 1985, to this day it still sounds great The sound clarity (lack of distortion) and power are fantastic. I've often considered purchasing a newer receiver for the sake of AV and surround sound but I can't find the same sound/clarity I get from my 9900Z. It's a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar 28th, 2015 by chanki88

This is not the traditional Sansui Warm and Sweet Sound, it is a bit fast and clear sound.

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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2015 by JAMXII

I've had one of these since about 1988 when I found one at a Tulsa pawn shop and took it home in my 29 Samsonite suitcase packed with socks & underwear (back before airlines cared about weight). I've come across and owned a lot of receivers since - Marantz, Dynamo, Pioneer, Onykyo, but none had the depth of power and clarity of this unit. I just picked up another that needed fixing and I had it fixed in less than an hour, but it took me through the guts of a really top of the line receiver and made me appreciate it all over again. I drive a pair of JBL L88 Plus and JBL 4312A with this thing at awesome volumes and never any hint of a clipped sound wave on deep base songs like Springsteen's Fever. Great unit. Get one when you can. This was $1100 new in 1980. It is a bargain if you can find for less than $600 in today's depreciated dollar. No one makes this kind of beast anymore. They say you can't hear clarity less than 0.1 THD, but 30 years of electronic drifting and I'll bet it is still below audible distortion.

 

Comments

re: 5900z

Hi, I had a 5900z receiver that bought from Ebay many years ago ( it is 75 Watts) , for my 15'' Jenson Speaker .It seemed not have enough power to push it . Later I got Kenwood 7020 and 8010 receiver . They got big power to making the beautiful sound of my Jenson Speaker .Of course your 9900z is much big power .

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