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Sansui CA-3000

Stereo Preamplifier (1975-77)

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Sansui CA-3000


The Sansui CA-3000 is a stereo control preamplifier featuring advanced space-age design in every link of the circuit chain, for unprecedented accuracy.

It has RIAA ± 0.2dB Equalisation which is capable of meeting all the strenuous demands of contemporary disc recordings which feature extremely wide dynamic range.

The CA3000 handles an extremely wide frequency response covering all musical signals with low distortion, no clipping or noise.

Features include:

High input impedance and low output impedance, through newly-developed unit amplifier circuits: a differential amplifier at input, and an emitter-follower or SEPP buffer amplifier at output.

Phono equaliser features a packed differential dual FET amplifier (with a matched pair of low-noise FET's) at the initial stage, and Class-A complementary SEPP amp at output.

Full controls and connections for any combination you're likely to need.


Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 130mV (DIN), 130mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MM), 90dB (DIN), 90dB (line)

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

Output: 130mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 1.3V (Pre out), 8V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 460 x 178 x 373mm

Weight: 13.3kg

Year: 1976


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Reviewed Feb 05th, 2017 by sinan35

perfect sound



re: CA-3000

Can you hook up the sansui 9090DB to the CA-3000?

booboisie's picture

re: CA-3000

Yes you can. But why? Unless there is something wrong with the pre-amp section of your 9090. The 9090 has an excellent pre-amp with tone controls better than many separates so you wouldn't gain anything bypassing your 9090 pre-amp section and using the CA-3000 to control your power amp section of the 9090.

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