hifi engine

Manual Library / Sansui

Sansui Eight

Solid-State AM/FM Stereo Tuner Amplifier (1970-74)

add a review (2 reviews)

Sansui Eight

Description

The Sansui Model 8 features a high sensitivity front end utilising 3 expensive, low noise, dual-gated metal oxide silicon (MOS) FETs along with protector diodes for it's RF amplifiers and one mixer amplifier.

It also has a three IC amplifier for the heart of it's tuner section and a sharp cutting Multiplex carrier leak filter.

Other features include an FM muting switch and adjuster, an FM Linear scale, two large tuning meters and a FET AM tuning circuit.

Specifications

  • Tuning range: FM, MW

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

    Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%

    Damping factor: 60

    Input sensitivity: 2mV (MM), 180mV (DIN), 180mV (line)

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

    Channel separation: 60dB (line)

    Output: 180mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 0.8V (Pre out)

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

    Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 3 x IC, 77 x transistors, 41 x diodes, 4 x zener diodes

    Dimensions: 444 x 140 x 327mm

    Weight: 17kg

    Year: 1970

  • Tuning range: FM, MW

    Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

    Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%

    Damping factor: 60

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

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

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

    Output: 100mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 0.8V (Pre out)

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

    Semiconductors: 3 x FET, 3 x IC, 85 x transistors, 44 x diodes, 4 x zener diodes

    Dimensions: 447 x 140 x 328mm

    Weight: 16.2kg

Downloads

Reviews

 Login or register to post reviews

rating
Reviewed Apr 07th, 2015 by LLEI

An amazing classic, the eight was advertised at the time as 'the engineers receiver' and by looking at the inside of my unit I can feel this is quite true.

No cost compromise was taken at all, engineers were just given the task to build the best they could think of.

Awesome finishing even in parts that would remain hidden to the eye. Really first class sound even today. Get one if you are an engineer or like things well done.

rating
Reviewed Feb 25th, 2015 by canadapuck

Load it up with your favourite critical listening speakers and enjoy the punch and dimension of a true classic. Full and clinical while still being intimate, this receiver is one to cherish.

 

Comments

re: Eight Deluxe

Hello, everyone.
I also am the proud owner of a pristine, all original Eight Deluxe, which I love.
I join all those who are requesting that someone submit a full copy of the Owner's Manual for the Eight Deluxe. It seems to be unavailable anywhere for some inexplicable reason.
Many greetings to all.

re: Eight

Hello, it would be very helpful if someone could add an owners' manual to this page for the SANSUI DELUXE 8.......Thank you !!

canadageek's picture

re: Eight

The schematics are erroneous - they are Eight Deluxue, not the first gen 8. Anyone have the first gen eight schematics? Thanks!

Sansui Eight Deluxe

Sansui Eight Deluxe Manuals would be very nice to have at this site.

This website is not affiliated with or sponsored by Sansui. To purchase Eight spares or accessories, please contact the company via their website or visit an authorised retailer.