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Sansui G-3000

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1977-79)

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Sansui G-3000


The G-3000 is a moderately priced AM/FM receiver equipped with a very accurate tuner and ultra stable amplifier section.


Tuning range: FM, MW, LW

Power output: 26 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.15%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 8mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 95dB (line)

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

Output: 150mV (line), 43mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 8Ω

Dimensions: 433 x 153 x 352mm

Weight: 8kg


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Reviewed Sep 17th, 2012 by demort71

Sept. 2012: I really like the Sansui G-3500 receiver I just bought. This model was part of their Pure Power series of receivers from 3 decades ago and it really rocks for a 50 watt unit. I also own a Marantz 2225 and Yamaha RX330, both lower power receivers. This Sansui outrocks both of them and reproduces all sounds quite well. I used to have a Sansui AU-217, which is a 30W amp that was great for its size and I was expecting the same quality from the G-3500 and got it. For a medium sized system, I think this G-3500 is great. Wish I had it back in college when these receivers were brand new. Sound quality is good and everything works beautifully on this one. If you are looking for a vintage receiver in this power and price range, you can't go wrong. I picked this one up for $95. It had no rash or electronic issues. I would suppose it may have been de-oxed, but it did come from the dry state of Colorado. It isn't a delicate unit like some of the higher end units of its time, but a power house capable of being delicate if needed. It plays back all of the tones really nicely. Right now I have it mated to a pair of DCM CX27 three way floor standing speakers. They certainly add to the Sansui's sound reproduction quality, but I can tell a big difference between the way they sounded with the Yamaha RX330 I had hooked to them a few days ago. I am looking for some quality 8 ohm speakers to replace the 6 ohm DCMs for the Sansui. Gotta love it for what it is! I think it could last another 30 years, no sweat.



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Info about G3500 Pure Power receiver

OK, I am more of a music lover than an audiofile, so excuse me if I ask dumb questions. I am fishing for info.

I just bought a vintage G-3500 Pure Power receiver on eBay and am looking forward to having a Sansui in my house after a 23 year absence. I used to have a AU-217 30 watt amplifier that was stolen when my house was burgalurized many years ago. Since that time I have "made do" with a 1991 vintage Yamaha RX330 receiver and a pair of C27 DCM 3 way speakers that I bought new back in the day. It is a nice little setup and still cranks well.

The AU-217 always gave me good service and decent sound and amplification for the $ invested. I didn't have cutting edge speakers to go with them, just some old Utahs. So I decided to buy another Sansui, a receiver that I remember admiring back in the day, but never could talk myself into buying.

Here's my question...
What years were the G3500 produced?
Is the G-3500 just another variation of the G-3000, or does it have significant differences?
Also, what is the power rating of the G-3500? On the back of the unit it mentions 90 Watts at 8 ohm, whereas the G-3000 specs (above show 26 watts per channel). How is that 90 watts broken down compared to the above G-3000 specs?

I look forward to receiving my new/old Sansui receiver and comparing it to the Yamie that has served me so well for so long. I also have a vintage Marantz 2225 that I bought for chump change at a garage sale a couple of years ago. It is up and running great after a proffessional cleaning. Thanks for any info that anyone can give me.


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Awesome site!! Just restored a 9090DB for a friend and decided to fix my G-3500. Had this little gem for years. I feel like I can tackle this one again. It has no sound, but it has power. I'll post with any updates. Thanks for a great site

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