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Sansui QD-5500

Four Channel / Stereo Tape Deck (1973-74)

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Sansui QD-5500


The Sansui QD-5500 is a super-precision three motor, three head model featuring new extra hard permalloy heads.

It records both in 4 channel and 2 channel modes, and reproduces the recorded tapes. It also offers an automatic reverse feature to reproduce a 2 channel recorded tape in both directions.

As one of the world's foremost audio only specialists, Sansui has spared no effort in making the QD-5500 one of the most complete, most advanced tape decks ever developed.


Track system: auto reverse, 4-track, 4-channel, stereo/multi channel system

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x play, 1 x erase

Motor: 2 x reel, 1 x capstan

Reel size: 5 or 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.07% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 25kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 60dB

Crosstalk: 60dB

Input: 70mV (line), 14mV (DIN), 0.5mV (mic)

Output: 0.47V (line), 0.47V (DIN)

Semiconductors: 38 x transistors, 19 x diodes

Dimensions: 422 x 554 x 268mm

Weight: 24.2kg

Accessories: RSM-7 reel, SHC-1 cleaner, DTE-24 oil, splicing tape, sensing foil



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