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Sansui QR-1500

Four Channel Receiver (1972-73)

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Sansui QR-1500


The Sansui QR-1500 4-channel receiver incorporates Sansui's unique synthesizing/decoding matrix (patents pending) that produces a multi-dimensional sound field so enthusiastically received by many audio experts as purely revolutionary.

An instrument that literally heralds the new age of 4-channel stereo sound reproduction, the QR-1500 not only converts ordinary 2-channel stereo discs, tapes and FM broadcasts into immensely richer 4-channel stereo sound, but, working in the capacity of a decoder, restores any 2-channel material encoded from four channels to its original full-fledged 4-channel status.

It also incorporates the four all-silicon amplifiers which enable you to use a 4-channel tape machine to reproduce discrete 4-channel stereo.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 15W/ch into 8Ω (quadraphonic)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.8%

Damping factor: 20

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 180mV (DIN), 180mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MM), 70dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (line)

Output: 180mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 1 x FET, 1 x IC, 57 x transistors, 24 x diodes

Dimensions: 480 x 132 x 310mm

Weight: 9kg



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Reviewed Apr 12th, 2017 by guest

Hard to fault this unit. Sounds like a $2000 valve amp, but more power...
Warm, super clean and detailed sound that makes you forget the actual position of your speakers. Dynamic and strong bass, sweet highs. I can only recommend to test this device yourself if you ever have the opportunity.



re: QR-1500

I just picked up this unit from a friend who's owned it for many years. Pots in bad need of cleaning, otherwise everything seems to be functional. Nice looking unit, seems to be well built. Now, if I can find my old 4-channel records, I'm going to give this a good, thorough cleaning and then try her out. Photo in the Gallery.

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