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Sansui TU-X711

Digital Synthesizer Tuner (1989-90)

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Sansui TU-X711


Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner

Tuning Bands: FM, MW

Tuning Scale: Digital

FM Tuning Range: 87.5 to 108 MHz

MW Tuning Range: 530 to 1600 kHz

Sensitivity: 0.95uV (FM), 251uV (MW)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 91dB (FM), 50dB (MW)

Distortion: 0.02% (FM)

Selectivity: 60dB (FM)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)

Output: 775mV

Dimensions: 430 x 98 x 315mm

Weight: 5.1kg

Year: 1989


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Reviewed Sep 26th, 2015 by warrenmmmmm

The exceedingly rare TU-X711 was Sansui's final top-of-line tuner, released in 1991, and differs from its immediate predecessor, the TU-X701 only in the separation of power supply regulation of the FM and AM sections, resulting in even lower noise levels.

It is based on the Sanyo LA3450 as is the Denon TU-800. Some consider the Denon superior - I have never heard it to compare.

With a stereo noise spec below -88dB it is by far the quietest FM tuner I have ever heard. On mono, wide/local, noise is inaudible through headphones! On stereo it is the faintest barely discernible hiss.

Musically it is very accomplished, with very good bass, good stereo sound stage including pretty good depth, good highs and engaging mids. It is NOT in the same class at all as my megabucks enhanced Sansui TU-X1, but surprisingly, is not totally obliterated by it either. It is among the best digital synthesiser tuners I have heard.

It can be modified for significantly improved performance as well. I am about to have some modifications done to mine, which should improve all areas of performance (apart from noise).



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