Sansui 9010 receiver. Fully revitalized. Classic Vintage.
Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in 1947 as a manufacturer of transformers, but already in the 1960s it gained a reputation as a serious producer of audio components. Despite its huge popularity (especially in the United States) in the 60s and 70s, after 1985 the company began to bring much less profits than its rivals (Sony, Pioneer or Technics). It was the end of the heyday of hi-end equipment, which was related to an increase in sales of personal computers. At that time, Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. focused on the production of high-end components in Japan, and also started to produce high quality TV sets and other video equipment, while stopping exports. At the end of the 90s, the brand name was used on video devices manufactured by other companies.
Eventually, Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. as part of Grande Holdings went bankrupt in 2014. It is worth noting that Sansui was the first company to use transformers in audio equipment, and first to introduce to the market a high-voltage tube-transistor (hybrid) amplifier and a QS / RM system (Quadrasonic System / Regular Matrix), which allowed to obtain four-channel sound from two-channel one.
Sansui products already in the 60s were world-famous for their great quality of sound engineering, great design and the highest performance. This was possible mainly because each model was created from start to finish by Sansui experts. Only the best parts were used in production to ensure uniform and highest quality, and each device was repeatedly checked with the most accurate measuring instruments before it reached the customer. Thanks to this approach, Sansui Solid State receivers were characterized by low interference parameters, higher damping factors, greater dynamics, and above all, much better sensitivity and selectivity.
Produced in the mid-70s, the 9010 model is a European version of the 881 – the once top receiver from Sansui. The receiver was also one of the highest rated on the market, considering its advanced technological solutions. Additionally, the Sansui 9010 is characterized by high power and extremely clear sound, as well as the possibility of adjusting low, medium and high tones. Thanks to this, the listener can enjoy a clear, high-fidelity sound of a wide spectrum: from rich and soft bass to transparent treble. What makes this receiver stand out is the very elegant, multi-texture design. The lower part of the front panel is made of brushed aluminium, whereas the upper one has a smooth, black surface which beautifully matches the scale display in the same colour.
New, wooden enclosure has been completely revitalized based on original constructions from the 70s. Walnut wood was used. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils and natural turpentine-based beeswax. Potentiometers in perfect condition. The device has been fully revised and serviced, equipped with new aluminium legs.
New blue-amber illumination of the front panel.
Collector’s item. The device is in perfect condition!
– power – 2 x 60W at 8Ohm, stereo
– FM range – 88-108
– frequency response – 10Hz – 30 000Hz
– total harmonic distortion – 0.3%
– input sensitivity – 2,5mV (microphone), 2.5mV (MM), 00mV (DIN), 100 mV (line)
– signal-to-noise ratio – 70dB (MM), 80dB (line)
– output – 100mV (line), 30mV (DIN)
– damping factor – 45
– channel separation – 45dB (MM), 45 dB (line)
– dimensions – 52cm x 19cm x 31cm (width x height x depth)
– impedance – 4 Ohm – 16 Ohm
– year of production 1974
– weight – 14 kg