Sansui ES 200 speakers. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. was established in 1947 as a transformer manufacturer, but in the 1960s it gained a reputation as a major producer of audio components. Despite its huge popularity (especially in the United States) in the 60s and 70s, after 1985 the company started to bring much lower profits than its rivals (Sony, Pioneer or Technics). It was the end of the era of hi-end equipment development, which was associated with the increase in sales of personal computers. The company Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. then focused on the production of high-end components in Japan, and also began to produce high-end TV sets and other video equipment while stopping exports. At the end of the 1990s, the brand name was used on video devices manufactured by other companies.
Finally, Sansui Electric Co., Ltd. as a part of Grande Holdings went bankrupt in 2014. It is worth noting that Sansui was the first company that used transformers in audio equipment, and introduced a high-voltage tube-transistor (hybrid) and QS / RM (Quadrasonic System / Regular Matrix) to the market, which allowed to get the four-channel sound from the two-channel sound.
The ES-200 is the top model in the Sansui loudspeaker series from the mid 70s. In the case of the ES series, the designers took into account the essential but often overlooked factor, namely: home. When creating this model, Sansui did acoustic research in conditions corresponding to intimate atmosphere, since the latter plays a significant role in everyday listening to music.
The ES 200 are loudspeakers with an incredibly transparent, natural and coherent sound based on an extremely soft, “descending” bass. This model is also characterized by a balanced midrange and gentle treble, as well as a wide, rich and detail-revealing soundstage.
The enclosures have been fully revitalized. American cherry wood adds incredible charm to the speakers. High quality finishing screws. The capacitors in the crossover have been replaced. The fronts of the speakers have been painted using the automotive wet painting technique. Wood finishing is Chinese oil produced from natural oils and natural turpentine-based beeswax. The wood is extremely nice to the touch.
Included are two speaker cables with a cross section of 2 × 2.5mm – length 2x5m
The set is 100% functional, the speakers are in perfect condition.
– 3-way system
– power – 60W
– impedance – 8 Ohm
– crossover frequency – 1500 – 6000 Hz
– frequency response – 30 Hz – 20 kHz
– dimensions – 60cm (height) x 31,5cm (width) x 29cm (depth)
– weight – approx.17 kg (pcs.)
– subwoofer – 25,5 cm (conical), cotton suspension
– midrange speaker – 3,5 cm (dome)
– tweeter – 2 cm (dome)
– Belgian production from 1974/77