Back To Valuation To classicaudio.com Home



Sansui serial number date code:
3rd Number = Year
4th and 5th Numbers = Month

 1000/A  Receiver

1967-1970

290.00
 1010  Receiver

1977-1979

170.00
 200  Receiver

1973-1975

150.00
 2000  Receiver

1969-1971

300.00
 2000/A  Receiver

1971-1975

300.00
 2020  Receiver

1977-1979

190.00
 210  Receiver

1973-1975

190.00
 220  Receiver

1973-1975

190.00
 221  Receiver

1974-1976

180.00
 3000  Receiver

1968-1971

380.00
 3000/A  Receiver

1968-1971

380.00
 331  Receiver

1974-1976

200.00
 350  Receiver

1968-1970

200.00
 350A  Receiver

1973-1975

240.00
 400  Receiver

1968-1970

240.00
 4000  Receiver

1971-1973

380.00
 441  Receiver

1974-1976

220.00
 500  Receiver

1973-1975

220.00
 5000  Receiver

1968-1971

450.00
 5000A  Receiver

1974-1976

450.00
 5000X  Receiver

1971-1976

400.00
 5050  Receiver

1977-1979

320.00
 551  Receiver

1974-1976

260.00
 6060  Receiver

1977-1979

420.00
 661  Receiver

1974-1976

350.00
 7070  Receiver

1977-1979

520.00
 771  Receiver

1974-1976

430.00
 800  Receiver

1968-1970

260.00
 8080  Receiver

1977-1979

650.00
 8080DB  Receiver

1977-1979

750.00
 881  Receiver

1974-1976

530.00
 9090  Receiver

1977-1979

750.00
 9090DB  Receiver

1974-1979

900.00

classic 

audio

.com

classic
 AU-101  Integrated

1973-1975

129.00
 AU-11000  Integrated

1976-1979

750.00
 AU-11000A  Integrated

1976-1980

750.00
 AU-111  Integrated

1973-1976

268.00
 AU-117II  Integrated

1978-1980

190.00
 AU-20000  Integrated

1976-1980

1000.00
 AU-217  Integrated

1979-1981

230.00
 AU-2200  Integrated

1977-1979

150.00
 AU-222  Integrated

1970-1974

120.00
 AU-317  Integrated

1977-1979

350.00
 AU-3900  Integrated

1977-1979

185.00
 AU-417  Integrated

1979-1981

395.00
 AU-4400  Integrated

1976-1978

200.00
 AU-4900  Integrated

1977-1979

200.00
 AU-505  Integrated

1973-1975

189.00
 AU-517  Integrated

1978-1980

450.00
 AU-519  Integrated

1979-1981

500.00
 AU-5500  Integrated

1974-1976

300.00
 AU-555  Integrated

1970-1973

160.00
 AU-555A  Integrated

1971-1975

170.00
 AU-5900  Integrated

1977-1979

260.00
 AU-6500  Integrated

1974-1978

260.00
 AU-6600  Integrated

1974-1976

360.00
 AU-70  Integrated

1967-1975

160.00
 AU-717  Integrated

1977-1979

550.00
 AU-719  Integrated

1979-1981

575.00
 AU-7500  Integrated

1974-1976

340.00
 AU-7700  Integrated

1974-1976

400.00
 AU-777  Integrated

1968-1970

280.00
 AU-7900  Integrated

1976-1979

400.00
 AU-819  Integrated

1979-1981

700.00
 AU-919  Integrated

1978-1980

800.00
 AU-9500  Integrated

1974-1976

549.00
 AU-9900  Integrated

1977-1979

600.00
 AU-9900A  Integrated

1977-1980

600.00
 AU-999  Integrated

1970-1973

300.00
 AU-X1  Integrated

1979-1982

1450.00
 B-50  Receiver

1975-1982

300.00

classic 

audio

.com

classic
 BA-2000  Power

1977-1982

600.00
 BA-202  Power

1973-1975

150.00
 BA-3000  Power

1976-1979

900.00
 BA-5000  Power

1976-1979

1300.00
 BA-60  Power

1973-1975

120.00
 BA-90  Power

1970-1975

150.00
 BA-F1  Power

1979-1981

665.00
 CA-2000  Preamp

1977-1979

440.00
 CA-3000  Preamp

1976-1979

700.00
 CA-303  Preamp

1973-1975

150.00
 CA-F1  Preamp

1979-1981

495.00
 DCA-1001  Integrated

1972-1976

200.00
 DCS-3000K  Receiver

1973-1976

249.00
 Eight  Receiver

1973-1975

500.00
 Eight Deluxe  Receiver

1971-1975

600.00
 G-2000  Receiver

1977-1979

240.00
 G-3000  Receiver

1977-1979

290.00
 G-3500  Receiver

1979-1981

270.00
 G-4500  Receiver

1979-1981

320.00
 G-4700  Receiver

1980-1982

430.00
 G-5000  Receiver

1978-1980

470.00
 G-5500  Receiver

1980-1982

460.00
 G-5700  Receiver

1978-1982

630.00
 G-6000  Receiver

1978-1980

630.00
 G-6700  Receiver

1980-1982

730.00
 G-7000  Receiver

1978-1980

750.00
 G-7500  Receiver

1979-1981

620.00
 G-7700  Receiver

1980-1982

800.00
 G-8000  Receiver

1978-1980

920.00
 G-8700DB  Receiver

1978-1980

920.00
 G-9000  Receiver

1978-1980

1100.00
 G-9000DB  Receiver

1978-1980

1200.00
 G-9700  Receiver

1980-1982

1100.00
 G-22000  Receiver

1978-1980

1400.00
 G-33000  Receiver

1978-1981

1900.00
 QA-7000  Power 4-ch

1973-1976

550.00
 QC-04  CD-4 Decoder

1973-1975

100.00
 QD-5500  Reel/Reel 4-tr

1973-1975

800.00
 QR-1500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

340.00
 QR-4500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

599.00
 QR-500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

239.00
 QR-6500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

699.00
 QRX-3000  Receiver 4-ch

1974-1976

440.00
 QRX-3500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

580.00
 QRX-5001  Receiver 4-ch

1976-1977

600.00
 QRX-5500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

700.00
 QRX-6001  Receiver 4-ch

1974-1976

760.00
 QRX-6500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

750.00
 QRX-7001  Receiver 4-ch

1974-1976

880.00
 QRX-7500  Receiver 4-ch

1973-1975

800.00
 QRX-8001  Receiver 4-ch

1978-1982

990.00
 QRX-9001  Receiver 4-ch

1979-1982

1150.00
 QS-1 Quad  Quad Synth.

1971-1976

200.00
 QS-100  Quad Synth.

1973-1975

214.00
 QS-500  Quad Synth.

1973-1975

289.00
 QS-800  Quad Synth.

N/A

N/A
 QSD-1  Quad Decoder

1976-1979

350.00
 QSD-2  Quad Decoder

N/A

N/A
 RA-500  Reverb

1977-1982

150.00
 RA-700  Reverb

1978-1982

190.00
 SAX-100  Receiver

1973-1975

160.00
 SAX-200  Receiver

1973-1975

210.00

classic 

audio

.com

classic
 SD-5000  Reel/Reel

1973-1975

550.00
 SD-7000  Reel/Reel

1970-1973

680.00
 Seven  Receiver

1973-1975

469.00
 Six  Receiver

1973-1975

399.00
 SM-12M  Receiver

1973-1978

120.00
 SM-26  Receiver

1973-1978

200.00
 SM-32  Receiver

1973-1978

200.00
 SM-34  Receiver

1973-1978

220.00
 TA-500  Receiver

1979-1981

465.00
 TR-700  Receiver

N/A

240.00
 TR-707A  Receiver

N/A

260.00
 TU-217  Tuner

1978-1980

190.00
 TU-317  Tuner

1978-1980

240.00
 TU-3900  Tuner

1977-1979

160.00
 TU-4400  Tuner

1976-1978

200.00
 TU-505  Tuner

1974-1976

180.00
 TU-517  Tuner

1978-1980

300.00
 TU-5500  Tuner

1977-1979

280.00
 TU-555  Tuner

1971-1973

130.00
 TU-5900  Tuner

1977-1979

230.00
 TU-666  Tuner

1971-1973

160.00
 TU-717  Tuner

1977-1979

370.00
 TU-719  Tuner

N/A

N/A
 TU-7500  Tuner

1974-1976

260.00
 TU-7700  Tuner

1974-1976

330.00
 TU-777  Tuner

N/A

N/A
 TU-7900  Tuner

1977-1979

300.00
 TU-919  Tuner

1979-1981

585.00
 TU-9500  Tuner

1973-1975

350.00
 TU-9900  Tuner

1976-1979

570.00
 TU-999  Tuner

1970-1972

280.00
 TU-X1  Tuner

1980-1983

980.00

Founded in Tokyo in 1947, Sansui initially manufactured electronic parts, but by the 1960s had developed a reputation for making serious audio components. They were sold in foreign markets through that and the next decade. Sansui's amplifiers and tuners from the 1960s and 1970s remain in demand by audio enthusiasts.

In the UK around 1982, the Sansui AU-D101 amplifier and its more powerful sibling the AU-D33, were highly acclaimed by audiophiles and were so well matched to a pair of KEF Coda III speakers that they could be bought as a set from some outlets. These amplifiers used a complex Feed-forward servo system which resulted in very low 2nd order harmonic distortion. Despite this success, Sansui completely failed to follow up with further mass market audiophile components.

As the mid 1980s arrived, sales were lost to competitors (Sony, Pioneer, Matsushita's Technics). Sansui began to lose visibility in the United States around 1988, and then focused on manufacturing high-end components in Japan. The company began to manufacture high-end television sets and other video equipment, but ceased exportation. In the late 1990s, the company's brand was used on video equipment manufactured by other companies. The current manufacturer of the rebranded sets is Orion Electric, based in Osaka and Fukui, Japan. Its U.S. subsidiary markets products under the Sansui brand, among others. Sansui is thus a mere umbrella brand at present. This radical change in Sansui's corporate identity has resulted in a notable change in its product quality as consumers now tend to consider Sansui a mass-market brand rather than a maker of high-end electronics.

Thanks to Wikipedia



Copyright-classicaudio.com