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1967 SANSUI 400 RECEIVER
IN NICE VISUAL & GREAT WORKING CONDITION.
20W. SERVICED & RECAPPED WITH UPGRADES
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Nice Early Sansui 400 Receiver from 1967. Not to be confused with the 1969 Sansui 4000. In the similar style to the mighty 1966-68 Sansui 3000(A) if a smaller sized amp.
A more Midprice Sansui but still with the same great sound the Sansui 3000A has, we had both at the same time to compare. the 400 is a 20w amp if plays loud & clear with a Crisp detailed Sound & for our Upgrades it has a Decent Bass too.
We've upgraded this more for having the 1965 Sansui TR-707A that sounds awesome. This does too, it's still a 20w amp & power isn't going to Rock the House, but the quality of sound for the price is very high. Price is trivial for how it sounds but the Market dictates a price that's got a Sound you'll not hear in amps at any much higher price new. But having the 707A & the 1966 Sansui 3000, got to let one go as it's finished. Best amp buy if the looks & minus a metal control knob cap hide the real sound. Unlikely you'll hear a Better Amp & one we upgraded more for our interest, the work into it exceeds the sell price...
This Amp was Built into a Cabinet where it stayed until recently & the high grade of the amp shows. Just missing one of the Knob End Caps as the selector needs more force to turn, to have 5 of 6 is unusual if you look online. The Gold End caps matches the Gold Print on the Tuner Glass. The lid is black with grey & silver specs, as made.
Tuner works on FM picking up Stereo with ease, the meter lights with a signal if no other Stereo light in the design. MW works. MM Phono works fine. Rewired with 3 core mains cable. Switches are for A/B speakers, High (Noise) Filter, Mono-Stereo, Tape & Loudness. Put LED bulbs for the Tuner Glass, these are White light not Blue as the camera decides they are.
We've Recapped & Upgraded this putting a 22000µf Main Capacitor & rebuilding certain stages to give it more of the 3000A quality. New low-level transistors to avoid hiss if the other Power Amp Transistors are all the Originals including the outputs. One we'd keep for how interesting it is, if we collected. We've since redone the main Tone-Pre-Power board with New Resistors & Upgraded the Transistors to All Silicon on the Driver Stages just to see how good it can be.
For Speakers, the Gold Blocks will fit the Screw Connectors, one screw was missing if we found one to fit the non-standard thread. To use the Gold Blocks with Plastic Cased Speaker Plugs, the Metal ones will be too close. The 5 Input sockets use a more Conical Phono Socket than later amps do. These do not suit modern cables which don't open enough to fit, but you can find some cables like the 4 ground prongs as pictured, the picture for illustration only, cable not included. Be aware a Modern cable just about fits on the end & probably won't contact correctly.
Great Sounding Stylish Amp, 20w on early amps is a lot louder sounding than amps past 1975. 20w on good speakers will be enough volume for most people's needs. The sound quality here is a rarity, if Sound Quality matters, this is the amp for you & we'bve used it on TV sound for several weeks.
A medium sized amp 418mm wide x 143mm high x 323mm deep if 366mm Max Depth inc fittings.
THE AMP ITSELF WEIGHS ABOUT 9.6KG