Sansui AU-X1 Integrated Amplifiers

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

The AU-X1 was the flagship in the Sansui portfolio between 1979-83. It is one of the mightiest and best sounding amps of its time - and beyond. 160 wpc rms at 8 ohms, weight almost 28 kg. More a power amp with controls than a conventional integrated amp, but it has phono MM/MC and many other in-/outputs. Lacks tone controls, though.
Some (first version) tend to oscillation problems, others (later) don't. One of the best amps ever.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tomcam a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Got two of these beasts and use them as power amps only in a bi-amping configuration, one to feed a complete channel/loudspeaker.
Extremely fast, strong and punchy with sweet midrange and high frequency. Rugged product, had no problems during the last 10-12 years... and the amps have been built around 1980!
Maybe the best among Japanese amps of its time and even today a surprisingly very, very good sounding amp.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1000.00




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