Sansui TU-717 Tuners

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

early 80's analog with black face


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ken a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2012

Bottom Line:   
i got it free. from a frend. the tunner.the amp. thn equlizer.the amp needs work. and some big speakers to. i turned the stereo on and pow the sound was clear.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Barry a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Bought this off a friend of the original owner. The unit had been in storage for many years and was in almost new condition (except for a 1-inch scratch). This is an amazing tuner. As with ALL vintage electronics, it was time for a check-up at a reputable, licensed technician. After extensive research, I dropped my unit off at Stereo Surgeons in Hartford CT. Ken said it was one of the best TU-717s he'd ever seen and described the interior as "pristine." That being said, it still required almost $200 in TLC. The performance and build quality of this tuner is second to none. Ken said that dollar-for-dollar the TU-717 is simply the best there is. His sentiments are echoed by many others. If you visit www.tunerinfo.com, you can get more information on this great piece of electronics. Once I got the tuner back from Ken, it's performance was even more incredible, plus the peace of mind knowing that with his good work, plus the craftsmanship of Sansui, this piece of equipment will perform better than virtually all tuners available on the market today, regardless of price for decades to come. If you are considering one of these, BUY IT, get it serviced and you will never regret it. If I could give this 6 stars, I would.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay seller



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AUDIO WARRIOR 1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
HIGH QUALITY FOR THE ERA AND EVEN COMPARED TO TODAYS RECIEVERS, WHICH LACK THE FEEL AND HEAVY DUTY WEIGHTED DESIGN. TUNER IS A CLASSIC.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   THRIFT



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AUDIO WARRIOR 1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
HIGH QUALITY FOR THE ERA AND EVEN COMPARED TO TODAYS RECIEVERS, WHICH LACK THE FEEL AND HEAVY DUTY WEIGHTED DESIGN. TUNER IS A CLASSIC.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   THRIFT



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

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought this tuner 2 years ago. From the first second I was impressed by its appearance (especially the tuning scale is beautiful in the dark) and warm, full sound. The sound stage is very livid and three-dimensional. This unit does nothing to distract from the music. Speech is rendered very lifelike also, without booming in the middle frequency ranges.

As with most FM tuners, the bass extension is not very deep. Low frequencies are there, but slightly rolled off. High frequencies are very pleasant. Listening through this tuner is never fatiguing but with the most compressed of radio stations. But who likes to listen to those anyway?

This is one of the best tuners ever built. Its finish is beautiful, operation is flawless and it's equipped very well with noise cancellation on/off, muting on/off, calibration tone generator, bandwidth chooser and adjustable output level.
The noise cancellation does soundstaging no good. I prefer it off, although noise is audible then with very soft classical passages. Muting doesn't harm the sound.

All in all one of the few truly great High End tuners of all times! Much better than most modern slim black boxes. Generally worth its asking price (up to $350 typically with modifications, $250 without but with rack handles). To better it, expect to pay BIG money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Private owner




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