Sansui Tu-X1 Tuners

5/5 (13 Reviews)


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Vintage AM/FM Analog Tuner


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by maxcat a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2010

Bottom Line:   
You can get a Revox B760, and you have strong bass and a beefy midrange, but a grainy sound. Or an Accuphase T105 with its sweet but flat and just a bit liveless sound. A Sansui TU9900 has an overall nice sound, but just a bit harsch and not as musical as you would (you can change the op-amps and it will shine, but this is another story). Many old Sony are amazing, but with an old transistor flavour in the sound. Do you like it? A more recent Sony, like the ST-SA5ES is a winner... if you like digital sound. Would you try with some tube tuner? I agree with you! A McIntosh MR71 is nice, no doubt, but will it be able to get all your favourite stations? A Scott has an even sweeter sound (under his strong hum for the AC tube filaments), but it will not be able for sure. Or you can get a Sansui TU-X1, with its amazing overall sound and its unreal stereo imagine, with all the instruments well defined, rich of body and soul. May be some top tuner is sometime a tad more beefy or sweet, but it is the best, plently of life, able to get even the most distant stations without esitations. I've owned and own many tuners but imho the TU-X1 is a breed in its own right. It is heavy and big and not so beauty, but it disappear when the music come on. When it has got its place in my home all the other tuners are vanished: few minutes and I was hearing the music, not the tuner. Some month have been spent and it is the same magic.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Meanwhile my TU-X1 has been re-designed and modified by reinhard wieschhoff, a well-known German tuner expert (Klein + Hummel, Restek) which strongly improved especially its reception quality (sensitivity, THD, channel separation, selectivity). Some weaknesses in its original design has been corrected and even the sound now is better. Maybe there are some tuners with even slightly better reception (modified Klein + Hummel), but I don't think there are better tuners sonically. This tuner has – besides good stage, fine detail, vivid presentation – something many don't: deep bass.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $400.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mitch4t a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Way overbuilt. When put in a true audiophile system, this unit holds its own against all of the other top flight components in your system. Huge soundstage, lots of depth and detail. Truly a high end piece. And as you upgrade other components in your system....you won't be upgrading your tuner, because there is not better. If you ever get the opportunity to purchase one of these bad boys...do it immediately. Everything that everyone here says about this unit is absolutely true.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack. a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
When listening I almost automatically try to distinguish and place the seperate instruments. That gives the music an extra dimension to me. This tuner surprised me many times when I was listening to music that I thought I knew well but suddenly had an extra dimension. I'm very happy with the TU-X1, despite it's size and weight.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $660.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Karl-Heinz Schwedes a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Best Tuner ever!!!!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   2001




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