Sansui AU-X1 Integrated Amplifiers


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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Tomcam   AudioPhile [Mar 17, 2008]

incredible punch, outstanding sound, power, reliebility (unfortunately not all, though)


heavy, rare, increasing prices

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.

Similar Products Used: Sansui BA-F1, AU-710, AU-517, AU-317, GAS, Carver
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