Sansui G-9700 Receivers

Sansui G-9700 Receivers 

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[Feb 03, 2016]
Rich
Audio Enthusiast

Purchased my G9700 in 1980 at Camp Zama, Japan and I just took it to a tech for cleaning; she's my baby and I will have her until the day I die. I also have the sansui X11000 and X9700 speakers...they compliment the receiver quiet well.

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5
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5
[Sep 23, 2013]
undderdog7
Casual Listener

I bought mine new in 1978. I don't know much about specs, but I do know It puts out enough power at 20 out of 100 on the volume control, to make your ears ring, in a good way. I haven't used it in 10 years, because I'm not young anymore. I would be willing to sell it.

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5
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5
[Apr 22, 2009]
sla429
AudioPhile

The Sansui G-9700 is the best piece of audio equipment I have ever owned. I have owned Conrad Johnson, Sonic Frontiers, Adcom, Sumo, GAS, Kenwood, Marantz, Pioneer, Audio Research, and many varieties of tube amps. I have the G-9700 paired with Bose 901 V's and its nirvana. I owned some good speakers too. For example: Dyanaudio contour 1, Paradigm Studio 20's, JBL L-100's, HPM-100, Dynaco A-25(still have these), Dynaco A-50, Klipsch Kg-4, and Klipsch Cornwall's. The G-9700 SOUNDS wonderful with vinyl, digital, and with anything else you put in it. My Grado SR-80 headphones prove to me the quality of pre-amp. The consertative 200 watts/channel takes care of the rest. If one was to look into the guts of this receiver, it would become apprent that it would cost thousands of dollars to produce a product like this today.

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5
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5
[Jul 15, 2003]
patches
AudioPhile

Strength:

Absolutely gorgeous display. Massive, looks as good as it is POWERFUL. Boys need toys, and this is the Harley Davidson of two channel stereo receivers. It has the same power as the B 5000 amp, with no fan noise. It is great to own just to look at and smile at.

Weakness:

So powerful it is hard to know how to properly set it up concearning plug-in current, and difficult to compare to performance-wise. Merciless to people who are careless with speakers that are insufficiently rated.

I bought this monster on Ebay, and had it cleaned and serviced at a reliable tech shop. I find the power is great, but I question the claim of .001 % distortion. I find that when the tone controls are set to ON, that the sound is somewhat distorted, compared to my G7500 receiver. This clears up to a great degree when the tone controls are switched off. However, the sound is still somewhat not as clear as the G7500. The G7500 is only rated to 90 Watts, whereas the G9700 is rated to 300 Watts. Could I have a problem with the power cord or the electrical circuit in the house that the receiver is plugged into? I read about different power supplies and cords offered by different highend audio companies. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Or should I bring the reciever to a different tech and get it adjusted in some way.

Similar Products Used:

G550, G6700, G7500, Sansui Z-9000X, Yamaha R 1000

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5
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5
[Mar 17, 2002]
normnjen
AudioPhile

Strength:

high power output, easily accessible side mount ins and outs, excellent routing, 3 band EQ

Weakness:

heavy, pots tend to get dirty easily

I have owned this receiver scince 1986, and all I can say is, TIMELESS! This piece of equipment has a combination of power, clarity, headroom, and great looks, that is very hard to beat. This one rates right up there with some of todays finest, even after 16 years of service.

Similar Products Used:

Marantz, Harman/Kardon, Pioneer, Onkyo

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5
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5
[Jun 13, 2001]
Jospeh deJong
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

I think it may be the most powerful common home stereo reciever ever made.

Weakness:

It's huge. Big power draw. Too many people want to steal it.

This reciever is only 200Wts/Chan in four channel mode. When it's on two channel mode it kicks out 300Wts/chan. w/ a 600Wts/chan peak. This is explained by the 8 75Watt power mosfet transistors mounted to the back of the reciever (which is entirely heat sink). There are 2 more transistors that are in use when in 4 channel mode. It's interesting how this reciever can be hooked up to a set of 8 18" woofer concert speakers on 2 channel mode and be able to light up the overload lights on ALL of them with only .001%Thd and it's still not be at full volume.
If there is a more powerful reciever out there, email me.
If you find a G-9700, buy it. If it doesn't work, get it fixed. If the tech can't fix it, consult an electrical engineer to change the origional circuitry so it can be fixed. These will be worth unbelievable amounts of money some day.

Similar Products Used:

Some other Sansui G series. An older Marantz.

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5
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5
[Aug 31, 1999]
Jay Pondy
an Audio Enthusiast

I have had my Sansui G-9700 since 1979 and it rocks! The dealer told me the controls were hermitically sealed which turned out to be BS but a little contact cleaner every few years brings her right back up to snuff. I still enjoy the blue digital display and the red led power meters. The FM section pulls like you wouldn't believe. This thing is a back breaker with a huge torridial core transformer and giant heat sink mounted power transistors. It has outlasted four sets of speakers. Wish I could find a good reason to get something else but I just can't! At 200 Watts / channel RMS and .001 THD and 3/4 db dynamic headroom it's still a match for some of today's best. Great job Sansui!

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5
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[Mar 03, 1999]
ACE
an Audio Enthusiast

Wow! I knew that the late 70's were supposed to be some of the best made, but I never expected this. The G-9700 is a monster. Not only in power (200WPC @8 ohms), but it is physically huge! Lots of inputs, excellent visual features, rare digiatal and alanoge tuning. Sound quality is very good, actually better than I expected. They truly don't make them like they used to. Not quite as nice as an old (or new for that matter) McIntosh, but at a fraction of the cost, pick one up if you have the chance.

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5
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[Nov 05, 2000]
Charles
Audio Enthusiast

The G9700 receiver from Sansui is not only the largest piece
of audio equipment I own, it has totally awesome power at 200 watts/channel with very little distortion. The G9700
has massive dual d/c power supplies to deliver clean crisp
highs as well as deep bone vibrating bass. I have yet to
find a better receiver anywhere.

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4
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5
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