This Sansui is rated at 125 watts per channel, and is another highly-sought after monster receiver. This unfortunate specimen had some cleaning fluid stains on the inside of the dial glass. A little TLC and it looked much better. I wasn't blown away by the sound from this unit. Perhaps the caps were drying up, but it didn't have the punch of a Marantz. Judging sound on these old units is far from perfect. So many ways these classics can go 'out of spec' with age. I'm sure in its day, or with some serious rehab, this would sing like it's supposed to.
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