Saturday, January 16, 2010

Receiver - Sansui 7900-Z


Sansui gear has always fascinated me. They made some outstanding amps and receivers and some real clunkers - depending on the decade, usually, but this one falls outside the pattern. This 1981 little gem sounds quite good to me - both the tuner and the amp section hooked to a CD source. What it lacks in punch it makes up for in. . .well, not much compensation there, but it's perfect for a small room system. Quite an attractive dial and front panel as well.

This is not mine - had the opportunity to buy it from a pawn shop, but decided against it. They wanted $100 for it, and I think it's worth about $75. Took some pics though to share :)

Any of you have any experiences with the Sansui 7900Z? Chime in through comments or email. Thanks.

What's it worth?

In very good condition: $75 - $100

13 comments:

  1. we have this one and a couple of more a3900z and don't know what the other one is. they have a great sound to them.

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  2. I have mine since new--equalizer, tape deck, speakers and turntable all have worked fine for 30 years now.

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  3. I have had mine since 1980 and it still works great.

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  4. got a sansui 9900z 160 watts and it blows away any receiver in the 2,000 dollar bracket now days. So you tell me how much these are worth, especially in mint condition

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  5. The 9900z can go up too 300 or more its a great receiver I cant turn mine past two its just too damn loud for an apartment...

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  6. I FOUND MY Z7900 AT A GARAGE SALE FOR $20.00 IN CINCINNATI OHIO IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.I ALSO HAVE AN 8080 RECEIVER AS WELL.LOVE THE POWER OF THESE VINTAGE SANSUI RECEIVERS HAVE.

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  7. $100 was a steal, you should of got it ... I love mine...you say lacks punch??? must be your speakers...serious clear power, stunning clear reception. Never any issues. I have some other vintage power houses but this one is still my fav. overall... Unfortunately they don't make them like they use to

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  8. I'm amazed at the neg attitude some have for the Sansui Z line.
    I ran a Pioneer SX-1010 for 15yrs and wouldn't trade my
    9900Z for another one.
    Buy smart instead of buying what's popular..it's the best deal out there for the money!

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  10. this reciever the 7900 z is worth around $500.00 + in mint condition i would like someone to go out and try to find one equal we own this reciever and hooked it to a pair of bose 901 speaker and blew them out its that powerful

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  11. I just bought my 2nd one for 485.00, using my old one for parts.I had kenwood 9600 a little better also pioneer 1050 but for the price ill stay with my sansui.

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  12. I have had my 7900Z since 81. It has been nothing short of spectacular. Loud and clear sound every time I turn it up. My kenwood kl888X speakers do help. Old school. Wouldn't trade them for nothing.

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