Sansui 5000x

 

Sansui 5000x

 

Here we have the Sansui 5000x receiver. It was produced in the early 70's and was a very popular unit. It puts out 55 watts per channel and weighs in at around 40 pounds.  It features dual tuning capacitors, two phono inputs and a tunable FM IF circuit. There are a few different versions of the 5000. I believe the original Sansui 5000 was introduced in 1967 followed thereafter by the Sansui 5000a in 1969 and then the Sansui 5000x in 1971.

 

Sansui 5000x Dial

 

There is a known issue with some of the 5000 series Sansui's. The early version of the amplifier driver board tended to get hot.  Very hot. Sansui remedied this by changing the board in later production runs.  The defective board is numbered F1040 or F-1020-1 while the upgraded board is numbered F6013.  If your 5000 has the older board you may want to think about having it upgraded by a competent tech.  Most 5000 and 5000a models probably had the defective board while some of the early 5000x units had the board. If you want to see what's involved in repairing this issue there is a great thread on it at AudioKarma.org.

The Sansui 5000x uses the C7 wood case. The 5000 and 5000a wood cases looks to be slightly different.

 

Sansui 5000x Inside

 

As I mentioned Sansui made quite a few of these receivers so they are not uncommon. They are good performing units but just be sure to get a later model 5000x to avoid the defective circuit board.  A good working 5000x will sell for $300-400 fairly easily.

 

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4 comments

 No.1 
Drew:

One point worth noting; both the 5000 and 5000a are 55wpc while the 5000x is 60wpc.

November 25th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
 No.2 
Allan:

I have a Sansui 5000x. It is a really good receiver, but the Power Switch (part# S11 Stock# 1130090)has broken. Where can I get a replacement part for this great receiver? Also, where can I get other parts if needed?

February 10th, 2013 at 8:56 pm
 No.3 
Ro888:

The 5000 was out in 1968-1969…the A & X 70 & 71 respectfully. The 5000 is 75 wpc through 4 ohm speakers (65/8 ohm), the A is 55 wpc thru 8 ohm & the X is 60 through 8 ohm

July 27th, 2016 at 8:18 pm
 No.4 
Gabe V:

Like many US Viet-Nam vets, they bought their Sansui receivers and speakers straight from Japan. So did my father. He bought the 5000X, SR-1059 turntable and SP-1700 speakers. He set it up at his office on Base, then after his duty, had it shipped home where this system remains in the family to this day. As a toddler growing up, I remember it being loud at times when the parents hosted parties or get-togethers. Most of my youth, all I had known was this system. The funny part was visiting other friends and noticing their receivers were just not that great sounding compared to what I was used to listening to. Around 1980 the family moved a little further north in California. The 5000X blew a fuse so my father had it serviced at a place called Turntables Unliminted where I remember an older Japanese tech working there, examining the system while my dad and he talked. The old man, my guess, probably worked at Sansui back in the day because the receiver has never needed servicing since! The 5000X could be best described as a “tank”. This receiver is pure military grade sound system hardware on reliability. Before I knew what the Ohms Law was, I had hooked the 5000X up to 2ohm speaker boxes of the live soundstage type. The 5000X handled these speakers with ease, never overheating or popping a fuse. Of course later, as I learned of Ohms, realized how badly I could have potentially damaged any other receiver other than the 5000X. It’s a pleasant beast. It sounds classically ‘warm’ and is definitely under-rated on power. It claims 60watts per channel, but ‘feels’ more like 150 watts per channel by today’s standards. The 5000X really lights up the speakers when it wants. Add an aftermarket graphic equalizer through the tape loop and holy schmoly! Sound!! The tuner is absolutely insane, it will ‘grab’ distant stations where newer quartz tuners will not. Though my G-4700 is my all time favorite listening receiver for it’s pure clarity and zero receiver hiss, I can’t push it due to its frail FET transistor amp circuit that will overheat in no time flat. However, the 5000X (and 9090) are my “CRANK IT UP” receivers. (RIP pictures on the wall)

September 9th, 2016 at 5:38 am

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