Sansui QRX-5500

 

Sansui QRX-5500

 

This Sansui QRX-550 is one of Sansui's Quadrophonic offerings. It puts out 30 per channel to four channels into 8ohms.  It is part of the early beginnings of surround sound. I believe Sansui had six QRX quad offerings and the QRX-5500 was the middle of the spectrum receiver. It was produced in the early 70's. There was also a QRX-5500A version that reflected a change in the syntax of the decoding from QS to QA and SQ. It has that classic early Sansui styling that was also found on the 9090DB.

 

Sansui QRX-5500

 

The QRX-5500 had a number of decoding options such as:

- QS Synthesizer

Surround +  Hall

- QS Regular Matrix

Surround +  Hall

- Phase Matrix

- Discrete

- 2-Channel

 

 

Sansui QRX-5500 Inside

 

The Sansui quad receivers are all fairly popular.  They are difficult to find in full working condition but, when they are, they sell for reasonable prices. While the top of the line QRX-9001 sells for over $500.00 the middle of the road QRX-5500 sell for under $200.00.

 

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5 comments

 No.1 
Larry:

I would like to know if your Sansui QRX-5500 is for sale? I don’t find it on Ebay listings? Please put me in touch with a way to purchase one? Thanks, Larry

April 16th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
 No.2 
raiko:

Hi, that unit was not mine but ended up selling for around $250.00. Maybe if someone browsing here has one for sale they’ll post the info.

April 18th, 2012 at 11:12 am
 No.3 
kevin:

I have a qxr 5500 available. some scratches and nicks in cabinet. plays fine all except one light work.pictures and additional info available. In Pittsburgh. kevin

June 1st, 2012 at 6:06 pm
 No.4 
DONALD G HINZE:

I have a QRX 5500 RECIEVER I PURCHASED IN GERMANY IN 1974, VERY FINE CONDITION. HASN’T BEEN USED SINCE 1985. I USED A DUAL 1224 TURNTABLE WITH IT, SAME CONDITION, I BELIEVE THE TURNTABLE NEEDS A NEW BELT (HARD TO FIND).
THANKS
DON HINZE
AUBURN, WASHINGTON

October 9th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
 No.5 
Debbie:

I have a QXR 5500 receiver. works well.
Austin, TX

November 1st, 2012 at 7:54 am

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