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.

Available on Ebay

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16 thoughts on “Sansui QRX-5500

  1. 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

    1. 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.

    2. Hey Larry, yes the Sansui QRX 5500 shown above is for sale on my EBay site. My seller name is “ buzzybeeboy”. Also I have a Sansui SD5050 reel to reel tape deck listed. Feel free to check them out.
      You can reach me by email at: rbevel at aol.com
      I’m selling the above two items with a pair of Kenwood KL4090 3 way, 4 speaker units on FB Marketplace for $1,100.
      Thanks,
      Rick

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Have a Sansui QRX5500A for sale, plays needs some work, also 4 SP5500X Sansui speakers, same work but need some work.

  5. I have a very minty Qrx-5500 A ….
    only 1 owner with original box and packing foams , and every thing is original and perfect working order….just serviced as well. Clean bill of health. Would consider all offers, 500$ would be my lowest price .(928)530-9673

  6. I have a Sansui QRX-5500 for sale. I owned since brand new, purchased at Pam’s Department store in Tokyo 1973. It’s in perfect working condition. There are a few minor wear to the wood finish in spots but nothing photo worthy. If you are interested, please email me at 1quarantined1@gmail.com. $250.00USD
    Michael

  7. I bought my 5500 in 2012 off ebay for 250. Set it up in my garage pinball hangout with four sp-5000 speakers. RUSH hemispheres sounds ungodly wonderful at 1 am. I consider this QRX a great all around stereo, no need for the pricier models. Who needs anything louder, never had to turn it up past 6 ish, for overwhelming volume.

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