Sansui AU-X1 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Max. RMS Power into 8 Ohms per channel 160 Watt
Total harmonic distortion at rated output 0.007%
Slew Rate +/- 260V/micro sec.
Rise time 0.5 micro sec.
Phono inputs 2
Line level inputs 2
Number of tape loops 2
Phono equaliser Yes: MM & MC
Headphone output Yes, front mounted socket
Power consumption 500 Watt
Width x Height x Depth (cm) 48.0 x 19.7 x 45.0
Weight (Kg) 27.7
When manufactured 1980 - 1982
UK new price 800 (in 1980)
eBay price guide (full working order and in good condition) 425 - 550 Rating


The outstanding AU-X1 was probably the best integrated amplifier Sansui ever made. It is extremely rare (especially in the UK). The matching tuner, the TU-X1 was an absolutely fabulous piece of engineering and is considered my many to be the best tuner ever made by any manufacturer - at any price!!. AU-X1 used values are less than half those of it's matching tuner

Like all Sansui's amplifiers and tuners manufactured in the late 1970's the AU-X1 has a thick aluminium front panel painted in matt black. It looks tasteful but the paint finish can be easily chipped/scratched when subjected to careless handling.

Image attribution: Sansui sales brochure

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