| This vintage 70s receiver is quadraphonic and so is suitable for the extra home theatre channels to give a nice warm and detailed sound. Sure, the inputs were not designed for CD or DVD line levels but you will still get acceptable results because for 4-channel AUX input, you can set the level from 150mV to high 450mV which helps. The power supply is solid and this amplifier is rated at 37 Watts x 4 at 8 ohms but behaves more like a 60W amplifier.|
Our last remaining QRX-6500 does have FM tuner function, but requires the FM muting button to be pressed in
AM works fine, and all the input and switching functions OK, but two channels only : can still be used in stereo or for 2 of the home theatre channels
Really, what you get with models of this era is the pinnacle of Sansui and Pioneer's competition for mastery of design. The panel lights, radio dial and overall appearance is the main thing for me personally. I also like the quality of the sound - it has a character of openness and detail. We are all used to the fast precise image of MOSFETs, or IC modules but increasingly, people appreciate the warm and natural sound of valves and these old discrete cascading power amplifier sections.
If this is your thing, there are quite often examples available here on Trademe in New Zealand and of course on eBay elsewhere. Because of age and the complexity of the 4-channel layout, you want to get known quality models.
-:®:- Rated power : 4 x 37W at 8 ohms @ 0.5% THD, rising to 60W at 4ohms
-:®:- Damping factor : 30 at 8 ohms
-:®:- Frequency response : 30Hz - 30kHz +/- 1.5dB
-:®:- Channel separation : at 1kHz rated output - better than 45dB
-:®:- Sansui Vario-matrix QS quadraphonic decoder
-:®:- Dimensions [ W x H x D ]: 538 x 197 x 362mm -:®:- Weight : 22kg
SOLD Oct 2007 after trademe auction closed, by email offer to Lower Hutt City