Sansui G-3500 Stereo Receiver Vintage G-series – Current Price 129.99 Click Here To Find Out More!
Sansui G-3500 Stereo Receiver Vintage G-series – Sansui G3500 Receiver! This vintage Sansui receiver is an superior example of the G3500 model. It was just de-oxified & checked out by an electronics professional & is ready to play for years for the next lucky owner. I have owned it for over a year & really enjoyed it. I am only selling it as I moreover have a G5500 & I want to down-size my receiver collection. In the pictures showing the top left hand corner above the tuner dial, there appears to be a scuff (very apparent in the last picture above). That was a finger print. It wiped away easily. That print evidently resulted from the de-oxing process. I didn’t notice it before I took the pictures, or I would have wiped it off then. I didn’t test the phono input, as I don’t have a turn table any more. The other outlets worked. The radio brings distant stations in just fine. All the OEM style lights work. I didn’t think to take pictures of the back side, yet there are no issues there. It is all original & in tremendous condition like the rest of the unit. You are going to love this receiver. If you have owned other vintage receivers & never had a Sansui, then you are going to be in for a pleasant surprise! I have recently owned a smaller Marantz & 2 Pioneers that are rated at more watts. This Sansui reproduces music better & more life-like than those other receivers that were moreover created in the mid to late 1970s. Sansui hit the nail on the head with the G3500, G4500, G5500 & G7500 model receivers as far as I am concerned. Put any model of that series of Sansui receivers up against any of their competitor’s receivers of that time period & there is no comparison. The power output, even at a measly 2 on this unit’s volume control knob, will be plenty for most people’s average listening levels, unless you want to go deaf, which this little receiver can do for you! Hook up whatever mega speakers you want & they will power them without breaking a sweat. The Sansui G2000 to G9000 series sounded more like a tube amplifier (popular in that time) & the G4700 to G8700 series just weren’t designed with all the right components to protect them from over-heating. The G3500-7500 has a more realistic sound & its full & strong at any level. They reproduce all types of music very well from rock to country to jazz & instrumental. My own personal experience with this receiver is this…while owning this G3500, I moreover owned a Pioneer SX780 & SX3700. These Pioneers were both rated at 90Watts total & at a much lower THD than the G3500 receiver. The Pioneers were musical, yet they never came on volume-wise or with any better clarity than the Sansui. They were clean, yet they just didn’t have the presence & authority as the G3500, which is rated at .1% THD & only 52Watts total (yeah right-52Watts!!!). I played all of these receivers on the same speakers to compare them (vintage DCM, Klipsch & JVC speakers), with the same CD players & CDs. The Pioneers were limp in comparison to the Sansui. The bigger (and more expensive) G5500 was in a totally different class than the Pioneers. So, if you passed up a new Sansui back in the day for a more popular Pioneer model, you missed the boat! Marantz? Forget it!! My little Marantz receiver didn’t hold a candle to any of these bigger receivers. Maybe it was better for playing records? It’s tube sound didn’t do anything for me & I sold it to a Marantz lover who will worship it with loving reverence. This unit runs cool, unlike my Pioneers. NO overheating problems with the GX500 series receivers that I have owned. You can stack other components on them & you shouldn’t have to worry approximately heat sink from the Sansuis. I had 1 minor issue with this receiver. When I turn it on, there is a slight click that I can hear in the speaker as I turn the switch to the speaker detent position that has a speaker hooked up to it. That doesn’t affect the sound quality or play of the unit, yet I wanted to mention that. Otherwise there are no issues with this unit. Don’t waste your time trying to save a few bucks by waiting for a auction or buying 1 that needs repairs or service! You would gladly whip out the credit card at Walmart if they sold this receiver for what I am asking for it! If you want the best vintage receiver in this power & price range, you will be very pleased with this example. It is super clean, has no issues that I can detect at present & is ready to plug & play. Thanks for looking!! *This item is sold-as-is, because it is over 30 years of age. Vintage electronics can suffer from oxidation which affect performance. Fractures in soldered joints can occur, causing offensive connections & parts failures. Electronics parts can go out at any time & you could short it out accidently in a number of ways. If the unit doesn’t function when it arrives, then it would be due to handling during shipping & insurance will cover that. There are no returns or guarentees made. I am describing it just as it works now. *I will ship this item to the lower 48 states. *Shipping is $35 via USPS with insurance & tracking. *Payment is by Paypal only & must be received within 48 hours of the auction ending or from the time I send the invoice. Recently I have had a couple deadbeats & slackers, so I have to expect that or the item is going back up for auction & the feedback will be negative. If you can’t pay within 48 hours then please refrain from bidding. *This is a heavy item that you only want to ship 1 time, so let’s obtain the address right the first time. If you have more than 1 mailing address listed or 1 that is different than your main shipping address, please notify me immediately at the time of purchase as to which address to use. Don’t expect me to figure it out. Thanks for making it effortless for both of us. *The item will be well packed. I use lots of large bubble wrap & have several heavy cardboard package to select from. Over the last several months the post office has delivered a number of electronic stereo items for me without damage. They were shipped to points over a thousand miles away from me, so I must be using enough & the right kind of materials to absorb shocks during shipping & to prevent damage. I will do my best to protect this stereo from damage. I won’t waste a satisfactory vintage electronics piece due to poor packing.
Sansui G-3500 Stereo Receiver Vintage G-series price is correct at time of posting.