Sansui, AU-9500 "One of the Greatest Vintage Integrated Amps Ever!" - SOLD
By far the most refined and advanced of all the AU series of amplifiers, the AU-9500 takes the art of sound reproduction to a new high with its uncompromising emphasis on tonal quality, operating ease, reliability and appearance.
Assembled with painstaking care and with only the (then & now) latest solid state circuitry, this integrated amplifier adopts the ultimate in amplifier design - an all stage, direct coupled OCL pure complementary parallel push-pull circuitry that delivers 75 watts per channel in continuous output into 8 ohms, 20 to 20,000Hz, both channels driven, with total harmonic distortion of less than 0.1%.
For the audiophile who refuses to accept second best, the AU-9500 offers a distinctive level of quality and perfection. From Sansui, the audio components only specialist. - hifiengine, 1975
Power output: 75 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 15Hz to 40kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
Damping factor: 50
Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 100mV (DIN), 100mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 65dB (mic), 75dB (MM), 85dB (line)
Output: 100mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 0.8V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 140 x 500 x 347mm
Ok, this is 100% TRUTH. These vintage Sansui, AU-9500s may be the best, most audibly satisfying integrated amps we've ever heard. This, now being the 4th one to pass through this shop we can speak emphatically to their greatness. Now know, there have been others by Audiomat, McIntosh, Octave, Unison, Luxman & Canor that have each wowed us but this Sansui is just so amazingly plumb and robust playing that they truly may qualify as the most enjoyable pieces we've ever offered. This AU-9500 has been fully gone through by our in-house tech and been given a 100% clean bill of health. We're quickly becoming vintage Sansui experts,... Visually a solid 8 with only natural patina and minimal signs of wear. Just an extraordinary component. If you're in search of a vintage integrated that will do it all, and play magically, THIS MAY BE THE ONE. Mate this integrated with some amazing Acoustic Research, JBL, Altec or Snell speakers (we have them all) for the ultimate vintage vibe setup!
Come hear this exceptional vintage Sansui integrated at our Lawrence shop or purchase with confidence via this website.
Sansui, AU-9500 vintage 70's high-end integrated amplifier: $1499 + applicable sales tax