Sansui G-3000 receiver

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mattiz
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Sansui G-3000 receiver

Post by mattiz » 28 Nov 2019 17:03

Hi audiophiles,

I listen to music my whole life and never bothered to invest in a high quality audio system. For me, this is the moment to look into it and find myself a nice receiver, turntable and speakers. I really like the vintage stuff and found a nice Sansui G-3000 receiver for about 250 euros. Is that a reasonable price? It's supposed to be in good condition.

Since I absolutely have no knowledge about this stuff, where to look at and what a good setup for a noob would be, I hope you could give me some advice.

Thanks!
Mattiz

Tinkaroo
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Re: Sansui G-3000 receiver

Post by Tinkaroo » 28 Nov 2019 21:27

I'm from Canada and don't know your local market that well but to me that seems expensive for a 26 watt/channel receiver.

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Re: Sansui G-3000 receiver

Post by mattiz » 29 Nov 2019 09:04

Thanks Tinkaroo, I'll focus on something else.

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Re: Sansui G-3000 receiver

Post by ravelax » 01 Dec 2019 13:02

Prices for this kind of gear generally seem to be higher in Europe than in North America. In Sweden, 250 € is what you'd expect to pay for a piece like this in good working order. Without knowing the market in the Netherlands, I suspect 250 € is a typical price there aswell. 26 w/channel may not seem like much but is definitely sufficient for most regular listening needs. Also consider that the build quality of this piece will be much better than anything modern at this price.

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Re: Sansui G-3000 receiver

Post by Bill_Ashton » 03 Dec 2019 01:03

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I have recently acquired a G-3000 and she is a sweet little receiver. Sensitive and selective tuner, plenty of power to run either Bose 901 Series II's (which suck up power) or big B & O Beovox M75's. Just enough inputs, knobs and switches to run everything with no wasted functions. Not as "warm" sounding as an old Pioneer, but certainly not "bright" or "sterile."
Really the only thing I do not care for is the shelf in the rear that the inputs and speaker connections reside on...looks classy but not so good in function...very hard to get the speaker binding posts tight as I would like.

I can recommend this receiver without hesitation, although I cannot speak to the specific unit you are considering; I suggest the seller audition it for you, if that is possible.
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