Sansui QD-5500S

Sansui QD-5500

October   1 9 7 2 october 1972
1 9 7 5 1975

One of the few Sansui open-reel recorders, available in two versions :
5500 : strict 4-channel,
5500S : with 2-channel playback compatibility.

Both were built not by Sansui but either around a Teac mechanical base (c. A-6010GSL, 1972, at a time Teac was also feeding drives for Denon, Sanyo and Diatone) or... Pioneer as the capstan/roller/lifters/guides and mostly the motors look very reminiscent from the RT-2022 series. And the same motors were used in the RT-909, too...

Whatever, whoever -
the audio part was however naturally entirely Sansui and the hard permalloy heads seem to be as well (but I doubt it :).

Sansui QD-5500S, image 1 Sansui QD-5500S, image 2 Sansui QD-5500S, image 3
Sansui QD-5500S specifications
Title Value
Type : 4-channel recorder with 2-track play compatibility
Reel size : 7"
Speeds : 19cm/s (±0,5%)
9,5cm/s (±0,5%)
Wow & flutter : 0,07% (19cm/s)
0,12% (9,5cm/s)
Bias frequency : 100Khz
19cm/s frequency response : 15Hz...25Khz
20Hz...20Khz (±3dB)
9,5cm/s frequency response : 15Hz...15Khz
30Hz...12Khz (±3dB)
S/N ratio : 60dB
Erase ratio : 60dB (1Khz)
Channel separation : 50dB (1Khz)
THD : 0,15% (1Khz, 0,47V)
1,2% (1Khz, 0VU = 0,3V)
3% (1Khz, +6VU)
Inputs : 0,5mV / 50kOhm (MIC)
70mV / 100kOhm (line)
14mV / 100kOhm (DIN)
Outputs : 0,47V (0VU = 0,3V)
PC : 110W
Dimensions : 42,2 x 55,4 x 26,8cm
Weight : 24,2kg.
List price : 169,000¥
Optional : SRC-2 wired remote (6900¥)
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