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cableguy
02-06-2006, 12:56 PM
Hey Sansui owners,...
I have been offered G 5500, and I am just looking for opinions on this amp. My google search gave valuation info, but I'm looking more for an owners perspective. I have a 771 that I really like, so maybe someone can give me a little compair and contrast......thanks

fabvsix
02-06-2006, 01:08 PM
The G6000 and up are the better units, not to say the G5 is bad, but there are better units so I've been told....If it FREE or a bargin price, take it.....I'm sure others will chime in soon....

Morden2004
02-06-2006, 04:11 PM
Hey Sansui owners,...
I have been offered G 5500, and I am just looking for opinions on this amp. My google search gave valuation info, but I'm looking more for an owners perspective. I have a 771 that I really like, so maybe someone can give me a little compair and contrast......thanks

Not a member of the better vintage G-xxxx group but not a bad unit in it's own right. At 50 watts/channel it is about mid-pack for power. These babys typically sell for $80 or more on eBay.

If the price is right and it's in working condition, go for it.

Paul

wesley1959
02-06-2006, 04:49 PM
Is this the one thats on CL for $175?
Way to much in my humble opinion!

fabvsix
02-06-2006, 04:50 PM
I concur WAY TOO MUCH for a g5

cableguy
02-06-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks guys, I had already made the descision to pass based on other reasons.....but your imput and knowlege is always appreciated.

wje
02-06-2006, 08:12 PM
If there's a receiver that you're specifically looking for, just wait it out a bit as something will come up. At the moment, I have:

G-3000 and a G-7000. Sonically, I tend to prefer the G-7000 - but, then again, I'm not doing true A/B double-blind tests, either. However, the G-7000 is packed to the gills inside the case - whereas, the G-3000 is a minimalist receiver. Each one has its place, though.

Also, I have a G-6000 on the way, too. Can't get enough of these babies. :)

fabvsix
02-06-2006, 08:59 PM
G9's are fetching more than that as I got one last summer for $474.00 minus the cost of me driving up to Sacramento California to pick it up etc....

I was trying to be kind........(agree with cut off model) :smoke:

CheckMate
02-09-2006, 01:37 AM
The 60 Watt, G-5500 is a fine receiver, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. If you can acquire it for a reasonable price, it would be an excellent buy. (Assuming of course, that has been kept in good condition over the years by its previous owner(s)).

muddyduk
02-09-2006, 08:26 AM
I tend to think of these in the same terms as everything in my Cabela's catalog. Get one of each....! This will immediately qualify you as an expert on the subject, & no one can accuse you of being selective, or biased, or picky, or snooty-nosed, or cheap, or haughty, or inbred. There are probably other advantages, but them'll do for now. Heck, I even like all my old xoxo's.

jowanger
02-24-2009, 01:41 PM
hi just got a g-5500 everything works good and unit is clean inside,but the bass and treble controls do not work,any suggestions,thanks

rickr15
02-24-2009, 02:22 PM
hi just got a g-5500 everything works good and unit is clean inside,but the bass and treble controls do not work,any suggestions,thanks

Might seem kind of basic but did you check the tone control switch? When it is off the bass and treble controls will not function. I have one of those baby G's and it is a fine sounding little receiver.

jowanger
02-24-2009, 02:33 PM
Thank You rickr15 i did not have the tone switch on,thanks again

willfromct
01-25-2013, 09:30 PM
405341The Sansui G-5500 is one of the best in its class ! Phono section sounds beautiful on my Heresy's . Tuner is excellent pulling in stations near and far with authority ! If you have never owned a vintage "SUI" do a little lookin - one of the best you will ever hear in its class ! In a blind test people have picked my G5 over my dads "mac" !!! :yes: