Sansui Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Sansui produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1970 to 1978 which were manufactured in Japan. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. Sansui tape recorders used solid state electronics. The company produced both 2 and 4 track machines available in 110-120v voltages.

1947 Sansui founded in Japan, initially manufactured transformers. It is part of Grande Holdings, a Chinese Hong Kong-based conglomerate, which also owns Japanese brands Akai and Nakamichi

1960s Sansui had developed a reputation for making serious audio components, especially amplifiers and tuners

1970’s Sansui makes multi track vertical reel to reel recorders

1980’s As the brand lost sales were lost to competitors, it began to lose visibility in the United States around, and then focused on manufacturing high-end components in Japan.

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General Information

Brand: Sansui

Years in Business: 1947

Country: Japan