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sfox52
07-30-2010, 07:54 PM
I have a QL-F4 TT that works very well for its age...

Hendrix416
07-30-2010, 08:01 PM
I remember that one a friend of mine had one. I heard Metallica for the first time on it lol. It was like the Cadillac of ghetto blasters. Back in the day I was always under the impression JVC was up there with all the other hi-fi manufacturers Pioneer ect...As far as quality,performance.

Sure in the 80's-present they make alot of plasticty crap but the same can be said for alot of brands.

That's the same boombox on the cover of LL Cool J's album "Radio."
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/962/llzk0.jpg

TAGO MAGO
07-31-2010, 08:05 AM
I have generally had very good luck with JVC components, although they did produce some not so good stuff towards the mid-90's and beyond which is actually a later downfall compared to other manufacturers.

My experience with JVC is as long as you stick to the stuff predating the grey facia from the mid-90's you are in the clear. I've known people who have had the later stuff and it has all died early deaths and had problems along the way. All the JVC equipment I have owned has been older than that and pretty much bullet proof especially their CD players and pre-1991 full logic cassette decks. In fact the only problem I had with an 80's JVC unit was a small A/V receiver from around 1986 that would constantly burn out the back light for the digital display. I probably replaced those twice or three times a year and could never find the right voltage, but it was a great sounding receiver. I eventually gave it to a friend who is still using it, although he mostly listens to vinyl, tape and cd so he never bothered fixing the dial light.

cornwallguy
07-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Tago is right about that !,
In fact we still have a JVC HRD-410U in our video system. Plus somewhere in the house is still our XLV-450 single play cd player, all early 90's stuff.
It seems a pro sound outfit near hear has in the last few yrs installed JVC in their front end of system racks (tuner,double cassette, 5 disk players)and they seem very reliable.this is all black faced stuff installed in 19" rack sleeves to match the rest of the install.
But in a way this is like the Technics thread, bad stuff allways brings down the stuff that really deserves a listen

legal eagle
08-07-2010, 07:38 AM
My humble contribution...the best way to describe its sound is "clean". Simply clean sounding. I actually have the matching tuner too somewhere, a great pair.

http://a.imageshack.us/img171/5001/dsc0303cs.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/dsc0303cs.jpg/)

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AF1980
08-16-2010, 02:07 PM
I thought I would never look at any JVC components when putting together a 'new' set of separates (admittedly on a shoestring budget), but thankfully enough people on here said the Super Digifine line was good stuff and the appearance of a RX-1010V on EBay was too tempting an opportunity to pass up. Cosmetically it's in great condition and it comes with the insane remote which must have been cutting edge 20 years ago. I'm starting my system from scratch so just listening to the tuner with headphones at the moment. Everything seems to be OK.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/GeorgeAtAsda/Picture007.jpg

The remote is huge.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/GeorgeAtAsda/Picture008.jpg

All for Ģ45.

Rome
08-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Both pieces look to be in very good working order. Nice find, indeed!

Rome

Copa1934
08-16-2010, 02:21 PM
I feel JVC suffored the same issue as companies like Fisher. I have a Fisher RS-1080, arguably one of their finest recievers, and no slouch at that. But like JVC, in later years they became typical commodoties. I'm sure it was for financial reasons, and it likely paid off for quite awhile, or just long enough for consumers to catch on and better equipment to come along.

JVC still fetches pretty good prices on ebay these days, as long as it's the earlier stuff.

jimash
08-16-2010, 02:31 PM
I guess JVC makes some nice stuff.
However my experience in the video realm is that JVC stuff is
Incompatible with Panasonic stuff. Tapes made on one never track well on the other, and yet they are both Matsushitas.
So I switched to Sony. But the impression was strong. Strong enough to steer me away from both, at least in video cams and VTR's.

dave_p
08-16-2010, 02:56 PM
late 80's JVC stuff was better IMHO than the Pioneer stuff of the same era.

chicks
08-16-2010, 03:08 PM
Currently own two JVC products.

FS-7000 "Executive" system (ignore the Edirol speakers):

http://www.chicksolutions.com/speakers/100_1595.JPG

QL-A75 TT:

http://chicksolutions.com/ak/my_system_ver_2.JPG

Rome
08-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Nice stuff chicks, indeed!

Rome

donberry
08-16-2010, 07:12 PM
so it is the Rodney Dangerfield of audio ?
Personally, while other people thinking a piece of gear I own is good, it really doesn't matter to me if anyone else likes it or not. I do not think I would want a 12 page post about how good it is, or those low prices you have been enjoying because they don't get any respect will soon fade away and you will be paying much more "respectable" prices.....
I learned a few hundred posts ago that anything you say here will show up in google....

btw - Conrad Johnson preamps are junk, I would not take one if someone paid me...junk junk junk......they are a waste of tubes....(just in case anyone is googling)

luxmaster
08-16-2010, 08:05 PM
I had various JVC equipment in my past. Overall it is ok. I am not big on their audio gear because I feel the sound is kinda empty and not to it's full potential however there is some equipment that JVC put out that looks really cool.

Ken Kelly
08-20-2010, 09:20 AM
I have a JVC JLA40 direct drive turn table. Still looks and operates well.

tututpouet
08-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Does somebody has info about JVC / Victor M-1100 power amp ? Seems like it's the lower end of a kind of "laboratory series" from the mid 70s (Info found on a german forum).
That's the unit on top in the 1st picture.
http://y.delfi.ee/norm/171781/9003281_FNTzt4.jpeg
http://y.delfi.ee/norm/171783/9003297_eIAt6G.jpeg

2x 50W (125W power consumption) ?

Thanks.

libertycaps
08-20-2010, 08:19 PM
http://www.radiomuseum.org/images/radio/jvc_victor_company/ql_y3f_558988.jpg
Got one of these at home hooked up to my HH Scott. Solid TT and a "looker" too. The stock S shaped tonearm w/universal headshell will make swapping carts out a piece of cake! :thmbsp:

In fact this forum tipped me off to JVC decks. It was $130 shipped to my front door via ebay. Got lucky.

Vintage_Hi-F
08-20-2010, 09:08 PM
[QUOTE=FrubberDucky;3474517]I recently got myself a JVC JA-S44. Sounds great even through my poor speakers, everything works on it despite being 30 years old.[QUOTE]

I recently bought it's little brother the JA-S22 and all I have to say it's definitely a nice little guy. Would I have taken it over a AU-517 no but it has really shown me that just because the majority of there catalog is low rent bottom rung junk doesn't mean that they didn't have some real gear.

Rome
08-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Very nice pieces indeed, tututpouet & libertycaps!

Rome

tututpouet
08-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Very nice pieces indeed, tututpouet & libertycaps!

Rome

I don't own this amp, I wish to know more about it. ;)

Chatta
08-21-2010, 02:40 PM
I guess JVC makes some nice stuff.


True....specially on headphones, they still make quality stuff.
Tried the JVC HA-RX700's. Simply awesome.

reggaenaut
08-21-2010, 04:56 PM
[IMG]

In fact this forum tipped me off to JVC decks. . It did the same for me.

YamahaFreak
08-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Currently own two JVC products.

FS-7000 "Executive" system (ignore the Edirol speakers):

http://www.chicksolutions.com/speakers/100_1595.JPG

QL-A75 TT:

http://chicksolutions.com/ak/my_system_ver_2.JPG

Chicks, is that FS-7000 the system with the motorized CD door and the display with the analog clock function? I still want one of those systems. :D

chicks
08-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Chicks, is that FS-7000 the system with the motorized CD door and the display with the analog clock function? I still want one of those systems. :D

Yep, motorized volume control too, when changed from the remote. It's a cool little system. I'll admit I'm guilty of never setting the clock, tho. :D Speaker cabs are made from solid Cherry wood, not veneer!

YamahaFreak
08-28-2010, 09:37 PM
Yep, motorized volume control too, when changed from the remote. It's a cool little system. I'll admit I'm guilty of never setting the clock, tho. :D
Yes! A friend of mine has one, and when I saw it for the first time several years ago, it was the first time I saw a 'ghost' volume control. My Yamaha receivers have that feature now. :D

don hooser
08-29-2010, 03:03 AM
I know how your feel about jvc. I was one of the first dealers to carry jvc receivers in wisconsin in the early 70's. At that time they had SEA controls rather than base and treble knobs-a really innovative feature. Don't know why they sacrificed their uniqueness to be more like their competitors-sansui, pioneer, et al. I left the business in the mid 70's and lost track of the audio business.

jvc_graz
11-18-2010, 12:04 AM
here a few more pictures from JVC/Victor:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/ygvgan7o/MST1000.jpg
(MST-1000 version japan/europa)

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/k08g160m/0.jpg
(JA-S91; only japan)

more information at the page http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=5231

regards, klaus

reggaenaut
11-18-2010, 06:14 AM
Thanks again Klaus for presenting quality JVC units.

totem
11-18-2010, 08:10 AM
And I will add another :thmbsp:

jvc_graz
12-11-2010, 12:44 PM
and jvc's laboratory ;)

http://img2.imagebanana.com/img/ozdec31a/a0.jpg

http://img2.imagebanana.com/img/v6xptiwg/a1.jpg

more here:
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=5245

regards, klaus

bluesky
12-11-2010, 12:48 PM
Can't remember if I posted here already but I have a JVC boombox, got in year '85 or so, maybe '90. I still use it in the garage today. This thing has been all over the world with me. It 'still' sounds simply amazing. Lifelike. Real.

The CD player works when it wants too. It will work for 5 CDs, then it wants to take a break! LOL That's ok, it's earned it's keep. I use it mostly for the radio now.

Just amazing 'sound'. Really wish I had an NOS one. Best boombox I ever heard. JVC made some amazing sounding equipment.

melofelo
12-11-2010, 02:36 PM
and jvc's laboratory

:drool:

myu701
12-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Some of their mini systems are really decent. Not audiophile level, but for their size they put out reasonable sound. I bought the model featured in iRobot and Vanilla Sky; the FS-SD1000. This has really small cylindrical speakers with (micro tweeters and tiny mids)... totally bass shy, which is why it comes with a powered subwoofer that fills in the gap.
http://resources.jvc.com/images/front/fs-sd1000_front.jpg

The VS-DT2000 was based on the same speaker setup, but with slightly more wattage and no fragile CD door:
http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/00/29/20.JPG

Later on, I managed to pick up just the DT2000 head unit alone for little $$ and so I'm using that in place of the SD1000 head unit (stowed away in case the DT2000 suffers a problem).


JVC has made some decent gear over the years, but I really feel they missed the mark by not making an "elite" model line marketed the way Pioneer did.

HTHMAN
12-11-2010, 08:31 PM
I had a couple cassette decks that were just excellent

1973BuickGS
12-11-2010, 08:50 PM
I bought a JVC DVD player brand new back in 2001. I gave it to my parents about a year ago when I bought a region free Pioneer one. It's still working today, even though they had 2 other brand ones die during the 8 years I used the JVC, and 1 of the 2 was the same price as the JVC.

spl225
12-12-2010, 02:23 PM
I had a 1050 CD player that was great(Stereophile recommended).

tututpouet
12-13-2010, 12:08 AM
Hi,

I'm looking for infos about JVC / Victor AX-S900.

Thanks.

chip18sw
12-13-2010, 01:15 AM
I stumbled upon a nice JVC SR201 in working condition, lights were out so no cool blue glow but I'll e fixing that this week. It's a very nice sounding little unit.

I remember seeing these things when they were new and I have to admit I was not a fan of the styling at the time but now I think they look kind of cool!

mikeybc
12-13-2010, 02:42 AM
Yep, motorized volume control too, when changed from the remote. It's a cool little system. I'll admit I'm guilty of never setting the clock, tho. :D Speaker cabs are made from solid Cherry wood, not veneer!


I have the almost exact same real cherrywood speakers on my FS-2000 system, except my cones are paper. Very good quality unit with subwoofer out and optical digital output

pic is not mine, just took it from ebay:D

LordOfChaos
01-01-2011, 01:57 AM
I had a friend back in the early to mid 80's who had a pair of JVC SP-333 speakers. From what I remember about them they were pretty good.

This is what they looked like.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=247658&stc=1&d=1293868590

jvc_graz
01-18-2011, 04:53 AM
PST-1000/MST-1000:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/7l3sikpu/MST1000.jpg

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/mqmnixeg/PST1000.jpg

DCinDC
01-18-2011, 01:28 PM
drool ^^^^^


I've come across several 90s components that were decent. Nothing special but better than others form the same time frame.

It's the silvery stuff with orange lights. I've had two of the double cassettes. Both were good. Working when found and performed well. Now I've found a similarly styled, but black integrated amp and it's taken up rec room duties. Absolutely nothing to crow about, but solid stuff that works well. I sell on the better stuff so keeping units that work but were cheap to aquire makes great sense. And for this I look for that ignored JVC stuff.

Rome
01-18-2011, 01:59 PM
There are some groovy looking SP-7's for sale in my area right now. I have not seen that type of JVC speaker before.

Rome

jvc_graz
05-16-2011, 12:24 AM
quadraphonic receiver from 1971- 4VR-5445
on top the reverberator ECA-102

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/ui67fe9d/4VR5445_e.jpg

melofelo
05-16-2011, 01:28 AM
^^^ now that's some sweet looking vintage right there... :thmbsp:

pas8
05-16-2011, 02:51 AM
Very nice!

kevzep
05-16-2011, 03:38 AM
My 4VR5446 here, its a great little amp, everything works on it, its my dining room system......listen to the tuner in the mornings......
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3269/img0352ef.jpg

The G-9000 is back in the lounge now.....the JVC has pushed it out, I reckon the tuner sounds a bit sweeter then the 9000 tuner to be honest.....
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/641/img0353my.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2977/img0351jq.jpg
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7715/img0350ks.jpg

My friends father had one of these, we used to thrash it after school before his father got home, we wernt allowed to use it unsupervised.....:D but of course we knew better....:scratch2:
I always vowed I would get one of these at some stage on my life....and there it is!!!

trhee
05-16-2011, 04:27 AM
Just like every Japanese audio company of that time period, they made some outstanding gear along with crap that I wouldn't want even if it was free.

pas8
05-16-2011, 04:38 AM
I've not found bad sounding 70's JVC gear to date, actually the reason I even like JVC is because I found a bottom of the line VN-300 amp, it sounded great! lacking in a bit of base, but other than that is was a nice sounding and fantastic looking bit of gear ;)

anthony29
09-10-2011, 05:14 AM
Just wondering if anyone could help me out I found a set of JVC on cracklist and wondering what the models are or could be and the worth anyway Ill include a link....Anthony http://lexington.craigslist.org/ele/2577616532.html

markshan
09-10-2011, 08:51 AM
My table is a JVC QL-A7 and I love it.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/markshan/QLA7-w-yellow.jpg

donberry
09-10-2011, 08:59 AM
seems JVC has been getting a little love anyway since 2006 when this thread started :D

bluesky
09-10-2011, 03:32 PM
I know the older JVCs kicked a$$ an sounded great!!!!!!!!!!!!

JVC had a nitch. Real nice fine sounding quality units that just lasted forever. Still using a JVC 1985 boombox that sounds super great. Got it in Japan. I use it 'every day' in the garage now which is really very hot with maximum humidity (SW Fla)! Drug that boombox all over the world for mega-years, since 1985, and it's taken some hard hits, that's for sure, it's dented up, and it just keeps crankin out great sound. Even the CD player still works. It's a bit chosey now with 'some CDs' but most work perfect 98% of the time, like me! haha. It's been a wonderful friend!!

And it sounds great! Real and life-like. It's unreal really. It sounds ' real '. Super Great sound. It's pretty darn perfect really.

It's a wonderful friend who 'never let me down'. It sure can take a beating, that's for sure!! And it's always comes up smiling!
** Maybe it just likes constant traveling??!! ** :>)

Well, it's semi-retired to the garage now, with me, in retirement!! AND IT 'STILL WORKS' AND SOUNDS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ya can't beat that! Hat's off to JVC for such a fine sounding and reliable product!!

Thumpy
09-11-2011, 12:30 AM
Just wondering if anyone could help me out I found a set of JVC on cracklist and wondering what the models are or could be and the worth anyway Ill include a link....Anthony http://lexington.craigslist.org/ele/2577616532.html

It looks like a JA-S77 amp and a JT-V77 tuner. I don't know the speakers.

krazygrrl
09-11-2011, 01:16 AM
I had a JVC tape deck once that was terrible. In general, I understand that JVC produced some very good things. My father still has a JVC stereo from the early 1980s which is still going strong, although he is in serious need of new speakers.

frankxbe
09-11-2011, 02:08 AM
Originally Posted by secondslc
There is a large japanese company that owns panasonic, their upper level brand is technics, and their even higher end brand is....victor.
Current ownership wiki quote "In 2008, Matsushita (Panasonic) agreed to spin-off the company and merge it with Kenwood Electronics, creating JVC Kenwood Holdings, formed on October 1, 2008. read that a while back link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JVC#Recent_history)

RebelKat
09-11-2011, 08:30 AM
I've got only two JVC pieces.
A QL-7 turntable that is terrific, there's a HUGE motor on that sucker and a really nice tonearm.
I also have an S.E.A.-20 equalizer. It is built like a tank, and its front panel is very handsome and user friendly. I wish I could find some matching pieces from that period, but JVC stuff seems to be pretty scarce...

reggaenaut
09-11-2011, 08:40 AM
Yea, JVC made some quality DD turntables.

Thumpy
09-11-2011, 02:15 PM
I had a JVC tape deck once that was terrible. In general, I understand that JVC produced some very good things...

Kind of like Sanyo. A lot of their stuff is cheap crap, but their Plus Series stuff is pretty good.

CoogarXR
09-11-2011, 08:02 PM
I have a JVC RX-111 that has always been my backup receiver. It's only about 30wpc, but it has a nice sound, and has been rock solid in every application. I have used it as a "multimedia" receiver connected to my pc (back in the 90s when it was hip to have a "multimedia pc"). I have had it as a second zone amplifier running two bedrooms in a whole-house setup. Then, I had it running my garage setup for a while. Now I have it on my bench to test speakers. It's nothing special, but it isn't crap either.

I recently picked up a pair of 12" 3-way JVC rack system speakers with the white fisher-esque woofers. They sound good too.

jvc_graz
11-09-2011, 07:57 AM
both in work.. ;)

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/9hvhk374/QLY77F_QLA95.jpg

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/mcuwz59j/QLY77F_QLA95_01.jpg

best regards, jvc_graz

sfox52
11-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Ohh, JVC TT Wood!!

oldgringo
11-09-2011, 03:19 PM
We got some other fine examples up for viewing on "JVC - Who's got what", earlier this year. AK rocks! :yes:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=378763&highlight=oldgringo

Cheers, og/Dave :thmbsp:

erictrumpet
11-09-2011, 07:58 PM
I have a JVC QL-A75 turntable, love it. One of my favorite pieces of gear.

Also an AX-1100 integrated amp, don't love it, but it sounds quite nice with plenty of power. Heavy and well built.

And I have a pair of JVC speakers too, model SX-A6, large 3-ways with a big rectangular passive radiator. These actually sound really nice. I use them in a medium system driven by a NAD 3020 and they sound very "vintage" whatever that means :)

Eric.

jvc_graz
11-10-2011, 06:46 AM
more jvc's ...;)

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/gcpp2zsv/JVC.jpg

best regards, JVC_Graz

Satch
11-10-2011, 07:06 AM
My JVC-stack:

http://i53.tinypic.com/206hd1u.jpg

TX-900 tuner, XD-Z1100 DAT-recorder, AX-Z711 amp, XL-Z555 CD-player and TD-V711 cassettedeck.

jvc_graz
11-10-2011, 08:30 AM
one listening room

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/27rq7im1/JVC_all.jpg

Rome
11-10-2011, 08:54 AM
Nice gear, Satch!

Hey Graz.

Is there a BN-5 in that stash? :sigh:

I have been waiting to get one those for such a long time. Had a guy that wanted to sell one awhile back, but he was in Germany & the shipping was a bt much for me.

Rome

hitek11
11-10-2011, 09:44 AM
one listening room

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/27rq7im1/JVC_all.jpg


Is that middle speaker JVC if so whats the model looks a monster :eek:

mhardy6647
11-10-2011, 09:48 AM
you wanna see big JVC (i.e., Japan[ese] Victor Corp.) speakers?
Look here...
http://www.audio-heritage.jp/VICTOR/Speaker/index.html
and here...
http://www.audio-heritage.jp/VICTOR/speaker(etc)/index.html

hitek11
11-10-2011, 09:51 AM
you wanna see big JVC (i.e., Japan[ese] Victor Corp.) speakers?
Look here...
http://www.audio-heritage.jp/VICTOR/Speaker/index.html
and here...
http://www.audio-heritage.jp/VICTOR/speaker(etc)/index.html

Thanks i dont see many JVC speakers were im from looks like most off the best JVC speakers were in japan .

mhardy6647
11-10-2011, 10:15 AM
yup. And Pioneer. And Kenwood. And Onkyo. And...

glen65
11-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Still have my TD-V66 JVC deck I bought back in 87.
Just needs a pointer knob for the slider control.
http://www.hifivault.com/JVC/TD-V66

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c264/Genx65/PANA0051.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c264/Genx65/PANA0053.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c264/Genx65/PANA0052.jpg

jvc_graz
11-10-2011, 11:38 PM
@hitek11:
yes- only JVC Speakers! Zero 9, Zero 5 and in front SX911
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=7054


Here an picture from the QL-10 (TT-101, UA-7045, CL-P1), on top the UA-7082 for the TT-801

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/wofds4ra/UA7082_04_b.jpg

best regards, jvc_graz

sKiZo
11-10-2011, 11:49 PM
How about Onkyo?

ONKYO TS-500 4 CHANNEL QUAD STEREO RECEIVER JAPAN (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120804769034&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AMOTORS%3A1123)

Uncle Paul
11-10-2011, 11:54 PM
I remember when I bought my first TT back in the late '70s that the salesman, a buddy as well, told me that JVC made some of the better ones. All the stores at the time had plenty of junk JVC on the shelves at the time, so I thought he was wacked. No way was I going to have a JVC piece in my system! I found out years later that he was right, not only did they make some outstanding TT's under their own name, but made some outstanding TT's for other manufacturers such as Denon.

hitek11
11-11-2011, 05:52 AM
@hitek11:
yes- only JVC Speakers! Zero 9, Zero 5 and in front SX911
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=7054




That zero 9 speaker looking nice i need to find one of them speakers it should sound good with my JVC 4AVR5436 :yes:

jvc_graz
11-11-2011, 07:42 AM
http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/4w5v4xjm/JVC_a.jpg

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/2j19e0dk/JVC_b.jpg

Quadro receiver JVC 4VR-5445, BL-A5

best regards, JVC_Graz

70WR
11-11-2011, 08:55 AM
I pulled the trigger early July for a JVC QL-Y7 TT - it gets used a couple times a week on average and so far I'm very happy with it.

galaxie500
11-11-2011, 11:45 AM
I've always thought JVC had great sounding cassette decks. In the 80's that's all I would even consider.

cornwallguy
11-11-2011, 07:39 PM
Depends on where u look, a installer around here has put in all JVC components in the front end of his PA installs .
In one school location i noticed a multi disc changer, tuner and double cassette deck in the rack in the main office
only the speaker switcher and power amp was a different make.
I still see alot of JVC in Pro installs and in broadcast applications

jhaan92
11-11-2011, 11:11 PM
I have a "vintage" JVC 6 disc CDP ( XL-M505 I think) that is tough as nails and sounds as good as decks costing twice as much. The problem with JVC (Japan Victor Company) is they made some real trash along with some very nice pieces. :yes:

I can't argue with you there, but they will have my ultimate respect for one product alone:

Super Vinyl

For all of those people who know about Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, you will understand how important Super Vinyl was for their high fidelity pressings. Wear life is at least 5 times longer than regular virgin vinyl, surface noise can be mostly removed by simply washing (actually washing) the record, and they can recover from just about any warp that occurs (no memory). Incredible stuff-I wished that they still made it, but I would venture to guess that is was probably not environmentally friendly to make....


-Jason

Brian74
11-12-2011, 04:43 AM
I like JVC boomboxes from the 1980s and early 1990s and have several, as well as a few JVC tape decks. As much as I like them though, my experience has been that some of their stuff isn't always reliable. My RC-X310 CD boombox purchased new in 1993 started having issues playing CDs shortly after I bought it. After it was fixed under warranty, it was fine and has been ever since. I have a 1986 vintage PC-30 boombox I use at work, which I bought used. I fixed it up and got everything working, but I've had it apart 7 or 8 times since for various issues...quite a lot even for something that old. Had an issue with a low end JVC boombox-the tape deck was dead due to a manufacturing defect. One trace was completely ripped up on a circuit board and severed due to improper component installation. On the other hand, I have a KD-D30 tape deck that's nearly 30 years old and looks like it's never been apart and still works fine.

Viking37721
11-13-2011, 09:31 AM
My one and only piece of JVC gear is a FX-333 tuner. I picked it up at a Circuit City store in Jacksonville Fl back when I was in the Navy, must have been 88 or 89. Apart from replacing the bulbs for the panel backlight it has worked flawlessly since I've had it. As for the bulbs.. well I kinda dropped the tuner during the move to the house I live in now, and apparently they are very fragile... That was 10 years ago next month...

jvc_graz
11-15-2011, 05:28 AM
JL-B61 (motor unit: TT-61) build 1978/79

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/rau5029n/JLB61_TT_61Kopie.jpg

more at
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=4715&pagenum=2

best regards, JVC_Graz

reggaenaut
11-15-2011, 05:50 AM
Thanks again Graz! Another beautiful TT from JVC!

thomo57
11-15-2011, 02:39 PM
I now have 2 JVC's in my stable.

JA-S5G Amplifier $40
QL-50 TTable with SME 3009 S2 tonearm with Ortofon MC20, $80

jameselmer66
11-15-2011, 06:11 PM
[QUOTE=CUlater;887453]???

Japan Victor Corp. and Matsushita Corp. (Panasonic/Technics parent) are completely different companies, I thought. :scratch2:

<BTW, Chris, congrats on the Kenwood 'Galaxy Commander' win earlier today on ebay - I was watching that one and considering it based on your previous comments on that model...>

I have to second all the good words for the JR-Sxxx series receivers. I've also got an interesting tuner, the FX-1100, that has a handy digital dBf display that I'm using on my workbench to measure FM signal strength when comparing tuners and receivers... :thmbsp:

I know Matsushita bought them but don't know when. JVC also merged with Kenwood in 2007. As far as my experience with JVC, I have a RX-150v I just acquired and really like it. Nice clean power.:thmbsp::music:

redjr
11-15-2011, 07:14 PM
I had a few JVC pieces back in the 80s and 90s. In 1992 I bought one their TOTL computer controlled rcvr that was a few years old at the time - the R-X500. I believe it was manufactured starting around 1985. This is a beast of a receiver weighing in at around 30lbs. I believe it was rated at around 90wpc. It has a massive copper-clad transformer, because as a Super Class A amp it needed to handle high current, and thus generated a lot of heat.

I still have that rcvr and recently brought it out of storage to add to my accumulating vintage collection. It needed a bit of work on the PS, which I had a local tech do. Works and sounds great now.

I have always been partial to JVC gear, more because it was always more affordable for me at the time, and seemed to represent good value for the money.

jvc_graz
11-18-2011, 12:52 AM
TT-81 with CL-P2

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/l9qrhr55/TT81_05.jpg

best regards,
JVC_Graz

redjr
11-18-2011, 08:31 AM
That's one sweet looking TT graz. I'd like to get my hands on a QL-A7.

pas8
11-18-2011, 01:34 PM
Can I ask why it has two tone arms? Is it some sort of 'stereo' thing

frankxbe
11-18-2011, 02:27 PM
:thmbsp: Thanks for the heads up on that. I haven't found any paper on them yet, none for free anyway. I will open them up first and check them out before I attempt to run both pairs at the same time.:smoke: :smoke: :smoke:

Here is a download link to the various 501 Bose speaker owners manuals .pdf the impedance can be found on tech info page they seem a little ambivalent about the impedance they use the phrase "nominal impedance 8 ohms " on the same speaker they list as 4 ohms . 4 ohms with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms
ya got me?

http://worldwide.bose.com/productsupport/en_us/web/product_id_list/page.html#Speakers

frankxbe
11-18-2011, 02:36 PM
looks like one arm is longer than the other that is done sometimes on high end and transcription turn tables to facilitate different recording /playback characteristics
of different records also the longer arm can reduce tracing angle distortion.
usually this is an owner modification but not always don't know on this JVC.

jvc_graz
11-21-2011, 02:20 AM
http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/os7inojf/Turntables_jvc.jpg

QL-Y77F, QL-A95, TT-81, TT-61

best regards, JVC_Graz

Outland
11-21-2011, 02:33 AM
I don't know about everything else, but I have a JVC CDP from '88.

reggaenaut
11-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Hello OutlandMetro, I like your Avatar. Is it a poster?

Outland
11-22-2011, 04:29 AM
Thanks! It's an ad for a Sony Walkman, sometime from the mid-80's. I found it on the internet somewhere.

markshan
11-22-2011, 02:42 PM
more jvc's ...;)

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/gcpp2zsv/JVC.jpg

best regards, JVC_Graz

I have that integrated ($10 at the thrift), but it is dead in one channel. Is it worth fixing?

I wish I had the matching tuner.

hitek11
11-22-2011, 02:49 PM
I have that integrated ($10 at the thrift), but it is dead in one channel. Is it worth fixing?

I wish I had the matching tuner.

Yea why not get it fixed then you can start looking for the tuner and tape deck unless you already got that .

markshan
11-22-2011, 05:10 PM
I have no interest in the tape deck. I was hoping that JVC Graz (or anyone) had first hand experience with the unit and could comment on it's quality.

hitek11
11-23-2011, 09:31 AM
I have no interest in the tape deck. I was hoping that JVC Graz (or anyone) had first hand experience with the unit and could comment on it's quality.

No experience with this unit so Graz is your guy but i would say it was one off JVC top amp from the late 70s early 80s and for the price you got it for you wouldnt lose to much if you got it fixed.

jvc_graz
11-30-2011, 05:20 AM
today one picture from an quadraphonic test
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=13014

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/r5wur0d2/4_04.jpg

best regards, jvc_graz

ps:
@markshan:
the better one is the JA-S91! but also the JA-S71 is very good. but it is your decision- I would do it.

Apoplectic
11-30-2011, 07:12 AM
I'm thinking about picking up a RS-7 once I get paid. Dusty as hell, but it supposedly fully functional and it has VU meters.

I'm a sucker for meters :P.

AltecDarpa
12-01-2011, 12:44 AM
I'm thinking about picking up a RS-7 once I get paid. Dusty as hell, but it supposedly fully functional and it has VU meters.

I'm a sucker for meters :P.

they are just signal strength meters for tuning not power out put

I have a RS-7 and a RS-5 they are great sounding units.

vintageboy
12-01-2011, 01:33 AM
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3702/jvcax1amplifiert10xtune.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/jvcax1amplifiert10xtune.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

pas8
12-01-2011, 04:22 AM
I have the same A-X1 Amp, they're not a bad bit of kit, I used it for 6 months, the only reason I replaced it was for more power.

it's for sale now if anyone wants it...Aus only

Satch
12-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Just picked up these SX-E5's. Three way, closed cabinet with passive bassradiator. Kevlar 6.5" woofer, 2.5" mid and .8" tweeter. 80 Watt RMS, sensitivity 86 dB, nominal impedance 6 Ohms, frequency range 45-30.000(!) Hz. So how does that sound?

http://i39.tinypic.com/2woxa4z.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/2ihqzxe.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/3326wrd.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/11bunw6.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/ftoknl.jpg

Hmmm... :thumbsdn:

Jon_Logan
12-02-2011, 08:35 AM
I was working for a warranty station that handled JVC as well as other brands. We used to call JVC "Japan Victim Corporation".

We were a pretty salty crew though. Most brands had unflattering nicknames.
It didn't help when JVC released a karaoke unit and gave it a "K-99" model number. They made it too easy to be made fun of. The K-99 was a dog too.

jvc_graz
12-02-2011, 10:41 AM
in the year 1982- A-X55- the little brother of A-X77

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/p1vh8oxe/ax55_01.jpg

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/ou7b21id/ax55_02.jpg

best regards, jvc_graz

Rome
01-09-2012, 07:17 AM
I saw a post by member (cubdog) that stated the best TV he owned was a 31' JVC.

Well, I bought this JVC AV-24F702 24' w/ original remote last week to replace my Philips (27PT563S37A) 27' for a few pennies from a local CL person.

Man, I gotta tell you that this little TV has the best picture I have ever seen in S-Video mode. It bests my 27' Sony WEGA (KV-27FS120), especially in viewing cartoons. It does not have many features, but makes up those in shear vibrancy & clarity.

http://www.romeroy4u.com/JVC.jpg

Rome

Satch
01-09-2012, 07:40 AM
Just purchased a JVC FX-1100 TOTL tuner. Had to drive almost 250 miles to get that puppy, but I'm glad I did. Even on a simple two wire antenna a very good reception and lots of gadgets to play around with. It might even be better than my Revox B-260S, but I don't dare to compare them...

http://i39.tinypic.com/xckef5.jpg

tubeboob
01-14-2012, 08:14 AM
I have had a JVC QL-F4 turntable since 2008, and apart from a minor glitch when it slowed down on the 33 speed, which I'm happy to say was self corrected, the turntable has worked flawlessly since then.

Sonically, this is an amazing piece of not too expensive hifi.

It was the QL-F4 that got me looking at more JVC turntables, and I eventually bought a QL-Y66F in mint condition, with both tone arms.

The QL-Y66F is simply superb.

So I also got another "beat up" (the platter spins, but that's about it, nothing else seems to work and the corrosion is severe) QL-Y66F for an additional straight arm and original cartridge and stylus.

I put the original cart and stylus on the mint Y66F, and have not stopped spinning records since then.

This thing looks amazing and sounds amazing.:D

Needless to say, I am now always on the lookout for any JVC turntables I can find . . .

Cheers

mulester7
01-14-2012, 08:32 AM
.....when I think of JVC, I think about the two S-VHS VCRs I had in the '80s, and the boom box I bought in about '95 that had detachable speakers....honestly, that 18" x 30" JVC boom box was Cerwin-Vega low....I mean way down in that scarey stuff :music:.....

redjr
01-14-2012, 11:37 PM
.....when I think of JVC, I think about the two S-VHS VCRs I had in the '80s, and the boom box I bought in about '95 that had detachable speakers....honestly, that 18" x 30" JVC boom box was Cerwin-Vega low....I mean way down in that scarey stuff :music:.....
I had one of their very first HiFi S-VHS recorders. That new HiFi technology was ahead of it's time, although you could heard the pumping of the sound. I don't recall the model # and I no longer have it. One of the minor little material things I wanted in my divorce at the time, but didn't happen. :no: You move on. :yes:

zenith2134
01-15-2012, 01:18 AM
When I think JVC i think:
our old 27" from 1992 model AV2672S with programmable channel names, mts stereo, s-video. I once set the unused channels to curse words as a kid.

And in my 2nd system I currently run a JVC d.v.d. player as a cd spinner.

When i first discovered vintage audio I raided a tv shop who were selling some gear. picked up a JVC RS-11 smallish rcvr which sounded just fine...utilized discrete mosfets in the output stage.

sadly, I've read that JVC doesn't manufacture their own tv sets anymore. But then again few of 'em still do.

DaveElton
01-15-2012, 04:43 AM
Most, well "all" of the hand held digital video recorders we have here at work are JVC, and they do an extremely good job. They get exposed to some pretty rough use as well:thmbsp:

jvc_graz
01-18-2012, 01:11 AM
JVC/VICTOR cd-4 (quadrofonic):

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/3galrjjx/CD4.jpg
(TT-81, TT-801, CD4-10, 4DD-5, eq-7070, p-3030, m-3030, t-3030)

best regards, jvc_graz

petethemadma
02-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Victor has my attention.i have my a-x1000 amp-simply stunning...my speakers zero-1000-simply stunning---i've had some excellent jvc gear over the years,regards peter.

hbucker
02-18-2012, 04:51 PM
I have a great affection for the '82-'84 vintage JVC products. :thmbsp:

I still use my QL-F300 turntable that I got in '84. It works perfectly and sounds great. It's never been in for repairs. Only problem is that the rubber feet dried up and fell off. I need to resolve that issue better than I currently am:scratch2:...
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c360/jwalz/692_pict_big_jvc_ql_f300_b.jpg

My true love was a KD-D40 tape deck that I bought in '83. Great little deck and it looked really cool too: blue 5 band frequency display along with the vu meters. That deck made some stellar tapes through the years but the mechanism for the buttons finally gave out in about '93 and fixing it was less practical. I kind of wish now that I'd put the $$ into fixing it, but I didn't.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c360/jwalz/JVCKD-D40.jpg

Last but not least, I have an SEA-33 graphic eq that has done nothing but work the way it was supposed to since I got it in '83. As time has gone on and as my system(s) have improved, using an eq has become less and less necessary. But I recently plugged it in to see how it was still working, and frankly it sounds fine, even after all these years.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c360/jwalz/sea-33.jpg

My impression of the JVC gear that I was around at that point in time was that it was quality, attractive gear that appealed to a mid and upper mid market, making no excuses for excluding high end audiophiles. They didn't look cheesy, but arguably, they pushed the envelope with all of the glowing blue florescent displays. I thought they were cool though.

I have no illusions that even my era of JVC wasn't the best you could buy. But it's been very good to me and keeps on kicking - except for the tape deck which kind of breaks my heart. But I've grieved that loss... :D

DCinDC
02-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Google the JVC SEA-80

Now THAT is an EQ!

It has METAL slider knobs!

petethemadma
02-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Some more pics of this beautiful vintage victor gear...peter http://www.youtube.com/user/VICTORAMPLIFICATION?feature=mhee#p/u/15/g_EotjAQebg

73GMC1500
02-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Never had any vintage JVC gear. 2 XL M415 6+1 CD changers from about 1995. Both failed several years ago, sadly. They were a nice CD changer. Also had a TD-W315 casette deck. Works good but has a dubbing problem that was fixed once only to have it return again. I have 2 newer cassette decks (TD-W254 and 354) and they work great.

Also had 2 recievers, RX 664 and RX 7000. For newer equipment, they performed really well. I definitly like them better than pioneer stuff from that era.

petethemadma
02-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Victor at their best in a given class of component were simply the best...victor amplifier a-x1000...speakers zero-1000...speakers sx-511

jvc_graz
02-28-2012, 06:09 AM
here an Quad receiver from 1971- 4MM-4600

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/kwghukc4/JVC_4MM4600Kopie.jpg
(JVC 4MM- 4600)
more at:
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=7273
more about Quad:
http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=13014

jvc_graz

illinoisteve
02-28-2012, 12:27 PM
The only piece of JVC gear I have ever owned is an R-X1 AM-FM Stereo Receiver I picked up at a thrift shop or yard sale about ten years ago. It's only in the 25-35 watt-per-channel range I'd guess. Brushed silvery front with wood-grained metal case. The only inputs are Phono, Tape One, and Tape Two. There are line-outs for one of the tape decks. The front panel is only about 3 1/2 inches or so tall. It's pretty heavy for its size, but looks awfully compact compared to a lot of other amps and receivers. Lotsa knobs, and few push buttons. I really don't know when they made it. It just works like a little champ. Not a thing wrong with it. I'm getting ready to thin out some of my spare equipment stash, but not it. It's the perennial little dependable spare backup (or spare room) receiver. Essential.

YamahaFreak
02-28-2012, 05:26 PM
hbucker, I own that same KD-D40 deck. I found it at a Goodwill, and I am most impressed with it. Very clean-sounding, and I did use it to make cassette copies of the entire Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 soundtracks with excellent results. I also enjoy the FL display in combination with the backlit face; very neat in a darkened room! It is currently living with my Yamaha CR-420 receiver next to my PC as a way to record computer sources onto cassette.

petethemadma
03-01-2012, 10:41 PM
These work very well together....victor sx-511 speakers...jvc ja-s44 amplifier.http://www.youtube.com/user/VICTORAMPLIFICATION?feature=mhee

Bigerik
03-01-2012, 11:28 PM
Getting lots of respect from me!

jbelway
03-02-2012, 08:34 AM
These work very well together....victor sx-511 speakers...jvc js-s44 amplifier.http://www.youtube.com/user/VICTORAMPLIFICATION?feature=mhee

That was my first system that I bought new on layaway. It came with a pair of Altec Lansings Series 3 and I used to show off by blowing matches out with the open port on the speaker. Later on the foam fell off and I replaced them with Cerwin Vegas D7's. I loved my JVC and the sound it produced through either of these speaker and relunctantly gave it and the Vega's to my son when I replaced them with a Pimare set up with a pair of Pro Ac D15's. Now my son has my system and last weekend we refoamed the D7's and his is estatic with his new system. I'm happy to keep it in the family.

hbucker
03-02-2012, 09:06 AM
I forgot to mention that I've had a JVC 200 disk cd changer for almost 20 years now and it's still working like a charm.

In the 8 years before that, I went through laser pickup heads in a Parasound and a Sony. Come to think of it, I've got a 10 year old Sony now that's going bad. But the JVC keeps kicking.

dragonhead00
03-03-2012, 02:44 AM
Although most of my experience with JVC has been with their portables - five that I can remember - I really like their stuff. My first JVC component is the KD-55 cassette deck that I currently own and am very please with.

L'wood
03-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Have had a great experience with a JVC FX-1100BK tuner circa 1987...without the manual it's a bit tough to figure out the buttons, but it's a good sounder, I'd compare to the Yamaha T-85...FM Tuner info.com has a good write-up on it.

At my current location with no outdoor antenna it does the best job of all my tuners....

petethemadma
03-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Thanks...peter

Speakerbox
03-04-2012, 11:21 PM
I feel in love with this thread..lol

bluesky
03-05-2012, 12:41 AM
I love JVC, always have.

jvc_graz
03-05-2012, 01:12 AM
Here the victor top turntable- QL-801- only one unit at the world ..;)

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/pc29lmk5/801_05.jpg
(Victor QL-801)

http://forum2.magnetofon.de/showtopic.php?threadid=4715&pagenum=2

best regards, jvc_graz

NEMOaudio
03-05-2012, 02:18 AM
This the JVC KD-D55 from my collection.
A 3 head deck made in 1981, with a good sound
and solid build quality.
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1692&pictureid=14142

hbucker
03-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Just picked up a KD-D20 deck at GW this weekend - for $3.50... I got it with the idea that I might be able to use parts in it to fix my KD-D40. Didn't figure it would work very well since it is 30 years old now.

Plugged it in and it works like a charm. It works and sounds so good I think I might feel bad scavenging parts out of it with hopes of making my other deck work.

I'm impressed and amazed.

45rpm
03-05-2012, 03:09 PM
I can't say enough good things about my TOTL KD-D50 deck. It has just about everything I've wanted in a deck, besides Dolby S. Picked it up for $10 at Goodwill on my birthday in December, and it's needed no modifications apart from a good head cleaning!

http://i.imgur.com/gp0VEl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OAzb4l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dZEhWl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bnwsSl.jpg

hbucker
03-05-2012, 03:27 PM
I can't say enough good things about my TOTL KD-D50 deck. It has just about everything I've wanted in a deck, besides Dolby S. Picked it up for $10 at Goodwill on my birthday in December, and it's needed no modifications apart from a good head cleaning!

http://i.imgur.com/gp0VEl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OAzb4l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dZEhWl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bnwsSl.jpg

I am so insanely green right now I can't take it. I miss my KD-D40 a lot.

Reymer
03-12-2012, 03:05 AM
My JVC (victor) QL-Y55F and QL-Y66F :music:

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l41/kkkram/IMG_0309.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l41/kkkram/DSC08961.jpg

reggaenaut
03-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Yeah lots of respect for JVC TTs.

petethemadma
03-26-2012, 07:38 AM
HOWDY,HERE IS THE ZERO 1000'S UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN AMCRON DC-300A SERIES II POWER AMP,ENJOY...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dchM1LAZGds&feature=plcp&context=C48577b9VDvjVQa1PpcFP7Z2IUGnHIGsYHcHo4IgZ2 xmpjfZbkEmw=

matt_mattio
04-03-2012, 03:45 PM
I picked up this excellent set last summer for around $55 and it plays just as good as it looks. This is the A-X1 amp and the T-X1 tuner. I also have a JVX KD-X1 tape deck that performs flawless and sounds great. In addition I also own a mint M-70 boombox - a very lively box. Itīs good to see all the love - JVC definitely made some nice stuff back in the days IMHO. iPhone pic below;

Dclapp
04-03-2012, 04:05 PM
A pair of the JVC floor-standing 3-way speakers made me an audiophile last June. $40 for the pair. It was the first time I had ever listened to music from speakers and got that "Oh wow" feeling. They are 60s or 70s speakers that are warm, open, and musical. It was really a revelation to me. If you crank up the volume, they never seem "loud", only bigger and wider and more open. You guys know what I mean. Some good things are now considered rare, and others are merely forgotten by history...

jvc_graz
04-04-2012, 06:20 AM
JVC/Victor's monophonic amp.- Laboratory M-7070

http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/alrrvnt5/m7070_01.jpg
(Victor M-7070, Victor P-2020)

reggaenaut
04-04-2012, 09:39 AM
JVC_GRAZ, thanks a million!

jgscott
04-04-2012, 11:33 PM
I just bought this to go in my bedroom. It's a JVC R-X500. I bought it because it had the remote with it and the EQ built in. First I read that it sounded very good, then I read other post saying it was just average. I've seen it say it was 60wpc, then also 100wpc ?

Anyone have any info on it please.

DCinDC
04-04-2012, 11:44 PM
I have or have had one of those. It might be black, but it's not crap.

No clue on the wattage. Seems there might be higher model numbers so it might be 60. Or it might be 100. :D

jgscott
04-05-2012, 12:59 AM
I have or have had one of those. It might be black, but it's not crap.

No clue on the wattage. Seems there might be higher model numbers so it might be 60. Or it might be 100. :D

Thanks. I wonder why I can't find anything much on the JVC R-X500 Receiver. They have to have made quite a few of them?:dunno:

Any other JVC experts that can help please?

Rome
04-05-2012, 09:22 AM
Thanks. I wonder why I can't find anything much on the JVC R-X500 Receiver. They have to have made quite a few of them?:dunno:

Any other JVC experts that can help please?

I am not a JVC expert, but I sure do like some of their vintage stuff & owned a R-S33 recevier.

I found a site that stated the R-X500 is rated 2X75 wpc into 8 ohms. Slightly higher into 4 ohms.

Rome

kowalski
04-05-2012, 10:20 AM
My 90s JVC RX517 VTN receiver sounds pretty badass kicking out Robin Trower's last live album via 2 Cerwin Vega RE30s out in my garage!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/firebird1999us/e60e7e3f.jpg

:banana:

lojyo610
04-06-2012, 11:06 AM
For JGScott:

I found a very beat up R-X500 at a garage sale, no remote and the middle plasma display is half burnt out. Got it for $5.00 and it's still in my bedroom pushing some small Boston 2 ways with a home made sub.

I found a post on google indicating 55 watts/channel @ 8 ohms.

Have you ever cracked it open? All that gee-whiz digital looking stuff on the outside hides a very old-school cool interior with discrete components, huge-ass power supply and 2 pretty impressive looking output capacitors. I have never hooked it up to a turntable with a MC cartridge, but the MM section is very impressive.

I envy you for your pristine example with a working remote and all the plasma displays intact. I love my ugly duckling version, yours is way cool.

GD70
04-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Hi all,

I'm new here and found this thread while researching vintage JVC equipment.

My first experience was my dad's early, mid 60's 5003 system with the omnidirectional speakers. He did the original advertising for JVC when they first started importing systems to the US market and purchased the system at that time. He still owns it and it works perfectly and is virtually mint condition. He also has a JVC turn table, I don't know the model number or have a pic at this time. I've read a few opinions regarding those speakers and I can tell you they sound awesome, have great base response and love the stereo separation no matter where you stand in the room. I'm on the look out for a set of these.

I have a RS 77 receiver, which was the top of the line model, bought new in 1980 in my Junior year in college.

This receiver is a work horse, survived countless parties, the case was so hot you couldn't touch it, but never failed. It's 60 watts per channel. It's in perfect condition except the signal strength & locked led's stopped working some years ago. Any advice on how to fix them?

I also have a JVC dual cassette deck, TD-W118, I'm guessing mid 90's, plays fine.

Here's a few pics of my dad's & my components.

Cheers, Glenn
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_3750.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_3749.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4551.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4543.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4544.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4549.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4550.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4545.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/GD70/IMG_4546.jpg

jgscott
04-09-2012, 09:53 PM
For JGScott:

I found a very beat up R-X500 at a garage sale, no remote and the middle plasma display is half burnt out. Got it for $5.00 and it's still in my bedroom pushing some small Boston 2 ways with a home made sub.

I found a post on google indicating 55 watts/channel @ 8 ohms.

Have you ever cracked it open? All that gee-whiz digital looking stuff on the outside hides a very old-school cool interior with discrete components, huge-ass power supply and 2 pretty impressive looking output capacitors. I have never hooked it up to a turntable with a MC cartridge, but the MM section is very impressive.

I envy you for your pristine example with a working remote and all the plasma displays intact. I love my ugly duckling version, yours is way cool.

Well my R-X500 made it to me in the mail Damaged and won't power on thanks to UPS and the seller who packed it NOT Well.

So on the way now is a JVC AX-R441 Intergrated. 125wpc from limited web info with Built in EQ.

Anyone know anything about this one? Spec, year site link info please???

petethemadma
04-21-2012, 11:35 AM
VICTOR SETUP LOOSELY DESCRIBED AS MONO BLOCKS....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm6yovMXZ6U&feature=plcp&context=C48577b9VDvjVQa1PpcFP7Z2IUGnHIGsYHcHo4IgZ2 xmpjfZbkEmw= LOVE MY VICTOR GEAR.

JarredCrowe
04-21-2012, 03:14 PM
I have a RX-950v in daily service. It looks pretty similar to the aforementioned x500. I must have gotten lucky finding one with a fully working display. Iirc correctly it was their top receiver the year it came out, rated at 125x2 at 8 ohms and I wouldnt doubt it. Part of it does get rather hot though. As far as construction and sound it trounced a Yamaha r7 I had and has more discrete components than my pioneer vsx9500. Certainly worth a look if you find one cheap somewhere. By and large jvc has done right by me. :)

redjr
04-21-2012, 04:17 PM
I just bought this to go in my bedroom. It's a JVC R-X500. I bought it because it had the remote with it and the EQ built in. First I read that it sounded very good, then I read other post saying it was just average. I've seen it say it was 60wpc, then also 100wpc ?

Anyone have any info on it please.
I still own one of those R-X500 receivers. According to the user manual I'm reading right now, they're rated at 100wpc, RMS, both channels driven into 8 ohms. It was in storage for nearly 18 years. When I brought it out, it wouldn't turn on. The tech rebuilt the PSU and now it sings beautifully. I've always been partial to JVC gear because that's all I could afford. :) Nice thing too is.. It's in near mint condition still and all the displays function properly. Very unique orange glow. Doesn't get much attention anymore, but it's part of my audio collection.

11rufus11
04-21-2012, 08:32 PM
A JVC V-71 Tuner. I bought it in 1977 and I still have it. It is a good tuner. :thmbsp:
http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad113/11rufus11/ok2.jpg

hypertone
04-21-2012, 11:07 PM
I have a JVC A-X55 integrated that is as sweet sounding as any tube amp I've had. I also have some tiny JVC speakers from a mini system with a single 4" full range driver that sound excellent for what they are.

hamilton02
04-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Great pics everyone. My first real setup years ago was JVC and still have 2 pieces left. Gave away the receiver and speakers. :thumbsdn: Was lucky to get a mint QLA7 and picked up the headphones last week.

redjr
04-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Great pics everyone. My first real setup years ago was JVC and still have 2 pieces left. Gave away the receiver and speakers. :thumbsdn: Was lucky to get a mint QLA7 and picked up the headphones last week.
That QLA7 is sweet. I've been looking for one, but they come up so rarely - at least in my neck of the woods. :)

hamilton02
04-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Thx red. A friend sold me it for 25 bucks. Best purchase for the money I have made.

70WR
04-22-2012, 07:13 PM
I have no plans of letting go my JVC QL-Y7 turntable. I like it much that it keeps me from buying a handful of other turntables trying one after another until I find another I'm satisfied with. Sonus Gold/Blue and Goldring 1022RX carts.
For my albums not in VG++ or better condition, I use my Benjamin-Elac Miracord TT though. But the JVC is so much more enjoyable.
Coming up to a year since I bought it from a TT buff. He kept it in new looking condition, then I couldn't pass up the deal when I went to audition it playing. It had to come home with me and I'm glad it did. Smooth sweet playing table.

GD70
04-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Here's my JVC R-S77 receiver I bought NEW in High School back in 1981. Had it repaired once for some loose grounding thing, back in the late eighties. Been fine ever since.

Serves in my basement with the computer iTunes/music amp. Really need to get an antenna hooked up to enjoy that cutting edge digital FM tuner!

It cost something like $485 back then. Took a LOT of saving for a first time working 15 year old!

Nice to see another R-S77 original owner. Got mine in 1980, junior year of college. Mine too is still going strong!

Glenn

bluesky
04-29-2012, 08:21 PM
Can't remember if I've commented yet on this thread but...

JVC made nice sounding excellent equipment. Quite honestly, they sound wonderful and the older ones, 80s, are of high quality. And pretty bulletproof too. Made to last and pride in craftsmanship.

JVC makes an excellent product.

I've heard JVC amps and really like them.

I have a mid 80s JVC boombox that I have just really beat up, it's been all over the world and knocked around quite a bit...and it 'still' keeps playing away!! And sounds great. Quite impressive.

Thumbs Up for JVC!

hypertone
05-01-2012, 10:54 PM
This ugly amp is probably the best sounding amp I have ever owned, including tubes. They were on to something with that "Dynamic Super A" circuit. Say what you will about it not being "true class A", but the amps with this circuit sound great and will blow away most competitors gear from that era. This amp has a punchy yet controlled bottom end that is lacking in just about every other amp I have compared it to. Combine that with a huge soundstage, an open, uncolored midrange and an airy detailed top end and you have a giant killer.

The best thing about JVC gear is that most of it is absolutely worthless, so you can get it for nearly nothing.

jvc_graz
05-08-2012, 06:28 AM
JVC/Victor's best Amp- Laboratory JM-S1000, build 1975/76

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/2uo2jl88/JMS1000_0a.jpg
(JVC JM-S1000)

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/voy7hpkd/JMS1000_0b.jpg
(JVC JM-S1000)

JVC_Graz

starquest52
05-08-2012, 07:11 AM
I have a "vintage" JVC 6 disc CDP ( XL-M505 I think) that is tough as nails and sounds as good as decks costing twice as much. The problem with JVC (Japan Victor Company) is they made some real trash along with some very nice pieces. :yes:

+1 :sigh:

DareDevil
05-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Wow, I'm happy I've found this thread - it's nice to see there's so many fellow JVC fans :banana:

I have a JVC TD-V-1010TN cassette deck, which I've had since new. Think it was in '89 or '90 I bought it. Had a power supply failure once, was repaired at an authorized workshop. Worked flawlessly ever since. Built like a tank, and looks great inside too. Excellent music player.

I also borrowed a XL-Z1010TN CD player back then - I still regret I didnt bought it back then, and if I stumble over a fully working one for a reasonably price, I'll buy it without hesitation.

As a sidenote, I've also had a JVC mini-VHS camcorder and a auto CD-reciever thing - was very happy with both.

nickv41
05-11-2012, 10:00 AM
I have a JVC VT-700 tuner that delivers amazing reception.

szeppelin75
05-11-2012, 10:36 AM
I had a JVC VHS player back in the 90s.

melofelo
05-11-2012, 03:38 PM
JVC/Victor's best Amp- Laboratory JM-S1000, build 1975/76

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/2uo2jl88/JMS1000_0a.jpg
(JVC JM-S1000)

http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/voy7hpkd/JMS1000_0b.jpg
(JVC JM-S1000)

JVC_Graz

battleship! :thmbsp:

Tommyboy65
05-17-2012, 10:22 PM
Does anyone have experience with the JVC XLV-161 CD player. I bought one for my dad around 1992/93. It must have cost around $150. What is your opinion of the sound quality? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

ledzep1968
05-21-2012, 12:52 PM
I own a JVC JA-31. Not as my main receiver though, it's in my bedroom. I think it sounds fantastic. It's one of their late 70s models, ~1978 I think. The flat sounds OK, but I'm more of an "EQ all the way up" person. I have a CD player and a cassette deck going to it.

tubeboob
09-10-2012, 06:17 AM
I picked up a JVC QL Y55F turntable this weekend, and it is every bit a beauty to look at and to listen to.

This takes my JVC stash to a higher level:

QL-F4
QL Y66F
QL Y66F
QL Y66F (parts unit)
QL Y55F

Damn, I'm pleased as pie . . .:thmbsp::smoke::D

Cheers

petethemadma
09-13-2012, 10:14 PM
VICTOR XL-Z711 CD PLAYER and QL-7 TURNTABLE...LOVE MY VICTOR GEAR. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0847C439A0034106

hbucker
09-19-2012, 04:34 PM
Just picked up a JVC TD-W318 dual cassette deck at the g-will. It's a decent little deck and in perfect working order.

chah-ching!

Wes_in_VA
09-19-2012, 04:54 PM
My first integrated was a JVC, I thought it was wonderful, AR turntable, home made speakers - 17 year old heaven.

Just found an RS-5 receiver, can't wait to check it out. Could find zero info on it.

Here's a pic I swiped of my first.

That thing's pretty.

RebelKat
09-26-2012, 12:37 AM
I've got a ql-7 too, it's an awesome table except....It's a howler. I can't seem to isolate the damn thing good enough to get some serious volume with it. It's a shame, too...it's a gorgeous deck otherwise.

CrimsonGlory
10-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Just had a JVC receiver delivered to me from eBay. RX-803vbk. 120wpc, $26, and the biggest kicker is he shipped it in the original box. Meaning I had to carefully pull stuff off of it to ensure I didn't ruin the labeling.

But it's all complete, down to the plastic bag the receiver was packed in. :D

DCinDC
10-05-2012, 08:43 AM
The price is the upside to the gets no respect factor!

yaya97
10-05-2012, 08:51 AM
I had a JVC JR-S300 for years. I thought it looked cool and the equalizer was very cool. I loved it

lojyo610
10-31-2012, 09:31 AM
I picked up a JVC R-X500 receiver at a garage sale for $5.00. It was cosmetically challanged with bent metal "electronic switches" and a partially burned out plasma display. I figured $5.00, what the hell.

I plugged it into some old Missions that I had and it sounded great even on FM. Hooked up my old Philips AF777 turntable and it was even more amazing.

I decided to open it up to clean it and was surprised by the massive power supply and the huge capacitors. I checked on Google and found out it had 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms.

It's so beat up that I'll never get anything for it on ebay. For the secondary system I'm usiing it with, it is pure over-kill. There is no substitute for old school wattage.

redjr
10-31-2012, 09:45 AM
I picked up a JVC R-X500 receiver at a garage sale for $5.00. It was cosmetically challanged with bent metal "electronic switches" and a partially burned out plasma display. I figured $5.00, what the hell.

I plugged it into some old Missions that I had and it sounded great even on FM. Hooked up my old Philips AF777 turntable and it was even more amazing.

I decided to open it up to clean it and was surprised by the massive power supply and the huge capacitors. I checked on Google and found out it had 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms.

It's so beat up that I'll never get anything for it on ebay. For the secondary system I'm usiing it with, it is pure over-kill. There is no substitute for old school wattage.
The X500 is a very capable receiver and was once JVC's flagship model. I have one that I used for years in the early 90's. They were very conservatively rated on the power specs. When mine was in the shop last year (rebuilt PSU), it was rated at 110wpc.

Satch
03-26-2013, 09:44 AM
Finally took the time to work on my AX-Z711. Cleaned and resoldered some joints, took out the volume pot and cleaned it in an ultrasonic bath and - most visible - put in new bulbs for the display. Now I only have to clean the outside...

http://i49.tinypic.com/2rnvlgw.jpg

And the rest of the stack:

http://i50.tinypic.com/34iigi8.jpg

Sorry for the pics.

qemaster
03-27-2013, 03:24 AM
In 1995 I lost a Technics SA-5470 receiver to a nearly direct lightening strike. Absolutely fried it. Being in a $ tight spot, I bought a JVC FS-1000 all-in-one CD/AM/FM compact system. I hooked it to my JBL 630T speakers and it worked fine. Has all of 8 watts per channel. The JBLs are pretty efficient. The JVC has a remote, and it was my first CD player. After getting another decent receiver, I have used the JVC in every office I ever had, with the remote being a fantastic feature at work. The speakers are 3" or so full rangers, and sound pretty good. I've thought about removing the drivers and building a horn loaded full range set, ala Hornshoppe type cabs. However, the old JVC plugs along in the bedroom and does a great job as it is. Soon to be 18 y/o. Good stuff, albeit not 'hifi' per se.

Schurkey
03-27-2013, 12:52 PM
http://reviews.ebay.com/JVC-JR-S-quot-x01-quot-series-receivers-A-primer?ugid=10000000001150315

My favorite photo from that link:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqJ,!ioFBVGsVYnCBQivvSwKH!~~_1.JPG

TonyRumore
03-27-2013, 02:09 PM
I had an RX-5V that was used in my garage since the late 80's, but it went tango uniform last year, so I replaced it with this 1988 RX-1001V, 120wpc/8. It sounds decent. The touch screen remote control is abnormally large though.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/JVCRX1001V_zps9d209805.jpg

Daunia 70
03-27-2013, 03:08 PM
I once purchased this JVC separates midi system brand new in an electrical store (Rumbelows,sadly long since gone),back around 1990.It sounded great and was once my pride and joy.I've still got it,but it'll take hours to get at as it's stored in a spare wardrobe,which has stacks of gear in front it.
From memory,all of it was 'made in Japan',except for maybe the turntable and tuner.Most of it could be operated with the supplied JVC remote control and the JVC Compu Link cables.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk271/captainharlock_1969/paulb-37_zpsfe3c11b2.jpg

GP49
03-27-2013, 03:17 PM
Some JVC products showed evidence of real doofus engineering. In an entire series of receivers from the 1990s, they saved the cost of a resistor by using one of the front-panel light bulbs to drop a DC voltage. As all light bulbs do eventually, this one would burn out and the set would go dead...except for one model, where losing DC on that power supply branch would cause the power amplifier to offset to the opposite-polarity power supply rail, and blow up.

On the other hand, JVC technical support for their warranty service stations (at least those in my area) was top-notch. One of their technicians specifically recommended NOT repairing those receivers by simply replacing the light bulb, but to use a separate resistor instead. While he may have displeased the engineer who designed that circuit, he kept the best interests of the customer in mind.

2martinis
03-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Wow. This is a seven year old thread. But I'll play. The JVC cassette deck I bought sometime around 1981 just died a couple of years ago. Didn't even completely die, just started cutting out intermittently. It was near the bottom of the line in 1981, too; piano keys instead of push buttons. But it made and played lots of tapes for a long time. I would have replaced it with a JVC 3-head, but it had just gone out of production. Got a Sony instead.

YamahaFreak
06-27-2013, 02:51 AM
Some JVC products showed evidence of real doofus engineering. In an entire series of receivers from the 1990s, they saved the cost of a resistor by using one of the front-panel light bulbs to drop a DC voltage. As all light bulbs do eventually, this one would burn out and the set would go dead...except for one model, where losing DC on that power supply branch would cause the power amplifier to offset to the opposite-polarity power supply rail, and blow up.

On the other hand, JVC technical support for their warranty service stations (at least those in my area) was top-notch. One of their technicians specifically recommended NOT repairing those receivers by simply replacing the light bulb, but to use a separate resistor instead. While he may have displeased the engineer who designed that circuit, he kept the best interests of the customer in mind.

GP49, can you perhaps elaborate on this receiver and its strange use of panel lights? Do you have a model number I can look up? I am always intrigued by odd and unorthodox ways of doing things...even if they aren't always the best ideas. :D

Unrelated: Is your username a reference to the rare EMD diesel locomotive of the same designation? :scratch2:

maruss
06-29-2013, 05:41 PM
I stumbled upon a nice JVC SR201 in working condition, lights were out so no cool blue glow but I'll e fixing that this week. It's a very nice sounding little unit.

I remember seeing these things when they were new and I have to admit I was not a fan of the styling at the time but now I think they look kind of cool!

Hi there, can you let me know if you fixed the lights in your receiver? I have one of these with similar problem. Many thanks.
Mark.

Eric Lloyd
06-30-2013, 03:00 AM
This is the second ancient thread I've seen revived this week. My main workhorse receiver is a JVC JR-S300. Sounds great, looks cool. Built about 1977. Has the SEA five band eq built in. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

bluesky
06-30-2013, 02:26 PM
JVC made great sounding reliable gear!!

transmaster
06-30-2013, 02:44 PM
One of the best systems I ever had, only surpassed by my present Onkyo AVR, was a JVC integrated amp, as I recall a JVC AX-R97 (100 watts per channel), it's matching tuner, with it's matching CD player first a five disk changer and later a single drawer unit all interconnected via Compulink.

BOUXY
06-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Check this cool looking cassette deck out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Stereo-JVC-Cassette-deck-player-recorder-KD-65_W0QQitemZ9744341557QQihZ008QQcategoryZ71574QQrd Z1QQcmdZViewItem

It may be crap but it looks pretty good.

TankDonovan

It's COOL and it's not CRAP,works and sounds/looks good!:thmbsp:

Poultrygeist
06-30-2013, 05:51 PM
I've had the JVC-RX D205 for 7 or 8 years and it has performed flawlessly. I never understood why class D AV receivers weren't more popular.

http://resources.jvc.com/Images/02/14/21430.JPG

Ender
11-20-2013, 05:20 PM
The JVC units I own currently get lotsa love around here, on my desk right now I am running a JVC A-X9 and I am moving a JVC R-S5 (wit soume Sound Dynamics RS8 speakers) to my sister in law whom is in need of a good amplifier to replace her ipod dock thing.

the_nines
11-20-2013, 05:28 PM
...

Anybody else had good experiences with JVC?

Charlie

.....

Mainstream brand, nothing wrong with it, nothing special about it either.

JMO.

MikeT.
11-20-2013, 05:40 PM
They made some monster, bullet-proof receivers at one time. Great stuff. http://www.radiomuseum.org/images/radio/jvc_victor_company/jr_s600_576968.jpg

Uncle Paul
11-20-2013, 05:59 PM
JVC made some of the best turntables ever produced. Many of the best turntables sold by other brands were made for them by JVC.

jvc_graz
12-22-2013, 04:22 AM
today the victor laboratory 7070 (build 1977/78)

http://s1.directupload.net/images/131222/3ez4yudv.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

http://s1.directupload.net/images/131222/j5xthxif.jpg (http://www.directupload.net
)

more at http://old-fidelity.de/thread-5285-page-3.html

klaus

Falstaff
12-22-2013, 08:20 AM
I have two JVC components in my stereos, a receiver and a cassette, that I am very happy with. Nothing wrong with JVC that I can see.

reggaenaut
12-22-2013, 08:27 AM
Great show GRAZ!

Drumolator
12-22-2013, 03:54 PM
I am a fan of JVC. I had a BOTL cassette deck from the 80s that had mic inputs on the front. I used that thing for about fifteen years and made dozens of live recordings with it.

I also bought some JVC stuff in the early 2000s. The TV, VCR, and cassette deck still work, and I still have them. The shelf system and stereo receiver both died after about a year. I still use the TV, a CRT, but the VCR and cassette deck are sitting on shelves in storage.

I read this whole thread before posting. Peace and goodwill.

ig88
12-22-2013, 11:07 PM
Jvc 4vr 5446 quad all the way! Had it for years
Wouldn't trade it for anything

JumpingBean
12-22-2013, 11:23 PM
I have a JVC cd player in my main system. It has a really good DAC for being made in the late 80s, and of course it's still working fine which is rare for CD players that old. Best 10 dollars I ever spent.

petethemadma
12-23-2013, 07:40 AM
QL-7 Turntable...XL-Z999EX CDP...XL-Z711 CDP...P-L10 PREAMPLIFIER...M-L10 POWER AMPLIFIER...A-X1000 AMPLIFIER...ZERO 1000 SPEAKERS SX-900 SPIRIT SPEAKERS...SX-511 SPEAKERS...This setup is so Wonderful i feel humbled to have it in my presence...it is superb...regards Peter....Some VICTOR Action here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBnrkD-i4mI

reggaenaut
12-23-2013, 01:04 PM
QL-7 Turntable...XL-Z999EX CDP...XL-Z711 CDP...P-L10 PREAMPLIFIER...M-L10 POWER AMPLIFIER...A-X1000 AMPLIFIER...ZERO 1000 SPEAKERS SX-900 SPIRIT SPEAKERS...SX-511 SPEAKERS...This setup is so Wonderful i feel humbled to have it in my presence...it is superb...regards Peter....Some VICTOR Action here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBnrkD-i4mI

I heard good things about the ZERO speakers.

loopstick
12-23-2013, 10:33 PM
I'm glad they don't get any respect. That way when I go to my favorite auction site and there's a feeding frenzy it's either a Marantz or it's a Bose Wave Radio.

JVC JR-S300

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=492212&d=1392831041

JVC R-S33

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=492213&d=1392831155

JVC R-S77

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=492216&d=1392831218

terrya
12-24-2013, 06:22 PM
My local thrift store has a JVC turntable that has been sitting there for about a month. Don't know the model # and have just ignored it. Have not seen any real talk of them here. Figured it was just junk. If there are JVC turntables worth having I have no idea.

Rome
12-24-2013, 07:24 PM
Very nice pieces, loopstick!

Owned an R-S33 back in the 80s & I still miss it.

Rome

markshan
12-24-2013, 08:23 PM
My local thrift store has a JVC turntable that has been sitting there for about a month. Don't know the model # and have just ignored it. Have not seen any real talk of them here. Figured it was just junk. If there are JVC turntables worth having I have no idea.

Lots of great JVC tables. A QL-A7 is my daily driver. Get a model number.

blackfly
12-25-2013, 12:10 AM
I think the lack of respect JVC gets is that it was a "mid line" brand, and that was it. Unlike Sony, Denon, Yamaha or others it had no "ultimate" piece, line or brand. It stuck to the numbers, not quality of the numbers, and that is something that I think many find hurt it. Moreover, unlike Pioneer with the SX 1980 or Yamaha with the MX 10000, there is no one component JVC had that is memorable or sticks out. Just my point of view.

markshan
12-25-2013, 12:34 AM
I guess you missed post #424.

petethemadma
12-25-2013, 12:34 AM
Agree with Rome...Very nice pieces, loopstick! Very Nice Indeed.

terrya
12-25-2013, 01:18 PM
Lots of great JVC tables. A QL-A7 is my daily driver. Get a model number.

If it's still there tomorrow I will find the model#.

markshan
12-25-2013, 02:05 PM
Keep us posed. I'm very curious. They made some really nice units and some BPC. The trick is getting the right ones.

petethemadma
12-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Concerning Victor/JVC I Feel Your Comments are based on assumption rather than experience...I.M.O. there is so many exquisite Victor/JVC Components that to relegate all to total mediocrity is simply untrue..Peter

terrya
12-26-2013, 12:59 PM
Lots of great JVC tables. A QL-A7 is my daily driver. Get a model number.

It's an AL-A155, it is missing the cartridge, otherwise complete and in nice condition. They are asking $12 for it.

blackfly
12-26-2013, 08:09 PM
I guess you missed post #424.

I was talking about something important, relevant or memorable. This amp is a first for me, and not something that got JVC world-wide claim. Pure Class A monoblocks....now we are talking.

blackfly
12-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Concerning Victor/JVC I Feel Your Comments are based on assumption rather than experience...I.M.O. there is so many exquisite Victor/JVC Components that to relegate all to total mediocrity is simply untrue..Peter

Unfortunately time is the greatest test. And in this capacity, JVC simply took the middle road and did not delve into the highest end like Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon et al. Your defense is as assumptious as you a priori attack that my LACK of knowledge makes my claim invalid. In fact, the truth proves itself. Unless there are troves of JVC high end Japanese-only goods out there, of which there is no evidence, it shows that there are the Japanese companies that were able to make mid-fi gear and Ultra-fi gear. Evidence is such JVC was not the latter. Fact, not supposition.

Perhaps had JVC done the Highest end route it might of stuck out, but the fact is it did not, and has not done so. I love Japanese gear but JVC for me is not even on on the radar for the aforementioned reasons.

Daunia 70
12-26-2013, 08:49 PM
JVC made some great quality gear well into the early 90's.Their top end cassette decks (and even blank compact cassettes) were excellent as were their CDP's,amps etc.
Although,their gear tended to be harder to find than the likes of Pioneer,Technics,Sony etc,with not so many dealers/stockists of JVC around these parts.

SoundOfSound
12-26-2013, 08:59 PM
Unfortunately time is the greatest test. And in this capacity, JVC simply took the middle road and did not delve into the highest end like Pioneer, Yamaha, Denon et al. Your defense is as assumptious as you a priori attack that my LACK of knowledge makes my claim invalid. In fact, the truth proves itself. Unless there are troves of JVC high end Japanese-only goods out there, of which there is no evidence, it shows that there are the Japanese companies that were able to make mid-fi gear and Ultra-fi gear. Evidence is such JVC was not the latter. Fact, not supposition.

Perhaps had JVC done the Highest end route it might of stuck out, but the fact is it did not, and has not done so. I love Japanese gear but JVC for me is not even on on the radar for the aforementioned reasons.

Have you actually owned anything made by JVC?. I have seen very nice things made by them.

I own a few lower level things from JVC that "Audiophiles" would laugh at.

In reality the JVC stuff I have is very well built. I have some stuff from the late 80s and it still works perfectly. Inside you will find the same parts used as any of the high end Sansui or Pioneer stuff. The fact that they are so old and still work as new says a lot about JVC build quality.

loopstick
12-26-2013, 10:12 PM
Agree with Rome...Very nice pieces, loopstick! Very Nice Indeed.
Thanks guys, I added some more pix. The JR-S300 was a huge horror story. The cast piece that was the dial flywheel bracket was flawed during casting back in Japan many moons ago, and was full of hairline cracks. During shipment it decided to shatter leaving the flywheel swinging around in the cabinet like a wrecking ball, still attached to the dial cord, but like on a tether.

Luckily nothing got smashed, I found most of the pieces of the bracket, superglued them together, then spread a layer of JB Weld over the repair to give it strength. Then remounted the flywheel (which you could brain somebody with) with the repaired bracket. Then I tried to restring the cord. The cord didn't break, but I still couldn't figure it out. Got the service manual from hifiengine I think and saw a pulley I never noticed before and got it done. Talk about a shitstorm of suck. But it was worth it. :music:

markshan
12-26-2013, 10:56 PM
It's an AL-A155, it is missing the cartridge, otherwise complete and in nice condition. They are asking $12 for it.

Some JVC stuff is great, some is BPC. Unfortunately, that model looks to be the latter.

petethemadma
12-27-2013, 01:41 AM
O.K.-Firstly,i was not under attack so i had no defence-only an opinion.Secondly,i do not attack anyone nor did i mention Your knowledge Base.However i did make reference to the fact it appeared to Me that You have not Experienced the Very Hi-End VICTOR JAPANESE ONLY Market that does Exist.Because one has not experienced something does not mean it does not Exist..with Kind Regards Peter...Please Check Out Yahoo Japan Auction Listings.

reggaenaut
12-27-2013, 05:08 AM
I think the lack of respect JVC gets is that it was a "mid line" brand, and that was it. Unlike Sony, Denon, Yamaha or others it had no "ultimate" piece, line or brand. It stuck to the numbers, not quality of the numbers, and that is something that I think many find hurt it. Moreover, unlike Pioneer with the SX 1980 or Yamaha with the MX 10000, there is no one component JVC had that is memorable or sticks out. Just my point of view.

Do a check of aker JVC_GRAZ postings.

markshan
12-27-2013, 08:41 AM
I propose a pay per view no holds barred steel cage grudge match between blackfly and JVC_GRAZ. :)

Gang-Twanger
12-27-2013, 09:22 AM
http://img3.hyperinzerce.cz/x-cz/inz/4743/4743734-hi-fi-jvc-mx-gb5-1.jpg

My JVC... The MXGB5... Speakers are actually quite-good-sounding for what they are... It was by far the best-sounding shelf system they had at WalMart (Xmas gift from my late father back in '04, a few months before he died).

NEMOaudio
12-27-2013, 03:50 PM
The SPECTRO PEAK INDICATOR of a JVC. As seen on the JVC KD-V35 (1983) from my collection.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HYLbKJfQzEg/UcQSR4LShuI/AAAAAAAABB4/niEVLBoPVpw/s800/JVC%2520KD-V35.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rhjhZCdCTZE/UcQSX7KyJ3I/AAAAAAAABCA/csP6UjajjrE/s800/JVC%2520KD-V35%2520display.jpg

petethemadma
12-28-2013, 04:36 PM
You could drop this off at my place any time you like...mmmm.

petethemadma
12-28-2013, 05:06 PM
Howdy ,this pair of L10's sold for $4500 2 weeks ago on yahoo japan. Bass and mid bass drivers need re-edging (hope the coils are fine).Squawkers and tweeters Finished..

petethemadma
12-28-2013, 07:43 PM
More Wonderful VICTOR Gear.

jvc_graz
12-30-2013, 06:39 AM
2 of the best amplifiers together in real- JVC JM-S1000 and Victor JM-S500

http://s7.directupload.net/images/131230/wx4y4ggd.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

http://s1.directupload.net/images/131230/4x3diduc.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)
(JVC JM-S1000)

http://s1.directupload.net/images/131230/8ezwe4k6.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)
(Victor JM-S500)

Victor JM-S500MF asap.

jvc_graz

petethemadma
01-12-2014, 11:36 AM
These sold this morning on yahoo japan au$3,597...13/01/2014

Drumolator
01-12-2014, 12:47 PM
http://img3.hyperinzerce.cz/x-cz/inz/4743/4743734-hi-fi-jvc-mx-gb5-1.jpg

My JVC... The MXGB5... Speakers are actually quite-good-sounding for what they are... It was by far the best-sounding shelf system they had at WalMart (Xmas gift from my late father back in '04, a few months before he died).

I used to want one of those. For a while I got into shelf systems rather than components. Who knows why? I snapped out of it though. :D Peace and goodwill.

jvc_graz
01-25-2014, 11:19 AM
today the missing Victor JM-S500MF:

http://s7.directupload.net/images/140125/7zpymre5.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140125/njj434lc.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

BR, Klaus