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JVC 5003

AM/FM Stereo Receiver with SEA System

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JVC 5003


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 7Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Input sensitivity: 1.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MM), 75dB (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 4-2/5 x 20 x 13-1/5 inches

Weight: 30.8lbs


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Reviewed Oct 31st, 2014 by Paul Co

I bought this JVC 5003 in Germany in 1969 and it still works.. I have had some problems with scratchy Volume and Balance controls, but have cleaned them and they are now fine once more. I have a manual for it but have been unable to find it lately. I will scan it when I do find it. The only other problem I have with it is a broken Sea Control knob which I intend to fix.

Reviewed Jun 02nd, 2014 by rodbinkc

Super cool



re: JVC/Nivico 5003 - "scratchy volume and balance controls"

I too have a Nivico 5003 (used to be my father's). It's been sitting in my garage for many years, and I decided that I've got to put it to use or get rid of it. Dusted it off and connected it, and it's great! But the volume contol makes a loud scratchy noise when turned.

PaulCo mentioned that he cleaned his and they are fine. I took the lid off mine and had a brief look, but didn't see any dirt or dust. What exactly needs cleaning, and how? Any advice?

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