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DC Integrated Receiver (1978)

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The top of the line JR-S501 puts all of the best JVC Hi-Fi expertise to work - massive DC power amplifier output, advanced phono equalizer and tuner circuitry, clean and futuristic looks.

Tuning feel is smooth and comfortable during scan or fine adjust, and reception is excellent in any locale. The knobless design has push-buttons for every conceivable use.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Damping factor: 70

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Output: 250mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 166 x 560 x 429mm

Weight: 21kg

Year: 1978


service manual (low res)  English - bv5paul

instruction/owners manual   English Deutsch Francais - roger306

service manual   English - roger306

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Reviewed Sep 12th, 2016 by dtiberius

I received one of these monsters from a friend. It was in great shape but the power switch would sometimes arc and cause the dial lights to flicker and smoke to rise from the switch! I found info online about a triac mod that could be done to the switch and that solved the problem! This receiver is one of the most, unique looking units I've ever owned, lol! If you can get past the looks you will find a very clean and powerful sounding unit! It's sound quality really surprised me! And it's built like a tank! It has given my Yammy CR-2020 some serious competition!



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