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JVC A-X5

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1979-80)

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JVC A-X5

Specifications

Power output: 70 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 1Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 75

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 69dB (MC), 85dB (MM), 110dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line)

Dimensions: 139 x 450 x 423mm

Weight: 11.5kg

Year: 1979

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Reviewed Jun 23rd, 2017 by Ati

I bought it as a complete Hi-Fi set in 1980 and used for many years. After many movings and technological changes (CD, etc.) over the years I neglected the set for years. Recently I renewed the turntable's (JVC-QL YF5) cartridge and resumed using the set with its A-X5 amplifier. It is amazingly alive and as good as new. My pile of 33rpm records were kept in their dust free solid storage boxes for such a long time and still serving me without a scratch.

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Reviewed Apr 09th, 2017 by g-man02tii

I bought mine A-X5 new at the Rhein-Main Air Base Germany audio club in Jan 80. Over the years, it's been abused, The front panel tone control cover door is gone, i.e., numerous moves, college life, daughters had it while they were in college and this amp keeps on ticking. I had forgotten how good this amp is. I recently pulled it out of long term storage, powered it up and and it put a big smile on my face. I need to rotate this one in to my listening room more often.

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Reviewed Apr 08th, 2017 by Cale

For what this amp costs and for what it's capable of, good luck beating it. This is a real vintage gem.

Pimpy late 70's styling, solid yet nuanced sound, great tone controls, great phono section, and super-cheap to own and maintain.

Also it will push more speaker than you'd expect.

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Reviewed Jan 20th, 2014 by finisvox

I have bought an A-X5 again, and I must say that it reaches to impress me, even about 30 years later of the first one, and after having had many highly priced amps on my listening room. Certainly, it is not the best amp in the wolrd, but it have a price/performance ratio hard to beat. Obviously, it needs a complete revision/service for to get the best of it.

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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2013 by Smoke Screen

This is effectivly the basic version of the A-X9.
Less solid build,less power,less luxurios audio
electronics. Still a very good amp.

 

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