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JVC A-X7

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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JVC A-X7

Description

The JVC A-X7 is a pure negative feedback, super A integrated amplifier featuring DC servo equalisation amplifier for both MC and MM cartridges and direct power supply system with emphasis on power and extra high operability thanks to the non-clearance volume knob.

Specifications

Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 1Hz to 400kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%

Damping factor: 100

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 426mm

Weight: 12kg

Year: 1980

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A-X7

Nice amp, just picked one up at a garage sale $10.00! It is great for my "mancave". Just addeed a an AkaiGX-4000D reel-reeland keeping an eye out for a din cable and turntable!

JVC

I feel JVC's amplifiers are mostly more reliable than other munufacture's such as Yamaha that often cause thermal problems.
Actually I often found some chemical condensors in Yamaha amps are put close to electrical parts that generate heat.
Such design should not be done.
Regarding this point JVC is doing well.
This amp does not have catchy features but has clear sound that is good enough to test speakers for most people who are more interested in speakers than amps.
JVC's amps are not so popular in Japan, so fortunately we can get them cheaper than other manufacturer's amps.
Anyway, cost perfomance is very good as used amps.
That's good.

re: JVC

you are spot on. everything else seems to fry up by the time its 20 years old not jvc

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re: JVC

I know what you mean, I have JVC Tape decks, CD decks, VCRs, and tapes. All of them really work good and need fewer replacement parts than competitors. I have a Receiver that uses JVC CD-4 technology and it sounds quite impressive. In Japan, I'm pretty sure that JVC goes under the name "Victor". Lastly, JVC is a value brand. You get a lot of features and extras for the money. I highly recommend this brand over Yamaha.

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re: JVC

JVC has made some great products over the years (and I still own many), but to say they are better than Yamaha (I assume you mean on a "dollar to dollar" basis) isn't totally accurate. And as far as parts, service and tech support, Yamaha is still one of the best around. Try talking to an actual "factory bench tech" for most major manufacturers - Yamaha can actually help their repair network in real time. Victor Company of Japan (JVC).

re: JVC

I wonder though if there has been any negative effects on the quality since the merger with Kenwood back in 2008. Apparently, several years ago (2012?) they ended camcorder production in Japan and shifted it to overseas to cut losses. No surprise to me there. What does surprise me is when I come across products, new(er) - not old, from whatever manufacturer that ARE actually still made in Japan.

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re: JVC

That's a really great question. Kenwood's products since the late 1990's has REALLY dropped in quality, so I imagine that JVC's stuff from recent times is also cheap. Indeed JVC has ended camcorder production in Japan and also has drastically reduced the number of variety in product generally. JVC is not the only company to do this Pioneer has sold their consumer electronics business to Onkyo, and has sold 85% of their DJ brand to KKR. It seems that with all of the phones, and Bluetooth speakers, HiFi Component Audio products are obsolete to everyone but the audiophiles. Most audiophiles probably invest mostly in Vintage equipment like the ones seen here at Hifiengine making newer equipment once again left out in the cold.

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