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DC Integrated Receiver (1977-78)

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The JR-S301 is big enough to fill the average to large listening room with the wall to wall sound of the musical truth.

JVC's new DC amplifier design delivers an output of 60 watts per channel in this, the medium priced number of our latest line up.

The JR-S301 shares most of the features available on the more costly models, including DC power amplifier, precision preamplifier, advanced tuner, SEA graphic equalizer and more.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%

Damping factor: 70

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 190mV (line)

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

Output: 190mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 166 x 500 x 378mm

Weight: 12.4kg

Year: 1978


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Reviewed Sep 13th, 2017 by LouisGab

Not insane power but can still destroy any random guy with ''ok'' speakers and a pair of ears. Solid and overbuilt. Huge ELNA 18000 uf filtering the power source. Actually all the boards are signed by ELNA. The sound is all over the place. Can really throw a party with that machine, or 2. The tuner is precise too just like the phono pre-amp. Mine keeps on blowin peoples head off, just cuz it sounds amazing. The EQ, well try it you'ill see! :) A forgotten one.



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This receiver seems to be lesser known compared to other manufacturers. Like the last picked for a team, but turns out to be a star player, this JVC performs with the best intention. The tuner wheel is solid heavy metal turning to tune hard to get stations, grabs them then sends clear loud audio to my ears. The display is dark green which reminds me of absinthe and the green glow illumination, just right and easy on the eyes, not over lit room filling. Well designed and built. The EQ is smooth and works perfect. The loudness pumps out the jam.
Some sources come through mono.

re: JR-S301

Hi sleezstak,
I acquired a JR S301. About 25 years ago in mint condition it still function perfectly.
I had a home demonstration when they first came out in 78, os when l saw this one I had to buy it.
Take care.

re: JR-S301

My 301 is still jamming, but has some scratchyness in its sound. Time to go under the covers and remedy the situation. One of the traits I like about this receiver is the rich full sounding lows and up front mids and springy highs.

re: JR-S301

How do you clear up popping sounds out of right speaker channel for both sets of speakers? I have switched speakers and channels and still get popping on right side only.

re: JR-S301

A Yamaha preamp of mine did the same thing. Based on my research a while ago, reasons there's a pop could be because the receiver is dirty, like pops heard while playing a dirty record. The good news is it's easy to remedy. DeOxit all pots, buttons, sliders, jacks (careful on plastic) and use compressed air to blow out dust from inside as best you can.
Another pop reason is from bad solder joints or/and bad diodes or capacitors. I read that's a PITA to fix.
Also check all rca connections, speaker connections are clean and tight. Keep power cables and cords away from interconnects and speaker wires. Don't plug receiver into a wall socket that also has anything with a dimmer or fan. Or even near those. Increase the room humidity a little.
Hope that helps.

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