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Sharp VZ-3000

Stereo Music System (1981-83)

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Sharp VZ-3000


Records are great, but the work that goes into playing them isn't. That's why Sharp has come up with the VZ-3000E.

Just place the record inside, and all the rest will be done automatically by the built in microcomputer. You can enjoy records as if operating a cassette deck; ultimate convenience is yours.

State of the art microcomputer and optoelectronic infrared technology have made possible this advanced player which can continuously play both record sides, randomly play either side, or repeatedly play one or both sides.

These features are realized by employing 2 separate linear tracking tonearms. The result is that the record itself need never be touched; all functions are controlled by the soft touch buttons.

Thanks to the vertically designed player, the VZ-3000E is slim and elegant, perfectly suited for any room. In addition, floor vibration and acoustic feedback are reduced.


Power outputs: 25 watts per channel into 4 ohms

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz

Tuner: superheterodyne FM/MW/LW tuner

FM tuning range: 87.6 to 108MHz

MW tuning range: 520 to 1620kHz

LW tuning range: 148.5 to 285kHz

Cassette deck: 2 head, 4 track, 2 channel stereo

Record player: microcomputer control, linear tracking, full auto, belt drive

Speakers: 2 way bass reflex speaker system

Dimensions: 597 x 170 x 378mm (main unit), 220 x 220 x 378mm (speaker)

Weight: 14.6kg (main unit), 4.7kg (speaker)


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re: VZ-3000

I have just purchased one of these that is not working for £40 including speakers and boxes. Can anybody tell me where I can get the replacement record deck belt and cassette belt plus how many belts in total would I need to replace. And can someone offer me any help in doing this.
I have looked at that very funny one on YouTube

re: VZ-3000

Hello all, could really do with some help, would love to get my vz working again, I've had the belts changed in the past, and a couple of years ago had new belts on record deck but on reassembly he couldn't get record side to work, after various attempts gave up.

I would like to get it working, on start up, I can here whirring on record side, but no buttons work, radio and cassette work fine.

Any help or links would be appreciated .

Thanks for looking

re: VZ-3000

I have this unit,I purchased in Germany while stationed in Stuttgart. It worked for a long time until one day the door stuck open. I got it to close and I haven't opened it since..I see replacement kits or rebuild kits on Ebay but have no idea how to fix it.. Would be cool to hear it play again.

Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks

We bought this Vz3000 unit in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia for $730 which was an astronomical sum at the time. We enjoyed listening to our large collection of classical records. A few years later, the record door only opened intermittently and after a couple of 'expensive' repairs was working but still not smoothly. With the advent of digital equipment, we stopped playing records after about 10 years or so and since the late 1990s have used it mostly for cassette tapes and the radio. It does these functions beautifully with all the controls working smoothly (except for the record player) and has a great sound. The unit is still in pristine condition.

During the Brisbane floods in January 2011, we 'saved' it along with some precious possessions while our house was destroyed. We are now in a rebuilt home and it is in pride of place but the record door now will not open at all. It still plays the tapes and the radio but we would love to see it working again and be able to play some of our old record collection which we also saved. We have downloaded the manual from this website but it is too technical for two oldies like us. If anyone in our part of the world knows how to repair these beautiful machines, we would like to hear from them.

Thank you and greetings from Oz.

re: Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks

I read your post and have just got one from Ebay.

I used to work on these many years ago, and yes, they are fairly difficult. I shall see how I go and perhaps will be able to advise.


re: Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks


How did the restore of the VZ 3000 go? I have one where the door won't lock and it won't play records beacoase of that. Any suggestions?

re: Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks

Patjer,what are you dooing with vz sharp.You fixit?

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