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Vector Research VR-5000

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1979)

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Vector Research VR-5000


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 45 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.08%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 82dB (MM), 93dB (line)

Output: 130mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 440 x 376 x 142mm

Weight: 11kg

Year: 1979



re: VR-5000

What a fantastic receiver .... hands down the under-dog brand of the last 30+ years.
The sound quality of this machine is simply outstanding .... WOW.
It certainly has more power than the quoted 45wpc.
This is definitely a keeper.
I would love to get my hands on the VR-7000.
The construction is extremely robust and it even has the schematic printed on the top.
This is as solid as they come.
I also own a VRX 9100 and I sold a VR-3000 which I should have kept .... silly me.
The matching cassette decks look fantastic but are very hard to find, especially the flagship model.
I collect Akai gear and I have lots of it but this receiver .... is incredible.
I have found the VR series is better than the VRX series not just in sound quality but build quality too.
I also own the matching EQ.
This brand in the dark grey color is actually very eye catching with the white writing on the faceplate.
If you are having thoughts of trying this model out I say go for it as you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I would buy another VR series receiver should one come across my path.

re: VR-5000

Does anyone know why the speakers aren't muted when headphones are plugged in (using AUX)?

re: VR-5000

that is a modern feature. In older units like this you simply turn the speakers off.

re: VR-5000

Have you turned the speaker selector switch to the 'Off' position?

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