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Vector Research VRX-9000

Quartz Lock Stereo Receiver (1980)

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Vector Research VRX-9000


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 80 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 (minimum)

Dimensions: 440 x 376 x 142mm

Weight: 14kg

Accessories: VRC-1 remote control unit

Year: 1980



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Reviewed Jan 02nd, 2020 by

I enjoy my VRX-9000 due to its inherent quality of construction, musicality of sound, impressive tuner, versatility of controls, and good looks. Weighs a ton! It's volume control once developed noise and dead spots, but contact cleaner did the trick. I've let Kenwood, HK, JVC, and Sansui receivers go, but keep holding onto this one. Although my main listening is with vacuum tube gear, this solid-state baby does genuine music.



re: VRX-9000

Ogre1, I have the same problem with a VRX-9000 receiver that I purchased new sometime around 1980. If anyone out there has any suggestions, they would be much appreciated.

VRX-9000 (Protector LED)

I recently received this receiver from my father-in-law. It's been sitting in his garage for the last 10+ years, and worked fine when he retired it to the shelf.

When I turn it on, all of the lights come on, but the PROTECTOR LED never goes off.

I've got it connected to a pair of Cerwin Vega D1 speakers that work fine connected to my Onkyo amp.

I don't have the Operations Manual, so I'm unsure whether I have something connected wrong, or switches set incorrectly.

Any suggestions, or do I need to find a service tech to give it a good cleaning and text things out?

re: VRX-9000 (Protector LED)

I have the same reciever with the same issue...did you ever find the problem?

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Vector Research VA 1450 transformers

I have a pair of transformer from a Vector Research VA 1450 power amp. the plan was to use them in a power supply for a poweramp I am building.There are four wires on the primary side of the transformer and I am going to connect them to 230v.
How do I connect these wire? There are one
white, an orange, a blue and a one brown wire on the primary side. Its probably two of these wires that should be connected together and the two others should be connected to 230v.

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