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22 January 2022

JVC F1 Series (1995) - Super Digifine Mini

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The F1 Series were a Super Mini System featuring high quality components that measured only 245 mm wide. They were available as JVC components worldwide while the Japanese domestic models were sold under the Victor brand name. The JVC branded models had yellow/red displays while the Victor branded models were available with yellow/red, but also blue/red displays. The components are: AX-F1GD 50W/ch (DIN 4 ohm) amplifier | FX-F1RGD RDS Tuner/timer with 40 presets | XL-F1GD 1-Bit cd player with optical out | TD-F1GD Full Logic controlled Auto-reverse cassette deck featuring a 3 motor "Silent Mechanism", Dolby B,C,HX-Pro | XM-F1GD MiniDisc recorder with optical in-out. The whole system can be remote controlled with the remote of the amplifier that controls the other components via JVC's Compu Link Remote System.

There were two loudspeaker sets available for this system. The SX-F1WD is a compact 2-way closed system featuring a 16 cm bass and 2,5 cm tweeter. The SX-A103WD is a more compact and more sophisticated loudspeaker. It features a 12 cm woofer designed in Germany by Kurt Muller and a 1,9 cm tweeter. They are both mounted on a 5 mm thick aluminium front panel in a bass-reflex enclosure.

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12 December 2021

Victor Series-1000 (1975) - The Laboratory Standard

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The Laboratory 1000 Series was introduced by Victor (JVC Japan) in 1975. This series was specifically developed by Victor Lab Center for commercial use such as studios. Each component was carefully selected, only high reliability parts were used. The heart of the Laboratory 1000 System is the JM-S1000 stereo power amplifier featuring a large toroidal transformer, large 47,000 μF x 2 capacitors and 6 transistors per channel are used in a push-pull circuit. Large PEAK-VU meters dominate the front panel with separate left-right level adjustment while secondary functions are located behind a flip-down panel. In September 1970, JVC successfully developed the CD-4 Discrete 4-Channel Record for the first time in the world. Ever since that time JVC has been devoting itself to improvement of the system and as a consequence the partnering pre-amplifier of the Laboratory 1000 series is a 4-channel pre-amplifier, the JP-V1000. In order to fully benefit form a CD-4 Discrete 4-Channel source the Laboratory 1000 Sytem also contains the necessary CD-4 demodulator, the CD4-1000. Technical data JM-S1000: 180W/ch 8ohm 20Hz-20kHz, Bridged mono 540W 8ohm | THD 0.08% | Dimensions 478x212x488 mm | Weight: 30.5kg | Original sales price aprox. 7200 DM. 

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25 April 2020

JVC SD1 Series / Victor HMV (1996) - His Masters Voice

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This must be the most sophisticated compact system ever. The Super DIGIFINE SD1 Series was introduced in Europe in 1996. All the components feature a 3.5 mm one piece aluminium front-top panel and a 3.2 mm thick steel bottom plate. The components of this system are:
AX-SD1GD - Stereo Super-A amplifier, 70 W/ch (4 ohm 1 kHz DIN), dual transformer contruction, Compu Link System remote
XL-SD1GD - 1-Bit P.E.M. D-A converter CD player, optical and coaxial output. Dedicated remote
FX-SD1GD - RDS tuner with 40 presets, built in MPX filter
TD-SD1GD - 3 Head (Fine Amorphous) Direct Drive Closed Loop Dual Capstan cassette deck with Dolby B,C and HX Pro, Dedicated remote
SX-SD1WD - Compact 2 way bass reflex loudspeaker, Brass die-cast front panel and solid wood enclosure, Magnetically shielded 13.5 cm bass-mid with Alnico-Magnet designed by loudspeaker expert Dr. Kurt Müller, 2 cm soft dome tweeter, 55-30,000 Hz
All components are 360 mm wide and 129 mm high with depth between 317 and 337 mm. 

The same system was sold in Japan under the Victor brand name and the system was simply called HMV (His Masters Voice). The model names were also different: AX-V1 amplifier, XL-V1-N cd player, TD-V1-N cassette deck and SX-V1A-M compact loudspeaker. Additionally there was available the SX-V7-M floorstander loudspeaker, QL-V1-M Quartz Direct Drive turntable and a later introduced and very rare MD-recorder the XM-V1-N.

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02 July 2018

Victor M-L10 - Laboratory Series

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The Victor (JVC) M-L10 power amplifier was introduced in 1981 and was based on the earlier Laboratory Series M-7050 from 1979.  The power amplifier is based on the high efficiency class A operation method called "Super A" with zero switching noise. The output stage transistors operates at a constant voltage, only the current is changed, and the whole stage adopts a cascade cicrcuit construction. A distinctive (21 step laquering) mirror finish real wood cabinet is used for both the pre-amplifier and power amplifier. This beautiful Laboratory Series amplifier combo was sold under the Victor brand name in Japan while worldwide it was sold as JVC. Technical data: 160 W/ch (RMS, 8 Ohm, 20Hz-20Khz, 0.002%THD), Dimensions: 46*20.35*41.75, Weight: 28 kg

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09 January 2018

19 Stereo Consoles - Made in Japan


In the early days of Home Stereo it was a custom that all the components were housed in a single unit having the shape and design of a piece of furniture. This trend started where High Fidelity was born, namely in America. Japanese manufacturers were quickly adapting to this trend and created a series of Console Stereo during the 60's. Here are some fine examples from well known manufacturers featuring both Stereo and Quadraphonic (early Surround) systems.


COLUMBIA DSC835 (1964)
COLUMBIA DSC835 (1964)

NATIONAL (1964)
NATIONAL (1964)

ONKYO MC-2200 (1968)
ONKYO MC-2200 (1968)

PIONEER PSC-1 (1960)
PIONEER PSC-1 (1960)

PIONEER PSC-5A (1961)
PIONEER PSC-5A (1961)

SANSUI APS-530 (1965)
SANSUI APS-530 (1965)

Technics SC-1600 (1969)
Technics SC-1600 (1969)

TOSHIBA MEISTERSINGER NO20 (1964)
TOSHIBA MEISTERSINGER NO20 (1964)

VICTOR STL-3 (1959)
VICTOR STL-3 (1959)

VICTOR STL-661 (1963)
VICTOR STL-661 (1963)

VICTOR STL-690M (1967)
VICTOR STL-690M (1967)

VICTOR STL-740MG (1966)
VICTOR STL-740MG (1966)

QUADRAPHONIC Consoles

SANSUI Q-2000 (1971)
SANSUI Q-2000 (1971)

VICTOR DF-11DX (1974)
VICTOR DF-11DX (1974)