Comes with a FULL SOCKETED LED Dial Upgrade and NEW FM Dipole Antenna! LED COLOR CHANGE on Request! LED's to either Blue or. See what our previous refurb customers had to say! A+++++ 5 gold star e-bayer all the way Thanks.Brilliant refurbishing job on an old relic from the 1990s! Fantastic - Went above & beyond to make sure everything was right - yay! Arrived in time and well packed. Great condition and great sound, as described. Well packed, arrived safely, works great, looks awesome.
Released in 1980, the R-S33. Boasts an astonishing 0.007% THD making this impressive offering from JVC a real sleeper for the audiophile!
One of the primary features is JVC's SEA Graphic Equalizer, which provides ±12 dB equalization at five center frequencies that can also be programmed to equalize the signal to the tape recorders. One of two tape inputs is a "selected input" it could just as easily be called an auxiliary input. The switching arrangement also permits automatic dubbing to the second recorder. The FM center channel indicator is what has become a more or less standard three-position indicator; a green LED flanked by red LEDs, with center of channel.
Except for the tuning knob, all controls are the linear slider type. An output hold-off prevents power supply turn-on transients from being fed to the speakers. With both channels fully driven.
Remember, these are what audiophiles call "Vintage Watts, " from an era where, unlike today, it was a sin to manipulate or elaborate the power ratings! A Tape Loops with second Tape Output, and Phono Input.
A grounding post for your turntable! It also has an unswitched AC outlet.
It weighs in at just under 18 lbs and measures 13-1/2" x 4-3/4" x 17-3/4 wide! This model is a bit under but considering it's vintage and value, we'll still give it the high-end treatment. We do offer free pick-up for paid items in the Denver metro area. This beautiful receiver is excellent condition with minor signs of use and nice, clean front panel!
Aside from a few small dings to the veneer, the only other thing worth mentioning is just a few very light scuffs to the front panel too faint to make out well in the pics. Please do inspect all the pictures thoroughly for actual condition. On inspection, this unit worked fine with just a little scratchiness to the knobs, but they all go to our tech for the usual servicing. This unit still had all dial lamps still working, but as they are. Bound fail soon we go ahead and upgrade them all with LED's so you won't have to worry about it ever again.
But first, as the original dial lamps were soldered in, our tech installed sockets instead so we could choose from a bigger selection of lamps to install. This way we could use the. LEDs instead of the original white w/ light-blue filters, giving the dial a rich, deep color. Ll the indicators are originally LEDs so they should last a long time. All vintage receivers receive the following services and much more, all performed by our qualified technician.
Lid is removed & unit is inspected to determine if any attempted amateur repairs exist that need to be corrected, or substandard parts that need replacement. The exterior, all knobs & plexis are cleaned & detailed.
While the front panel is removed for cleaning, all attachments are re-glued and dried out foam inserts replaced. All switches & pots are be cleaned internally with Specialist Contact Cleaner (proven superior to DeoxIT by our customers), while those with special needs receive the less aggressive DeoxIT F-5. All lamps that are out, or believed to be prone to failure, are replaced if necessary. LEDs are used whenever compatible. Any faulty components, or those with known issues, such as jacks, fuse-holders, feet, etc.All PC boards are inspected; all questionable solder joints are re-flowed. All electrolytic caps are inspected for bulging or leakage, those that are at risk or have known issues are checked with the Huntron Tracker (allows evaluation while in-circuit so component does not need to be removed). All questionable caps are replaced with brand new parts, not NOS!
DC offset is adjusted & channel levels are calibrated & balanced. Front panel is cleaned & detailed before reassembly.
Cabinet is cleaned & detailed, those with wood are polished with Old English. After servicing, we set it up on our test bench and it did not disappoint, both channels drove our speakers with the powerful, warm, distortion-free signal these analog receivers are known for. All inputs and features were confirmed operational and the tuner spins smoothly. Even though we are in a remote area it was able to pull in all our local FM stations with the included wire antenna, centering the tuning meter and lighting the Stereo lamp. What a great find for the vintage audiophile!
FREE SUPPORT MUST BE UTILIZED BEFORE RETURN IS REQUESTED! Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8? Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz.
Total harmonic distortion: 0.007%. Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line). Signal to noise ratio: 77dB (MM), 98dB (line). Dimensions: 450 x 120 x 345mm.This item has minor wear consistent with light use, please see pics. You will receive exactly what is pictured, no accessories, test equipment or media are offered. Please do not interpret our efforts as a thorough testing of all elements this equipment has to offer. So we do advise that you protect your investment with a local, professional tune-up before you put this unit into prolonged use. A note about power ratings. Please remember, there are multiple ways to measure output wattage, "Peak, " "Music, " "RMS", "Continuous, " "Maximum, " & "Total" just to name a few. In addition, this value can change drastically depending on the impedance of the speakers being driven. Typically, our title will give the most reasonable "Total Watts" value, while the description will give more detailed information. We suggest you do independent research to be assured you are making informed comparisons when shopping.
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We package all items very carefully, which means the outer box can be very large. Because of this UPS bills us by "dimensional weight" instead of the actual weight! From our previous feedback you will find this care, and expense, is much appreciated. While we do have extensive experience in repair & refurbishing audio gear, we are not experts in the usage of this equipment or the various applications that exist. So we can only guarantee that this works as described and has what is pictured.
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