In my opinion, this is the best MiniDisc/CD minisystem ever. It has a CD player, MD recorder, and a good AM/FM tuner. It also has clock, alarm, and sleep functions, tone controls, and a bass enhancement feature that actually works quite well.
The original MSRP was $770, and it shows. It's got a great feature set, great sound, and awesome glossy piano black speakers with silver drivers (The picture above doesn't do the speakers justice.)
The sound is very good for a minisystem, with bass response that is quite surprising.
The main unit provides:
- line-out (l/r RCA)
- line-in (l/r RCA)
- subwoofer-out (RCA)
- separate AM and FM antennae jacks
This system is GREAT for recording and editing MDs. To record an entire CD, you simply put in a CD and a blank MD, and press a single button. If you want to record single tracks, there are few systems this convenient: start playing a track and then press the record button -- the system automatically cues the beginning of the song, records it, and then stops recording at the end of the song. (You can also program both the CD player and the MD player.)
The CD transport is very good, and you can use the optical-out to go directly to an external DAC, soundcard, or external MD deck/recorder.
This is also a great system for headphone listening, as the line-out jacks let you use an external headphone amp to listen
Some more info from JVC:
The owner's manual (PDF format):
The system is in great condition, and comes in the original box with all manuals, remote, etc. It's currently selling for $400 if you can find it. Asking $300.
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