JVC R-S33 Super A ReceiverPosted: October 20, 2011
Sold for: $200
A sweet little receiver putting out 40 watts per channel at 8 ohms, both channels driven, 0.007% THD, 20-20,000Hz. JVC’s Super A is defined as offering “the distortion-free sound of a class-A amp, and the efficiency of a class-B amp.”
Aesthetics are almost as important as operation when it comes to vintage hi fi. This one was in particularly nice condition so easy to move on.
Sound-wise, this machine is nothing special, but there’s not too much wrong with it either. Having said that, I’m not overly fond of slide controls on any amplifiers. The volume control is not well graduated, in that it gets loud very quickly and you find yourself making micro adjustments to get a comfortable listening level. The SEA equalizer can also be problematic and two of the sliders on this one needed to be fixed before sale. Very good tuner and it all looks brilliant at night. Finally, there’s no plastic here — it’s an all aluminium faceplate.
5 band SEA Graphic Equalizer
Power Level LEDs
Analogue AM/FM tuner with heavily weighted tuning knob.
Input connections for: AM, FM, Phono/Tape1 Aux/ Tape2
Speakers: A, B, A+B
Dimensions: 420w x 120h x 350d