All About Mini Systems


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Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico,you may obtain the location of the nearest JVC Factory Service Facility or local independent JVC Authorized Service Center by calling 1(800)537-5722. After providing your Zip Code, you will be provided with your closest JVC Factory Service Facility then stay on the line for your local independent JVC Authorized Service Center.

Where can I obtain literature on JVC products?

Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, you can obtain sales literature on JVC products by calling 1(800)252-5722 and then press or say one. You will then be prompted as to what kind of literature you want. Following this, you will leave your name and address. The sales literature on all products in that line will then be sent to you.

How can I obtain Accessories, Owners Manuals, Parts or Service Manuals for my JVC Product?

Within the contiguous 48 States you may purchase Accessories, Owner's Manuals, Parts or Service manuals directly through the JVC Parts Department at 1(800)882-2345. If you are calling from Alaska or Hawaii call 1(630)851-7855. In Puerto Rico call 1(201)808-2100. Also, you may order these items through one of the following JVC Authorized Parts Distributors: Panson Electronics, Pinebrook NJ, at 1(800)255-5229 or (201)244-2440, E & K Parts, Los Angeles CA, at1(800)331-8263 or (310)475-6848, Andrews electronics, Santa Clarita CA. At 1(800)274-4666.

Will my JVC audio equipment designed for use in the U.S. work overseas?

The Home Audio equipment that U.S. JVC Corporation markets in the United States is specifically designed to be used solely in the United States. Most overseas countries use different voltages and cycles than the United States. The standard voltage and cycles used in the United States are 110 Volts at 60Hz. Many other countries use 220-240 volts at 50Hz. While a voltage adapter can be employed to lower the voltage to 110 volts, there is nothing to convert the foreign cycles from 50Hz to 60Hz. This will cause the unit's power supply to work harder and operate at a higher temperature than it was designed for. This could eventually lead to a decreased life span of the equipment. U.S. JVC corporation does not recommend using the unit under the above conditions any such use would void the unit's original warranty.

I recently purchased a Mini System and my FM Antenna was missing.

Please check the packing box. The FM antenna is a simple wire with clear insulation, which very often is mistake for piece of flat wire. However, it has two ends. When it splits it forms a T-shape similar to that highlighted in your manual.

Is it possible to connect a Turntable into the Aux Input on my Mini System?

The input jack on your Mini System requires a source with a pre-amplified output such as a CD Player, Cassette Deck or VCR. A turntable has no pre- amplifier built into it so it requires a special "phono" input to plug it into. A separate pre-amplifier may be used between the turntable and AUX input. However,  JVC does not manufacture separate Turntable pre-amps.

My JVC Mini System keeps cycling through different sound modes. Why and how do I stop it?

The Mini System is going through a Demonstration (DEMO) Mode. This is to show you the different features your Mini system is capable of. It will be activated when the unit is first plugged into an outlet, after a power outage or if the DEMO button was pressed. To shut off this feature simply press the DEMO button. Note. On some units the DEMO button is also labeled FM MODE/MUTE.


Mini System Technology



../faqs(product)/Picture The Active Hyper Bass Pro Sound System features a Q control circuit instead of a cut-off frequency circuit. This dynamically enhances the range of boost frequencies through feedback according to output level. This results in a superb bass response as well as sharp vocals, all without sacrificing mid-range response.
../faqs(product)/Picture The 1-Bit D/A converter eliminates the type of distortion which so commonly plagues lesser machines. The effect is that a CD player equipped with this converter can accurately reproduce low level signals clearly and naturally with improved linearity.
The simple touch of a button softly executes each mode, switching on the Cassette Deck, providing a swift and refined operational response. Full Logic Control allows an easy method of changing desired modes.
The P.L.L. (phase locked loop) synthesized tuner, ensures drift-free broadcast reception. In addition P.L.L. features a preset function allowing for quick access to stations through seek tuning capability. This enables smooth transition to adjacent frequencies.
3 Independent trays in which you load discs. You can even eject trays not currently in use and put in new discs. Play exchange allows the music to continue while you exchange cd's in the remaining tray's.
../faqs(product)/Picture Simply select and press the CD, TAPE, TUNER, or CD-CH button and the COMPU PLAY feature automatically turns the system power on and starts play. You can also insert a CD or cassette into a receiver, and once again COMPU PLAY will trigger your system to turn on and start the music.
Sensitivity is adjusted to make the tape-normal, chrome or metal sound natural when Dolby Noise Reduction is used.
Built-in Dolby Pro Logic Surround lets you enjoy enthralling movie-theater sound when you watch movies. Its a feature you'll come to demand for the complete enjoyment of movies at home.
Live Surround allows you to enjoy wide dynamic range as well as solid and rich bass form any music source.
Auto-Reverse allows your tapes to play continuously from side A to side B.
  The new Q circuitry minimizes the suppression and muffling of mid range frequencies while reproducing dynamic low frequency sound. Mid range frequency sounds gain natural presence and clarity, while the resonant bass is crisply defined at all times, resulting in a distinctive sound presence with better overall balance.
  S.A. Bass is unlike any other boost circuit. First, the Bass Level Detection Circuit checks the levelof low-frequency components in the incoming signal and determines the optimum boosting levels, then the level compensation circuit actually applies the optimum amount of bass boost.


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