1 9 8 1 september 1981
1 9 9 0 1990

Beautiful and bestselling amplifier with a ten-year production run.

Since transistors are current-amplifying devices, they are used as such in the M-L10 - but sans Gm Processors as in the P-L10.

The M-L10 is based on Victor's traditional Super-A circuit, in Power Cascode mode.
Keeping voltage constant but letting current vary allows to avoid phase problems as caused by loudspeakers' capacitance and inductance - the M-L10 can therefore drive as easily a real-life loudspeaker than it does the purely resistive loads of the test bench...

With Active Bias, cascode bootstrap and low-heat power transistors, Victor got itself a musical and cleanly powerful... besteller !
- see image #5 for the details and the Tech section for the complete description.

The transformer is a big, very big, enormous, Godzilla-esque, toroidal hidden under a two-part square metal casing ; to access the board under it, it easily slides to the back for complete removal

The main caps are four 80V / 10,000µF, probably ELNA For Audio.
The rest of the componentry was (as time has proven) refined but reliable : high-stability metal-film resistors, low-noise Zeners, silver-foil clad contacts and unetched capacitors.
Victor in Japan and JVC outside Japan however never cared to detail any of this more precisely.

At a time when Kenwood (L-08M) or Pioneer (C-Z1a) were trying sci-fi designs, Victor crafted magnificent enclosures made of real rosewood trims and 21 lacquering steps. And sold much more than the others put together.

Wise hi-fi of the discrete kind - Victor !

For nudies not shown anywhere, see here, here, and here for the earlier but somewhat similar and über-rare M-7050.

JVC M-L10, image 1 JVC M-L10, image 2 JVC M-L10, image 3
JVC M-L10 specifications
Title Value
Output power : 2x 160W (RMS, 8 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, 0,002% THD)
THD : 0,002% (rated power)
IMD : 0,002% (rated power)
Power bandwidth : 5Hz...100Khz (IHF, 8 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, 0,002% THD)
Switching distortion : 0
Transient intermod. distortion : 0 (LPF fc = 100Khz)
Frequency response : DC...300Khz (+0 / -3dB ; DIRECT input, 8 Ohm)
Subsonic filter : -6dB / octave below 16Hz
Input : 1V / 100kOhm
S/N ratio : 120 / 100 / 75dB (IHF-A / IHF A-202 / DIN)
Damping factor : 200 (1Khz, 8 Ohm)
Dimensions : 46 x 20,35 x 41,75cm
Weight : 28kg.
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