JVC VL-5

Circa
1 9 7 3 c.1973

"Look at its features and you'll realize JVC has built another winner."


The VL-5 is an old-school tunrtable powered by a 4-pole motor uninfluenced by AC fluctuations. Its drive system is belt.

The VL-5 has a tubular S-shaped tonearm with oil-damped cueing, gimbal mounting, anti-skating device, auto-up and low-capacitance wiring.

The VL-5 is fitted with a 2-channel DT-33S cartridge but, and this is where old-school ends, it can be upgraded to 4DT-10X stylus which allows frequency response to skyrocket at 60Khz.

60Khz - not even my DAS-R1 does that !


Of course, with 0,1% of speed accuracy, frequent phase shifts are to be expected...

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JVC VL-5 specifications
Title Value
MOTOR MOTOR
Type : 4-pole synchronous
Drive system : belt
Speeds : 33 1/3rpm
45 rpm
Wow & flutter : < 0,1% (WRMS)
S/N ratio : > 50dB
Platter : 30cm
TONEARM TONEARM
Type : S-shape tubular
Effective length : 21cm
Overhang : 11mm
DT-33S cartridge DT-33S cartridge
Type : 4-channel MM cartridge
Stylus : DT-33S 2-channel stylus
4DT-10X 4-channel stylus
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz
Channel separation : > 25dB at 1Khz
Recommended tracking force : 1,5...2g
General General
PC : 11W
Dimensions : 46 x 18 x 37,5cm
Weight : 7,2kg.
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