You might consider this JVC JR-S300 Mark II receiver ugly but it definitely has a distinct look.  Very industrial looking.  The slanted tuning dial and lack of knobs also give it a bit of a minimalist look.  The JR-S300 MK II puts out 55 watts per channel and incorporates 5 band JVC's S.E.A equalizer system for precise and distortion free control over the audio output. It also features a Direct Coupled amplifier section. It was manufactured around 1976, weighs 23 pounds and measures 19.7 x 6.3 x 13.2 inches.




The unit also features:

  • Dual Analog Power Meters
  • Weighted Analog Flywheel Tuning
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • Tuning Precision Meter
  • PLL Stereo Signal Indicator Light
  • 4 Gang Tuning Section
  • FM Mute Switch
  • Loudness Switch
  • Inputs For Aux, Tape1, Tape2, and Phono
  • Pre In/Out Jacks
  • Built In AM Bar Antenna
  • 300 Ohm FM Antenna Terminals
  • Drives A, B, or A + B Speakers




While is built with quality components it is known to have some issues with wear to the lettering on the faceplate.  Collectors certainly don't go crazy over these receivers as they leave a little to be desired in styling but they do have a following. This fully functional unit sold for $104.50 on 3-12-2012. If you want a retro modern look in your home the perhaps this is the receiver for you!


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Paulh Kirk:

Just bought one of these @ the local flea-market for five dollars. It’s kind of dirty but seems to sound good enough. Mostly I wanted to know when it was built.

November 6th, 2013 at 11:52 am

I believe it was built in 1977. It’s a cool looking receiver. Nice find.

November 6th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I bought one of these new in 1976 and still have it. Been in storage for some time. I will be taking it out soon and seeing if it still works.

May 16th, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Why would my jr-s300 mark ii sound good n then just no sound out of specker…

January 6th, 2016 at 11:44 pm
Kevin W Gray:

I bought a JR-S600 brand new in 1977, and the only thing to ever go wrong with it was the FM section needed to be aligned–in 1998! A friend and I had a small business in the early 80s where we ran sound for local parties, and I used the JVC as a roadie amp for all kinds of different bass speakers. It never once hiccuped or shut down–and it would pull so much power from any 120V circuit it was plugged into that any lights on the same circuit would dim with the beats of the music. That’s some current drive!

February 2nd, 2016 at 4:36 pm

I had a JRS 201 way back in the late 70’s,I always liked the styling,certainly different then the norm.
I found a JRS301 last Dec works great 65w
really pumps out the volume!

May 24th, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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