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!