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Old 08-09-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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I'm new to this stuff so any help would be appreciated.
I want to buy a receiver for my car and also a boombox so I can bring it on the beach. I was edging towards the jvc boombox cos I presumed that it would have the best sound, but I saw it in the store the other day and I've gotta say that I wasn't too impressed with the receiver itself, but the sound was great. That was the only model they had though. What could anyone recommend, is the sound on the sportster comparable to the jvc. My finger is twitching to place an order. I just saw the radio 1 update on the website and I'm psyched!!
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For what it's worth, I have the JVC receiver and am quite happy with it. I don't have the boombox, however my friend has the Sportster boombox and the sound is excellent. I can't compare it to the JVC, but I would bet it is just as good. As a matter of fact I was sort of taken aback when I first heard it.
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thanks for the reply. I like the look of the sportster receiver better, but was scared of the sound quality. One more trip to the store for me to check tonight. If only I put this much thought into my job .....
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thanks for the reply. I like the look of the sportster receiver better, but was scared of the sound quality. One more trip to the store for me to check tonight. If only I put this much thought into my job .....
Just an FYI for you: Just so you're clear...
The PNP unit its self has no affect on SQ. It's what you play it through and how you connect it that matters. In other words, the Sporster and JVC will sound exactly the same through your car or home stereo. The boomboxes themselves may yield different SQ.
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I got the Sportster Replay & Sportster Boombox a couple weeks ago...sound quality is better than I expected. I haven't really cranked it up, but at moderate volume the sound is very good.
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:49 PM   #6
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The JVC receiver really requires the shopper to give it a thorough trial, changing channels and categories with the remote, to see its true advantages. I always see people on here discussing their presets and I can just tell that they don't have the JVC SR2000. The JVC is setup in a manner that makes browsing the categories more efficient than using presets.
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has anyone heard both the sportster and jvc boombox? I won't be needing to crank it to 11, but would like a good reasonable sound
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The JVC receiver really requires the shopper to give it a thorough trial, changing channels and categories with the remote, to see its true advantages. I always see people on here discussing their presets and I can just tell that they don't have the JVC SR2000. The JVC is setup in a manner that makes browsing the categories more efficient than using presets.
I totally agree with 608zz on this point. I've messed around with many of the other models, either in the stores or with friends' units, and find the JVC to be superior in its browsing capabilities.
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