JVC Boomboxes

JVC Boomboxes
JVC is an electronics company founded in Yokohama, Japan in 1927 as The Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited and was a subsidiary of the Victor Talking Machine Company of the United States. The RCA-Victor company became majority owners in 1929. In the 1930, they produced phonographs, records and in 1932 some of the first radios. They are known for making Japan’s first television sets and for developing the VHS (Video Home System) in the 1970’s. In the 1980’s, they produced some of the most popular boomboxes, including the JVC RC-M90, widely considered to be one of the Holy Grail boomboxes.



JVC Boombox Model Numbers
3050 – 1975 – first portable battery-operated radio with built in TV
3060 – 1976 – first boombox with radio, cassette and TV
3090
9475
CX-710
M-8000
DC-7 – turntable
PC-3
PC-5 – 5 piece system that was promoted by the Harlem Globetrotters
PC-30
PC-37
PC-55/550 – meant for home use
PC-100 – mini boombox with detachable headset
PC-200W
PC-550
PC-DC33 – slide-out turntable, cassette recorder, detachable speakers and equalizer
PC-DM100 – came in assorted colors including blue, read and silver and had a detachable cassette player that could be carried around like a Walkman
PC-R11JW
PC-V2
PC-V77
PC-X100
PC-X300
Quintet
RC-15
RC-77
RC-80
RC-250JW
RC-282
RC-363
RC-363C
RC-440
RC-545
RC-550 – late 70’s boombox dubbed the “El Diablo”, single 10 inch woofer, 4-inch midrange, 2-inch tweeter, separate bass and treble control, strong handle, shoulder strap, roll bars to protect the speakers
RC-550JW
RC-555
RC-561
RC-565
RC-575
RC-636
RC-646
RC-650
RC-656
RC-660
RC-670
RC-680
RC-707
RC-717
RC-717 MKII
RC-727
RC-770
RC-770JW
RC-828
RC-828 II
RC-838
RC-838 II
RC-838JW
RC-838L
RC-880
RC-7073
RC-9475
RC-F2
RC-FU1
RC-M50
RC-M60
RC-M70 – seen in the movie Wild Style, 4 speakers, 2 6-inch woofers, 2 2-inch horn tweeters
RC-M70JW
RC-M71
RC-M75
RC-M80
RC-M90 – 1981 – One of the most sought after boomboxes and considered a Holy Grail boombox. It can be found on LL Cool J’s Radio and The Beastie Boys’ Solid Gold Hits album covers
RC-M90L
RC-M90JW – 1982/
RC-S5
RC-S7
RC-S30
RC-S33
RC-S40
RC-S55
RC-W3
RC-W5
RC-W40
RC-W44
RC-W50
RC-W66
RC-W70
RC-W201
RC-W210
RC-WU50
RM-100

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