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
DC-7 – turntable
PC-5 – 5 piece system that was promoted by the Harlem Globetrotters
PC-55/550 – meant for home use
PC-100 – mini boombox with detachable headset
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
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-M70 – seen in the movie Wild Style, 4 speakers, 2 6-inch woofers, 2 2-inch horn tweeters
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-M90JW – 1982/
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