JVC LAUNCHES HIGH PERFORMANCE MOBILE AMPS AND SUBWOOFERS|
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2005 JVC today introduced a new line of car audio power amplifiers and subwoofers that combine high performance with installation options that will appeal to both professional installers and the do-it-yourself enthusiast.
In both categories JVC is offering two product series to meet the needs and budgets of a wide range of mobile entertainment consumers an entry level line of amps and subs, plus a higher-end line in each category offering more advanced technologies and features.
With our new amps and subs, weve created a very focused product line that delivers first-rate performance combined with the flexibility to work with a broad range of installations, said Gary DeFeo, General Manager, Mobile Entertainment, JVC Company of America.
In power amplifiers, JVC is offering four models. Its most advanced amplifiers are the KS-AX5700 and KS-AX5500, bridgeable two-channel and bridgeable four-channel amps, respectively. Both share features that allow these amps to deliver plenty of power in a variety of system configurations. Shared features include class AB circuitry, MOS-FET power supply converter, built-in variable crossover network with a range from 50 to 300Hz in 12dB steps, input level control variable from 0.3 to 6V, a switch for turning on or off high and low pass filters, gold-plated input terminals, gold plated RCA jacks, speaker input connector, balanced input and two-ohm stable operation. Theres plenty of protection built into each amp, too, with protection circuitry for high temperature, overload, short circuits and DC offset. For easy access to controls and settings, both amps offer covered, top-mounted control panels.
The KS-AX5700, a bridgeable two-channel amplifier, offers two- or one-channel operation, and has a continuous power (RMS) rating of 200 watts per channel into four ohms, 20Hz- 20kHz, at less than one percent total harmonic distortion. Its maximum power output is 1,000 watts. In addition to its other features, it offers a variable bass boost control.
The KS-AX5500, a bridgeable four-channel amplifier, offers four-, three- or two-channel operation. It has a continuous power (RMS) rating of 80 watts per channel into four ohms, 20Hz 20kHz, at less than one percent total harmonic distortion. Maximum power output is 800 watts.
The KS-AX3500 and KS-AX3300 comprise JVCs second pair of power amplifiers. They do not offer the higher-end models variable crossover network, variable bass boost control or control panel, but incorporate the class AB circuitry, MOS-FET power supply converter and other features that ensure a clean signal and reliable performance.
The KS-AX3500, a bridgeable four-channel amplifier, offers four- or three-channel operation. It has a continuous power (RMS) rating of 52 watts per channel into four ohms, 20Hz 20kHz, at less than one percent total harmonic distortion. Maximum power output is 500 watts.
The KS-AX3300, a bridgeable two-channel amplifier, offers two- or one-channel operation. Its continuous power (RMS) rating is 60 watts per channel into four ohms, 20Hz 20kHz, at less than one percent total harmonic distortion. Maximum power output is 280 watts.
Availability and nationally advertised prices for JVCs new mobile power amplifiers are as follows:
Model Available Nationally Advertised Value
KS-AX5700 - $329.95
KS-AX5500 - $299.95
KS-AX3500 - $189.95
KS-AX3300 - $119.95
In subwoofers, JVC is offering two new series. Top end models CS-DX30 and CS-DX25 are 12- and 10-inch subs, respectively, that feature an aluminum diaphragm and paper cone, air cooling, die-cast aluminum frame, dual input voice coil, butyl rubber edge, strontium magnet and nickel-plated screw terminals. The 12-inch CS-DX30 has a maximum power handling capability of 1,400 watts, while the 10-inch CS-DX25 can handle 1,200 watts.
JVCs second pair of subwoofers the 12-inch CS-GD4300 and 10-inch CS-GD4250 feature a carbon fiber composite olefin cone, high-density foam edge, strontium magnet and gold-plated screw terminals. Maximum music power handling for the CS-GD4300 is 600 watts, while it is 500 watts for the CS-GD4250.
Availability and nationally advertised prices for JVCs new subwoofers are as follows:
Model Available Nationally Advertised Value
CS-DX30 - $189.95
CS-DX25 - $169.95
CS-GD4300 - $129.95
CS-GD4250 - $89.95
About JVC Company of America
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, VCRs, D-VHS recorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.