JVC FS-5000 Mini Systems

4.48/5 (33 Reviews) MSRP : $330.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pat w a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Great system. About time to replace it. Does JVC make anything as good as the FS5000 was?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Permjeet a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought this system because of the cool looks and neon volume display. I bought a display unit and brought it home one day never to look back. This unit is beautiful, small and elegant and the sound is better than a bose Wave radio for 1/2 the price. Recommended for anyone.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Sears Company



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by reznuel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This mini-stereo rules! We got it in at work one day and as soon as we had one out on demo, I had one in my room.
It's the perfect size/sound for what I was looking for and in my price range. The design and style are very nice, modern, and matches with everything in your house. I've had it for about 3 years now and everyone always comments on how nice of a system it is.
It's very quiet and the flourescent display makes it unique.
If you're looking for an elegant shelf system for the price, get it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $12000.00

Purchased At:   CompUSA



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Walt Brand a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
One last brief update. I still love this thing, although the volume-control problem gets worse with time.

Torture test:
My 14-year-old decided to supply background music for a driveway basketball game, so he set up one of the 5000s on the back porch and just cranked it up ALL THE WAY.

And left it that way. For a couple of hours.

Guess what? No damage at all. Did it sound good? Not really. If you really put the volume control all the way up the compressor can't entirely prevent distorted sound, but it won't let you damage the speakers either, which could very easily happen with a low-power amp driven into heavy clipping.

Little discoveries:
The bass boost switch also boosts the high treble. It acts like the "loudness" control on old receivers. So when you're using the subwoofer you might want to turn the bass control on the 5000 down but put on the boost switch to catch some extra treble crispness. Season to taste, as always.

It really is important to be on-axis when you're listening to the system. Treble falls off precipitously otherwise. The speakers sound best when they're up off the surface of a desk or table. Mine are actually sitting on top of some unused KLH 911Bs, but a fluted brass cylinder topped by ebony blocks wouldn't be a bad choice, either.

If there's room, a simple $5 VHF rabbit ears TV antenna does wonders for the stereo FM reception.

A great little system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $150.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ophir Prusak a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have the ux-5000 which the euro version on the fs-5000. It's exactly the same but dual voltage.

If :
1. You're budget is about $220
2. You aren't looking for a "hi-fi" system (see #1)
3. You don't need a tape deck
4. You want something that's SMALL

Then this is the system for you.
I listened to about 20 different micro and mini systems while looking for something that would be very small.

This is for sure the BEST bang for the space, and probably one of the best bangs for the buck.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Lower East Side




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