What i really like about this is the laser because it plays abliterated cd's perfectly, and ive got plenty of them. Ive had it for a year and got it at dixons, where it was reasonably priced.
You get 400W power but i don't use it all because it sounds really bad at high volume, it just turns squeaky when listening to jazz, an even worse on radio 3. Bass isn't that bad, it rumbles but it squeaks at the same time, and its worse when playhing the radio rather than a cd.
The ipod take an eternity to load and it has those annoying hello and goodbye transitions on startup which makes life a lot harder. So some positive and negatives, but heres the real downside, the speaker cables are thin and far too short.
If you want to have this on seperate shelves like i do, say have the unit below and the speakers 1ft above, you need to buy longer cables. And JVC dont supply them as i found out, you just need to find some on ebay and fit them yourself.
It has lasted many years though, my kids like to turn it up full as a joke, and this wears out the speakers, and also deafens me. Its had a lot of junk jammed into the tray too, once a sticker came off a cd i had burnt and it never came out. Still makes a tiny flicking noise in there but works fine. Very durable.
I am new to dooyoo, please let me know if i can improve this
I bought my first JVC Mini system when I was 18 and it got me through so much of my life, university and house parties included. It took everything that was thrown at it, literally in some cases. Until one sad day it just stopped playing music, no sound. It was quite sad that it went so quietly, but in the bin it went. Having enjoyed so much success with other JVC products as well, as stuck with tradition and picked this up.
The JVC MX-KC68 is not going to win a beauty awards, but the allure comes from the way it almost bristles with things that will deliver such a great sound. It comes in four pieces, the main unit, two 3 way loudspeakers and a sub woofer. Each unit measure approximately 30cm x 30cm x 20cm, give or take a couple of cms for each unit and in total weighs 16kg. It has a UKW-MW-Radio with the RDS system and 45 broadcaster memory. It also has a cd player with title memory, repeat function and random playback facility.
The system has six sound modes that can be used for different types of music, they are Classical, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hall and Stadium. The unit can deliver 400w, not that I've ever gone that loud. But the real advantage to this is the iPod dock. In 2008 this was still quite a draw, but they are pretty much standard now and probably go some way to explaining why there is just the one CD draw. The iPod is charged while plugged into your unit.
This small black unit can be quite decieving as there is no way you would expect it to deliver such a powerful sound. Also the quality is not sacrificed either, able to produce crystal clear music with perfect pitch and tone. The bass is jawbone vibratingly good, certainly enough for the neighbours to get excited about. I've owned it now for over a year and have outlasted the manufacturers gaurantee which given the performance of it's predecessor is no surprise.
I paid around the £300 mark and at the moment amazon.co.uk sells for £242.41, at that price I would recomend it to anyone. What it delivers could probably only be beaten by a high end Bang and Oluffsen unit, but when you consider the price, this is a bargain. Sure it isn't a looker, but with this JVC have definitely opted for substance over style and delivered spectacularly.
This is a very ugly hi- fi system, but don't let that put you off, it is a very well features and powerful machine. At £179.99, it is a reasonable price for a 3.1 speaker system.
To see their sound quality, I tested them over five tracks of varying audio: classical, spoken word, pop, metal and electronic- these provide a good range of pitch types and dynamic changes. These speakers gave a great bass tone, it went right through the walls (but not in an annoying club- like way). They treble sound was also excellent, not too high to sound tinny, but neither was it too smooth. Sound quality- top notch.
The surround sound is very effective, two speakers for left and right, the remaining for the centre. This does provide a good (cheaper) alternative to a 5.1 system in terms of surround and sound quality.
There is an iPod dock as well, this proves very useful for parties, etc.
The remote woks very well, at any angle you point it at. Also, the maximum volume is very impressive- it really shook the floor.
Not much to say on the 'bad' front, other than that the design is a little dated and the cables would be a little short for a large room.
Overall, this is an outstanding price for such a brilliant piece of equipment.
The JVC MX-KC68 is a 400W power CD compact component system featuring direct "Stage Dock" for iPod, WMA/MP3 playback, front audio Input, and intensified sound-by-sound turbo with 3-way speakers and a separate subwoofer.