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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2002
When I saw this system in the store, I just had to get it, especially after I heard the bass on this thing. The sound is just ideal for me, being a hip-hop fan. Just be sure to stay away from windows when you play cds with alot of bass- you could be dodging shattered glass!!! I mean this system even wakes up my nieghbors when the volume turned down. I even used the giga-tube to blow dry my hair the other day!! The features on the MXGT-80 are quite good, but I think they could of came up with more a variety of different sounds instead of just D. Club, Classical, and Stadium. Besides that the system is all I wanted in a stereo. I love that it also has the cd optical outlet for cd recorders. Now I can finally put my recorder to good use! I recommend this to anyone who wants to own a REAL boom box.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2002
If you were looking for a great stereo system that will fill your room with trembling bass, look no further. The GT80 will pound out any hip hop music you put in like no other - you will actually want to go out and buy more cds with the booming bassline after you get this thing fresh out of the package. Other music will also get a new edge to it: put in Drowning Pool's track 2 and listen to the beginning when it strikes a low - your room will rumble.
But this is not all bass. I was surprised at how well the lyrics floated from this system, giving a good, even compromise. A complaint, though, is some of the guitars. I feel JVC should have put more definition into the mid and lowrange guitars...it almost appears more made for rap music than rock to me, but it is personal listening taste and only a small drawback considering there are two subs in this thing, not just small, regular bass speakers like some models.
As others mention, the clock is a very tiring nuisance. There is no way to turn it off, for one: with that large display at night it lights a small room like a lowpower green flashlight. Two: in less than a week, it had become SEVEN MINUTES FASTER than my alarm clock-and I had set it for compensation TWO MINUTES BEHIND to start with. It is very annoying just for the sheer fact that after putting all this work into their Giga Tube systems, JVC couldn't get their clocks to work - one of the easiest things to do, I would think.
In conclusion, it's a fine system you'll keep for a very long time without fear of finding one much better on the market. (Other than the GT90, but why spend so much more for just some more watts of boom?) This stereo is good for any room, and has a filling sound no matter what preset you have it on. If you want a stereo with crisp sound and equalization you can set your mood with, a sharp look with two twin "shotgun" GigaTubes that move air that could blow you down, and a bass that will be there whenever you want it (just crank up the separate Sub dial), then get this system. Just make sure you can afford its steep wallet killer price.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Since I live with two other guys in a duplex, I don't have a lot of room for a big, high-end system (and as a student, I lack the budget to get one anyway). But I do require a certain quality of sound when it comes to my music. So I spent a number of hours shopping for a reasonable compact stereo system that had the features I was looking for (decent sound, ease-of-use, sleep timer, appearance, etc.). After checking out a number of systems, the MX-GT80 caught my eye, and I began to fiddle around with it.

My first impression was the relative quality of sound it put out. It's not at an audiophile level, but it was basically clean and powerful compared to the other systems I tested in its price range. I found the JVC easier to use as well, even though there are a number of controls and functions crammed on the front panel. The feel of the controls was adequate, and I was able to discern the basic functions fairly quickly without having to check the manual (a big plus). The system has an interesting look - sort of an "industrial" motif. I would have preferred something a bit more elegant, but it was acceptable for my bachelor decor. The remote keys are a bit small, but usable, and it controls all of the basic functions. However, some options still need to be accessed on the front panel, such as CD-repeat. Overall it seemed to fit my needs, so I went ahead and purchased it.

When I got it home, I was able to set it up quickly and easily - it fit quite well on top of my medium-sized dresser. I enjoy relaxing to Celtic-type music (Enya, Michelle Tumes, Eden's Bridge, etc.), and it plays my favorites nicely. Even at low volume, it seems to pick up and project the more subtle aspects of the music very well. I like listening to audio tapes or music when I hit the sack, and the sleep function works fine for that purpose. The time settings are at 10-minute intervals, but there is an abrupt jump from 30 to 60 minutes. I would have preferred more time increments, or the ability to manually enter the playing time. I have to echo an MX-GT90 reviewer's dismissal of the clock - mine actually loses time very quickly. But I didn't buy it for timekeeping, so that shortcoming doesn't really bother me. After a few weeks, the 3-CD capacity becomes somewhat limiting (I would have preferred at least 5), so you may wish to consider that before purchase.

Overall, this is a decent compact system for casual use. I don't crank it up much (the neighbors didn't like my "Matrix" soundtrack test-drive), but it still sounds good at low volume. It's also easy to control while lying in bed. However, this stereo does have it's limitations, and had I found one, I would have gone with another system that better suited my audio wants and needs. I recommend it with some reservations, so you might want to spend more time shopping and comparing than I did to make sure you get everything you want in a compact stereo. But, you can certainly do worse than this one.

UPDATE 1/28/05: My MX-GT80 recently ate a CD, so I retired it to the garage for radio duty. I replaced it with a JVC MX-GC5, which I'm quite happy with (see my review for more details).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2001
I've had this shelf system for about half a year and it continues to keep me happy. The base is INCREDIBLE for a 6 1/2 inch sub. The sound quality is better than most other systems I have heard, and trust me, I have heard them all. It has plenty of settings to change the sound, including 4 subwoofer levels. The only thing that irritates the hell out of me is the clock. It never keeps the right time. But other than that it is one of the best systems out on the market and I would recomend it to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2003
This thing is the best thing it has alot of bass and it makes alot of deep bass thats the bass makes everything shake. with its 360 watts you can hear it really far. Now that i put two bazzokas 10 inch my house is breaking apart. Also I just went to ... and none of the stereos there beat mine maybe because i put the bazookas but it is still great. If you like rap it will be the thing that you will love more. It Is The Bomb!!!!
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on September 17, 2002
I have made the purchise of this product from JVC. I would recommend it to anyone wanting good crisp and powerful sound with plenty of great smooth bass. Overall it is an excellent system. For the money it is very good as well, considering I have tested all of the present Products from, Aiwa, Panasonic, Sony... This system far surpasses any of those I named for around the same price, it was even better than this Sony Model I tested which was about [$] more. For a boom box high out-put component system this is the best, by far. I have never been much of a JVC fan, but now a days JVC is making some of the best products. In Home Stereo's I would have to say they are one of the best. It's your money spend it how you would like, I'm just telling you what is good and what is not. Now if you are a Sony buyer go buy a Sony for the name, that is all you will be paying for is that big (SONY) symbol , in quailty Sony has really went down hill in the last 4 years. They use to be the Leader in everything they make, put now it seems they only make a few select items that are even worth paying the money for. A Sony Clock radio, there you go.
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on July 26, 2001
I had being looking for a good Mini system and this is the one. I compared this model with the JVC MXG50. Both of them have very nice features wich are described on buying info. All of them work great. I just had to listen to both mini systems to make a choice. When I first listened the JVC MXG50 I thought nothing could sound better but then I listened the MXGT80 and I had nothing more to think about. The sound is great. No extra power that you will never use, but powerfull enough for almost every taste. Really great bass output with 6 presents that work great. Works great with every CDR- CDRW I got. Really Hi-Fi. Full function remote. Both decks are auto reverse, etc..
I gave 4 stars (should have been 4.5) because of some feature that could be better:
- No way to turn the display off: When you locate the system in your room and want to go sleep hearing some music It will iluminate enough to be inconvinient.
- Takes too long to change from one cd to another
- Looks somehow cheap with all that lights coming out from it
Nothing much important. And at the end I don't think you can get something better for the price.
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on March 14, 2012
I bought this when I was in 3rd grade for $300-400 from god knows where online...it was all the money i had. I am now 18 and just look at the price! Now how does that make sense? The system itself is awesome; the overall sound, especially the bass, is flawless, but the pricing really mystifies me...
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2003
I WANT TO BUY IT BUT I LIVE IN LONDON UNITED KINGDOM.CAN YOU DELIVERY TO ME IN LONDON ANND HOW MUCH WILL BE DHE DELIVERY IN POUND PLEASE EMAIL TO ME AT ADI03UK@HOTMAIL.COM
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