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LJRII Super Laser Disc Player
The World's First THX® Certified Laser Disc Player
"... it is rare that we see a new product that could be considered as a landmark or milepost. The Runco LJR II is such a product."
This is an extraordinary LD player. It seems to do everything absolutely right, and delivers a picture like I have never before seen from laserdisc."
- J. Gordon Holt
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater

The LJR II Offers three audio options for the ultimate in versatility. All three options include a Dolby ™ AC-3 RF output for compatibility with the 5.1 channel digital audio soundtracks.

The LRJ II full-function wireless remote includes a jog/shuttle control and operational ease of all major functions including a myriad of special effects. The remote can also be supplied to operate as a "wired" controller.

The Runco LJR II is the world's first laser disc player to be THX certified by Lucasfilm Ltd. This is your assurance that it meets the highest standards of performance and quality.

RUNCO'S acknowledged leadership in video technology has been widely acclaimed. Continuing this leadership role Runco has developed the LRJ II Laser Disc Player.
Early on, Runco recognized the significance of the Lucasfilm Ltd. THX division and the impeccable standards they had developed for their Home THX Audio Program and THX Laser Disc Program.
The THX Home Program was designed to truly bring the excellence of the THX theater experience into the home without compromise. Working closely with THX engineers, Runco set out to create a laser disc player which would meet the exacting demands of a new set of video standards developed by Lucasfilm.
These new THX video standards represent the performance levels necessary to bring quality video imagery into the home which compliments established THX audio requirements.
Beginning with the proven and highly regarded Runco LJR I platform, modifications were made to achieve the important improvements needed to earn THX certification. Then styling was applied to give this machine a new visual elegance. Finally, the THX logo was applied with pride, signifying the new horizons which Runco has reached with the LRJ II.
Each LRJ II is hand built and individually calibrated. Every unit undergoes an extensive quality control process to assure the highest performance levels and eliminate unit to unit variations.
This full featured auto reverse machine incorporates state-of-the-art digital technology in every important operational parameter. Time-base correction/velocity compensation, noise reduction, field memory, servo control and Y/C separation are among the critical areas where this advanced engineering has been applied.
Runco didn't overlook the audio section, either. Three custom audio options (see back cover) are available to meet the exacting needs of any installation requirement. The audio performance of the LRJ II easily exceeds that of any other laser disc player. The sound has been compared favorably to several high-end CD players!
And the LRJ II is the world's first laser disc player to provide a Dolby™ AC-3 RF output. This makes the LRJ II compatible with new laser discs recorded with Dolby AC-3 5.1 digital audio soundtracks. As this new technology comes on line, the LJR II is fully equipped to handle it.
The Runco LRJ II brings Hollywood home. Once again, the ultimate in home theater performance just got a little more ultimate.
LJR II Super Laser Disc Player
Auto Reverse: Equipped with the Runco auto reverse system, the LJR II automatically plays both sides of a laser disc. Reversing time is a quick 11 seconds.
5-Disc Compatibility: Play any of five different types of laser discs, compact discs, or compact disc videos without an adapter. 5-disc compatibility brings you movies, music, or whatever you like-all with the same excellent performance, advanced functions and easy operation.
12-inch Laser Disc
8-inch Laser Disc
5-inch Compact Disc Video
5-inch Compact Disc
3-inch Compact Disc
Theater Effect Modes: Select from Normal, Retro (black-and-white), and Night (reduced brightness) modes to create the home viewing conditions that best fit your needs.
Display On/Off Switch: Lets you switch off the LJR II's fluorescent display and gray background screen.
On-Screen Audio Level Meter: Easy-to-read on-screen display for level matching & precise calibration.
Special Convenience Features:
  • 20 Track/Chapter Programming-LD
  • Still-LD, CDV (Video only)
  • Cue & Review-LD, CDV, CD
  • Chapter Skip** -LD
  • Chapter Search** -LD
  • Track Skip - CDV, CD
  • Track Search - CDV,CD
  • Programmed Playback - LD, CDV, CD
  • Random Playback - LD (LD with TOC only), CVD, CD
  • Frame Search - LD (CAV only)
  • Time Search -LD(CLV only)
  • Custom Index-LD
  • Chapter/Track Repeat** - LD,CDV,CD
  • Side Repeat- LD,CDV,CD
  • All Side Repeat*-LD
  • A-B Repeate- LD,CDV,CD
  • Random Repeat-CDV,CD
  • Still with Sound- LD, CDV (Video Only)
  • Strobic Motion with Sound -LD, CDV (Video only)
  • Art Function - LD, CDV (Video only)
  • 48-key, Jog/Shuttle Remote Control-Allows wireless remote control of job/shuttle search and other playback functions.
* Operative only if discs are recorded on both sides

**Operative only if discs have prerecorded chapter numbers.

THX is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. All right reserved.

"Dolby" , "AC-3", and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

Power Source: AC, 120V, 50-60 Hz/240V, 50-60Hz (export only)
Format: Laser Vision Video Disc System, Compact Disc with Video and Compact Disc Digital Audio System
Operating Temperature: +40F to +95F / +5C to +35C
Operating Humidity: 5% to 90%
Video Signal Output Level: 1.0 Vp-p (at 75 ohm, synchronizing load)
Video Signal to Noise Ratio: 54db
Video Horizontal Resolution: > 435 lines
S-Video Output Level: (Y/C Separate Signal Output): Y output 1.0 Vp-p (when loading 75 ohm, synchronizing load). C Output: 0.286 Vp-p (when loading 75 ohm, synchronizing load)
Digital Audio Signal Output: (LRJ II DA model only) Frequency Response: 4Hz-20kHz+-0.3 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: > 115 dB
Dynamic Range > 100dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.0023%, 20Hz-20kHz
Jitter Rate: <80 Picoseconds
Slew Rate: 2,000 V/Microsecond
Settling Time: < 100 Nanoseconds
Digital/Analog Converter: High speed single-bit, 64X oversampling
Power Supplies: Multiple Isolated
Dimensions: Height 6.25" (15.9cm)
Width 17.0" (43.2 cm)
Depth 16.25" (41.3 cm)
Weight: 40 lbs. (18 kg)
Basic Transport:High quality digital audio is provided in the S/PDIFF format with a gold-plated RCA connector, as well as TOSLINK. An external digital to analog converter must be used. Analog tracks are output through conventional RCA connectors. A high quality Dolby AC-3 RF output is provided with an RCA connector.
Studio Transport: This version provides all of the features of the Basic Transport and offers two additional digital outputs. An AES/EBU professional digital audio output with data reclocking utilizing a phase locked loop is output through an XLR connector. An optical digital output wit an ST connector employs an ATT transmitter for use with 850 nm optical fiber.
D/A Converter: The digital bitstream is output through a TOSLINK connector. Analog audio is output through a gold-plated RCA stereo pair. The RCA connectores provide the analog output from laser discs as well as the output from digital tracks on both LD's and CD's via the internal digital to analog converter. The internal D/A converter is a custom single bit type of advanced design featureing 64 times oversampling. Selection between analog and ditial audio is done with the remote control. A high quality Dolby Ac-3 RF output is provided with an RCA connector. This option is also available with balanced XLR analog output connectors in addition to the RCA stereo pair.


Thanks to Hartmut Hackl for the picture and details.