MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC
KD-G140 features a MOS-FET amplifier that is CEA-2006 compliant and rated at 20
watts RMS x 4 channels in 4-ohm and 1% THD+N with a signal to noise ratio of 80
CD Playback: The JVC KD-G140 will play back CD, CD-Text, CD-R and
CD-RW music audio discs. This unit does not support MP3 or WMA file
Direct Track Access:
You can directly access CD tracks 1-12 by pressing the station preset buttons.
If a preset button is pressed for less than 1 second, the track corresponding to
the number on the preset button is selected (for tracks 1-6). When a preset
button is pressed for more than 1 second, the track corresponding to the number
above the preset button is accessed (for tracks 7-12).
Detachable Face: The unit features a detachable face to deter theft.
The CD player does not come supplied with a face case.
Setting Mode: By
activating the Preferred Setting Mode (PSM), you can set the clock, choose the
time zone and daylight saving time, select the dimmer mode, select the external
component type (changer or line input), switch
between US standard and European tuning spacing, set the Amplifier Gain
control (high/low), and several other operational settings.
Equalizer (i-EQ): In addition to manual bass, midrange, and treble settings (-12dB to +12dB @ 60Hz, 1kHz and
this unit also has six selectable preset tone control and Super Bass setting
combinations. Each of the sound modes may be adjusted to your preference and
stored in memory. The preset Intelligent Equalizer modes are:
Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to
produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can turn this feature
on or off.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-G140 with factory speakers (or those rated to less
than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power
being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the
volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers
rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and
the volume control will range from 0 to 50.
Preamp Output Mode: In the PSM
menu, you can set the rear preamp outputs for connecting rear speakers (through
an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external
amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's
fader control. When set for subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading, and you can
set the cutoff frequency of the low pass filter at 90Hz, 135Hz, or 180Hz. The
subwoofer level can be set between 0 and 8.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A
front panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of a portable
audio source. Just connect your portable cassette, MD or MP3 player to this
unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the
speakers in your mobile audio system. The input level of the auxiliary input can
be adjusted from 0 to 5.
Clock Display: While playing a CD,
you can switch between the clock display and the CD elapsed time display (the
track number always appears). While listening to the radio you can switch
between the clock display and the station frequency display. When you press the
Display button during power off, the unit will turn on, display the clock for 5
seconds, then shut off. This can be done with the ignition on or off. In the PSM
menu, the clock can be set to display with the unit on or off, only turning off
when the ignition is turned off ("keyed" operation).
Display/Button Illumination Dimmer: The display
and button illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal
brightness at all times) or On (display and button illumination is
always dimmed). Note that the amount of dimming is fixed; it cannot be adjusted.
Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds,
the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it
from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even
if you have another source selected at the time.
Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without
ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source, the disc
will start from where it has been stopped previously.
Wireless Remote Control: The
KD-G140 comes supplied
with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator,
Sound, Source, Tracking and Volume functions.