External Device Controls
MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC KD-G340 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 dBA.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-G340 can play MP3/WMA files that
have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of
the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Windows long
file. You can directly access folders numbered 01-12 (they must be assigned
two-digit numbers when recorded). Each disc can have a maximum of 8 folder
hierarchies, 200 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files and/or folders
on each disc. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4)
for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.
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.
Preferred 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), turn on/off ID3 Tag display, switch between US standard and
European tuning spacing, set the Amplifier Gain control (high/low), and several
other operational settings.
Intelligent Equalizer (i-EQ): The KD-G340 has a 3-band
parametric EQ with manually adjustable low (60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, or 120 Hz),
midrange (500 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.5 kHz or 2.5 kHz), and high frequency (7.5 kHz, 10
kHz, 12.5 kHz, or 15 kHz) settings and bandwidth settings (0.5Q, 0.75Q, 1.0Q,
1.25Q, 1.5Q, or 2.0Q). The settings for each EQ band varies from -12 to +12 dB.
In addition, this unit also has six selectable preset sound mode combinations.
Each of the sound modes may be adjusted to your preference and stored in one of
three user memories. The preset Intelligent EQ 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-G340 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.
Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC
Line Input Adapter (item # 105KSU57) or Aux Input Adapter (item # 105KSU58) may
be used to provide an additional auxiliary input on this unit. This feature
allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable MP3 player, to
this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to the CD changer
input on this unit. When the adapter is connected to this unit, a CD changer
cannot be connected.
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 Résumé: 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-G340 comes supplied with a
wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound,
Source, Tracking and Volume functions.
External Device Controls
iPod Control: The optional KS-PD100 iPod adapter (sold
separately) allows an iPod portable digital music player with a dock connector
to be hooked up to and controlled by the KD-G340 and display the following: CD
Text, MP3 folder/file names, or ID3 Tag information. All your iPod buttons will
be disabled when connected to this adapter and the iPod will be controlled from
the JVC receiver. With this optional interface, you'll be able to play your iPod
music files through the JVC receiver and have all the titling information appear
on the JVC's display. When this interface is connected to the JVC receiver, you
cannot connect a CD changer. The adapter is made for audio file playback only,
so it won't pass video signals from video capable iPods. Your iPod is also
charged while it is connected to the KD-G340.
Note: The optional KS-PD100 is compatible with iPods
that have a dock connector, including the following models: iPod with dock
connector (software version 2.3), iPod with Click Wheel (software version
3.1), iPod mini (software version 1.4), iPod photo (5th generation -
software version 1.2), iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd generation) and iPod
classic. The KS-PD100 is not compatible with the Apple touch or iPhone.
Bluetooth Operation: The KD-G340 features Bluetooth
operation when the optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter (KS-BTA200, sold separately)
is connected to the receiver's CD changer port on the rear chassis of the unit.
By using this adapter, you can operate the following functions from your
Bluetooth compatible cellular phone wirelessly with the KD-G340 headunit.
- Receiving a call: If you receive al call, "Receiving
Call", name and phone number appears on the radio's display.
- Making a call: You can make a call by entering a phone
number from the JVC receiver.
- Calling from phonebook: You can call a number from the
phone-book in your connected cellular phone using this JVC headunit; before
using this function, transfer the phone-book memory of your cellular phone
to this unit.
- Calling by voice command: If your cellular phone is
equipped with the voice recognition system, you can make a call by your
voice using the supplied microphone that comes with the KS-BTA200.
- Calling from call histories: The KS-BTA200 adapter has
three kinds of call histories - redial, missed calls, and received calls.
You can make a call using these call histories through this JVC headunit.
- Call Waiting: If your cellular phone is equipped with
the call waiting function, you can put the current call on hold and answer
the waiting call.
- Calling by preset numbers: You can preset up to six
phone numbers for one touch dialing from this JVC receiver.
- Receiving the SMS (Short Message Service)/Text Message:
If your cellular phone can use SMS and Text Message, you can read the
message on the display of the receiver.
Satellite Radio: This unit supports both XM and Sirius
Satellite Radio when used with an optional satellite radio tuner and adapter, sold separately. This JVC headunit supports the SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle
tuner and JVC KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 700SIRJVC1, sold
separately). The headunit also supports the XMDirect2 Universal Vehicle tuner
and CNPJVC1 XM Satellite Radio interface (item number 700XMJVC1, sold separately). You can
also connect a Satellite Radio Plug-and-Play tuner to the unit's front-panel
HD Radio: The KD-G340 supports HD Radio when the optional
JVC HD Radio tuner box (KT-HD300, sold separately) is connected to the
receiver's CD changer port on the rear of the unit. HD Radio Technology can
deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in
stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear
reception. In addition, AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as
artist names and song titles. Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one
channel of programming. This service is called multicasting. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit www.hdradio.com.
When this optional HD Radio tuner box is connected to the KD-G340, you will
still be able to receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Changer Controls: This unit is equipped with JVC's "J-Link"
CD changer control system. It is fully compatible with JVC's CD/MP3 changer
(257CHX1500). Other JVC CH-X series CD changers (except CH-X99 and CH-X100) can
be controlled directly by this head unit, however, they are not compatible with
MP3 discs. You cannot use the KD-MK series CD changers with this unit, even with