USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KD-R730BT comes supplied with
a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's
rear-panel USB input, making the KD-R730BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The
KD-R730BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio
Note: The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain
plugged into the rear-panel USB port, or can also be installed in the head
unit's front-panel USB port.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the JVC in-dash
CD receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ
frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth Profiles: The JVC KD-R730BT supports the following
- HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication
with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from
your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
- PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access
from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
- A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music
streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the head
- AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic
music playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from
the head unit.
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital
audio player must be paired with KD-R730BT before hands-free & wireless
operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC
head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used
during a call).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the JVC head unit. See
JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete
list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
controls of the KD-R730BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call,
or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting
bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the
conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front
External Microphone: The JVC KD-R730BT includes an external
microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command
dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an
integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road
noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other
sources. The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a
right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of
the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be
clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external
microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be
heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash (Ring
Color), and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer
the call from the KD-R730BT's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to
automatically answer the incoming call. You can adjust the head unit's ring
color from the unit's 29 preset colors or 30,000 custom colors.
Dialing A Number: Using the KD-R730BT, you can dial a phone
number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
- Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of
this unit for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone
book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KD-R730BT.
If you phonebook contains a lot of contact numbers, you fast search (+/-10,
100, or 1000) through the phonebook by using the unit's control dial. You
can also do an A-Z search to scroll the downloaded phonebook. Up to 5,000
numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up
to 32 digits long.
- Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have
originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can
select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the
Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can
switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the
Hands Free Mode.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-R730BT also supports
wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio
player or smartphone. The KD-R730BT will be able to control basic playback
functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip
Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your
stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The KD-R730BT
also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as
Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use
your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Pandora Internet Radio Control: The JVC KD-R730BT CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music
service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or
BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the KD-R730BT
also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora
stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date or
alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In
addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
Pandora App for iPhone: The JVC KD-R730BT lets you playback
and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via
the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). To access Pandora you
must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the
from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also
need a Pandora music service account.
Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The JVC KD-R730BT also
lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android
or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required).
Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the
Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an
active Pandora music service account.
Dual USB Ports: The JVC KD-R730BT features a
front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) and a rear-panel USB
2.0 type-A port (attached to a 45" pigtail) for connection of USB mass-storage
class devices (such as a USB thumbdrive or digital audio player). The USB ports enable audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, &
WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. Both of the
USB terminals can be connected to USB devices at the same time. USB portable
audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the
CD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC
or On. You cannot
connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
Note: The rear-panel USB port comes with the KS-UBT1
Bluetooth adapter installed. The this Bluetooth adapter must remain
installed for Bluetooth functionality. It can be removed to allow connection
of a second USB (MSC) device.
Playable Files: The JVC KD-R730BT supports the following
types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device. The USB
device must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The CD receiver can support
up to a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 filer per folder).
||16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4)
||705 or 1411 kbps
ID3/WMA Tags: The unit also supports ID3 and WMA tags for
display of album and artist information. The unit can display up to 128
Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a connected USB memory device, so you can
easily access your music.
Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music
tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).
Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can
select from Repeat and Random playback modes.
- Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track
repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder
repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
- Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current
folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all
tracks of the current USD device at random), Off (cancels random function)
USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected USB mass storage class device when
your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack
is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Simply connect
your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input,
and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in
your mobile audio system. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned
On or Off.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (469JVCRCA
257KSU58, both sold separately) may be used to provide an additional
auxiliary audio 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 proprietary J-port on the
rear-chassis of the head unit.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-R730BT's front-panel or
rear-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when
used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. An additional iPod
cable is available (469USBPOD,
sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. If you have an
iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB
cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either
cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.
iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing
for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 98dB. The JVC head unit supports audio
playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to operate your
iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls, from its
clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
- Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel controls
you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre,
Composer, and Audiobooks. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, you can
search for your iPod's music alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The
KD-R730BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback
functions of your iPod/iPhone.
- iPod: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's
stored music from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are accustomed to
during normal usage.
- External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy audio
content from your downloaded music Apps (such as
Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KD-R730BT. You
will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate and view your
apps; the head unit will only display the clock and "EXT Mode".
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod Display: The KD-R730BT will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information, when in Head Unit and iPod mode (not in External
mode), or listening to Pandora Internet Radio. The head unit can display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
Auto Drive Router App: Auto Drive Router is a free JVC app