Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Internet Radio
Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-R950BT is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone
calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from
your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology,
your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain
profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
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 KD-R950BT. See
JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled devices.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP):
With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone
to the JVC KD-R950BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated
settings. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver,
the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up
to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit with a maximum of
two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time (but
only one can be used at a time).
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
controls of the KD-R950BT 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. During a conversation, you can switch between the
Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone
number will be displayed. You can also set the head unit's LCD to change
colors when a phone call is received. You can answer the call from the head
unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer
the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KD-R950BT also
supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call
while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone
must also support this feature.
- Dialing A Number: Using the KD-R950BT, 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
- 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-R950BT.You can search through your contacts alphabetically (A-Z) or
numerically (0-9). Up to 400 numbers can be stored for each registered
- 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 included microphone.
Note: 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 volume level and noise cancellation of the
microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features
an attached 10' 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 1.505" (depth).
SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible
with SMS (Short Message Service), the JVC head unit will notify you when a
message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message.
You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC
KD-R950BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KD-R950BT will be able to
control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such
as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The
head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist
name and Song/Album title. The KD-R950BT also supports audio streaming of music
apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control.
Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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.
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected
with an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KD-R950BT
has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external
microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on theKD-R950BT to engage
Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will
heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free
calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation,
and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. The head unit
will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other
functions of Siri are only audible through the KD-R950BT; visual data will still
need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri.
The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The
unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KD-R950BT features a
front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) connection and control
of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB
thumbdrives. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV
audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable
audio devices 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
Note: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between
multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB
thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The JVC KD-R950BT supports the following
types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet,
or Windows long file name
MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8- or 16-bit
|Maximum # of
folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4),
Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily
access your music.
Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R950BT offers the following
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
- 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 disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
Resume: If you change the
source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD
or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped
JVC Playlist Creator Compatible:
JVC Playlist Creator
is a free Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and
transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) device from your PC. When you
playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC
Playlist Creator through the KD-R950BT, you can search a file by song title, album
name, or genre using the head unit's Quick Search function. The JVC Playlist
Creator is a Windows-based software that can be downloaded for free from JVC's
website to your PC. The JVC Playlist Creator is compatible with
the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.
- Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
- Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or
Off Insert/Eject + Disc Protection: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. 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
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
Android Compatible: The JVC KD-R950BT supports
USB-connection and playback of Android smartphones with Froyo or Gingerbread
operating systems installed.
- JVC Music Control: By connecting the JVC CD receiver
via USB to an Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) that has the
JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search your
MP3 music stored on the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album
name. The JVC Music Control app also analyzes all of your songs that are in
your Android smartphone, and creates a playlist according to your mood. Once
the application has completed the analysis of the songs, simply select your
current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that best
fits your mood. Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a
USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.
- Drive Change Mode: When an Android smartphone is
connected to the USB input terminal, you can select its internal memory or
external memory (such as an microSD card) to playback the songs stored on
the phone or on the memory card. This feature is also compatible with other
USB mass storage class compliant smartphones, such as Blackberry.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The JVC KD-R950BT's front-panel USB port
can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the
Lightning or Dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head
unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A
converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The KD-R950BT's
USB connection also offers music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. You can choose to operate your
iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls or from your
Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.
- Head Unit Mode: From the head unit's front-panel
controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can
be searched alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R950BT also
supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of
your iPod/iPhone. You'll also be able to control basic playback
functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps
streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R950BT will display
your iPod/iPhone's music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. Newer iPod/iPhones
with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's
touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone
devices will be locked during connection.
- iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control
your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like
Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced
navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed
in this mode. The unit will simply display "iPhone Mode".
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides
1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your
vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit
does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery
charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R950BT is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features
(as of 9/26/2014):