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JVC SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Model KS-SRA100
Control a SIRIUS dock-and-play radio or universal tuner from your JVC stereo (subscription sold separately by SiriusXM)

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by Charlie Pastorfield
SiriusXM

The KS-SRA100 adapter lets you control a SIRIUS satellite radio with your JVC stereo. This adapter works with newer JVC stereos equipped with a CD changer connection, letting you control either of the following:

  • the SC-C1 SiriusConnect universal tuner;
  • a compatible SIRIUS portable radio, like the Sportster, Starmate, Stratus, or Stiletto, together with a SiriusConnect vehicle kit.

The KS-SRA100 adapter sends song text to the JVC stereo's display, and lets you browse SIRIUS channels by using your JVC stereo's controls. The adapter powers your satellite radio and includes a pass-through connection, so you can add another piece of JVC gear to your car stereo system. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: A subscription to SIRIUS is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.

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  • SiriusConnect Satellite Radio JVC Interface
  • 8' J-BUS cable with a proprietary connector on each end
  • 36" Power/Ground harness with a molex-plug on one end and bare wire on other end (features an in-line 2-amp fuse)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
  • USA Warranty information
  • Canada Warranty information
  • Product Registration/Questionnaire card

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Features
Inputs and Outputs

Features

General Overview: The JVC KS-SRA100 is a J-BUS Sirius Satellite Radio Interface that allows you to connect the SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner (SC-C1, sold separately) or SiriusConnect Vehicle Dock with a portable Plug&Play Sirius Tuner (sold separately) to your compatible Satellite Ready J-BUS JVC headunit. You will also need a subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio.

Note: The KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio Interface is not a stand alone unit. You must purchase a SC-SC1 SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner or SiriusConnect Vehicle Dock with a portable Plug&Play Sirius Tuner to plug into your compatible JVC headunit along with a subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio: SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.

Note: Satellite radio service is available only within the continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.

Compatibility: The KS-SRA100is compatible with all Sat-Radio Ready J-BUS JVC Head-units and requires an optional SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner (item 607SCC1) or SiriusConnect Vehicle Dock (not yet released) and portable Plug&Play Sirius Tuner. The following 2007-2008 J-BUS JVC headunits are compatible.

  • KW-AVX710, KWAVX810
  • KD-AHD39, KD-AR480
  • KD-AVX11, KD-AVX33, KD-AVX44
  • KD-BT1, KD-BT11
  • KD-DV5300, KD-DV5400
  • KD-G340, KD-G430
  • KD-HDR30, KD-HDW10, KD-HDR1
  • KD-NX5000
  • KD-PDR80
  • KW-XG500, KW-XG700
  • KW-NX700
  • KW-XC410

Functions: The KS-SRA100 adapter sends song text to your JVC stereo's display, and lets you browse SIRIUS channels using your radio's controls.

Mounting: The hide-away interface features built-in flanges and comes with four self-tapping screws to secure the unit to a flat surface of your vehicle. The supplied J-BUS cable which plugs into the KS-SRA100 interface and the back of your compatible JVC headunit is 8' long, so keep that in mind when selecting a location for the interface module.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel of Tuner:

  • J-BUS Connections: Two proprietary J-BUS connections.
    • To Head Unit: for use with the supplied J-BUS cable to connect the Sirius Satellite Radio Interface to your compatible JVC headunit.
    • Pass-Thru: to add a compatible J-BUS JVC CD changer. The J-BUS cable supplied with the changer plugs in this connection.
  • Power: 4-pin molex plug used to connect supplied Power/Ground harness

Back Panel of Tuner:

  • Sirius: 8-pin DIN port for connecting the SiriusConnect SC-C1 Vehicle Tuner or SiriusConnect Vehicle Dock and Portable Tuner (sold separately). The cable is provided with the SC-C1 Vehicle Tuner or SiriusConnect Tuner Dock.
 
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5 out of 5

It works!

Written By SWIRVIN, On the Road in this U. S. of A! on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Had this, along with Sirius tuner installed yesterday for our JVC Navigation/radio system in our motor home. Works as advertised! We can now hear SAT radio as we travel on down the road! Glad, too, for the SIRIUS connection and NOT XM, as was previously.
Pros:
The illustrations on the package made installation clear to the techs who installed this adapter and tuner to our JVC head. Also THANKS to support from Crutchfield in helping me with this purchase!
Cons:
None!
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4 out of 5

It works as advertised

Written By Anonymous, southeast USA on Monday, October 07, 2013
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This works as advertised the installation instructions that came with it are pretty sparten but Crutchfield tech support has all the answers. I try to always buy from Crutchfield for this.
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5 out of 5

Strong signal

Written By Diver Dave, Savage, MD on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Pulls in strong signal with JVC head unit
Pros:
Easy plug in.
Cons:
Space.
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5 out of 5

Easy Install

Written By Curt T, Erial, NJ. on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Easy install in my 1998 Mustang GT Convertible. Only took about 45 minutes including removing trim and back seat to route antenna wire to trunk lid. Components fit perfectly behind the glove box for easy access.
Pros:
1- Super easy install 2- Attached to existing JVC radio with no problems.
Cons:
No cons. Simple, easy install and it works great.
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4 out of 5

jvc connect

Written By bigdog, Warsaw, IN on Monday, August 12, 2013
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Works great ..don't have the sirius receiver getting in theway.
Pros:
Fast install
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5 out of 5

Must have for JVC and Sirius

Written By Brian R, NH on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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This is a no brainer if you have the JVC head end unit, you plug in the two connectors splice into the same color wires with the radio for power and your off and running. Works great
Pros:
Basically 4 wires and your done one for the radio interface and the rest are power. The colors of the wires match the same as the radio so you just need to tap in or splice to the radio for the correct hookup.
Cons:
I really do not have any cons it just worked and was easy to hookup.
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5 out of 5

Functions as intended

Written By Lee3333, Queens, NY on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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Not much to talk about here. This unit allows you to use a satellite dock and play through the JVC head unit. It works.
Pros:
It works well. WIthout it, people like me that use a dock and play so they don't have to pay for a separate subscription on each car or home device.
Cons:
The adapter is a bit large-don't know how much circuitry there is inside. I wish they sold shorter length cables. I mounted this adapter in the dash, next to the radio. And I have about 10 feet of extra cable shoved inside taking up room. Same for the cable that connects the adapter to the dock and play.
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5 out of 5

JVC Sirius Connect Adapter

Written By Mario R, Dobbs Ferry, NY on Monday, May 20, 2013
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Instructions are rudimentary, but I was able to figure out the wiring without much trouble.
Pros:
Excellent - works just as promised.
Cons:
Instructions could be a bit more explicit.
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4 out of 5

JVC SiriusConnect

Written By DavidS, Butte, MT on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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This would get 5 stars if the instructions spelled out what to connect the power leads to. Specifically, the yellow wire gets connected to switched power or continuous power...
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

JVC SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Mentor, OH on Monday, April 22, 2013
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This is what Sirius only subscribers who wish to upgrade their head units need. Not the SiriusXM SXV200V1 Satellite Radio Tuner. It works well, doesn't seem to lose signal that much compared to my old Kenwood tuner. Easy enough to install except for the plug on the head unit end of the cable, it is difficult to insert. Overpriced, especially when combined with necessary SiriusConnect Car-only Tuner, in addition to new $200 head unit.
Pros:
Pretty Good signal. Allows me to keep my Sirius
Cons:
Pretty Good signal. Allows me to keep my Sirius
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5 out of 5

Awesome!!!

Written By Bret, Lubbock, TX on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Works Great. Installation was very easy. I have an aftermarket JVC stereo so I needed the interface of course. I was worried about some of the bad reviews till I noticed that they were from at least 3-4 years ago. I think they must have fixed their glitches since no problems experienced here. In my vehicle the sound is great and so much better then FM and most likely CD or Thumb drive. It looks intimidating since you needs two adapters but there is nothing to them really. Just two wires fro power, run the connector between them, and place the antenna. Bingo your done. Been very pleased with the product.
Pros:
Easy Install, Great Sound, Nice look all kept at your receiver-no cheesy window suction cup thing needed.
Cons:
Two adapters that you have to find a place for, cords are too long
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5 out of 5

Great interface

Written By DuaneS, Maryland on Monday, October 29, 2012
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Works great with JVC head unit. Allows for Sirius radio control.
Pros:
Allows head unit to control Sirius, which allows the radio to be hidden away (put mine in the glovebox).
Cons:
Cords were much longer than necessary.
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5 out of 5

Works Great!

Written By ScottABQ, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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The JVC KS-SRA100 works great between the JVC Arsenal KDA735BT and the Sirius SC-VDOC1 and my Sirius Starmate 5. It is held with zip-ties under the dash and after more than six months, I've had no problems with it or the connections coming loose.
Pros:
A necessary unit that works well.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

JVC SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By Jason, Villa Park, IL on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
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Worked just as described & hooked up very easy
Pros:
Easy to install, had no issues
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

JVC SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Edison, nj on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Easy to install, and work the $$
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2 out of 5

Error 8 code

Written By Tom, Portland, OR on Monday, January 09, 2012
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Within 10 minutes of using Sirius in my truck, I will get an "Error 8" display code or the display will go to "Acquiring" and Sirius will not work. Everything else on my JCV stereo works great, except for Sirius.

JVC told me to check the wires, which I had the guys who installed it do. Everything was hooked up fine. Then they said it was pretty common problem with the power hookup. When that didn't work, they had me mail them my old KS-SRA100. I had that installed and the same problem happened.

It is either two bad KS-SRA100 devices in a row or just bad JVC products overall. Wish I purchased something else.
Pros:
When it works, it sounds really nice.
Cons:
Reliability - it is junk JVC documentation is very poor
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2 out of 5

Problems...

Written By Patrick, Destin, FL on Monday, June 14, 2010
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Purchased this unit June 8, 2010 as a part of a major upgrade to my vehicle system (JVC KW-NT3HDT) - received the ALERT-08 code continually, which as is listed in another customer review - means check all connections.

All connections are good - and the only remedy seems to be to unplug & replug the cables to this device (every time I power up the system).

I'm told this is the only interface for the JVC Head Unit - so, unless the replacement box fixes the problem - I'll need to send the (awesome) JVC head unit back as well.... Kinda not fun -
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2 out of 5

disappointed

Written By RONALD, Medford, MA on Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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not sure if this is strictly the function of this unit or the head unit (I have a JVC
KW-AVX810), but I was disappointed that I couldn't do standard things I did
with my stand alone, cheapo sirius tuner such as pause the stream or store
favorite songs / artists as well as the listing of channels didn't include the
number, nor could I access a channel by typing in it's #. Again, some or all of
this may be just a function of the head unit, but I think it's good to have this
information here as well...
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3 out of 5

Good functionality, bad sound quality

Written By Jeremy, Palestine, TX on Monday, January 19, 2009
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I used this to replace my old Clarion satellite radio when I switched to the JVC KD-AVX44 source unit.

All of the controls and display is great, but I'm only giving it 3 stars because the sound quality is not very good. The sound quality with my old Clarion Sirius tuner, and my Alpine tuner in my other car is much better.

Also, you have to run power wires to it seperately, where as with the old units (one box connected to the source, instead of two), the only connections were to the antenna and the source. It's kind of a pain to splice the power and ground wires in when you install it, especially when J-Bus is capable of powering it anyways.

Overall, it gets the job done, but it makes me stray away from Sirius music, and stick to the talk channels most of the time.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JVC SiriusConnect™ Adapter

Written By GKing, Patchogue , NY on Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Installation and set up was a snap! From there all you had to do is just plug in the Sirius tune and antenna . A great addition to my JVC system.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Been having issues

Written By Justin, Phoenix, Az on Wednesday, April 02, 2008
 
I have had this unit since the first of the year. I have been getting a RESET 08 code on my deck which means to check all connections. When it does this the display on the screen does not change but the station will just not show. So I unlpug eventhing, once i disconnnet and reconnect eveything seems to work again. I have had to do this atleast I would say more then 10 times that i can remember from owning it. I have called JVC and basically they say make sure it is hooked up right. They say that it could be cuased by the Sirius SCC1 unit but i dont that. So after being fed up with it not wokring right I call and they say you can send it it and be tested and it is under a 1 year replacment warranty if anythign is wrong with it. But that means no satalite radio for the shipping and replacement time. :( When it works I love it and sems to be great. Just this issue is all I have had.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Time will tell if it's worth it

Written By Lando Commando, Tempe, AZ on Monday, February 25, 2008
 
I used to own a Sirius Connect JVC-SIR1 tuner. I had that for about 1 year (had problems from time to time) before it finally stopped working. After doing research on the net, I found out MANY people had problems with this same unit. Anyway, I was without my SIRIUS for about 8-9 months and was SOOOOO happy to hear when this item was coming out. I purchased this, along with the SC-C1 Universal tuner for my JVC head unit. Upon installation, sound was only coming out of my LEFT speakers ! ! Since this KS-SRA100 is almost IMPOSSIBLE to find in stores, as with the SC-C1, they could not test both items to see which one was defective. Because of this, I had to return BOTH items for a full refund. I am STILL without SIRIUS in my car. Only time will tell if this unit is worth it. I am just starting to lose ALL faith in Sirius Connect products. Maybe some positive reviews will change my mind.
11 out of 16 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

I use this unit with an older JVC head unit. Will this work with a new JVC Arsenal KD-AR959BS? [ Peter J  Jun 28, 2014 ]
4 answers
  • I'm very sorry, I don't know. Dan [ DANIEL   Jun 30, 2014 ]
  • Joseph, thanks for the quick reply. Now I'm ready to pull the trigger. [ Peter J   Jun 29, 2014 ]
  • Yes [ JEAN P   Jun 29, 2014 ]
  • Yes, it connects right to it with no issues. [ JOSEPH   Jun 28, 2014 ]

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