Take full advantage of the latest iPod technology in your car with JVC's KS-U39 iPod audio/video cable. This cable allows you to connect your iPod or iPhone directly to your compatible JVC receiver for high-speed audio and video transfer, while allowing you to surf through your iPod's songs and categories using your receiver's controls. Once connected, you'll also be able to view your iPod's album art on your receiver's display, as well as watch video content when you're parked. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

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What's in the box?

  • 34" USB/iPod dock cable with a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a USB (type-A) connector/3.5mm AV connector on other end

Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific JVC
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3G/Phone

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Features

Overview: The JVC KS-U39 USB Audio/Video Cable For iPod/iPhone allows you to playback and control audio and video from your iPod/iPhone on select JVC multimedia head units. This cable also allows you to view Album Artwork. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a male 3.5mm AV connector on the other end, along with a USB (type-A) connector.

JVC Head Unit Compatibility: The JVC KS-U39 is compatible with 2011-up JVC multimedia/navigation receivers which feature an iPod/iPhone compatible USB port and 3.5mm AV connector. Current models include (as of 3/20/2012):

  • KW-NT3HD
  • KW-NT30HD
  • KW-NT50HDT

iPod Compatibility: The JVC USB Audio/Video Cable For iPod (KS-U39) is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible JVC multimedia/navigation head unit (as of 3/20/2012):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N
2 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Charging: The KS-U39 cable will charge your iPod or iPhone when connected to a compatible JVC multimedia head unit, and is powered on.

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