Kameleon Anti-Theft System:
When the unit is off, the display turns completely off, and the rotary knob and
control panel, which runs along the lower edge of the unit, retract into the
unit. With the display illumination off and the control panel and rotary knob
retracted, all you see is a flat, blank, gloss-black front panel, so it appears
as though there is not a radio in the dash.
operating the receiver using the remote control, you can hide the control panel
to make the front panel look flat. You can select a setting of "Flat
On" or "Flat Off". When set to "Flat On", the
control panel and rotary knob will not come out when you turn on the unit. If
you press the down button, the control panel and rotary knob will come out. If
no operation is performed for approximately 10 seconds, the control panel and
rotary knob will retract. When set to "Flat Off", the control panel
and rotary knob remain out while the unit is on.
Illumination: The main display line, clock, repeat indicator,
random indicator, local indicator, mono indicator, CD-in indicator and source
indicators are displayed with white illumination. The volume level meter, BBE
indicator, and CD playing indicator are displayed with purple illumination. The
SCM indicator is displayed with red illumination. The source button is
backlit with blue illumination. The remaining buttons and rotary knob are
backlit with red illumination.
Level Meter: There
is a volume level meter in the lower right portion of the display. The meter may
be set to "Normal", "Mirror", "Level Off" (meter
remains lit but stationary), or "All Off" (meter is turned completely
off) operation. While making bass, treble, balance and fader adjustments,
the meter gives a graphic representation of the setting.
unit is equipped with a wire that JVC calls an illumination lead, however, it
acts as a dimmer lead. The dimmer can be set to OFF (normal brightness at all
times), AUTO (display window automatically dims when your car head lights are
turned on) or ON (display is always dimmed). Note that the amount of dimming is
fixed, it cannot be adjusted, and the illumination wire must be connected for
BBE II Processing: The
BBE II system restores the brilliance and clarity of broadcasts and recordings
by adjusting the phase relationship between the low, mid and high frequencies by
adding a progressively longer delay time to the low and mid frequencies. BBE II
processing also boosts the low and high frequencies, resulting in a clearer,
more defined sound. The BBE II function has 3 adjustable levels and an off
SCM (Sound Control Memory):
Three tone control and BBE II setting combinations are preset into memory. When
using the SCM Link function, the unit may be set so that once a sound mode is
selected for a particular source (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM, CD, CD changer), that mode
will be recalled whenever that source is selected. Or, the unit may be set
to use the same SCM mode for all sources. The preset values can be changed and
stored in memory, and SCM may be turned off. The three presets are:
Bass = +2, Treble = 0, BBE II = 2
Bass = +1, Treble = -3, BBE II = Off
Bass = +4, Treble = +1, BBE II = Off
Cruise Mode (ACM): This
feature adjusts the volume level to one of three possible levels automatically
when voltage fluctuations are detected in the car alternator. The settings are
"OFF" (no boosting), "CRUISE 1" (moderate boost for quiet
cars) and "CRUISE 2" (max boost for loud cars; the volume
increase rate is twice that of the CRUISE 1 setting).
- When the Audio
Cruise Mode is on, the volume level is automatically selected from among the
3 possible volume levels according to the engine's RPM. When the increase of
volume is too little or too much, you can choose the desired increase (from
levels 1 to 15) for either CRUISE 1 or 2.
- There is an
indicator on the unit that lights when the Audio Cruise Mode is activated
and shows you a volume level indicator.
- Using this mode
involves no extra wiring, however, it works best if it is matched to the
car's idling speed. The preset idling speed is easily changed to match the
idling speed of the car in which the unit is being installed.
This model is equipped with JVC's proprietary HS-II tuner.
Standard and European Tuning Spacing:
The tuner allows you to select U.S. standard or European tuning spacing.
CD Compatibility: In addition
to prerecorded CDs, this unit will play finalized audio CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Capable: When used with a CD Text encoded
CD, this unit will display the CD text information. The unit can be set to
automatically scroll any title longer than 10 characters.
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. When a preset button is pressed for
more than 1 second, the track corresponding to the number above the preset
button is accessed; this method is used to access tracks 7-12.
Eject Prohibit: This
feature keeps the disc from ejecting even if the eject button is pushed. The
disc eject prohibit feature is engaged/disengaged by pressing the source and
eject buttons simultaneously for more than 2 seconds.
Titling: Titles, up to 10 characters long,
can be stored and recalled from memory for up to 30 radio stations. Titles,
up to 32 characters long, can be stored and recalled from memory for up to 40
CDs. Note: You cannot label CDs that are
encoded with CD Text information.
Auxiliary Input: The KS-U57
line input adapter (sold separately) may be used to provide an auxiliary input
on this unit. This adapter allows you to connect a portable audio player to this
unit as an additional audio source. The KS-U57 connects to the CD changer input
on this unit. When the aux input adapter is connected to this unit, a CD changer
cannot be connected.
This unit is
equipped with JVC's "J-Link" CD changer control system. CH-X series
JVC CD changers can be controlled directly. A KSU15K adapter (sold separately)
is required to connect this unit to older series (non-"CH-X" series)
You may select discs directly using the preset buttons.
- Disc Skip:
Using the remote, discs may be skipped forward/backward.
may be skipped forward/backward.
Audible forward/reverse search playback.
(Random 1) Mode:
Randomly plays all the tracks of one disc, then the tracks on the next disc
and so on.
(Random 2) Mode:
Randomly plays tracks from all discs in the magazine.
(Repeat 1) Mode:
Repeats current track.
(Repeat 1) Mode:
Repeats all tracks on current disc.
(Intro Scan 1):
Plays the first 15 seconds of all tracks on all discs in the changer.
(Intro Scan 2):
Plays the first 15 seconds of each disc in the changer.
This unit comes with the JVC RM-RK31 credit card
style wireless remote.
and mute on/off.
- SCM: Selects
Sound Control Memory mode.
you to select the source.
Cycles through tuner bands and advances to the next disc when a CD changer
Cycles through tuner bands and selects the previous disc when a CD changer
tuner mode, these buttons allow you to seek the next station. In CD mode,
these buttons allow you to skip tracks and perform audible search.
Allows you to turn volume up/down.
L=3.62" W=1.4" H=0.340"