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Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to
play USB flash drives loaded with
MP3 and WMA files. MP3
files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 5-320
kbps are supported.
The KD-G720 can play MP3/WMA files that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW
discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet or Romeo. You can directly access folders numbered 01-12 (they
must be assigned two-digit numbers when recorded). Each disc can have a maximum
of 8 folder hierarchies, 200 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files
and/or folders on each disc.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
connect a satellite radio tuner to the KD-G720 in a couple of ways. The unit is
directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-JVC1 Satellite Tuner for JVC (item #
607SIRJVC1). The Terk XMDirect universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (209XMD1000)
can be connected to and controlled by the head unit when used with the XMDirect
Smart Adapter for JVC (209XMDJVC1).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.
In addition to manual bass and treble settings (-6dB to +6dB @ 100Hz and 10kHz),
this unit also has six selectable preset tone control and loudness setting
combinations. Each of the sound modes may be adjusted to your preference and
stored in memory. The preset Custom Equalizer modes are:
- Rock: Bass =
+3, Treble = +1, Loudness = On
- Classic: Bass
= +1, Treble = -2, Loudness = Off
- Pops: Bass =
+4, Treble = +1, Loudness = Off
- Hip Hop: Bass
= +2, Treble = 0, Loudness = On
- Jazz: Bass =
+2, Treble = +3, Loudness = Off
- User: Bass =
0, Treble = 0, Loudness = Off
Amplifier Gain Control:
When you are using the KD-G720 with factory speakers (or those rated to less
than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power
being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the
volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers
rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and
the volume control will range from 0 to 50.
Source Naming: The
allows you to assign names of up to 8 characters for AM and FM stations (30
station maximum). You can also assign names of up to 32 characters for CDs
(including a connected CD changer, but not MP3/WMA/USB or CD Text discs--30 disc
In addition to the
2.5V front and rear preamp outputs, this unit has a set of 2V subwoofer preamp
The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from 01 to 08,
and a selectable low-pass crossover. You can select a cutoff frequency of 90,
135, or 180Hz.
Optional Interface Adapter for
iPod: The optional KS-PD100 adapter allows an iPod digital music player with
a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by the
KD-G720. You'll be
able to scroll through all your playlists, albums, artists, genres, and
composers directly from the head unit. Song titles and other file information
show up right on the head unit display. The iPod is also charged while it is
connected to the KD-G720.
Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter:
An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (item # 105KSU57) or Aux Input Adapter (item
# 105KSU58) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary 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 CD changer input on this unit. When the adapter is connected to this unit, a
CD changer cannot be connected.
When you press the Display button
during power off, the unit will turn on, display the clock for 5 seconds, then
shut off. This can be done with the ignition on or off.
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).
amount of dimming is fixed, it cannot be adjusted, and the
illumination wire must be connected for Auto operation.
Compatibility: This unit is equipped with
JVC's "J-Link" CD changer control system. It is fully compatible with JVC's
CD/MP3 changer (257CHX1500). Other JVC CH-X series CD changers (except CH-X99
and CH-X100) can be controlled directly by this head unit, however, they are not
compatible with MP3 discs. You cannot use the KD-MK series CD changers with this
unit, even with an adapter.