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JVC Arsenal KD-AHD39

CD receiver

Item # 105KDAHD39

JVC builds an HD Radio tuner right into the KD-AHD39 CD receiver, so you'll enjoy the superior audio quality and...

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JVC builds an HD Radio tuner right into the KD-AHD39 CD receiver, so you'll enjoy the superior audio quality and...

Discontinued item

Item # 105KDAHD39

About the JVC Arsenal KD-AHD39

JVC builds an HD Radio tuner right into the KD-AHD39 CD receiver, so you'll enjoy the superior audio quality and additional programming choices participating AM and FM stations have to offer. HD Radio technology allows FM stations to broadcast digitally in near-CD sound quality, while AM stations sound more like analog FM. Best of all, it's free.

JVC builds an HD Radio tuner right into the KD-AHD39 CD receiver, so you'll enjoy the superior audio quality and additional programming choices participating AM and FM stations have to offer. HD Radio technology allows FM stations to broadcast digitally in near-CD sound quality, while AM stations sound more like analog FM. Best of all, it's free.

Your entertainment options don't end there — JVC makes the KD-AHD39 expandable. You can add more music sources with a satellite radio, an iPod®, or a CD changer. With JVC's optional Bluetooth® adapter, you can conduct conversations through your JVC stereo while your cell phone stays in your pocket or purse. And you can connect another piece of audio gear using the front auxiliary input.

A muscular 80-watt amplifier, along with an advanced digital-to-analog converter, gives you great sound when you're on the go, and you'll get pinpoint control over your car's acoustics with the 7-band graphic equalizer. Originally developed for home theater, SRS CS Automotive technology creates a strong surround effect with your vehicle's four speakers, giving you a new outlook on your stereo CDs and music files. Gold-plated 5-volt preamp outputs deliver cleaner sound to your amps and subs.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • iEQ 7-band graphic equalizer
    • advanced digital-to-analog converter
    • SRS CS Automotive feature creates surround sound from 4 speakers
    • compatible with optional JVC iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel, gold-plated, 5-volt preamp outputs (front, rear, sub)
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • HD/AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Mounting bolt
    • Flat washer
    • Hex nut
    • Rubber bushing
    • Face fixing screw
    • Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
    • Warranty Card (Canada)
    • Warranty Sheet (US)
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • "Caution" note attached to wiring harness
    • Face fixing screw note
    • Bluetooth function information

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red/Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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    External Device Controls


    MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC CD player features a CEA-2006 compliant MOS-FET 20 Watts RMX x 4-channel amplifier in 4ohms at 1% THD+N with an 80 dBA signal-to-noise-ratio.

    DiAS Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's Digital Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner, offering unprecedented analog radio performance with higher sensitivity and selectivity. You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM stations as presets. Presets can be set manually, or automatically using Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM). If an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to "Mono" operation. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

    Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception. In addition, AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting. You can setup the KD-AHD39 to search only HD Radio stations. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-AHD39 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, 255 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files on each disc. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Direct 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 (for tracks 1-6). When a preset button is pressed for more than 1 second, the track corresponding to the number above the preset button is accessed (for tracks 7-12).

    Preferred Setting Mode: By activating the Preferred Setting Mode (PSM), you can set the clock, choose the time zone and daylight saving time, select the dimmer mode, select the external component type (changer or line input), turn on/off ID3 Tag display, set the Amplifier Gain control (high/low), and several other operational settings.

    Intelligent EQ (7-Band iEQ): This model has Rock, Classic, Pops, Hip Hop, Jazz, and User preset EQ curves. The User preset can be adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For the User preset, you can independently adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from -5dB to +5dB in 1dB increments.

    SRS CS Automotive: SRS Circle Surround Automotive (CS Auto) lets you experience a natural sound field anywhere in the vehicle, unlike other sound field manipulation methods such as time delay. The SRS Circle Surround II decoder converts a stereo signal into multichannel sound. SRS Focus elevates the sound field to an optimal listening level, while SRS TruBass creates rich bass, even without using a subwoofer. SRS Focus can be applied independently to front and rear speakers. SRS TruBass can be applied independently to front and rear speakers and the subwoofer. You can choose from the following presets:

    • Type A: systems with large front speakers with tweeters and rear deck speakers
    • Type B: systems with large front speakers with tweeters and door-mounted rear speakers
    • Type C: systems with small front speakers and door-mounted rear speakers
    • User: allows you to store your own setting

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-AHD39 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.

    Subwoofer Output: In addition to the 5V front and rear gold-plated preamp outputs, this unit has a set of 5V gold-plated subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from 00 to 08, and a selectable low-pass crossover. You can select a cutoff frequency of 90, 135, or 180Hz.

    Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable cassette, MD or MP3 player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The input level of the auxiliary input can be adjusted from 0 to 5.

    Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (item number 105KSU57 or 257KSU58) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary audio only 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.

    Disc Protection: 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; playback starts automatically.

    Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source, the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead and the dimmer set to Auto, the display dims. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times) or On (display is always dimmed).

    Clock Display: While playing a CD, you can switch between the clock display and the CD elapsed time display (the track number always appears). While listening to the radio you can switch between the clock display and the station frequency display. 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. In the PSM menu, the clock can be set to display with the unit on or off, only turning off when the ignition is turned off ("keyed" operation).

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-AHD39 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking and Volume functions.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KD-AHD39 has a "OE Remote" lead on the back panel. When used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    External Device Controls

    Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: You can connect your iPod to the KD-AHD39 J-BUS port using the optional JVC KS-PD100 iPod Interface Adapter (257KSPD100, sold separately). This optional iPod Interface Adapter supports audio playback for the following iPod models - iPod (3rd/4th generation), iPod photo (4th generation), iPod mini (1st/2nd generation), iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation), iPod video (5th generation), and iPod classic (80/120/160GB). You can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast and Genre. You can also select Repeat (One/All) and Random (Song/Album) modes. In addition, your iPod will charge when connected to the KS-PD100 iPod interface.

    Note: The optional KS-PD100 iPod adapter is not compatible with the iPod touch (1st/2nd generation) or iPhone/iPhone 3G. This iPod interface will also not charge the iPod nano (4th generation).

    Satellite Radio: This unit supports both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio when used with an optional satellite radio tuner and adapter, sold separately. This JVC headunit supports the SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and JVC KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 700SIRJVC1, sold separately). The headunit also supports the XMDirect2 Universal Vehicle tuner and CNPJVC1 XM Satellite Radio interface (item number 700XMJVC1, sold separately). Additionally, you can connect a Satellite Radio Plug-and-Play tuner to the unit's front-panel Auxiliary input.

    Optional Bluetooth Operation: The KD-AHD39 features Bluetooth operation when the optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter (KS-BTA200, sold separately) is connected to the receiver's CD changer port on the rear chassis of the unit. By using this adapter, you can operate the following functions from your Bluetooth compatible cellular phone wirelessly with the KD-AHD39 headunit.

    • Receiving a call: If you receive al call, "Receiving Call", name and phone number appears on the radio's display.
    • Making a call: You can make a call by entering a phone number from the JVC receiver.
    • Calling from phonebook: You can call a number from the phone-book in your connected cellular phone using this JVC headunit; before using this function, transfer the phone-book memory of your cellular phone to this unit.
    • Calling by voice command: If your cellular phone is equipped with the voice recognition system, you can make a call by your voice using the supplied microphone that comes with the KS-BTA200.
    • Calling from call histories: The KS-BTA200 adapter has three kinds of call histories - redial, missed calls, and received calls. You can make a call using these call histories through this JVC headunit.
    • Call Waiting: If your cellular phone is equipped with the call waiting function, you can put the current call on hold and answer the waiting call.
    • Calling by preset numbers: You can preset up to six phone numbers for one touch dialing from this JVC receiver.
    • Receiving the SMS (Short Message Service)/Text Message: If your cellular phone can use SMS and Text Message, you can read the message on the display of the receiver.

    Changer Controls: This unit is equipped with JVC's "J-Bus" 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.

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