Android + Aux Integration
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & Tuner Section
Android + Aux Integration
Android Connectivity: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565's front-panel USB port
lets you connect your Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not
guarantee operation with all Android devices. There are 4 type of connection
methods based on your type of Android smartphone, what content you want to
listen to, and how you want to control it.
- Newer Android Smartphones (OS 4.1+):
- Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0): The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 supports
Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android
(OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KD-AR565's front-panel USB port and listen to
stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head
unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause
and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done
from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will
not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on
display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android
device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions
and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening
to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from
your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause
until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
- JVC Music Play App: Downloading the
JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone not only
allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the
JVC CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android
smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You
can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or
Genre. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head
unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You
can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications
of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing
through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your
smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until
you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
- Older Android Smartphones (Froyo 2.2 or Gingerbread 2.3):
- Mass Storage Class (MSC): If you own an older Android
smartphone which is running the Froyo 2.2 or Gingerbread 2.3 operating system, then
the JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 head unit will recognize your USB-connected Android device
as a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, similar to a USB thumbdrive.
You'll be able to scroll through music folders and music files, as well as
operate basic playback like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the head unit's front-panel controls; advanced music navigation is not
supported. The head unit will also display song/artist information in this
You cannot access music apps in this mode.
- JVC Music Control App: By downloading the free
JVC Music Control onto your older Android smartphone (Froyo
2.2/Gingerbread 2.3), you'll be able to browse your stored music by
artist name or album name. The JVC Music Control app also analyzes all
of your songs that are in your Android smartphone, and creates a
playlist according to your mood. Once the application has completed the
analysis of the songs, simply select your current mood, and this
application will generate a list of songs that best fits your mood. You
cannot access music apps in this mode.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current
to power and charge your connected Android smartphone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your Android device
has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack
is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a
3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the
unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the
portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also
supports playback of MP3 & WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
- Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
- Disc Protection: If the ejected
disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again
into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and
the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the
Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 features a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables
connection of select USB thumbdrives and select Android smartphones (see Android
section above). You can insert a USB thumbdrive into the head unit's USB port
for playback of a variety MP3/WMA/WAV of music files stored on the USB mass
storage class device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the
vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Compatible Music Files: The JVC KD-AR565 supports the
following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded
onto a USB thumbdrive or other USB mass storage class devices.
| Media Type || CD-R/RW || USB |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name ||FAT
| Playable File Types
MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8- or 16-bit
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||999
folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder) |
| Tags ||ID3 tag
(version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag |
Playback & Search Functions: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 offers a
variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music
on disc and USB.
- Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily
access your music.
- Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track
repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder
repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
- Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current
folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all
tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
- Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops
(without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB
for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been
Audio & Tuner Section
MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 is equipped with a MOSFET
amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification
circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less
distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder
and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the
amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-AR565 are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
Note: When you are using the KD-AR565 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
Pro EQ: The KD-AR565 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The
integrated equalizer offers 12 preset sound modes (Flat, Hard Rock, Jazz, Pop,
R&B, Talk, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Classical, Dance, User 1, and User 2) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ
(Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).
| Pro EQ |
| Frequency || Level || Q |
| Bass ||60, 80, 100, 200 Hz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 |
| Midrange ||0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5
kHz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to
+6) ||0.75, 1.0, 1.25 |
| Treble ||10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5
kHz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||Fixed |
Note: You can store EQ Pro bass, middle and treble tone
settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, and Android).
2.5V/2CH Preamp Output: The KD-AR565 is equipped with two
2.5V preamp outputs (Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for
connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or
for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear
speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for
subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading.
Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is
set to Subwoofer, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter at
55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz. You can also adjust the subwoofer phase between 180°
(reverse) or 0° (normal). In addition, you can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8
and +8 (separate from the main volume level).
Audio Enhancements: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 offers the following
audio adjustments to enhance your music listening experience.
- Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander
automatically enhances compressed music files and restores the original
richness of the recording.
- Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass
- Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high
frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level.
- Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other
than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a
significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is
individually adjustable from -5 to +5.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-AR565 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM
stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your
AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF
filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM
stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
- Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets
you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head
unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn
it completely off).
Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US
standard and European tuning spacing.
Detachable Face: The JVC Arsenal series KD-AR565 features a detachable face to deter theft. No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Single-Line LCD: The head unit features a 12-segment,
one-line LCD with white back-lit text, plus adjustable brightness and dimmer
- Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime
brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the
brightness level of each manually from 0-31.
- Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set
automatically or manually; select "Off" for daytime brightness setting, "On"
for nighttime brightness setting, or "Auto" which switches between day and
nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the
headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp
circuit). You can also set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" setting to
Variable Button Illumination: The JVC KD-AR565 features
variable button illumination, so you can better match your vehicle's interior
lightning. You can choose one of 29 color presets or select the ColorFlow mode
which scrolls through all 29 color presets. Additionally, there is a User
preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and
Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. You
can also select a different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the
unit's button illumination.
Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well
as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to
remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key
is in the accessory or start position).
Wireless Remote Control: The
KD-AR565 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote
contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The
remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the
included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering
wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSTBA10,
sold separately) provides hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming
functions for the KD-AR565. The KS-BTA100 Bluetooth adapter plugs into the head
unit's front-panel Aux input. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a
super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls.
Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible. Click
here for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.