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JVC KD-G230

CD receiver with MP3/WMA playback

Item # 105KDG230

Enjoy JVC quality performance at a budget price with the KD-G230 CD receiver.

Find what Fits your vehicle

Enjoy JVC quality performance at a budget price with the KD-G230 CD receiver.

Discontinued item

Item # 105KDG230

About the JVC KD-G230

Enjoy JVC quality performance at a budget price with the KD-G230 CD receiver. Its detachable faceplate features a nicely sized control knob and a bright easy-to-read display. The included remote control lets you keep your eyes on the road while adjusting your stereo.

Enjoy JVC quality performance at a budget price with the KD-G230 CD receiver. Its detachable faceplate features a nicely sized control knob and a bright easy-to-read display. The included remote control lets you keep your eyes on the road while adjusting your stereo.

The KD-G230's powerful built-in amplifier will bring out robust sound from all your CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files. You can also plug your portable music player into the convenient front-panel auxiliary input. JVC's flexible iEQ offers treble, midrange, and bass controls to customize the sound. Have a bigger system in mind? Use the set of preamp outputs to connect your external amp or powered sub.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • iEQ 3-band equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: one set of preamp outputs (selectable subwoofer output)
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis
    • Sleeve
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Face security screw
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Mounting bolt (M5 x 13/16")
    • Flat washer
    • Hex nut
    • Rubber bushing
    • Instructions (English)
    • Instructions (Spanish)
    • Instructions (French)
    • US warranty sheet
    • Canadian warranty card
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Face security screw note
    • "Caution" note attached to wiring harness

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    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 No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 40-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    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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    Features

    MP3/WMA Playback: The JVC KD-G230 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.

    Super Bass: Super Bass maintains the richness and fullness of the bass sound regardless of how low you set the volume. The Super Bass can be turned on or off in the Sound Adjustment menu, and the level adjusted between 1 and 5.

    Intelligent Equalizer (i-EQ): In addition to manual bass, midrange, and treble settings (-12dB to +12dB @ 60Hz, 1kHz and 7.5kHz), this unit also has six selectable preset tone control and Super Bass setting combinations. Each of the sound modes may be adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. The preset Intelligent Equalizer modes are:

      Bass Midrange Treble Super Bass
    Rock +03 00 +02 On
    Classic +01 00 +03 Off
    Pops +02 +01 +02 Off
    Hip Hop +04 -02 +01 On
    Jazz +03 00 +03 Off
    User 00 00 00 Off

    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, switch between US standard and European tuning spacing, set the Amplifier Gain control (high/low), and several other operational settings.

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-G230 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.

    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).

    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.

    Line Output Mode: In the PSM menu, you can set the rear preamp outputs for connecting 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, and you can set the cutoff frequency of the low pass filter at 90Hz, 135Hz, or 180Hz. The subwoofer level can be set between 0 and 8.

    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).

    Display Dimmer: The display dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times) or On (display is always dimmed). Note that the amount of dimming is fixed; it cannot be adjusted.

    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. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.

    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.

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-G230 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking and Volume functions.

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