About the JVC KD-S100
Perform a full audio upgrade in just one step — install JVC's KD-S100 CD receiver, and you'll swear you just added new speakers and a sub, too. It features a one-of-a-kind Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station™ sound processing system, which compensates for your vehicle's sonic shortcomings to improve audio performance dramatically — especially if you still have your factory speakers.
Digital Power Station technology
Legendary sound engineer and music producer Tony Bongiovi developed the Digital Power Station with JVC. The goal — to provide studio-quality sound in any car. It's the product of the extensive research the engineers at Bongiovi Acoustics have performed on the acoustic properties of hundreds of vehicles.
Once activated, the processor optimizes power distribution, extends frequency response, and adds harmonics to maximize speaker performance without straining your system. The result? Big, natural, beautiful sound. With the Digital Power Station engaged, instrument separation becomes more apparent, the soundstage is elevated to an optimum level, and all frequencies are enhanced to give you a truly rich listening experience.
Note: If you have aftermarket speakers, be sure to read the "Bongiovi Acoustics" section in "Details" for more detailed info on how the Digital Power Station optimizes sound in your vehicle.
The Digital Power Station enables your speakers to produce maximum bass without distortion so you get the feeling of having a subwoofer, with no additional installation necessary.
Handles all your tunes
Play your MP3 and WMA files you've burned to disc, loaded on a USB flash drive, or copied to an SD™ card. You'll have tunes to spare for your next trip, and you'll see song info on the receiver's display. You'll also appreciate the motorized faceplate. With the touch of a button, it glides down to reveal the CD and SD card slots, then slides smoothly back into place.
Add satellite radio and iPod® control, too
The Bongiovi Digital Power Station applies its magic no matter what source you choose. Add the commercial-free music and endless entertainment of satellite radio, or control your iPod with an optional adapter. Three sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs to your system.
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.
- CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
- motorized, detachable face
- remote control
- Bongiovi-designed Digital Power Station sound processing system
- Virtual Subwoofer brings out maximum bass from your vehicle's existing speakers
- works with JVC satellite radio tuner, iPod adapter, CD changer
- inputs: front-panel USB input, SD card slot behind face plate
- outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, 2-volt sub)
What's in the box:
- AM/FM/CD Receiver
- 15-amp mini-ATC fuse (installed)
- Trim ring
- Hard plastic face case
- Wiring harness
- Face security screw
- Wireless remote control (RM-RK300)
- CR2025 Lithium battery
- 2 Radio removal tools
- Mounting stud bolt
- Flat washer
- Hex nut
- Rubber bushing
- Bongiovi Acoustics tuning disc
- Instruction Manual (English/ Spanish/ French)
- Warranty information
- Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
- Face security screw note
- Caution note attached to wiring harness
- Bongiovi Acoustics tuning instructions
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||Rear and Optional Rear|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory, SD card|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||20 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||40-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|FM Sensitivity||11.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback|
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by JVC for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Bongiovi Acoustics: The included Bongiovi Acoustics DPS (Digital Power Station) disc optimizes the KD-S100's output for playback in an automotive environment. DPS is a patented digital processing method that extends the frequency response of the speakers and maximizes the frequency-specific power distribution of the head-unit's amplifier. While it's typically beneficial to replace the speakers and add amplifiers, DPS offers the greatest improvement in sound quality when used with the factory speakers (partly because they have the most room for improvement). The powerful processor also scans, recognizes, and reproduces multiple types of music sources (CD's, MP3 files, vinyl transfers, AM radio, FM radio, satellite radio, WMA files) with full studio quality sound and without volume changes between signal sources. The bass response is noticeably improved by Virtual Subwoofer technology; DPS digitally creates an array of sound that produces a result as if a subwoofer were installed in the vehicle.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-S100 can play MP3 and WMA files from CD-R and CD-RW discs, SD memory cards, and USB flash drives.
SD Card: Behind the motorized fold down face is an SD card slot. MP3 and WMA files can be played from an SD card with these requirements:
- Format: Fat 12 or FAT 16
- Card Size: 8 MB to 512 MB
- Bit Rates:
- MP3: 8-320 kbps
- WMA: 8-192 kbps
- Sampling Frequencies:
- MP3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 33 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
- WMA: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
USB: The KD-S100 has a front panel USB (type A) port. MP3 and WMA files can be played from a USB flash drive with these requirements:
- Format: Fat 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32
- Drive Capacity: less than 4 GB (1 partition type)
- Max Current: 500 mA
- Bit Rates:
- MP3: 32-320 kbps
- WMA: 5-192 kbps
- Sampling Frequencies: 8 kHz-48 kHz
Disc Protection: If an ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it.
Resume: If you change the source from CD, SD card, or USB drive, playback also stops (without ejecting). When you return to that source, playback starts from the point where it stopped previously.
AM/FM Tuner With Title Assignment: The KD-S100 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with three FM bands and one AM band. Each AM/FM band can hold up to six station presets. You can store these presets manually or have the radio store them automatically. You can also assign names (up to 16 characters) for 30 AM/FM station frequencies. 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.
Title Assignment: In addition to naming radio frequencies, names can be assigned to 30 CDs (up to 32 characters) and each external component (up to 16 characters).
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-S100 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 PWR, 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 PWR, and the volume control will range from 0 to 50. The internal amp can also be turned off when using external amps to power all the speakers in the system.
3 Pair of Preamp Outputs: The KD-S100 is equipped with 2 pair of 5.0V preamp outputs (front/rear), along with a 2.0V subwoofer preamp output. The front and rear preamp outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low-pass filter with selectable crossover point (31.5 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 63 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 125 Hz, 160 Hz, or 200 Hz) and slope (6 dB/oct, 12 dB/oct, or 18 dB/oct). The subwoofer output level is variable from 0 to +12.
Auxiliary Input: Stereo RCA jacks are provided on the back of the KD-S100 to allow the connection of an external audio source (portable, video system, etc).
Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC line input adapter (item numbers 105KSU57 or 257KSU58) 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.
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.
Detachable Face: This unit features Detachable Face Security. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. The unit comes with a hard plastic face case to store the receiver's faceplate when detached.
Clock Display: With the ignition off, when you press the display button the clock is displayed for 5 seconds, then turned off.
Display Dimmer: The display dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), Auto (display dims when 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead), or Time Set (program the time range for the dimmer to engage).
Wireless Remote Control: The KD-S100 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK300); the remote has Power, Attenuator (mute), Source, Band, Tracking, and Volume functions, plus numeric buttons 1-6.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KD-S100 has a steering wheel remote input 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 the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.
iPod: The KD-S100 is compatible with the optional KS-PD100 iPod adapter (item number 257KSPD100, sold separately). When the KS-PD100 is added the KD-S100 is compatible with most iPods that have a dock connector, including the 3rd generation iPod, 4th generation iPod, 5th generation iPod, iPod mini, iPod classic (80, 120, 160GB), and iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation). When connected, the iPod is controlled and charged by the KD-S100 through the iPod adapter (with the exception of the 4th generation iPod nano as noted below).
Note: The KS-PD100 is not compatible with the iPod touch (1st or 2nd generation) or iPhone/iPhone 3G. This iPod interface will also not charge the iPod nano (4th generation) without the Scosche passPORT (142IFWA).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC XM Mini Tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package item number 700XMJVC1).
- SIRIUS: The JVC KD-S100 is
compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner
and Plug & Play Dock:
- SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner using the JVC KS-SRA100 adapter (package item number 700SIRJVC1).
- SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1).
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the XM Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the rear panel auxiliary input or a JVC auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58 (item numbers 105KSU57 and 257KSU58).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
CD Changer Controls: This unit is directly compatible with JVC CD changers. When connected to a CD Text capable changer, this unit can display disc and track titles for discs encoded with that information.