External Device Connection
This unit features Detachable Face Security. A face-fixing clip 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.
Display Color: The receiver features 29 display 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 over
30,000 color options. The chosen color applies to the display panel and the
backlighting for all the buttons except Power, Eject, and EQ; those remain red.
The contrast of the display can also be adjusted 1 to 8.
Clock Display: In the menu the clock can be set to display
with the ignition on, even when the unit is off ("keyed" operation). 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), or Auto (display dims
when 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead).
MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC KD-A805 features a MOS-FET
amplifier that is CEA-2006 compliant and rated at 20 watts RMS x 4 channels in
4-ohm and 1% THD+N with a signal to noise ratio of 80 dBA.
TI/Burr-Brown 24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-A805 utilizes a
TI/Burr-Brown 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
Intelligent Equalizer (i-EQ): The KD-A805 has a 3-band
parametric EQ with manually adjustable center frequencies: Bass; 50Hz, 100 Hz,
or 200 Hz; Midrange 500 Hz, 1 kHz, or 2.5 kHz; and Treble 5kHz, 10
kHz, or 15 kHz. The bass, midrange, and treble bandwidth settings are
also adjustable: Q0.7, Q1.0, Q1.4, or Q2.0. The setting for each EQ band
varies from -6 to +6 dB. In addition to these "User" settings, there
are six EQ presets with the following combinations:
|Sound Modes ||Preset Values |
|Bass ||Midrange ||Treble |
|Level ||Freq. ||Q ||Level ||Freq. ||Q ||Level ||Freq. ||Freq. |
|User (initial) ||00 ||50 Hz ||Q1.0 ||00 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||00 ||10 kHz ||Q1.0 |
|Rock ||+03 ||100 Hz ||Q1.0 ||00 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||+02 ||10 kHz ||Q1.4 |
|Classic ||+01 ||80 Hz ||Q1.0 ||00 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||+03 ||10 kHz ||Q1.4 |
|Pop ||+02 ||100 Hz ||Q1.0 ||+01 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||+02 ||10 kHz ||Q1.4 |
|Hip Hop ||+04 ||50 Hz ||Q1.0 ||-02 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||+01 ||10 kHz ||Q1.4 |
|Jazz ||+03 ||100 Hz ||Q1.0 ||00 ||1 kHz ||Q1.0 ||+03 ||10 kHz ||Q1.4 |
Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies
to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can turn this feature
on or off.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-A805 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.
3 Pair of 5V Preamp Outputs: The KD-A805 is equipped with
three pair of 5.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). 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 variable low-pass crossover (55Hz, 85Hz, 120Hz, or Through) and level control (0
High Pass Filter: You can select the unit's high pass filter
cut-off frequency (62Hz, 95Hz, 135Hz, or Through) for the front and rear speakers
so it matches the subwoofer's low-pass filter setting.
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
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-A805 can play MP3 (5-320 kbps)/WMA
files (5-320 kbps) 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, Romeo or Windows long file. This unit can recognize a total of 20,000
files and 2,000 folders (999 files per folder). 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.
Playback Modes: The JVC KD-A805 offers the following Repeat
and Random playback modes for your audio CDs.
- Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current rack
repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder
repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function
- Random: Folder Random (plays al tacks 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)
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.
AM/FM Tuner With Title Assignment: The KD-A805 features a
built-in AM/FM tuner.
Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 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.
Title Assignment: You can assign names (up to eight
characters) for 24 AM/FM station frequencies.
Mono Mode: If an FM stereo broadcast is hard
to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
IF Filter: You can also
switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the
External Device Connection
USB Port: The KD-A805 features a front-panel and rear-panel
USB 2.0 type-A port. The front-panel USB port is behind a sliding cover while
the rear USB port is attached to the chassis by a 4' pigtail. The USB ports
enable connection and control of portable USB mass-storage class devices. The
USB ports are compatible with all USB mass storage class devices that support
the FAT12, FAT16, or FAT32 file system. The unit will playback MP3 (32-320 kbps)
and WMA audio files (5-320 kbps) stored on a USB mass storage device. This unit
can recognize a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 files per folder)
for each USB port. The KD-A805 will also display ID3 Tag information (up to 128
characters for MP3/WMA).
Note: You cannot connect a USB
device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
Direct iPod Connection: The JVC
KD-A805's front-panel and rear-panel USB ports also act as iPod high-speed
direct connections when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod.
An additional iPod cable is available (item number 472USBCBLE, sold separately) so you can leave
one at home and one in the car. Menu options allow iPod control from the radio's
front panel or from the iPod itself (the 5th generation iPod and 1st generation
iPod nano must be controlled from the head unit, not from the iPod itself). The iPod is charged whenever it is connected
with the head unit turned on. The JVC KD-A805 is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Dec.
Model ||Media Type || Control ||Display ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Unit ||iPod ||Song/Artist ||Track |
|dock-connector (3 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
(4 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|mini (1/2 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|video (5 gen) ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
GB) ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| nano ||1 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| touch ||1 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPhone ||2G ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3G ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3GS ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
functionality results. The KD-A805 is also compatible with the
optional KS-PD100 external iPod adapter (257KSPD100,
sold separately). When the KS-PD100 is added, the iPod dock
connector (3rd gen.), iPod click-wheel/color-display (4th gen.), and
iPod mini (1st/2nd gen.) are also compatible.
USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KD-A805 comes supplied with
a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which can plug into either the head unit's front
or rear-panel USB input, making the KD-A805 Bluetooth 2.0 certified. Once the
Bluetooth adapter is inserted, this unit will support the following Bluetooth
Profiles: HFP (Hands-Free Profile) 1.5, OPP (Object Push Profile) 1.1, A2DP
(Advanced Audio Distribution profile) 1.2, and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control
Profile) 1.3. Bluetooth technology allows you to utilize your vehicle's built-in
audio system for wireless mobile phone or music hands-free operation.
- Bluetooth Communication:
The supplied Bluetooth adapter allows you
receive and make calls from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone using the
KD-A805's controls. When making a call, dial from your Phonebook
(up to 300 numbers), Direct Dial, Voice Dial, or dial from a list of
received or missed calls. When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard
through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's
display will flash, and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed.
The KD-A805 can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls
and mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can instantly
carry on a phone conversation hands-free. A wired microphone is supplied to
carry on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to
hear the other person. The head unit can also inform you of the arrival of a
text message on your mobile phone (You cannot read, edit or send a text
message through this unit).
- Bluetooth Audio: The
Bluetooth adapter also allows audio playback and control of a Bluetooth
audio player through the KD-A805. The KD-A805 will be able to
control basic playback features such as Play, Pause, Track Selection, Folder
Selection, Fast Forward, Reverse, Skip Next, Skip Previous, Repeat and
Note: You can
register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this unit, however, only one unit of
each type can be connected at a time. Not all Bluetooth enabled devices will
be compatible with this unit.
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
- SIRIUS: The JVC KD-A805 is compatible with the
SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
- SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect
vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter
(item number 105KSRA100) - package #
700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
- SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and
portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS
adapter (item number
sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number
- 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 front 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.
HD Radio: The KD-A805 supports HD Radio when the optional
KT-HD300 HD Radio tuner (105KTHD300,
sold separately) is connected to the receiver's
CD changer port on the rear of the unit. HD Radio Technology can 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, called multicasting. When this optional HD Radio tuner box is
connected, you will still be able to receive conventional analog AM/FM
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.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo mini-jack
is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect
your portable cassette, MD, or MP3 player to this unit and listen to the audio
from the portable player through the KD-A805.
Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC
Line Input Adapter (105KSU57,
sold separately) or Aux Input Adapter (257KSU58,
sold separately) 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.
Wireless Remote Control: The KD-A805 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-A805 has a
steering wheel remote input on the back panel. When used with the optional PAC
SWI-JACK interface (127SWIJACK,
sold separately), 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.