Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD
face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied
with a plastic face-case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the
Separated Variable-Color LCD and Key Illumination: The JVC KD-AHD69
features 29 color presets for the LCD display and button illumination.
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. The chosen color can be applied to the display
panel and the backlighting for all the buttons except Eject, EQ, and display;
those remain red. You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and
button illumination or use a separate color for each one. You can also select a
different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the unit's LCD display
and button illumination.
Display/Button Illumination Dimmer: The display/button
illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On
(display/button illumination is always dimmed), or Auto (display dims when 12
volts is applied to the illumination lead).
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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-AHD69 utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-AHD69 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
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KD-AHD69
are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement
standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
between manufacturers. The power output specs for the KD-AHD69 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
7-Band Intelligent EQ (i-EQ): The JVC KD-AHD69 is equipped with a 7-Band Intelligent EQ (i-EQ) and 6 user
presets (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Bass Boost, Vocal Boost, and User).
The User EQ preset allows you to manually adjust the headunit's 7-band
parametric EQ(Sub Bass, Bass, Mid Bass, Mid, Mid High, High, and Ultra High) from +/-10dB.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-AHD69 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. When all speakers in the system are powered by an external amplifier,
the internal amplifier can be turned off.
Subwoofer Output: In addition to the 5.0 volt front preamp
outputs, this unit has a set of 5.0 volt subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer
output is non-fading and has independent level control, adjustable from 00 to
08, and an adjustable low-pass crossover. You can select a cutoff frequency of
Low (72 Hz), Mid (111 Hz), or High (157 Hz).
Note: This headunit is not equipped with a a rear-channel preamp
Source Volume: 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 -1 to +10.
Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash headunit provides an audible
beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
DiAS II Digital Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's
Digital Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner that is capable of receiving digital
(HD Radio) and analog AM/FM stations.
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.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
iTunes Tagging: Using the headunit's iTunes Tagging
enabled HD Radio, you can tag your HD music (up to 60 songs) while listening to
the radio with your iPod connected. When you hear a song you enjoy on your local
HD Radio station, you only have to press the headunit's "Tag" button and the
song's information will be saved to your connected iPod. The saved songs will
then show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the very next time you sync
your iPod to your PC. Then you just need to click, buy, and download the song
you tagged directly from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
Note: The following model iPods/iPhones support iTunes
Tagging - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod
touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Display Information: AM/FM digital stations can offer text
and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner
displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the JVC
Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the
KD-AHD69 can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KD-AHD69 to search both
analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, and analog
radio stations only.
Digital/Analog Presets: You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM
digital/analog presets stations as presets (HD Radio multicast channels can also
be preset). Presets can be set manually, or automatically using Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM).
Mono Mode: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can
manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
IF Filter: You can also switch the analog tuner's IF filter to Wide or
Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
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 connect the optional
CNP2000UCA XM Direct2 tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package item number
700XMJVC2, sold separately).
- SIRIUS: The JVC KD-AHD69 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
105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
- Auxiliary Input: A portable XM or Sirius satellite
radio receiver 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 (sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite
radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-AHD69 can play MP3 (32-320
kbps)/WMA files (32-320 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. Each disc can have a maximum of 8
folder hierarchies, 255 folders, and no more than a total of 512 files and/or
folders 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.
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 damage;
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.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Port: The JVC KD-AHD69 features a front panel USB 2.0
type-A port behind a sliding cover for connection of a USB mass-storage class
device (FAT 12/16/32). The USB port enables audio playback and control of
MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps) audio files stored on a portable USB mass-storage class
device. The KD-AHD69 can recognize up to 255 folders (255 files per folder) and
65,025 total files. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or
2.4) for album and artist information from MP3/WMA files.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod Direct: The JVC KD-AHD69's front-panel USB port also
acts as an iPod high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable
that came with your iPod. Menu options
allow iPod control from the headunit or from the iPod itself. From the
headunit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's music by
Category (Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/Composer). The KD-AHD69 also supports Repeat and Random playback functions of
your iPod/iPhone. Regardless of control mode, the KD-AHD69 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file text. The iPod/iPhone is also charged whenever it is
connected with the head unit turned on. The JVC KD-AHD69 is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features
(as of Jan. 2010):