External Device Controls
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-AR470 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.
In addition to manual bass and treble settings (-6dB to +6dB @ 100Hz and 10kHz),
this unit also has six selectable preset tone control and loudness setting
combinations. Each of the sound modes may be adjusted to your preference and
stored in memory. The preset Custom Equalizer modes are:
- Rock: Bass =
+3, Treble = +1, Loudness = On
- Classic: Bass
= +1, Treble = -2, Loudness = Off
- Pops: Bass =
+4, Treble = +1, Loudness = Off
- Hip Hop: Bass
= +2, Treble = 0, Loudness = On
- Jazz: Bass =
+2, Treble = +3, Loudness = Off
- User: Bass =
0, Treble = 0, Loudness = Off
Loudness Control: The Loud feature boosts low and high frequencies to
produce a well-balanced sound at low volume level.
Preferred Setting Mode: By
activating the Preferred Setting Mode (PSM), you can set the clock, choose the
time zone, 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, and set the Amplifier Gain
Amplifier Gain Control:
When you are using the KD-AR470 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.
Title Assignment: The KD-AR470 allows you to assign names of
up to 8 characters for AM and FM stations (30 station maximum). You can also
assign names of up to 32 characters for CDs (including a connected CD changer,
but not MP3/WMA or CD Text discs--30 disc maximum).
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 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 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.
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.
Dimmer: This unit is equipped with a wire
that JVC calls an illumination lead, however, it acts as a dimmer lead. The
dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), Auto (display window
automatically dims when your car head lights are turned on), or On (display is
always dimmed). Note that the amount of dimming is fixed, it cannot be adjusted,
and the illumination wire must be connected for Auto operation.
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 (Disc will not play this time until you select a track).
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.
Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: The optional KS-PD100
adapter allows an iPod digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked
up to and controlled by the KD-AR470. You'll be able to scroll through all your
playlists, albums, artists, genres, and composers directly from the head unit.
Song titles and other file information show up right on the head unit display.
The iPod is also charged while it is connected to the KD-AR470.
Wireless Remote Control: The KD-AR470 comes supplied
with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator,
Sound, Source, Tracking and Volume functions.
External Device Controls
CD Changer: This unit is equipped with
JVC's "J-Link" CD changer control system. It is fully compatible with JVC's
CD/MP3 changer (257CHX1500). Other JVC CH-X series CD changers (except CH-X99
and CH-X100) can be controlled directly by this head unit, however, they are not
compatible with MP3 discs. You cannot use the KD-MK series CD changers with this
unit, even with an adapter.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect a satellite radio tuner
to the KD-AR470 in a couple of ways. The unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS
SIR-JVC1 Satellite Tuner for JVC (item number 607SIRJVC1). The XMDirect2 CNP2000UC
XM Mini Tuner is compatible when used with the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package
item number 700XMJVC1).
Note: In addition to
the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and
a subscription to SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.
Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC
Line Input Adapter (item number 105KSU57) or Aux Input Adapter (item number 105KSU58)
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.