Detachable Face: The JVC KD-HDR44 features a detachable face
to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired.
Note: No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
LCD: The head unit features a 14-segment, one-line LCD with
adjustable brightness and dimmer settings.
Brightness: The unit offers an adjustable display and button
illumination brightness level (0-31) for day and nighttime driving.
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 orange/white illumination lead).
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-HDR44 utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-HDR44 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-HDR44
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-HDR44 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
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-HDR44 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.
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.
Pro EQ: The KD-HDR44 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The
integrated equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal
Boost, Bass Boost, User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User
mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ
(Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).
| Tone ||Pro EQ |
|Frequency ||Level ||Q |
|Bass ||60, 80, 100, 200 Hz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 |
| Midrange ||0.5,
1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz ||+/- 12
dB (-6 to +6) ||0.75,
1.0, 1.25 |
| Treble ||10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5
khz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||Fixed |
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.
2.5V/4CH Preamp Output: The KD-HDR44 is equipped with two
pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp
outputs for connecting a pair of full-range 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.
Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KD-HDR44 features a built-in
high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers and a low-pass filter for
the unit's subwoofer output.
- High-Pass Filter: You can activate a high-pass filter
(fixed) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so
low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers.
- Low-Pass Filter: When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output
is set to Subwoofer, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter
at 55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz.
Subwoofer Level: When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is
set to Subwoofer, you can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between 0 and 8.
Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit 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).
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-HDR44 can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KD-HDR44 to search both
analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, or only analog
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.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-HDR44 can play MP3 (8-320 kbps)/WMA
files (8-192 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.
Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD, so you can easily access your music.
The Track/Folder List will also display the list of track titles on a CD Text
disc. If the MP3/WMA disc contains a lot of tracks, you can fast search (+/-10
or +/-100) through the disc by turning the unit's control dial quickly.
Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-HDR44 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 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.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
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.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
Dual Auxiliary Inputs: A front-panel & rear-panel stereo
minijack are provided to allow the connection of portable audio sources. Simply
connect your portable digital music player to either the unit's front or rear
auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player
through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
Optional Bluetooth: The unit's rear-panel auxiliary input
can also be used to connect JVC's KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSBTA10,
sold separately). The KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your
compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth
enabled digital audio player. The optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a
super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The
KD-HDR44 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's
speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.
Wireless Remote Control: The KD-HDR44 comes supplied with a wireless
remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Track,
and Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell