External Device Controls
MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC CD player features a CEA-2006
compliant MOS-FET 20 Watts RMX x 4-channel amplifier in 4ohms at 1% THD+N with
an 80 dBA signal-to-noise-ratio.
DiAS II Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's Digital
Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner, offering unprecedented analog radio
performance with higher sensitivity and selectivity. You can set up to 18 FM and
6 AM stations as presets. Presets can be set manually, or automatically using
Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM). 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
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. 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. This service is called multicasting. You can
setup the KD-HDR50 to search only HD Radio stations. To find HD Radio stations
in your area, visit HDRadio.com
HD Radio/iTunes Tagging: This iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs
you hear on HD Radio stations and stores the info on your connected iPod through
the unit's USB port. The next time you connect your iPod to iTunes, you will be
able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them from
directly from iTunes.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-HDR50 can play MP3/WMA
(32-320 kbps) 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. Each disc can
have a maximum of 8 folder hierarchies, 255
folders, and no more than a total of 512 files 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.
Intelligent EQ (7-Band iEQ): This model has Rock, Classic, Pops, Hip Hop, Jazz,
User preset EQ curves. The User preset can be adjusted to your preference and
stored in memory. For the User preset, you can independently adjust the
following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, and 15 kHz.
The level of each frequency can be adjusted from -10 to +10 in increments of two.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-HDR50 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.
Subwoofer Output: In addition to the 2.5-volt gold-plated
front preamp output, this unit has a set of 2.5-volt
gold-plated subwoofer preamp outputs.
The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from 00 to 08,
and a selectable low-pass crossover. You can select a cutoff frequency of 72,
111, or 157Hz.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo minijack
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.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter
(item number 105KSU57 or 257KSU58) may be used to provide an additional
auxiliary audio only 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
Source Level: You can adjust the volume (-10 to +10) of each source
(except FM) compared to the unit's FM volume level. The volume level will
automatically increase or decrease when you change sources.
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; 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.
Variable Illumination: You can change the head
unit's display and button illumination between 29 preset shades of white, blue,
purple, red, orange, yellow, aqua, and green. Additionally there is a custom
User setting, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of the red,
green, and blue between 0 and 31, resulting in 32,767 possible color options.
Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead
and the dimmer set to Auto, the display dims. The dimmer can also be set to Off
(normal brightness at all times) or On (display is always dimmed).
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. In the menu, the clock
can be set to display with the unit on or off, only turning off when the
ignition is turned off ("keyed" operation).
Wireless Remote Control: The KD-HDR50 comes supplied with a
wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound,
Source, Tracking and Volume functions.
External Device Controls
USB Input: The JVC KD-HDR50 features a front-panel USB
type-A port. This allows you to play USB mass storage devices loaded with
MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps) audio files. For the unit to recognize the USB medium, it
must be specified as a mass storage device and formatted using FAT 12, FAT
16, or FAT 32. This unit can recognize a total of 65,025 files and 255 folders
(a maximum of 255 files per folder). This unit will recognize a total of
25 characters for file/folder names. This unit cannot recognize a USB device
whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA. An integrated sliding-cover is
supplied to protect the USB connection when not in use.
Direct iPod Connection: The JVC KD-HDR50'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. An additional iPod cable is available
(item number 472USBCBLE) 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 iPod is charged whenever it is connected with the head unit turned on. The
JVC KD-HDR50 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following
iPod/iPhone model features (as of Dec. 2009):
Model||Media Type|| Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod||Song/Artist ||Track |
|dock-connector (3 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|
|nano ||1 gen||Y||N||Y||N||Y||Y||Y|
| touch||1 gen||Y||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
functionality results. The KD-HDR50 is also compatible with the
optional KS-PD100 external iPod adapter (item number 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.
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-HDR50 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).
- 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
- 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.
Optional Bluetooth Operation: The KD-HDR50 will support Bluetooth
operation when the optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter (KS-BTA200, sold
separately) is connected to the receiver's "J-Bus" port on the rear chassis
of the unit. The headunit's display will flash when a call comes in. You can set
the unit to automatically answer all incoming phone-calls. The headunit will
also display text messaging with a compatible phone. You can make a call from
headunit in one of six ways - Phone Book, Missed Calls, Phone Number, Received
Calls, Redial, and Voice. The adapter also allows the JVC headunit to playback
audio wirelessly from your Bluetooth compatible portable audio player and
operate the following playback options of your Bluetooth compatible portable
audio player - Start Playback, Pause, Forward Skip, Reverse Skip and Stop.
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.