Disc & USB Playback
HD AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The
unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The JVC KD-HDR52 features a
front-panel USB 2.0 type-A port (behind a sliding cover) connection and control
of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android
smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port
enables audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on
portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio devices that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port
(5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. You cannot
connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
MP3/WMA Playback: The JVC KD-HDR52 supports the following
types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
||CD-R/RW ||USB Storage
|File System ||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet,
or Windows long file name ||FAT 12/16/32 |
Types || |
MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1,
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
|Maximum # of
Folders/Files ||255 folders/65,025 files (255 files per
|Tags ||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4),
WMA tag |
Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily
access your music. The Track/Folder List will also display the list of track
titles on a CD Text disc.
Quick Search: You can search for your MP3 or WMA music
tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).
Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-HDR52 offers the following
Repeat and Random playback modes.
- Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder
Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels
- Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks 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)
Resume: If you change the
source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD
or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped
JVC Playlist Creator Compatible: JVC Playlist Creator
is a free Windows-based desktop software that helps organize, manage and
transfer MP3/WMA music files to your USB (MSC) device from your PC. When you
playback audio files that have been stored on your USB (MSC) device using JVC
Playlist Creator through the KD-HDR52, you can search a file by song title, album
name, or genre using the head unit's Quick Search function. The JVC Playlist
Creator is a Windows-based software that can be downloaded for free from JVC's
website to your PC. The JVC Playlist Creator is compatible with
the following Windows Microsoft Operating Systems.
- Windows XP Professional, Home Edition SP2 or later (32-bit)
- Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Zune, or
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
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-HDR52's front-panel USB port can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when
used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. An additional iPod
cable is available (469USBPOD,
sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. If you have an
iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB
cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either
cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.
- DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing
for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The JVC head unit supports audio
playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or
- Music Control: You can choose to operate your
iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls, from its
clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
- Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel controls
you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and
Composer. The contents of the Playlist or Category are
listed alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The
KD-HDR52 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback
functions of your iPod/iPhone.
Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen is locked in this mode.
- iPod: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's
stored music from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are accustomed to
during normal usage.
The head unit's front-panel iPod controls will remain available.
- External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy audio
content from your downloaded music Apps (such as iHeartRadio,
Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KD-HDR52. You
will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate and view your
apps; the head unit will only display the clock and "EXT Mode".
The head unit's front-panel iPod controls will be locked. Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing
your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
- iPod Display: The KD-HDR52 will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information, when in Head Unit and iPod mode (not in External
mode), or listening to Pandora Internet Radio. The head unit can display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
- iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not
charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-HDR52 is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features
(as of 2/8/2013):
| iPod Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || App mode || Pandora app || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 6.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
JVC Music Control (for Android): By connecting the JVC CD receiver via USB to an Android smartphone
(OS 2.2+) that has
JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search
all of the songs stored inside the smartphone from the receiver by artist
name or album name. The JVC Smart Music Control app also analyzes all of
your songs that are in your Android smartphone, and creates a playlist
according to your mood. Once the application has completed the analysis of
the songs, simply move the on-screen "mood ball" to your current mood, and
this application will generate a list of songs that most fits your mood.
Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage
class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack
is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a
3.5mm headphone output (great for those non-Apple/Android devices. Simply connect
your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input,
and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in
your mobile audio system. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned
On or Off.
HD AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can
receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio
technology significantly improves audio quality and reception, as well as
includes 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 sound with static free and clear
reception. In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the KD-HDR52 can also receive
conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
- Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KD-HDR52 to
search both analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, or
analog radio stations only. You can store 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). If an analog FM stereo broadcast is
hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You
can also switch the analog tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to
increase/decrease the sensitivity. In addition, you can set the built-in
AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
- 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
- Text Display: 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
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from a HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged"
in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy
the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50
songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and
transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
- Radio Timer: You can tune into a preset station at a
specific time regardless of the head unit's current source. You can activate
the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to
check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet
Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime,
anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The JVC KD-HDR52 provides
complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's
front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or
later) with the latest version of the
from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account
with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will
need an active
Pandora music service account. The JVC KD-HDR52 will display Artist,
Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone. The JVC
KD-HDR52 will also provide control over the Pandora music service streamed to
your USB-connected iPhone.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- Create New Station: New stations can be created based
on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-HDR52 utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-HDR52 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-HDR52
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-HDR52 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-HDR52 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.
2.5V/4CH Preamp Output: The KD-HDR52 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.
Subwoofer Controls: 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.
You can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8
(separate from the main volume level).
Pro EQ: The KD-HDR52 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).
| 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 |
Note: You can store Pro EQ
bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB,
iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).
Bass Boost: The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies.
Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high
frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set
this feature to High, Low, or Off.
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
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The JVC KD-HDR52 features a
detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is
supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
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).
Wireless Remote Control: The
KD-HDR52 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote
contains Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The
remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).
Optional Bluetooth: The JVC KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSTBA10,
sold separately) provides Bluetooth hands-free communication and digital audio
streaming functions for the JVC KD-HDR52. The JVC KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free
communication from your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming
audio from a Bluetooth enabled digital audio player, when connected to the JVC
in-dash head unit. The JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a super-sensitive
microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The JVC KD-HDR52 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.
Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible.
JVC Mobile Entertainment Bluetooth Support Page for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.