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More and more stations are offering HD Radio broadcasts every day. JVC builds an HD Radio tuner into the KD-HDW10 CD receiver, so you'll have everything you need to hear the enhanced digital sound quality and additional programming choices HD Radio has to offer. No HD Radio stations in your area yet? JVC's AM/FM tuner offers excellent reception of standard analog signals.

More and more stations are offering HD Radio broadcasts every day. JVC builds an HD Radio tuner into the KD-HDW10 CD receiver, so you'll have everything you need to hear the enhanced digital sound quality and additional programming choices HD Radio has to offer. No HD Radio stations in your area yet? JVC's AM/FM tuner offers excellent reception of standard analog signals.

The powerful built-in amplifier will ensure great performances from all your music. The KD-HDW10 offers six preset sound curves for quick tone changes, along with a 7-band graphic equalizer for fine-tuning your sound. SRS Circle Surround Auto™ delivers convincing surround sound from your car's speakers, even with standard stereo CDs.

If you're looking for more options, connect an XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuner to get more than 120 channels of music, news, sports, and entertainment. The KD-HDW10 can also handle the MP3 and WMA music files that you've burned to CD-R and CD-RW discs — up to 10 hours on a single disc.

Use JVC's optional iPod® interface to connect your iPod to the KD-HDW10. The control knob on the faceplate mimics your iPod's click wheel for intuitive menu scanning and song selection. The included remote control gives you additional control over audio features.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

This radio is awesome, even though HD radio is highly overrated. If this radio didn't have it built in, I would never use it.

Jared, Murfreesboro TN

What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis
  • Face
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Mounting bolt
  • Flat washer
  • Hex nut
  • Rubber bushing
  • Face fixing screw
  • Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
  • Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
  • Warranty Card (Canada)
  • Warranty Sheet (US)
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
  • "Caution" note attached to wiring harness
  • Face fixing screw note
  • "Notice" sheet

Product Highlights:

    General features
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • iEQ equalizer with six presets and a 7-band EQ
    • SRS Circle Surround Auto™
    • subwoofer level and frequency control
    • compatible with JVC iPod adapter, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: optional auxiliary input
    • outputs: three sets of preamp outputs
    Other info

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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 11.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    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 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 sensitivity.

    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-HDW10 to search only HD Radio stations. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-HDW10 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 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.

    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).

    Preferred Setting Mode: By activating the Preferred Setting Mode (PSM), you can set the clock, choose the time zone and daylight saving time, select the dimmer mode, select the external component type (changer or line input), turn on/off ID3 Tag display, set the Amplifier Gain control (high/low), and several other operational settings.

    Intelligent EQ (7-Band iEQ): This model has Rock, Classic, Pops, Hip Hop, Jazz, and 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 -5dB to +5dB in 1dB increments.

    SRS CS Automotive: SRS Circle Surround Automotive (CS Auto) lets you experience a natural sound field anywhere in the vehicle, unlike other sound field manipulation methods such as time delay. The SRS Circle Surround II decoder converts a stereo signal into multichannel sound. SRS Focus elevates the sound field to an optimal listening level, while SRS TruBass creates rich bass, even without using a subwoofer. SRS Focus can be applied independently to front and rear speakers. SRS TruBass can be applied independently to front and rear speakers and the subwoofer. You can choose from the following presets:

    • Type A: systems with large front speakers with tweeters and rear deck speakers
    • Type B: systems with large front speakers with tweeters and door-mounted rear speakers
    • Type C: systems with small front speakers and door-mounted rear speakers
    • User: allows you to store your own setting

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-HDW10 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 2.5V front and rear preamp outputs, this unit has a set of 2.0V 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 90, 135, or 180Hz.

    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.

    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 PSM 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-HDW10 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking and Volume functions.

    External Device Controls

    Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: You can connect your iPod to the KD-HDW10 J-Bus port using the optional JVC KS-PD100 iPod Interface Adapter (257KSPD100, sold separately). This optional iPod Interface Adapter supports audio playback for the following iPod models - iPod (3rd/4th generation), iPod photo, iPod mini, iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd generation), iPod video (5th generation), and iPod classic. You can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast and Genre. You can also select Repeat (One/All) and Random (Song/Album) modes. In addition, your iPod will charge when connected to the KS-PD100 iPod interface.

    Satellite Radio: This unit supports both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio when used with the optional Satellite Radio tuner and adapter (sold separately. The KD-HDW10 supports the Sirius Connect Universal Vehicle tuner and JVC KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRJVC1, sold separately). Currently there is no XM adapter available for this unit.

    Changer Controls: This unit is equipped with JVC's "J-Bus" 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.

    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 connected.

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