Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + 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-R650 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 select Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB
thumbdrives. 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
Note: The Drive Change feature lets you switch between
multiple memory cards (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB
thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The JVC KD-R650 supports the following
types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet,
or Windows long file name||FAT 12/16/32|
MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8- or 16-bit
|Maximum # of
|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/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily
access your music.
Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC KD-R650 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-R650, 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 + Disc Protection: 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. 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.
Android Compatible: The JVC KD-R650 supports USB-connection
and playback of Android smartphones with Froyo or Gingerbread operating systems
- JVC Music Control: By connecting the JVC
CD receiver via USB to an Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only)
that has the free
JVC Music Control app installed, it allows you to list and search your
MP3 music stored on the smartphone from the receiver by artist name or album
name. The JVC 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 select your
current mood, and this application will generate a list of songs that best
fits your mood. Your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a
USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol.
- Drive Change Mode: When an Android smartphone
is connected to the USB input terminal, you can select its internal memory
or external memory (such as an microSD card) to playback the songs stored on
the phone or on the memory card. This feature is also compatible with other
USB mass storage class compliant smartphones, such as Blackberry.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The JVC KD-R650's front-panel USB port
can acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the
Lightning or Dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head
unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 16-bit D/A
converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The KD-R650's
USB connection also offers music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit. You can choose to operate your
iPod/iPhone through the JVC head unit's front-panel controls or from your
Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.
- Head Unit Mode: From the head unit's front-panel
controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can
be searched alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The KD-R650 also
supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of
your iPod/iPhone. You'll also be able to control basic playback
functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from select music apps
streamed to your iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-R650 will display
your iPod/iPhone's music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. Newer iPod/iPhones
with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's
touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone
devices will be locked during connection.
- iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control
your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like
Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced
navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed
in this mode. The unit will simply display "iPhone Mode".
Note: 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-R650 is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features
(as of 1/8/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Pandora/iHeart Radio||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
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
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.
AM/FM + Internet Radio
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R650 features a built-in RDS
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS)
feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album
when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM
stations presets and 6 AM station presets (manually or automatically). The
head unit's Radio Timer features lets you 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). If an analog 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.
Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone): The JVC KD-R650
allows you to access
Pandora and iHeartRadio
online music services through your USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must
be connected to the KD-R650 via the Lightning or Dock cable supplied with your iPhone.
Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora App: The
Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service
through the JVC KD-R650 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the
supplied with your iPhone. The JVC KD-R650 provides control over the
Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You
can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or
alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs
or artists playing. You
can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs
up/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS
5.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora application 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. You will also need a Pandora music
- iHeartRadio Link: The freeiHeartRadio Link app for JVC from lets you play music from the
iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-R650 using your
USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+). The iHeartRadio music service
provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast
(including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KD-R650 will
provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station
identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel
controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories(Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local
selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area.
The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop,
country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for
you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities
can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite
stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active
iHeartRadio account is required.
Note: Access to the Pandora and iHeartRadio services will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
16 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R650 utilizes a 16-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-R650 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
amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-R650 are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
Note: When you
are using the KD-R650 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-R650 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 also adjust the head unit's subwoofer level
between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).
Pro EQ: The KD-R650 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The
integrated equalizer offers 12 preset sound modes (Flat, Hard Rock, Jazz, Pop,
R&B, Talk, vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Classical, Dance, User 1, or User 2) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ
(Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).
|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, Pandora/iHeart Radio).
Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound
enhancements for your car audio system.
- Digital Track Expander: The digital Track Expander
utomatically enhances compressed music files and restores the original
richness of the recording.
- 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-R650 features a
detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied
for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Single-Line LCD w/ Fixed Illumination: The head unit
features a 11-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and red button
illumination (fixed). Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available
for the LCD and button illumination.
- Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime
brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the
brightness level of each manually from 0-31.
- Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set
automatically or manually; select "Off" for daytime brightness setting, "On"
for nighttime brightness setting, or "Auto" which switches between day and
nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the
headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp
Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well
as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to
remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key
is in the accessory or start position).
Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be
turned On or Off within the menu.
Wireless Remote Control: The
KD-R650 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 (105KSBTA10,
sold separately) provides Bluetooth hands-free communication and digital audio
streaming functions for the JVC KD-R650. 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-R650 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.
Visit theJVC Mobile Entertainment Bluetooth Support Page for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.