Detachable Face: The JVC KD-R720 features a detachable face to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is
supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
2-Line LCD: The head unit features a two-line,
with adjustable color, brightness, and dimmer settings.
Variable Color LCD & Key Illumination: The JVC KD-R720
features 29 color presets for the LCD and button illumination. You can choose
one of these color presets or select the ColorFlow mode which scrolls through
all 29 color presets. Additionally, there is a User preset, allowing you to
individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31;
resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options. The chosen color preset
or custom color can be applied to the display panel and the backlighting for all
the buttons except the Display, Brightness, & Eject buttons (they remain red).
You can choose to use the same color for the LCD display and button
illumination, or use a separate color for each one. You can also select a
different color for daytime and nighttime in regards to the unit's LCD and
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).
Clock Display: The JVC CD receiver features a 12-hour clock display.
You can switch between the head unit's source information and clock display when
the unit is powered on. When you power the unit off, you can press the "display"
button to temporarily view the clock display.
Burr-Brown 24-bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-R720 utilizes a
premium TI/Burr-Brown 24-bit
digital-to-analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KD-R720 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-R720
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-R720 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-R720 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
Pro EQ: The KD-R720 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 ||50, 100, 200 Hz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||0.7, 1.0, 1.4, 2.0 |
| Midrange || 0.5,
kHz || +/- 12 dB (-6 to
+6) || 0.7,
1.0, 1.4, 2.0 |
| Treble ||5, 10, 15 khz ||+/- 12 dB (-6 to +6) ||0.7, 1.0, 1.4, 2.0 |
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-R720
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-R720 features a built-in high-pass
filter for the unit's front & rear speakers and a low-pass filter for the unit's
- High-Pass Filter: You can activate a variable high-pass
the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut
off from your system's front & rear speakers. You can set the cutoff
frequency of the high-pass filter at 62Hz, 95Hz, or 135Hz.
- 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-R720 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with
manual, seek, and preset tuning.
Preset Tuning: You can store a total of 18 FM stations
presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM
stations manually or automatically. This unit does not offer front-panel preset buttons. You
will need to access your saved presets through the receiver's menu.
Title Assignment: You can
assign titles (up to 8 characters) for up to 30 AM/FM stations.
IF Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide
or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can
manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- SIRIUS: The JVC KD-R720 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) - package #
700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
- SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and
portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS
adapter (item number
105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number
607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
- XM: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional
CNP2000UCA XM Direct2 tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package item
700XMJVC2, sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite
radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
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/WAV Playback: The KD-R720 can play MP3
(5-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and WAV (705-1411 kbps) audio 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, Romeo or Windows long file.
The head unit can recognize a total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 files
per folder). The unit also supports IDTag3 (version
1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3/WMA/WAV
files (up to 128 characters).
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-R720 offers the following Repeat and Random playback modes for your audio
- 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)
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
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.
Dual USB Ports: The JVC KD-R720 features a front-panel USB 2.0
type-A port (behind a sliding cover) and a rear-panel USB 2.0 type-A port
(attached to a 45" pigtail) for connection of USB mass-storage class
devices. The USB ports enable audio playback and control of
MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and WAV (705-1411 kbps) audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class
devices formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The head unit can recognize a total of 20,000
files and 2,000 folders (999 files per folder). The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or
2.4) for album and artist information from MP3/WMA/WAV files (up to 128 characters).
Note: Both of the USB terminals can be connected to USB
devices at the same time. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KD-R720's front-panel or
rear-panel USB port
can also act 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
sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Using either
cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the JVC 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 102dB. The JVC KD-R720 supports audio
playback of music files, podcasts, and apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone
from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Music Browsing: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can
search your iPod/iPhone's music by Category
(Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/Composer). If the selected category
contains a high number of tracks, you can fast search (+/-10, 100, 1000)
through the music tracks in that particular category by simply turning the
head unit's control dial.
- Repeat & Random: The KD-R720 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random
playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
Note: You can listen to apps stored on your iPhone
through the JVC head unit when controlling the iPhone via its
touchscreen (cannot access apps via head unit control mode).
iPod/iPhone Display: The KD-R720 will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information, regardless of control mode. The head unit will display
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-R720 using your connected Apple
iPhone, via the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). The JVC
KD-R720 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist,
Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station
list, and skip song tracks within a station. You can also give songs a thumbs
up/down and bookmark songs/artists. To access Pandora you must have an Apple
iPhone (iOS3 or later) 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 service 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 to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-R720 is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of
| iPod Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora app || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || App mode || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || N || 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
Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of
audio source. 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.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (257KSU58),
or the P.I.E. Auxiliary Input Adapter for JVC (469JVCJRCA), both sold separately, may be used to provide an additional
auxiliary audio 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 J-port on this unit.
Optional Bluetooth: The unit's front- or rear-panel USB port
can also be used to connect JVC's KS-BTA50 Bluetooth/USB Adapter (105KSABTA5,
sold separately). The KS-BTA50 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/USB Adapter includes an
external microphone and allows you to operate your mobile phone from the JVC
head unit's controls. The KD-R720 will automatically mute any music audio to your
vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car
Wireless Remote Control: The
KD-R720 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote
contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The
remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the
included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering
wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.