Burr-Brown 24-bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-R900BT CD
receiver utilizes a premium TI/Burr-Brown 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for
superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-R900BT 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 KW-R900BT
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 KW-R900BT 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
5V/6CH Preamp Output: The KW-R900BT is equipped with three
pair of 5V gold-plated preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear preamp
outputs offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range
4-channel amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to
hookup to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier. You can adjust the head unit's
subwoofer level between 0 and 8, as well as the subwoofer phase
Amplifier Gain Control: When you
are using the KW-R900BT 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
My Sound EQ: The My Sound EQ features lets you customize your
car audio system's sound by listening to test tones in five frequencies (All,
Low, Middle, Middle-High, High), each represented by a different type of
instrument. You can adjust the level of each frequency between -9 to +9. You can
save up to 3 My Sound EQ Profiles (Sound 1/2/3) for easy recall. You can also
download sample music (instruments) in various genres for the My Sound EQ
function from the JVC mobile website onto a USB thumbdrive.
5-Band EQ (with Presets): You can select a preset sound mode
suitable for your music. You can select from Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal,
Bass, or User. The User mode lets you customize the head unit's 5-band EQ (50Hz,
200Hz, 800hz, 3.2kHz, 12.5kHz) from +/-9dB.
Source Link EQ: This feature allows you to store the head
unit's Preset EQ or 5-band EQ settings for each source (CD, AM/FM, Aux, USB,
iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).
DSP Control: In order to optimize the sound quality, you can
use the head unit's DSP control to set the type of vehicle, your seated
position, and speaker size, distance, & x-over points. The DSP settings include
- Car Type: You can choose what type of
vehicle you have; Compact, Sedan (medium), Sedan (large),
SUV, SUV (small), X'over, Truck, Wagon, Minivan, or Van.
- Seated Position: For a better sound-stage you can
select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front
Left, Front Right or Front.
- Time Alignment: You can manually fine tune the sound
stage by selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle
compared to your listening position. You can select between 1.6-16.4' for
the Left Front Speaker, Right Front Speaker, Left Rear Speaker, Right Rear
Speaker, and Subwoofer.
- Speaker Crossover: You can choose between an Easy
crossover setup or Pro (custom) crossover setup for your audio system.
- Easy: The speaker X'over is automatically set when
the size of each speaker is select from the following items.
- Front/Rear: select from full-range, 4", 5-1/4",
6-1/2", 6-3/4", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", or 7x10"
- Subwoofer: select from full-range, 6-1/2", 8",
10", 12", or 15" + over
- Pro (Custom): The JVC head unit offers a high-pass
crossover for the front & rear speaker/preamp channels and a low-pass
crossover for the unit's subwoofer preamp output.
- High-Pass Crossover (Front/Rear): variable
high-pass filter (30-200Hz) and crossover slope (-12/-18/-24 dB per
octave); frequencies lower than the selected frequency are cut-off
from the front and rear speakers
- Low-Pass Crossover (Subwoofer): variable
low-pass filter (30-200Hz)and crossover slope (-12/-18/-24 dB per
octave); frequencies lower than the selected frequency are sent to
D.T. Expander (Digital Track Expander): The Digital Track
Expander feature compensates for harsh high frequency sound in compressed
digital tracks. The Digital Track Expander effect can be used for MP3/WMA
(64-128 kbps) audio files and iPod/iPhone music files.
Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high
frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The Loudness
features has four settings (1, 2, 3, or off).
Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible
beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KW-R900BT comes supplied with
a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's
rear-panel USB input, making the KW-R900BT Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR certified. The
KW-R900BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio
streaming. The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain
plugged into the rear-panel USB port, or can also be installed in the head
unit's front-panel USB port.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the JVC in-dash
multimedia receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ
frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), OPP
(Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital
audio player must be paired with KW-R900BT before hands-free & wireless
operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC
head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used
during a call).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the JVC head unit. See
JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled devices.
External Microphone: The JVC KW-R900BT includes an external
microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command
dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an
integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road
noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other
sources. The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a
right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of
the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be
clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone
measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth). This unit does not offer an
integrated front-panel microphone.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
front-panel controls of the KW-R900BT can be used to dial a number, answer an
in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone
(featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation
while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front or all).
During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly
on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will
flash (Ring Color), and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed.
You can answer the call from the KW-R900BT's front-panel controls, or setup
the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call. You can adjust the
head unit's ring color from the unit's 29 preset colors or 30,000 custom
- Dialing A Number: Using the KW-R900BT, you can dial a
phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly
dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel
- Speed Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in
the memory of this head unit for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded
phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the
KW-R900BT. If you phonebook contains a lot of contact numbers, you fast
search (+/-10, 100, or 1000) through the phonebook by using the unit's
control dial. You can also do an A-Z search to scroll the downloaded
phonebook. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell
phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long.
- Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have
originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You
can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into
the included microphone.
Message Notice: The JVC KW-R900BT will ring and display "RCV
Message" to alert you of an incoming text message from your connected Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. You will still need to view the text message from your
phone, as well as create and send text messages from your phone.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-R900BT also supports
wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio
player or smartphone. The KW-R900BT will be able to control basic playback
functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip
Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your
stored music's song information; such as Song/Album title and Artist name. The KW-R900BT
also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as
Slacker), but without control or metadata. You will continue to use
your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Pandora Internet Radio Control: The JVC KW-R900BT CD receiver
lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music
service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or
BlackBerry. While providing control over the Pandora music service, the
KW-R900BT also displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select
Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station list by date
or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In
addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
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.
Pandora App for iPhone: The JVC KW-R900BT lets you playback
and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple iPhone, via
the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone). To access Pandora you
must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) with the latest version of the
from the 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.
Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The JVC KW-R900BT also
lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android
or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required).
Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the
Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and 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.
Dual USB Ports: The JVC KW-R900BT 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 device; ssuch as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only),
portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB ports
enable audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & WAV audio files stored on
portable USB mass-storage class devices. Both of the USB terminals can be
connected to USB devices at the same time. USB portable audio players 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.
Note: The rear-panel USB port comes with the KS-UBT1
Bluetooth adapter installed. The this Bluetooth adapter must remain
installed for Bluetooth functionality. It can be removed to allow connection
of a second USB (MSC) device.
Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry and Android): JVC's Drive
Change Mode lets you connect your Android or BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an
external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will
let you switch between your Android or BlackBerry smartphone's internal and
external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on
either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such
as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory
Playable Files: The JVC KW-R900BT supports the following
types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device. The USB
device must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The CD receiver can support up to a
total of 20,000 files and 2,000 folders (999 files per folder).
|File Type ||File Extension ||Bit Rate ||Sampling Frequency ||Tags |
|MP3 ||.mp3 ||8-320 kbps ||16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ||ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4) |
|WMA ||.wma ||5-320 kbps ||8-48 kHz ||WMA tag |
|WAV ||.wav ||705 or 1411 kbps ||44.1 kHz ||N/A |
ID3/WMA Tags: The unit also supports ID3 and WMA tags for
display of album and artist information. The unit can display up to 128
Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of
MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a connected USB memory device, so you can
easily access your music.
Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music
tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).
Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can
select from 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 repeat function)
- 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 USD device at random), Off (cancels random function)
USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected USB mass storage class device when
your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack
is provided to allow the connection of a portable 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. The unit's front-panel auxiliary input can be turned
On or Off.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional Line Input Adapter (120JVAIRCA,
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 proprietary J-port on the rear-chassis of the head unit.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The JVC KW-R900BT's front-panel or
rear-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
cable is available so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Using an
cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the JVC in-dash head unit.
iPod 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 102dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of music,
podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone 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,
Composer, and Audiobooks. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, you can
search for your iPod's music alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9). The
KW-R900BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback
functions of your iPod/iPhone.
- 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.
- External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy audio
content from your downloaded music Apps (such as
Slacker streamed to your Apple iPhone, through the JVC KW-R900BT. 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".
Note: 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 KW-R900BT 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.
Auto Drive Router App: Auto Drive Router is a free JVC app from iTunes
for your iPhone (iOS 4.2 or later). This app can be controlled from the JVC
KW-R900BT, when your iPhone is connected to the head unit's USB port. Auto Drive
Router lets you record your traveled routes and store recorded data on your
iPhone, using Google Maps. E-mails with map data can also be sent quickly and
easily from your iPhone, letting others know where you are or where you want to
meet. You can start and stop when Auto Driver Router records your routes
using the in-dash CD receiver's controls. You can also send an email template to
your predetermined contacts directly from the receiver's controls. You can do
all this while still listening to stored music or streamed music from your
iPhone on the JVC KW-R900BT.
- Drive Data: This function allows you to record routes and store
them as data in your iPhone, enabling you to easily retrieve data just by
selecting a route from the Saved Route List. When data is called up on your
iPhone, the route being taken will be shown as a single line on the map in
different colors to indicate how fast you were traveling. It is also
possible to zoom in and out of maps on your iPhone, as well as see the speed
and altitude of routes in a graph format on the iPhone's touchscreen. By
connecting an iPhone with this app installed to the KW-R900BT, you can
record routes via the control knobs and buttons of the in-dash head unit.
- Here I AM: When you select the "Here I Am" function on the Auto
Drive Router app, a flag showing "Here I Am?" will appear on the on-screen
Google Map of your iPhone to indicate your current location. And by using a
default template, an e-mail will also be created instantaneously for
delivery of the map to multiple recipients. The flag can also be placed in
different locations on the on-screen map of the iPhone with the "Here I Am"
function being used to e-mail changes in meeting spots. When your iPhone is
connected to the JVC CD receiver, your email templates can be selected and
sent directly from the head unit.
Note: The JVC head unit must be set to External/App mode. All visual
map data will be displayed on your connected iPhone (not the JVC head unit). You can only control a specific
number of functions from the JVC head unit. Not compatible with iPad or
other iPod models.
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 KW-R900BT is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features
(as of 9/25/2013):
| iPod Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora app || Auto Drive Router || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || App mode || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N |
| 4 || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N |
| mini || 7.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
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
Wireless Remote Control: The
KW-R900BT 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).
Smart Remote App for Android: JVC's Smart Remote App lets
you view the current status and perform simple gesture control of the JVC head
unit from your Android smartphone. The Smart Remote App uses Bluetooth to
communicate between your Android smartphone and the JVC car receiver. The JVC
head unit will auto connect to the Smart Remote App when your Smartphone is in
range. The Smart Remote App is specifically designed for easy gesture control
operation while driving, so driver and passenger can access information with
ease from the Android Smartphone. With the Smart Remote App, passenger and
driver can check current playing song details or other car stereo information.
- Information Display: The JVC Smart Report App will
display Song information such as Song title, Artist name, and Album label
from a connected USB mass storage class device on your Android Smartphone.
It also displays AM/FM station frequency # and name. In addition, it
provides source, EQ, and playback mode indicator icons.
- Gesture Control Operation: The JVC Smart Report App
lets you use finger gesture commands on your Android smartphone to control
the playback of the JVC head unit. This type of gesture control is designed
to operate the JVC head unit from your smartphone without having to look at
your smartphone. Gesture control operations include Finger tap, Finger hold,
Finger click, Finger swipe (right/left/up/down), and Finger curve
Note: The free
JVC Smart Remote App can be downloaded from the Android Market onto your
compatible Android smartphone. requires that your Android smartphone have
Android OS 2.1, 2.2, or 2.3 installed; as well as Bluetooth SPP support.
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.
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 Playback: The KW-R900BT can play MP3/WMA (5-320 kbps) music files that have been recorded on CD-R/CD-RW discs.
The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. The CD receiver can support up to 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 or
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
Quick Search: You can search for your MP3, WMA, or WAV music
tracks alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9).
Random/Repeat Modes: The JVC
KW-R900BT 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-R900BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
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.
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.
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.
Variable Color LCD & Key Illumination: The JVC KW-R900BT
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 eject and display buttons (they remains 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).
2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-R900BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.