2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-XR810 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double DIN or size DD), 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.
Note: As always, please consult the
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Variable Color LCD and Key Illumination: The JVC KW-XR810
features 29 color presets for the LCD display and button illumination.
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 can be applied to the display
panel and the backlighting for all the buttons, except the Eject and Display 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
display and button illumination, as well as adjust the display's contrast
manually (1-8) to make display indications clear and legible.
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 illumination lead).
Clock Display: The head unit features a 12/24-hour clock. 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.
TI/Burr-Brown 24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-XR810 utilizes
a TI/Burr-Brown 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-XR810 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-XR810
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-XR810 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
Pro EQ: The KW-XR810 is equipped with JVC's
Pro EQ. The
integrated equalizer offers 6 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal,
Bass, 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 || JVC 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, 1.0, 2.0 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 set
the Loudness feature to 1, 2, 3, or off.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-XR810 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.
Source Volume: 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
3 Pairs of 2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KW-XR810 is equipped with
three pairs of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear
preamp outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is
Subwoofer Control: The unit's subwoofer preamp output
features a variable low-pass crossover (55Hz, 85Hz, 120Hz, or Through), Phase
adjustment (Normal/Reverse), and level control (0 to 8).
High Pass Filter: You can select the unit's high pass filter
cut-off frequency (62Hz, 95Hz, 135Hz, or Through) for the front and rear
speakers so it matches the subwoofer's low-pass filter setting.
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 KW-XR810 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.
Title Assignment: You can also assign names (up to eight
characters) for 30 AM/FM station frequencies.
IF Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide
or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
HD Radio Ready: The KW-XR810 is HD Radio ready, and requires
a compatible JVC HD Radio Tuner, such as the KT-HD300.
Note: The KT-HD300 is a discontinued item and is no
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio
connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Direct2 tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1
adapter cable (package item number
700XMJVC2, sold separately).
- SIRIUS: The JVC KW-XR810 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).
- Portable: A portable satellite radio receiver can be
connected to the head unit via the front panel auxiliary input or a JVC
auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58 (sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite
radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KW-XR810 can play MP3 (5-320 kbps)/WMA
files (5-320 kbps) 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. Each disc can have 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 WMA files.
Fast Search: If your MP3/WMA disc contains a lot of tracks, you can
fast search (+/- 10, 100, 1000) through the disc by simply turning the
head unit's rotary dial to find the right song.
A to Z Search: You can search MP3/WMA tracks alphabetically in a
desired folder on a disc.
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.
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.
Off Eject: The KW-XR810 allows you to eject your disc with
the head unit turned off.
Note: The unit will not allow you to load a CD while it
is powered off.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
Dual USB Ports: The JVC KW-XR810 features a front-panel and
rear-panel USB 2.0 type-A
port for connection of a USB mass-storage class device
(these two USB terminals can be used at the same time). The front-panel USB port is behind a sliding cover while the
rear USB port is attached to the chassis by a 46" pigtail. The USB port enables audio playback and control of MP3
(5-320 kbps) audio files stored on a
portable USB mass-storage class device (FAT 12/16/32). The KW-XR810 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 files. The KW-XR810 provides Fast Search (+/- 10, 100, 1000) and
Alphabetical Search (A-Z) to help you find your MP3/WMA files stored on your USB
Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB mass storage
class device whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
iPod Direct: The JVC KW-XR810's front-panel USB port also
acts as an iPod high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable
that came with your iPod. An additional iPod cable is available (469USBPOD,
sold separately) so you can leave one at home and one in the car. Menu options
allow iPod control from the head unit or from the iPod itself. From the
head unit's front-panel controls you can search your iPod/iPhone's music by
Category (Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/Composer/Audiobook). 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. The KW-XR810 also supports Repeat and Random playback
functions of your iPod/iPhone. Regardless of control mode, the KW-XR810 will
display your iPod/iPhone's music file text. The iPod/iPhone will also charge
whenever it is connected with the head unit turned on. The JVC KW-XR810 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of May 2010):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation ||Media Type || Control
Type || Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Headunit ||iPod/iPhone ||Song/Artist
Text ||Track Info |
connector ||3rd || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|4th || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|mini ||1st ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|2nd ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
||5th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic ||80GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano ||1st || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|5th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|6th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone ||2G || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || 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 revert to the older software
version or wait until an newer software update is available.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo minijack
is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect
your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio
from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
Optional Rear Auxiliary Input: An optional KS-U57 or KS-U58
both sold separately) can be connected to the J-port on the rear panel; giving
you an additional auxiliary input. When either of these adapters is used, you
cannot connect another external device to this port.
USB Bluetooth Adapter: The JVC KW-XR810 comes supplied with a
USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which can plug into either the head unit's front
or rear-panel USB input, making the KW-XR810 Bluetooth 2.0 certified. Once the
Bluetooth adapter is inserted, this unit will support the following Bluetooth
Profiles: HFP (Hands-Free Profile) 1.5, OPP (Object Push Profile) 1.1, PBAP
(Phone Book Access Profile) 1.0, A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.2,
and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). Bluetooth technology allows you to utilize your vehicle's built-in
audio system for wireless mobile phone communication or wireless music
- Bluetooth Communication: The supplied Bluetooth adapter
allows you receive and make calls from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone
using the KW-XR810's controls. You can make a call by entering the phone
number, using your downloaded Phonebook (up to 400 numbers), with voice
recognition, or by dialing from a call history list (Dialed/Received/Missed). When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard
through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash, and the
caller's name or phone number will be displayed. The KW-XR810 can be set to
automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your
vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation
hands-free. An external wired microphone is supplied to carry on your side
of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other
person. You can adjust the volume level of the microphone if needed. You can
also switch from the head unit back to your mobile phone for a more private
conversation. In addition, you can switch between two paired mobile phones
at any time, if you have more than one phone in the car. The head unit can also inform you of the arrival of a text message on your
mobile phone with an audible and visual alert. However, you cannot read, edit, or send a text message through this
- Bluetooth Audio: The Bluetooth adapter also allows
audio playback and control of a Bluetooth audio player through the KW-XR810.
The KW-XR810 will be able to control basic playback features such as Play,
Pause, Track Selection, Folder Selection, Fast Forward, Reverse, Skip Next,
Skip Previous, Repeat and Random.
Note: You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this
unit, however, only one unit of each type can be connected at a time. Not
all Bluetooth enabled devices will be compatible with this unit.
Wireless Remote Control: The KW-XR810 comes supplied with a wireless
remote control (RM-RK50). The remote has Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and
Volume functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell
Steering Wheel Remote Ready: The unit also features an OEM
steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep
your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional
PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.