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Make the double-sized (4" tall) opening in your dash home to a great piece of mobile video equipment — JVC's KW-AVX706 DVD player. It has a 6.5" video screen that completely fills out the dash space for a sleek, factory look. And the player offers a long list of features and expansion options, which makes it one fantastic foundation for a mobile video setup.

Make the double-sized (4" tall) opening in your dash home to a great piece of mobile video equipment — JVC's KW-AVX706 DVD player. It has a 6.5" video screen that completely fills out the dash space for a sleek, factory look. And the player offers a long list of features and expansion options, which makes it one fantastic foundation for a mobile video setup.

Dual-zone entertainment and real surround sound
When you're parked, you can motor down the screen, insert a DVD, and enjoy video right from your dash. Connect a backseat screen and wireless headphones, and you'll keep the kids entertained with movies while you drive. In the meantime, you get to listen to the radio up front, thanks to dual-zone capability.

Home-theater-style surround sound is simply amazing in the car, and the 'AVX706 delivers it by decoding your DVDs' Dolby® Digital and DTS® soundtracks. Hook up front and rear speakers, an amplified center channel, and an amplified subwoofer, and you've instantly got the ideal cinema on wheels.

A wide variety of formats
Today's entertainment options go way beyond standard CDs and DVDs, and, if you've got it, the 'AVX706 will play it. Thanks to the "Giga MP3" feature, you can play MP3 files you've burned on recordable DVD — this means you can put a hundred hours' worth of songs on a single disc for seemingly endless variety. The built-in SD slot will accommodate the Secure Digital™ (SD) cards you've loaded with digital music files and photos. And, for you audiophiles, the 'AVX706 will even play high-end DVD-Audio discs.

No matter what you're listening to, it'll sound great when you adjust the advanced sound controls to suit your taste. The powerful built-in amplifier pitches in, too, adding fullness and strength to your sound.

System expansion
Add extra components to fill out your system. Connect your video game system to the audio/video input. Integrate a compatible SIRIUS or XM radio and enjoy some of the best radio entertainment around. And don't leave your iPod® at home: JVC's optional iPod adapter lets you play and control it with the 'AVX706.

Note: Your dash must have a 4" opening for the KW-AVX706 to fit; the 3" openings found in some vehicles, especially GM and Chrysler, will not accommodate it. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.

Product Highlights:

  • in-dash DVD player with built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • fits double-sized (4" tall) dash openings
  • motorized 6.5" video screen with adjustable display angle
  • on-board 5.1 channel surround-sound decoding
  • plays DVDs, DVD-Rs/RWs, DVD+Rs/RWs, CDs, CD-Rs/RWs, MP3/WMA CDs, JPEG files
  • DVD-Audio compatible
  • Giga MP3 capable — plays MP3s burned on DVD
  • Secure Digital (SD) card slot
  • 5.1 surround-sound time alignment adjustment
  • 7-band Intelli EQ (iEQ)
  • XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (you can add satellite radio for under $100, plus subscription)
  • compatible with JVC's iPod adapter
  • CD changer controls
  • audio/video input
  • audio/video output
  • dual-zone capable
  • front, rear, subwoofer, and center-channel preamp outputs
  • wireless remote control
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • DVD frequency response: 16-22,000 Hz
  • DVD signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 11.3 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

Just bought this unit for a 2006 Mustang GT
It was the easiest receiver install I've ever
had.Tech support has been excellent.They have
answered every question I've had.DVD play back is awesome!
Installed Sirius and Mini stereo adapter.

Andy, Miami,FL.

What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN AM/FM/DVD/CD/Changer controller receiver with 15-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • 2 Protection metal plates (installed)
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • AV I/O cord
  • 16' Reverse gear signal extension cord
  • RM-RK240 Wireless remote control
  • 1 CR2025 Lithium battery
  • 8 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 8 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Blue crimp connectors
  • Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
  • Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
  • "Before Electrical Connections" instruction sheet (English/Spanish/French)
  • US warranty sheet
  • Canadian warranty card
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
  • Note on removing protection metal plates
  • "Caution" note (attached to wiring harness)

JVC KW-AVX706 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Very Nice Unit for the Price

Dan from Louisville, KY on 10/29/2006

2006 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed this in my 06 Mustang GT. I wasn't sure what i was going to get because of the price and being JVC. I've always been a Kenwood fan for car audio and that's all i've ever owned. However this unit has blown me away! You get a lot for your money! For owners of the factory Shaker 500/1000 systems in the new Mustangs it works and sounds great! Don't worry if you don't have a center channel speaker either. It seems to send those sounds to the front channels. I've tested this on both DVD and DVD-Audio so don't worry about not having a center channel. Although it would sound a lot better with one. This unit is not a touch screen. I don't care for that anyway. Keeps the screen nice and clean. <BR><BR>Pro's: DTS, DVD-Audio, SD card slot, options for connecting other devices, Nice screen (still visible in direct sunlight)<BR><BR>Con's: Screen design (would rather have had it more flat so it looks flush...not that big of a deal), No GPS<BR><BR>This is a great unit for the price. If you don't need a touch screen or GPS then i would definitely recommend this unit.<BR><BR>




David from atlanta ga on 10/28/2006

I just had this unit installed in 2007 camry and I must say it turned out great. I protrudes only about 5/16 of a inch out from dash while may not be as flush as some other units but looks great. The set-up was simple and is easy to navigate. I was most impressed with the read time with unit taking only 3-7 seconds to start playing cd(mp3) dvd(mp3) and dvd movies. I did have some read issues with a couple of burnt movies which were on double-layered disc but no issues with single layered burnt movies. The screen tilt does not have many set points but from my sitting position the home position is just right. The screen show a great picture with great detail once I set the brightness and contrast to my taste. The bottom line is that for the price you get a great unit with jvc quality




Andy from Miami,FL. on 7/22/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just bought this unit for a 2006 Mustang GT<BR>It was the easiest receiver install I've ever<BR>had.Tech support has been excellent.They have<BR>answered every question I've had.DVD play back is awesome!<BR>Installed Sirius and Mini stereo adapter.




Carlos from Seattle, WA on 7/11/2006

2006 Ford Mustang

Pros: Affordable, good name in JVC, wireless remote, built in 5.1 Dolby decoder, 7 band Eq, SD card slot, iPOD adaptable, reverse camera input. <BR><BR>BUT.....the CONS: NOT a touchscreen. Integrated?!?!? What does that mean? The buttons around the screen don't control all the DVD playback functions. The remote is needed for alot of the functions. <BR>Yes, the wallpaper selection is better than most, but that gets tiresome too. It can't be upgraded with my own pictures. <BR>Without a center channel speaker, the 5.1 decoder is useless. <BR><BR>I guess I got what I paid for. I wish I had invested more in a higher end model. <BR>JVC could make is up my creating add ons to use with this HU such as a G force analyzer.



Excellent quality, exceptional price!!!

arkadom2005 from San Diego, CA on 5/27/2006

I recently purchased this unit. This thing sounds great on good speakers! You don't need an amp since you can adjust +/- 22 decibals and the powerful 50 x 4 mosfet amp does an excellent job. The screen is the best part. Since it is not a touch screen, the quality is about 3-4 times better. movies on this screen looks better than most computer monitors. you would probably have to pay upwards of $1,200 or more to get a decent touchscreen with the same quality display as this unit. for about an average of $600 online, this is an awesome deal. Another feature that i enjoy is the digital meters, basically its a graphical display that jumps up and down as it measures the Hz - Khz. most other decks simply don't offer anythign and you are left staring at a boring screen. On top of that, this unit offers about 10 wallpaper(s) which is useful. The SD slot is also a life saver, i have all my mp3s on a 4GB SD and use the DVD slot to play movies or music videos. The user has total control of the sound and equalizers, a plus from other decks. The only draw back i can think of is that the unit does not play DIVX and does not allow the user to apply your own wallpaper from his/her images. Besides that, 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!



Good Price, Excellent Performance

Niehn from Kansas City, MO on 5/13/2006

This unit just absolutly stunned me. The 7 band EQ is very nice, 5.1 dolby digital decoding on board. The 6.5" screen is very crisp and color is vibrant. <BR><BR>Only problem I have with it is my car came factory equiped with the center channel speaker but it could not be hooked up because the HU only has a RCA output for the center channel with no speaker level output. So to hook up my center channel I went ahead a bought a 6 channel amp to power all the speakers including the center channel.<BR><BR>That aside its not enough to knock it down any stars this thing is just impressive. Highly recommend for anyone wanting an affordable DVD solution and/or a dvd player with a screen that won't block your air vents when the screen is out.



Good price for In Dash DVD player

Brian from Stevensville, Md on 4/23/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was very easy, DVDs look and play great, works nice with the JVC Ipod adapter, has A/V input that I use for my rearview camera that works great. Nice 7 band EQ. Catalog's description says unit is touchscreen but it is not.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

AUX Input No
Audio/video Input 1
USB Input ---
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot SD Memory Card
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
RMS Power Output 20 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 40-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
Display Color
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 7
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 11.3 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No

Product Research

General Features
DVD/Video CD Features
Changer Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes

General Features

Product Overview: The KW-AVX706 double-DIN multimedia unit includes a DVD/CD receiver with a 6.5" motorized monitor. It has an integrated SD Memory Card slot behind the front panel, and comes with an A/V input, A/V output, and dual zone capability.

Motorized 6.5" TFT LCD Monitor:The KW-AVX706 features a motorized 6.5" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 display with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 1200 x 234 for a total of 280,800 pixels. The LCD serves as a video monitor and system information display.

Display Tilt Adjustment: The motorized display can be adjusted to one of seven angles.

SD Memory Card: The KW-AVX706 is equipped with a slot that will accommodate SD Memory Cards with MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.

Note: The required recording format is FAT 16/32 and the recommended storage type is 8 MB to 512 MB.

Wallpaper: You can choose from the following wallpapers: Standard (blue), Geometric Design (red lines), Sea (clear, blue water with a dock in the distance), Simple Green, Simple Orange, Simple Red, Simple Brown, and Simple Grey.

Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from the following aspect modes:

  • Normal: 4:3 and 16:9 pictures display with black bars on either side (16:9 images are compressed)
  • Full: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height
  • Just: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the edges
  • Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges. 16:9 pictures are also slight expanded horizontally and vertically.
  • Auto: the correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal

Intelligent EQ (7-Band iEQ): This model has Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Dance, Country, Reggae, Classic, User 1, User 2, User 3, and Flat preset EQ curves. User 1, User 2, and User 3 presets can be adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For each User preset, you can independently adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from -5dB to +5dB in 1dB increments.

Speaker Size: You can adjust the following speaker size settings:

  • Front: Small or Large
  • Center: Small, Large, or None
  • Rear: Small, Large, or None
  • Subwoofer: On or Off

Speaker Level: You can adjust the output level of each speaker from -10 dB to +10 dB.

Speaker Distance: You can adjust the speaker output timing separately for each speaker according to the distance from the speakers to the listening position. The distance for each speaker can be adjusted from 6" to 240" in 6" increments.

MP3/WMA Playback: The KW-AVX706 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. MP3 files with a bit rate from 32-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 32-320 kbps are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 3500 files and 250 folders, with a maximum of 999 files per folder.

Dual Zone Capable: The 2nd Audio Output allows you to route all A/V entertainment to an optional back seat monitor and headphone system, allowing front seat passengers to enjoy any other source.

Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect a satellite radio tuner to the KW-AVX706 in a couple of ways. The unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-JVC1 Satellite Tuner for JVC (item # 607SIRJVC1). The Terk XMDirect universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (209XMD1000) can be connected to and controlled by the head unit when used with the XMDirect Smart Adapter for JVC (209XMDJVC1).

Note: In addition to the optional satellite tuner, you will also need the proper antenna and a subscription to SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.

Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-AVX706 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 Naming: The KW-AVX706 allows you to assign names of up to 16 characters for AM and FM stations (30 station maximum), and a name up to 16 characters for a connected external component. You can also assign names of up to 32 characters for CDs (including a connected CD changer, but not MP3/WMA or CD Text discs--30 disc maximum).

+10/-10 and +100/-100 Buttons: When selecting CD tracks or MP3/WMA/JPEG file within a folder, you can jump ahead or jump back to the nearest track/file number that is a multiple of 10 by using the "+10" or "-10" buttons on the remote. For example, when selecting track/file 32 from track/file 6, you can press the "+10" button three times (>10, >20, >30) to get to 30, then the "track up" button twice (>31, >32) to get to track/file 32. For MP3/WMA/JPEG files with a number greater than 99, use the +100/-100 buttons.

Preamp Outputs: The unit has the following preamp outputs: front left, front right, rear left, rear right, center and subwoofer.

Subwoofer Output:In addition to the 2.5V front and rear preamp outputs, this unit has a single 2V subwoofer preamp output. The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from -6 to +08, and a selectable phase setting that can be adjusted to Normal or Reverse.

Crossover: The KW-AVX706 has an internal crossover that allows you to choose one of the following cutoff frequencies: of 80, 120, or 150 Hz. This crossover acts as a low-pass filter for the subwoofer preamp output and a high-pass filter for the front and rear preamp outputs.

Audio/Video Input: The audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:

  • Audio + Video: choose when connecting an A/V component like a VCR
  • Audio: choose when connecting an audio component like a cassette deck
  • Camera: use this mode when connecting an optional rear view camera
  • Camera Rev: the mirror image of the rear view through the optional rear view camera is automatically displayed on the monitor

Compatibility with Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (item # 105KSU57) or Aux Input Adapter (item # 105KSU58) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary 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.

Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: The optional KS-PD100 adapter allows an iPod digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by theKW-AVX706. You'll be able to scroll through all your playlists, albums, artists, genres, and composers directly from the head unit. Song titles and other file information show up right on the head unit display. The iPod is also charged while it is connected to the KW-AVX706.

Optional TV Tuner: TheKW-AVX706 can control an optional JVC KV-C1000 TV tuner.

Dimmer: This unit is equipped with a wire that JVC calls an illumination lead, however, it acts as a dimmer lead. The dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), Auto (display window automatically dims when your car head lights are turned on), or On (display is always dimmed). Also, this unit has a timer that allows you to turn the dimmer on for a period of time each day. The timer allows you to select a start time and an end time for the dimmer.

Note: The amount of dimming is fixed, it cannot be adjusted, and the illumination wire must be connected for Auto operation.

DVD/Video CD Features

5.1-Channel Decoding: You can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound with the built-in DSP with Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic II, and DTS processing. In addition to the front and rear speaker outputs, the unit features preamp outputs for front left and right, rear left and right, center, and subwoofer.

MP3/WMA Playback (Giga MP3): The KW-AVX706 can play MP3/WMA files that have been recorded on DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. The disc must be compliant with UDF-Bridge format. Discs must be created on a computer with a DVD burner. The DVD burner software application must be compliant with UDF-Bridge format.

Note: DVDs recorded on stand alone consumer DVD burners are not compatible with this unit.

Direct Access: Using the supplied remote, you can directly access any title or chapter on a DVD, and any track on a Video CD.

Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles. 

Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

Monitor Type: You can choose one of the following monitor types:

  • 16:9: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 16:9
  • 4:3 Letter Box: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3. While viewing a widescreen picture, the black bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen.
  • 4:3 Pan Scan: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3. While viewing a widescreen picture, the black bars do not appear; however, the left and right edges of the picture will not be shown on the screen.

ScanSearch: When playing a DVD, there are five fast-play speeds in both directions (2x, 5x, 10x, 20x, and 60x).

Slow Motion: When playing a DVD, there are five slow motion speeds in both directions (1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2).

Repeat Play: When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or title. When playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track.

Random Play: When playing a Video CD, you can play the tracks in random order.

Intro Play: In this mode, you can play the first 10 seconds of each track on a Video CD.

Zoom: When playing DVDs, Video CDs or JPEG files, you can enlarge the picture using the zoom feature. You can choose one of six zoom settings. Once the image is enlarged, you can move the image around on the screen.

Dynamic Range Compression: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Auto or On.

Changer Controls

Compatibility: This unit is equipped with JVC's "J-Link" 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.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Audio/Video Output: The 2nd Audio Output (left and right RCA audio jacks) and Video Output (RCA composite video jack) allow you to connect an optional back seat monitor and headphone system.

Audio/Video Input: The audio/video input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to connect external equipment to this head unit.

Preamp Outputs: The unit has the following preamp outputs: front left, front right, rear left, rear right, center and subwoofer.

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