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AM/FM/CD micro audio system with built-in iPod® dock
Item # 257UXJ51 | MFR # UXJ51
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Our take on the JVC UX-J51 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Ready for your iPod
If you're an iPod fan, the JVC UX-J51 might just be the perfect micro component stereo for your bedroom or home office. This compact AM/FM/CD system features a built-in dock where you can drop in your iPod, and kick back while your favorite tunes flow. You'll enjoy plenty of clear, natural sound from the included compact speakers. The UX-J51 sports a cool look, with blue-illuminated touch key controls for convenient hands-on operation. You also get a full-function remote for controlling the system and basic iPod playback from across the room.
Get plenty of other listening options
You don't necessarily need an iPod to enjoy great music from the 'J51 this fully featured system plays regular CDs, home-burned CDs, and discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files. A USB input on top lets you listen to music files stored on a thumb drive, or you can use the auxiliary input to connect any other portable player. The built in AM/FM tuner features 40 presets for your favorite stations. And a built-in clock features dual-timers that can gently wake you to the sound of music on a CD, the radio, or your iPod or USB drive.
What's in the Box:
- Micro component unit (CA-UXJ51)
- 2 Bookshelf speakers (SP-UXJ51)
- Remote control (SM-UXJ51U)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- AM loop antenna
- FM wire antenna
- Two 6.5' lengths of speaker wire (with bare-wire on each end)
- 3 Core filters
- Instructions (English)
- Instructions (French)
- Product Registration Card
- Warranty Card
- Important Safety Instructions
- Warnings/Cautions Sheet
- Core Filter Instructions
- built-in iPod dock for music playback with select iPods
- compatible with docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic®, 6th generation iPod nano®, and 4th generation iPod touch®
- does not support iPhone®
- front-loading single-disc CD player
- plays CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, MP3 & WMA CDs
- USB input allows music playback from a flash memory drive or hard disk drive
- AM/FM stereo tuner with 40 presets
- built-in clock with 2-preset timer and sleep timer
- flush, top-mounted touch key controls
- 40 watts x 2
- front-panel minijack headphone output
- minijack audio input for connecting portable music players
- optical digital audio input for connecting audio from a DVD player or satellite receiver/cable box
- optical digital audio output to connect the system to a home theater receiver
- one set RCA analog stereo inputs
- one set of RCA analog stereo outputs
- preamp output for optional powered subwoofer
- 2-way speakers with 4-3/8" woofers and 1" dome tweeters
- full-function remote control
- component block: 7-15/16"W x 3-11/16"H x 11-15/16"D
- speakers: 5-1/2"W x 9-3/8"H x 9-1/4"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
JVC UX-J51 Reviews
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Overview: The JVC UX-J51 is a CD micro component system with a built-in dock for iPod, USB (2.0) input, and an FM/AM tuner. It's comprised of a single main unit and a pair of two-way, bass reflex speakers. Most functions are controlled using flush, top-mounted touch keys illuminated in blue, with the exception of volume, which is handled by a large, silver knob on the main unit's front panel. A full function remote control is also included.
2-Channel Amplifier: A key performance feature is the system's separate left and right channel amplifiers, each rated at 40 watts (80 watts total power). The amplifier is rated at 40 watts per channel (RMS), driven into 4 ohms, at 1kHz, with no more than 10% THD.
Two-Way Speakers: The two-way speakers feature a one-inch (2.5cm) soft-dome tweeter and a 4.375-inch (11cm) cone woofer. The two-way speaker utilize a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port for better bass and higher efficiency. Each speaker features a pair of spring-loaded terminals to attach the included speaker wire. The speakers features a removable cloth grille. The speakers can handle up to 40 watts and are rated at 4-ohm.
CONEQ Technology: The system's audio performance is optimized using CONEQ technology that matches amplifier and speaker performance to ensure equalized power levels across all frequencies, resulting in a clean, natural sound throughout the listening area.
Tone Controls: You can adjust the system's low, mid, and high range tones to suit your preference. The range is adjustable between -8 to +8 dB.
D.Bass: The D.Bass function allows you to enhance the system's bass response. You can set the D.Bass between 0 to 10.
AM/FM Tuner: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System features a built-in AM/FM tuner.
Station Tuning: The micro component system offers auto and manual tuning.
- Auto: The radio automatically tunes in to the next station each time you press the tuning key. Repeat this step until you are tuned in to your preferred station.
- Manual: Press the tuning key until the desired station is tuned or until you reach the desired frequency.
Preset Stations: You can store up to 40 FM/AM stations in any combination.
External Antennas: The unit includes an FM wire antenna (push-in) and AM loop antenna (spring-clip).
CD Player: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System featured a compact-disc tray for CD, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The unit supports playback of both 12cm and 8cm discs.
MP3/WMA Compatible: The JVC UX-J51 supports the playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO 9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, or Romeo format. The unit can recognize up to a total of 512 files & folders (maximum folders: 99 / files per folder: 511). The unit will also display ID3 and WMA tags.
|File Format||Bit Rate||Sampling Frequency||Extension|
|MP3||8-320 kbps||8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz||.mp3|
|WMA||16-320 kbps||22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz||.wma|
Playback Modes: The JVC micro component system offers Random, Repeat, and Program playback modes.
- Random Play: All/Folder
- Repeat Play: Track/All
- Program Play: up to 50 tracks
USB Port: The JVC UX-J51 is equipped with a top-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of audio files stored on a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device. The unit's USB port supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC audio file formats recorded onto a USB MSC compliant device in FAT 16/32. The UX-J51 can recognize up to 65,534 files and 512 folders. The unit will also display ID3, WMA, and AAC tags. You will be able control basic music functions, such as Folder/File selection, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip Track (Next/Previous), and Repeat from the unit's remote control.
|File Format||Bit Rate||Sampling Frequency||Extension|
|MP3||8-320 kbps||8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz||.mp3|
|WMA||5-384 kbps||32/44.1/48 kHz||.wma|
|AAC||8-384 kbps||8/11/025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz||.m4a|
Note: The unit's USB port does not support iPod/iPhone connection.
iPod Dock: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System is equipped with a top-panel iPod dock connector for audio playback, music navigation, and charging of your docked iPod. You will control the iPod from its clickwheel or touchscreen for advanced music navigation. From the included remote you can control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip Track (during Now Playing mode), Album Select, Repeat, & Shuffle. All song information will be display on the iPod's LCD screen. This unit does not offer iPod text display. The JVC UX-J51 is "Made for iPod compatible" and supports the following specific iPod models (as of Nov. 2010).
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist 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 device 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.
Auxiliary Inputs: The JVC micro component system features two rear-panel analog auxiliary inputs. There is one stereo RCA input and one 3.5mm minijack input.
- Stereo RCA: The unit has one stereo audio RCA input for connecting your VCR, tape player, or MD player.
- Stereo Minijack: The unit also has one 3.5mm minijack input for connecting your portable MP3 player.
Note: You can adjust the input level of these auxiliary inputs to match your other connected sources. You can adjust the input level in a range from -3 to +5.
Digital Input: The JVC UX-J51 features rear-panel optical digital input for connecting a DVD player or Satellite Receiver/Cable Box to the system. The system will play back PCM (32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz) digital audio signals.
Speaker Output: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System is equipped with four binding-post speaker terminals to attach the system's speakers with the included speaker wire.
Analog Output: The UX-J51 Micro Component System features a rear-panel analog output to record audio to a connected tape deck or CD-burner.
Digital Output: The JVC micro component system features a rear-panel optical digital output to connect the system to your Dolby Digital home theater receiver.
Subwoofer Preout: The micro component system is equipped with a rear-panel mono subwoofer preamp output to connected a powered subwoofer to the system for better bass reproduction.
Headphone Output: The JVC UX-J51 features a front-panel 3.5mm headphone output to connect a set of headphones for private listening. When headphones are connected, the system's speakers are muted.
LCD: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System features a front-panel blue back-lit LCD for displaying clock, station, source, and menu information.
Dimmer Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness. You can choose between four settings (1, 2, 3, or Normal).
Display Saver: If the system is not used at all for a set period of time, this function scrolls the display to prevent burn-in of the text on the display and uneven display brightness.
Clock: The JVC UX-J51 features a 12-hour digital clock.
Dual On Timers: This function allows you to use the time to start playback automatically at a specified time. You can set two different timers. You can play back audio from an AM/FM station, CD, iPod, or USB device. You can also set the timer volume. You can set a daily, weekly, Mon-Fri, or weekend timer.
Sleep Timer: This function automatically turns the system off after a set interval. You can set an interval from 10 to 90 minutes, in 10-minute increments.
Auto Power Save (APS): The Auto Power Save (APS) function automatically turns off the system if no operation is performed for 30 minutes after a CD disc or a USB device which is connected stops playing.
Wireless Remote Control: The JVC UX-J51 Micro Component System includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system and basic operation of your docked iPod or connected USB device.
One Touch Operation: This system features a convenient one-touch operating function. When in Standby mode, pressing the Play button on the included remote for CD, iPod, or USB, will automatically turn the unit's power on and start playback of that source.
Micro Component Unit:
- Width = 7.9375"
- Height = 3.6875"
- Depth = 11.9375"
- Width = 5.5"
- Height = 9.3125"
- Depth = 9.25"
- Width = 1.9375"
- Height = 1.875"
- Depth = 8.3125"
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