Our take on the JVC KD-AVX11 by Crutchfield's Matt Holliday
JVC's KD-AVX11 DVD receiver features a 2.7" color screen, so you get DVD playback and a large viewing area in a chassis that fits in a standard-sized dash opening. The driver-oriented button layout makes it easier to enter commands while driving, and the KD-AVX11 is compatible with the steering wheel controls in most vehicles.
The KD-AVX11 features a premium digital-to-analog converter for excellent audio quality, and it'll play back MP3, WAV, or WMA digital music files that you've recorded on CD or DVD. Your DVD movies will play on the integrated screen while your vehicle's parked, or your rear seat passengers can watch movies on an optional external monitor while you're driving.
You can add versatility to the KD-AVX11 with add-ons like JVC's Bluetooth® adapter for your compatible phone. Gold-plated audio/video inputs let you add external sources like a video camera or game console. Hook up an optional JVC iPod® adapter to tap into all your favorite stored digital music files, or connect a satellite radio to put even more listening options at your fingertips.
If you're looking to bring more depth to your music, add external amplifiers to the three sets of gold-plated preamp outputs. An amplifier defeat option lets you turn off the KD-AVX11's internal amp to minimize interference and noise through your amplified system.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
- DVD/CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amp (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV files), DivX, DVDs, DVD-Rs, and DVD-RWs
- wireless remote
- Giga MP3 will play up to 100 hours of MP3/WMA/WAV files burned on a single recordable DVD
- 7-band iEQ
- optical digital output for connection to an outboard surround decoder
- 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
- compatible with JVC's iPod adapter
- compatible with JVC's Bluetooth adapter
- A/V input
- optional auxiliary input
- XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (you can add satellite radio for under $100, plus subscription)
- video output
- three sets of 2.5-volt preamp outputs
- compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
Other features and specs:
- DVD signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
- FM sensitivity: 11.3 dBf
- CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- designed for use with "Region 1" encoded DVDs
What's in the Box:
- AM/FM/DVD/CD receiver with 15-amp mini fuse inserted into chassis
- Hard plastic face case
- Trim ring
- Wiring harness
- 16.25' Reverse gear wire (purple/white wire w/female bullet connector)
- Wireless remote control (RM-RK241)
- CR2025 Lithium battery
- 2 Radio removal tools
- Mounting bolt (M5 x 20mm)
- Flat washer
- Rubber bushing
- Hex flange nut
- 2 Red crimp connectors
- Face security screw
- Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
- Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
- Bluetooth information sheet
- US warranty sheet
- Canadian warranty card
- Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
- Caution sheet concerning spacer
- Caution sheet concerning ground wire
- Face security screw instructions
- Errata sheet
Just installed into my silverado and love this deck. I used to be an alpine fan, but after buying a JVC I won't go back. This is my new brand for in dashes.
Rafael, Santa Clara, CA
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Features and Specs
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||20 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2.5 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||11.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
2.7" TFT LCD Monitor: This unit features a 2.7" TFT LCD monitor built into the motorized, fold-down faceplate. The LCD serves as a video monitor and system information display.
Display Tilt Adjustment: The motorized front panel can be adjusted to one of four angles.
Wallpaper: You can choose from the following wallpapers: Crystal-Blue, Crystal-Pink, Crystal-Green, Wave-Yellow, Wave-Green, Metal-A, Metal-B, Ball-A, Ball-B, Ball-C, Clown Fish, Simple-Red, Simple-Orange, Simple-Bluegreen, and Simple-Blue.
Menu Languages: You can choose from nine menu languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Russian.
Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from the following aspect modes:
- Regular: 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
- Auto: the correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal
Digital-to-Analog Converters: The KD-AVX11 has a 24-bit, 192kHz audio digital-to-analog converter, and a 12-bit/108MHz video DAC.
Intelligent EQ (7-Band iEQ): This unit has Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Dance, Country, Reggae, Classic, User 1, User 2, User 3, and Flat preset EQ curves. Each EQ curve has a preset value for each of the 7 frequency bands. Any preset that is changed can be stored as User 1, User 2, and User 3. 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.
Subwoofer Output: This unit has 2.5V front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs. 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 KD-AVX11 has an internal crossover that allows you to choose one of the following cutoff frequencies: 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 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 speakers and preamp outputs. The high-pass filter can be set to "Through" or "On."
MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-AVX11 can play MP3/WMA files that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in the ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet or Romeo formats. MP3/WMA files can also be recorded onto DVD-R/RW/+R/+RW discs in the UDF Bridge format. MP3 files with a bit rate from 32-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 32-320 kbps are supported.
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-AVX11 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 KD-AVX11 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.
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 audio only 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.
Dimmer: 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), On (display is always dimmed) or Time Set (lets you choose the hours when the display is dimmed). The amount of dimming is fixed, it cannot be adjusted. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit for Auto operation.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KD-AVX11 has a "OE Remote" lead on the back panel. When used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK interface (item # 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Dolby Digital/DTS: The KD-AVX11 can output Dolby Digital and DTS bitstreams through the optical digital output to a multi-channel surround decoder.
Direct Access: Using the supplied remote, you can directly access any title or chapter on a DVD, and any track on a Video CD.
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.
Scan Search: When playing a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Video or Audio CD, there are fast-play speeds in both directions (2x, 5x, 10x, 20x and 60x) when using the remote control. When using the controls on the unit, there are only 2 fast-play speeds in both directions (2x and 10x).
Slow Motion: When playing a DVD or Video CD, there are five slow motion speeds in both directions (1/32x, 1/16x, 1/8x, 1/4x, and 1/2x) when using the remote control only.
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 15 seconds of each track on a Video CD.
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.
Bluetooth Compatible: With the optional JVC KS-BTA200 Bluetooth Adapter (item # 105BTA200), this unit allows you to make and receive cellular phone calls (through your Bluetooth enabled phone), or listen to a Bluetooth audio device. You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this unit, however, only one unit of each type can be used at a time. You can store up to 6 phone numbers as presets for one-touch dialing.
Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: The optional KS-PD100 adapter (item # 257KSPD100) allows an iPod digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by the KD-AVX11. 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 KD-AVX11. The optional KS-PD100 iPod interface is compatible with most iPods that have a dock connector, including the following models: iPod with dock connector (software version 2.3), iPod with Click Wheel (software version 3.1), iPod mini (software version 1.4), iPod photo (5th generation - software version 1.2), iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation) and iPod classic (80, 120, 160GB).
Note: The KS-PD100 is not compatible with the iPod touch (1st, 2nd generation) or iPhone/iPhone 3G. This iPod interface will also not charge the iPod nano (4th generation).
Satellite Radio: This unit supports both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio when used with an optional satellite radio tuner and adapter, sold separately. This JVC headunit supports the SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and JVC KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 700SIRJVC1, sold separately). The headunit also supports the XMDirect2 Universal Vehicle tuner and CNPJVC1 XM Satellite Radio interface (item number 700XMJVC1, sold separately).
Changer Controls: 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.
Digital Output: The KD-AVX11 has an optical digital output for connecting the unit to a multi-channel surround Dolby Digital or DTS processor.
Audio/Video Input: An RCA composite video/stereo audio input allows you to connect a camcorder, VCR, or rear view camera.
Video Output: A single RCA composite video output allows you to connect an external video monitor.
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