iPod connection adapter for JVC stereos
Our take on the JVC KS-PD100 by Crutchfield's Tim Sprinkle
Have a JVC stereo in your car? Now you can use it to bring your whole digital music library with you on the road, thanks to the KS-PD100 iPod adapter. Just plug the adapter box into your stereo's CD changer input, connect your iPod to the system using the included cable, and you're ready to go.
The KS-PD100 works with most 2005-up JVC stereos with CD changer controls, allowing you to manage all aspects of iPod playback right from the radio's buttons. You'll be able to scroll through all your playlists, albums, artists, genres, and composers without having to fumble with the iPod's controls. You can even use your JVC remote to control play/stop and track selection. And, since song titles and other file information show up right on the display, it's easy to find the music you want.
The KS-PD100 charges your iPod's battery while it's connected, and it's compatible with most Gen 3-up iPods with the dock connection. The iPod itself is disabled while connected, so it's totally controlled by your JVC stereo. Dimensions: 3-5/8"W x 1"H x 3-3/8"D. Warranty: 1 year.
Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.
Fantastic addition to my car stereo. I am able to play the music I enjoy with excellent sound quality without commercials or interruption.
What's in the Box:
- iPod interface adapter (has an attached 53" iPod cable and 59" head unit cable)
- 1 Section of double-sided adhesive tape
- User's Manual CD-ROM
- "Interface Adapter for iPod: Installations" sheet (23 languages)
- US warranty sheet
- Canadian warranty card
- European warranty card
- Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
- "Notice" sheet
- "Information for Users on Disposal of Old Equipment" sheet
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Features and Specs
|Adapter Type||iPod audio in w/ iPod control|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: This adapter allows an iPod portable digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by most 2003 or newer JVC receivers that have MP3-compatible CD changer controls and display the following: CD Text, MP3 folder/file names, or ID3 Tag information. All the iPod buttons will be disabled when connected to this adapter and the iPod will be controlled from the JVC receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files through your JVC receiver and have all the titling information appear on the JVC's display. When this interface is connected to the JVC receiver, you cannot connect a CD changer. The adapter is made for audio file playback only, so it won't pass video signals from video capable iPods.
iPod Compatibility: The JVC KS-PD500 iPod control interface is "Made for iPod" compatible and support the following iPod model features (as of Dec. 2009):
iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Display Charge Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track dock-connector 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y click-wheel/olor-display 4th Y N Y N Y Y Y mini 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y 2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y 120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y 160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y 2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y 4th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required 5th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required touch 1st N N N N N N N 2nd N N N N N N N 3rd N N N N N N N iPhone 2G N N N N N N N 3G N N N N N N N 3GS N N N N N N N
Note: The KS-PD100 is not compatible with the iPod touch (1st/2nd gen), iPod nano (4th gen), or iPhone (3G/3GS). This iPod interface will also not charge the iPod nano (4th gen) without the Scosche passPORT (142IFWA, sold separately). Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.
Connections: The KS-PD100 has the following connections:
- Receiver: 59" hardwired cable that connects directly to the JVC head unit; the cable is terminated with a J-Link connector
- iPod: 53" hardwired cable that connects directly to the iPod; the cable is terminated with a dock connector that is covered by a removable plastic cap
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