JVC Mobile Entertainment, today introduced three new Arsenal high-end CD receivers and a multimedia receiver at the 2013 International CES show. The new line-up of high-end receivers are SiriusXM-Ready and give access to SiriusXM's expanded commercial-free music, sports and comedy channel lineup as well as SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language programming, incorporate aesthetically pleasing elements with Seamless mobile phone integration through its JVC Music Control and JVC Smart Music Control App functions, plus include radio timer, App Link Mode and enhanced Bluetooth and Pandora Internet Radio capabilities.
5-ZONE COLOR VARIABLE (KD-A845BT)
Allowing the user to create a more personalized and cool driving experience, JVC has incorporated an eye pleasing function called 5-Zone Variable Color. Built into the KD-A845BT, the user is able to manipulate through 30,000 different colors with variable brightness in each of five separate zones to create different light effects, which can be customized to individual tastes and moods. The zones change to Green (Accept Call) and Red (Reject Call) with incoming phone calls allowing for quick and easy call acceptance. In addition, the volume level knob changes color from Blue to Red as the volume is increased, giving off an illumination that adds to the in-car ambiance.
SIRIUS XM Connectivity (KD-A645, KD-A845BT, KW-ADV65BT)
The KD-A645, KD-A845BT and KW-ADV65BT are SiriusXM-Ready and offer the capability of receiving SiriusXM's commercial-free music, premier sports talk and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment and SiriusXM Latino, the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM programming is received through the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). New for JVC in 2013, these SiriusXM-Ready models include SiriusXM Replay for pause, rewind and replay of up to 60 minutes of live SiriusXM content.
PANDORA INTERNET RADIO (KD-AHD57, KD-A645, KD-A845BT, KW-ADV65BT)
Available in all new 2013 Arsenal Single-DIN models, the KD-AHD75BT and KD-A95BT continuing Single-DIN models, and the KW-ADV65BT multi-media receiver is an integration with Pandora Internet Radio that works with the iPhone via USB connection. With simple controls from the head unit to allow the user to forward skip, Pause/Play, Search Station, Artist and Song Title are all shown on-screen to replicate key Pandora command functions. To further personalize the listening experience, thumb up and thumb down commands are built into the head unit control panel on new 2013 models. Android users will be able to use Pandora Internet Radio with the new KD-A845BT CD and KW-ADV65BT Multimedia receivers through a Bluetooth connection while still taking advantage of main controls through the head unit.
HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (KD-AHD57, KD-AHD75BT)
The new Arsenal KD-AHD57 and continuing model KD-AHD75BT feature built-In HD Radio Tuners. HD Radio is a Digital technology that allows a radio broadcaster to digitally transmit additional data in the same radio wave enabling higher quality sound and the ability to transfer additional content and information. HD Radio technology produces FM-like sound quality for AM stations, while FM stations can be heard with CD-like sound quality. Unlike typical FM or AM transmission however, HD Radio has crystal clear reception with low noise and no audio distortion. Multicasting allows access to additional channels on HD radio on any JVC HD Radio receiver. These "stations in between the stations" contain exciting new programming that cannot be found on typical radio stations such as: new radio formats, additional music content, new music genre and talk radio formats, and experimental content.
JVC MUSIC CONTROL (KD-AHD57, KD-A645)
The 2013 KD-AHD57 and KD-A645 CD receivers are integrated with the JVC Music Control App that allow Android users to listen to their favorite songs through an iPod like browsing experience via USB Mass Storage Mode. Song selection and browsing through music by Artists, Albums, and Titles are also available through the head unit. To further enhance a more personalized driving experience, the JVC Music Control App is capable of selecting playlists based on a particular Mood, which acts like the driver's personal DJ.
JVC SMART MUSIC CONTROL (KD-A845BT)
The JVC Smart Music Control App is a free download, which can be used with the KD-A845BT via Bluetooth SPP connection. Android users will be able to use their smartphone as a head unit remote control with 12 different gesture commands or use the same commands through stereo voice controls. With just a touch of a button or a simple voice command, the user is able to change EQ settings, read out text messages over the speakers, post or tweet preset messages on Facebook and Twitter, search music by name, change tracks using voice control through the Bluetooth Microphone as well as select songs by Mood through the Android phone.