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JVC KD-G320JVC KD G320 Radio / CD / MP3 player

In-dash unit, Full-DIN, 50 Watts x 4, Stereo

The KD-G320 is JVC's entry-level satellite radio and Ready for iPod model. It is MP3/WMA compatible and offers a power rating of 50 watts x 4 maximum (18 watts x 4 RMS). The KD-G320 features two pairs of line output terminals with a switchable subwoofer output. The unit also includes 24-bit resolution 1-bit DAC, cEQ, subwoofer level/frequency control, loudness control and a manual dimmer.
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Comments to date: 2. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
eva.tokheim 3:22pm on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 
Good Quality Product i bought my jvc about 4 months ago and i havent had any problems with it. no skips, clear reciption, and easy to use.
bugbear 7:26pm on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 
Good Quality Product i bought my jvc about 4 months ago and i havent had any problems with it. no skips, clear reciption, and easy to use. Good Quality Product i bought my jvc about 4 months ago and i havent had any problems with it. no skips, clear reciption, and easy to use.

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Retrait de lappareil

Avant de retirer lappareil, librer la section arrire.
Insert the two handles, then pull them as illustrated so that the unit can be removed. Inserte las dos manijas y, a continuacin, extrigalas de la manera indicada en la ilustracin para poder desmontar la unidad. Insrez les deux poignes, puis tirez de la faon illustre de faon retirer lappareil.
When using the optional stay / Cuando emplea un soporte opcional / Lors de lutilisation du hauban en option
Fire wall Tabique a prueba de incendios Cloison Stay (option) Soporte (opcin) Hauban (en option)
When installing the unit without using the sleeve / Instalacin de la unidad sin utilizar la cubierta / Lors de linstallation de lappareil scans utiliser de manchon
In a Toyota car for example, first remove the car radio and install the unit in its place. En un automvil Toyota, por ejemplo, en primer lugar desmonte el autorradio e instale la unidad en su lugar. Dans une voiture Toyota, par exemple, retirez dabord lautoradio et installez lappareil sa place.
Flat type screwsMmm (M5 3/8")*2 Tornillos tipo planoMmm (M5 3/8 pulgada)*2 Bracket*2 Vis tte plateMmm Mnsula*(M5 3/8 pouces)* Support*2
Dashboard Tablero de instrumentos Tableau de bord
*2 Not supplied for this unit. *2 No suministrado con esta unidad. *2 Non fourni avec cet appareil.
Screw (option) Tornillo (opcin) Vis (en option)
Pocket Compartimiento Poche
Bracket*2 Mnsula*2 Support*2
Flat type screwsMmm (M5 3/8")*2 Tornillos tipo planoMmm (M5 3/8 pulgada)*2 Vis tte plateMmm (M5 3/8 pouces)*2
Install the unit at an angle of less than 30. Instale la unidad a un ngulo de menos de 30. Installez lappareil avec un angle de moins de 30.
: When installing the unit on the mounting bracket, make sure to use the 8 mm (3/8") -long screws. If longer screws are used, they could damage the unit. Nota : Cuando instala la unidad en la mnsula de montaje, asegrese de utilizar los tornillos de 8 mm (3/8 pulgada) de longitud. Si se utilizan tornillos ms largos, stos pueden daar la unidad. Remarque : Lors de linstallation de lappareil sur le support de montage, sassurer dutiliser des vis dune longueur de 8 mm (3/8 pouces). Si des vis plus longues sont utilises, elles peuvent endommager lappareil.


The fuse blows. * Are the red and black leads connected correctly? Power cannot be turned on. * Is the yellow lead connected? No sound from the speakers. * Is the speaker output lead short-circuited? Sound is distorted. * Is the speaker output lead grounded? * Are the terminals of L and R speakers grounded in common? Noise interfere with sounds. * Is the rear ground terminal connected to the cars chassis using shorter and thicker cords? Unit becomes hot. * Is the speaker output lead grounded? * Are the terminals of L and R speakers grounded in common? This unit does not work at all. * Have you reset your unit?






For canceling the display demonstration, see page 7. Para cancelar la demostracin en pantalla, consulte la pgina 7. Pour annuler la dmonstration des affichages, rfrez-vous la page 7. For installation and connections, refer to the separate manual. Para la instalacin y las conexiones, refirase al manual separado. Pour linstallation et les raccordements, se rfrer au manuel spar. For customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the top or bottom of the cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.

Model No. Serial No.



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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.


Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit.

How to reset your unit

Your preset adjustments will also be erased. If a disc is loaded, it will eject. Be careful not to drop the disc.
How to forcibly eject a disc
If this does not work, reset your unit. Be careful not to drop the disc when it ejects.
How to use the MODE button
If you press MODE, the unit goes into functions mode, then the number buttons and 5/ buttons work as different function buttons. Ex.: When number button 2 works as MO (monaural) button.


Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the users authority to operate the equipment.
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT 2. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all servicing to qualified service personnel. 3. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam. Time countdown indicator To use these buttons for their original functions again after pressing MODE, wait for 5 seconds without pressing any of these buttons until the functions mode is cleared or press MODE again.
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How to read this manual

Button operations are mainly explained with the illustrations in the table below. Some related tips and notes are explained in More about this unit (see pages 20 22). Press briefly.


Control panel KD-AR370 and KD-G320. 4 Remote controller RM-RK50. 5 Getting started.. 6

Basic operations.. 6

Press repeatedly. Press either one. Press and hold until your desired response begins. Press and hold both buttons at the same time. The following marks are used to indicate. : Built-in CD player operations. : External CD changer operations. : Indicator displayed for the corresponding operation.
Radio operations.. 7 Disc operations.. 8
Playing a disc in the unit.. 8 Playing discs in the CD changer.. 9
Sound adjustments.. 11 General settings PSM. 12 Satellite radio operations. 15 iPod/D. player operations. 18 Other external component operations. 20 More about this unit.. 20 Maintenance. 23 Troubleshooting. 24 Specifications.. 27


If you need to operate the unit while driving, be sure to look ahead carefully or you may be involved in a traffic accident.
How to detach/attach the control panel


For safety.
Do not raise the volume level too much, as this will block outside sounds, making driving dangerous. Stop the car before performing any complicated operations.


Temperature inside the car.
If you have parked the car for a long time in hot or cold weather, wait until the temperature in the car becomes normal before operating the unit.
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Control panel KD-G612/KD-G611/KD-G511 KD-AR370 and KD-G320
ENGLISH Parts identification

Display window

9 p q w e r t y u i o ;
/ buttons (standby/on attenuator) button 5 (up) / (down) buttons Loading slot Display window 0 (eject) button EQ (equalizer) button Remote sensor DO NOT expose the remote sensor to strong light (direct sunlight or artificial lighting). SRC (source) button BAND button Control dial SEL (select) button MO (monaural) button SSM (Strong-station Sequential Memory) button Number buttons RPT (repeat) button RND (random) button MODE button DISP (display) button (control panel release) button
a Disc information indicatorsTAG (ID3 Tag), (folder), (track/file) s Disc type indicatorsWMA, MP3 d Playback source indicators CH: Lights up only when CD-CH is selected as the playback source. DISC: Lights up for the built-in CD player. f Playback mode / item indicators RND (random), (disc), (folder), RPT (repeat) g LOUD (loudness) indicator h EQ (equalizer) indicator j Sound mode (C-EQ: custom equalizer) indicatorsJAZZ, CLASSIC, HIP HOP, POPS, ROCK, USER k Tr (track) indicator l Source display / Volume level indicator / Main display z Tuner reception indicatorsST (stereo), MO (monaural)
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Remote controller RM-RK50
Installing the lithium coin battery (CR2025)
Main elements and features ENGLISH
1 (standby/on/attenuator) button Turns the power on if pressed briefly or attenuates the sound when the power is on. Turns the power off if pressed and held. U (up) / D (down) buttons Changes the FM/AM bands with 5 U. Changes the preset stations with D. Changes the folder of the MP3/WMA discs. While playing an MP3 disc on an MP3-compatible CD changer: Changes the disc if pressed briefly. Changes the folder if pressed and held. While listening to the satellite (SIRIUS or XM) radio: Changes the categories. While listening to an Apple iPod or a JVC D. player: Pauses/stops or resumes playback with D. Enters the main menu with 5 U. (Now 5 U/D /2 R/F 3 work as the menu selecting buttons.)* 3 VOL / VOL + buttons Adjusts the volume level. * 5 U : Returns to the previous menu. D : Confirms the selection. To be continued.

Aim the remote controller directly at the remote sensor on the unit. Make sure there is no obstacle in between.
Do not install any battery other than CR2025 or its equivalent; otherwise, it may explode. Store the battery in a place where children cannot reach to avoid risk of accident. To prevent the battery from over-heating, cracking, or starting a fire: Do not recharge, short, disassemble, heat the battery, or dispose of it in a fire. Do not leave the battery with other metallic materials. Do not poke the battery with tweezers or similar tools. Wrap the battery with tape and insulate when throwing away or saving it.
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4 SOUND button Selects the sound mode (C-EQ: custom equalizer). 5 SOURCE button Selects the source. R (reverse) / F (forward) 3 buttons Searches for stations if pressed briefly. Fast-forwards or reverses the track if pressed and held. Changes the tracks if pressed briefly. While listening to the satellite radio: Changes the channels if pressed briefly. Changes the channels rapidly if pressed and held. While listening to an iPod or a D. player (in menu selecting mode): Selects an item if pressed briefly. (Then, press D to confirm the selection.) Skips 10 items at a time if pressed and held.

For FM/AM tuner

For SIRIUS radio

For XM radio

Adjust the volume.

Volume level appears.

Getting started

Basic operations

Volume level indicator

Turn on the power.

Adjust the sound as you want. (See pages 11 and 12.)
Caution on volume setting:
Discs produce very little noise compared with other sources. Lower the volume before playing a disc to avoid damaging the speakers by the sudden increase of the output level.
To drop the volume in a moment (ATT)
* You cannot select these sources if they are not ready or not connected. To restore the sound, press it again.

To turn off the power

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Basic settings

See also General settings PSM on pages 12 14.
Start searching for a station.
1 Canceling the display demonstrations
Select DEMO, then DEMO OFF.
When a station is received, searching stops. To stop searching, press the same button again.
To tune in to a station manually

In step ! above. 1

2 Setting the clock
Select CLOCK H (hour), then adjust the hour. Select CLOCK M (minute), then adjust the minute.
2 Select a desired station frequency.

Finish the procedure.

To check the current clock time when the power is turned off
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive

Radio operations ~

Lights up when receiving an FM stereo broadcast with sufficient signal strength. Lights up when monaural mode is activated. Reception improves, but stereo effect will be lost. To restore the stereo effect, repeat the same procedure. MONO OFF appears and the MO indicator goes off.

AREA Tuner channel interval
*1 Displayed only when L/O MODE is set to WOOFER. *2 Displayed only when one of the following sources is selectedFM, AM, or DISC.
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Satellite radio operations
This unit is satellite (SAT) Radio Ready compatible with both SIRIUS Satellite radio and XM Satellite radio. Before operating your satellite radio: For connection, see Installation/Connection Manual (separate volume). Refer also to the Instructions supplied with your SIRIUS Satellite radio or XM Satellite radio. SIRIUS and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. XM and its corresponding logos are registered trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc. SAT Radio, the SAT Radio logo and all related marks are trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc., and XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
Activate your SIRIUS subscription after connection:
JVC DLP starts updating all the SIRIUS channels. Once completed, JVC DLP tunes in to the preset channel, CH184. 3 Check your SIRIUS ID, see page 13. 4 Contact SIRIUS on the internet at
<> to activate your subscription, or you can call SIRIUS toll-free at 1-888-539SIRIUS (7474).
SUB UPDT PRESS ANY KEY scrolls on the display once subscription has been completed.
Listening to the satellite radio
Connect either one of the following (separately purchased) to the CD changer jack on the rear of this unit. JVC SIRIUS radio DLPDown Link Processor, for listening to the SIRIUS Satellite radio. XMDirectTM Universal Tuner Box using a JVC Smart Digital AdapterXMDJVC100 (not supplied), for listening to the XM Satellite radio. GCI (Global Control Information) update: If channels are updated after subscription, updating starts automatically. UPDATING flashes and no sound can be heard. Update takes a few minutes to complete. During update, you cannot operate your satellite radio.
Activate your XM subscription after connection:
Only Channel 0, 1, and 247 are available before activation. 1
XMDirectTM Universal Tuner Box starts updating all the XM channels. Channel 1 is tuned in automatically. 3 Check your XM Satellite radio
ID labelled on the casing of the XMDirect Universal Tuner Box, or tune into Channel 0 (see page 17).
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4 Contact XM Satellite radio on
the internet at <http://xmradio. com/activation/> to activate your subscription, or you can call 1-800XM-RADIO (1-800-967-2346).

Once completed, the unit tunes in to one of the available channels (Channel 4 or higher).
Listening to the XM Satellite radio
Select a channel for listening.
Listening to the SIRIUS Satellite radio
Holding the button changes the channels rapidly.
Searching for category/channel

Select a category.

You can tune in to all the channels of every category by selecting ALL. Selecting a particular category (SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, etc.) allows you to enjoy only the channels from the selected category.
You can search for programs by category (Category Search) or channel number (Channel Search). In Category Search, you can tune in to the channels of the selected category. Category Search begins from the currently selected channel. The selected channel number flashes on the display. In Channel Search, you can tune in to all channels (including non-categorised channels).
Select a category (Category Search).
For Channel Search, skip this step.
Holding the button changes the channels rapidly. When changing the category or channel, invalid and unsubscribed channels are skipped.
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Storing channels in memory
You can preset six channels for each band. Ex.: Storing a channel into preset number 4.

Current channel number

Ex.: When you select COUNTRY for Category Search If no operation is done for about 15 seconds, Category Search is canceled. In Channel Search, channel name and channel number appear on the display during search. While searching, invalid and unsubscribed channels are skipped.
Tune in to a channel you want.
Listening to a preset channel
Select either SIRIUS Satellite radio or XM Satellite radio.
Checking the XM Satellite radio ID
While selecting XM1, XM2, or XM3, select Channel 0.
Select the preset channel (1 6) you want.
The display alternately shows RADIO ID and the 8-digit (alphanumeric) ID number. To cancel the ID number display, select any channel other than Channel 0.
To change the display information while listening to a channel
Clock = Category name = Channel name = Artist name = Composer name* = Song/program name/title = (back to the beginning) * Only for SIRIUS Satellite radio.
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iPod/D. player operations
This unit is ready for operating an Apple iPod or a JVC D. player from the control panel. Before operating your iPod or D. player: Connect either one of the following (separately purchased) to the CD changer jack on the rear of this unit. Interface adapter for iPodKS-PD100 for controlling an iPod. D. player interface adapterKS-PD500 for controlling a D. player. For connection, see Installation/Connection Manual (separate volume). For details, refer also to the manual supplied with the interface adapter.

Make sure the equalizer on the iPod or D. player is deactivated.
To pause*1 or stop*2 playback
To resume playback, press it again.
To fast-forward or reverse the track To go to the next or previous tracks
*1 For iPod *2 For D. player
Make sure to turn off this unit or turn off the vehicles ignition switch before connecting or disconnecting the iPod or D. player.
Selecting a track from the menu
Preparations: Make sure CHANGER is selected for the external input setting, see page 14.

Enter the main menu.

Playback starts automatically from where it has been paused*1 or stopped*2 previously. Now the 5//4 / buttons work as the menu selecting buttons*3.

Select the desired menu.

For iPod: PLAYLIST ARTISTS ALBUMS SONGS GENRES COMPOSER (back to the beginning) For D. player: PLAYLIST ARTIST ALBUM GENRE TRACK (back to the beginning)
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Confirm the selection.

To move back to the previous menu, press 5.

7 Random play

If a track is selected, playback starts automatically. If the selected item has another layer, you will enter the layer. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the desired track is played. Holding 4 / can skip 10 items at a time. *3 The menu selecting mode will be canceled: If no operations are done for about 5 seconds. When you confirm the selection of a track.
ALBM RND*4 Functions the same as Shuffle Albums of the iPod. SONG RND/RND ON Functions the same as Shuffle Songs of the iPod or Random Play On of the D. player. RND OFF Cancels. *4 For iPod: Only if you select ALL in ALBUMS of the main MENU.
To check other information while listening to an iPod or a D. player

7 Repeat play

ONE RPT Functions the same as Repeat One of the iPod or Repeat Mode One for the D. player. ALL RPT Functions the same as Repeat All of the iPod or Repeat Mode All for the D. player. RPT OFF Cancels.
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Other external component operations
You can connect an external component to the CD changer jack on the rear using the Line Input AdapterKS-U57 (not supplied) or AUX Input AdapterKS-U58 (not supplied). For connection, see Installation/Connection Manual (separate volume). For listening to the satellite radio, iPod, or D. player, refer to pages 15 19.

More about this unit

Turning on the power
By pressing SRC on the unit, you can also turn on the power. If the source is ready, playback also starts.

Turning off the power

If you turn off the power while listening to a disc, disc play will start from where playback has been stopped previously, next time you turn on the power.
If EXT IN does not appear, see page 14 and select the external input (EXT IN).

Tuner operations

Storing stations in memory
During SSM search. All previously stored stations are erased and stations are stored newly. Received stations are preset in No. 1 (lowest frequency) to No. 6 (highest frequency). When SSM is over, the station stored in No. 1 will be automatically tuned in. When storing a station manually, the previously preset station is erased when a new station is stored in the same preset number.
Turn on the connected component and start playing the source. Adjust the volume.
Caution for DualDisc playback
The Non-DVD side of a DualDisc does not comply with the Compact Disc Digital Audio standard. Therefore, the use of NonDVD side of a DualDisc on this product may not be recommended.
To check the other information while listening to an external component

Clock EXT IN

This unit has been designed to reproduce CDs/CD Texts, and CD-Rs (Recordable)/ CD-RWs (Rewritable) in audio CD (CD-DA), MP3 and WMA formats. When a disc had been loaded, selecting DISC for the playback source starts disc play.
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Inserting a disc

When a disc is inserted upside down, the disc automatically ejects. Do not insert 8 cm (3-3/16") discs (single CD) and unusual shape discs (heart, flower, etc.) into the loading slot.

Playing an MP3/WMA disc

This unit can play back MP3/WMA files with the extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> (regardless of the letter caseupper/lower). This unit can show the names of albums, artists (performer), and Tag (Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4) for MP3 files and for WMA files. This unit can display only one-byte characters. No other characters can be correctly displayed. This unit can play back MP3/WMA files meeting the conditions below: Bit rate: 8 kbps 320 kbps Sampling frequency: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz (for MPEG-1) 24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz (for MPEG-2) Disc format: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, Windows long file name The maximum number of characters for file/ folder names vary among the disc format used (includes 4 extension characters<.mp3> or <.wma>). ISO 9660 Level 1: up to 12 characters ISO 9660 Level 2: up to 31 characters Romeo: up to 128 characters Joliet: up to 64 characters Windows long file name: up to 128 characters This unit can play back files recorded in VBR (variable bit rate). Files recorded in VBR have a discrepancy in elapsed time display, and do not show the actual elapsed time. Especially, after performing the search function, this difference becomes noticeable. This unit can recognize a total of 512 files, of 200 folders, and of 8 hierarchies.

Playing a disc

While fast-forwarding or reversing on an MP3 or WMA disc, you can only hear intermittent sounds.

Playing a CD-R or CD-RW

Use only finalized CD-Rs or CD-RWs. This unit can play back only files of the same type which are first detected if a disc includes both audio CD (CD-DA) files and MP3/ WMA files. This unit can play back multi-session discs; however, unclosed sessions will be skipped while playing. Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs may not play back on this unit because of their disc characteristics, or for the following reasons: Discs are dirty or scratched. Moisture condensation occurs on the lens inside the unit. The pickup lens inside the unit is dirty. CD-R/CD-RW on which the files are written with Packet Write method. There are improper recording conditions (missing data, etc.) or media conditions (stained, scratched, warped, etc.). CD-RWs may require a longer readout time since the reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than that of regular CDs. Do not use the following CD-Rs or CD-RWs: Discs with stickers, labels, or a protective seal stuck to the surface. Discs on which labels can be directly printed by an ink jet printer. Using these discs under high temperatures or high humidities may cause malfunctions or damage to the unit.
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This unit cannot play back the following files: MP3 files encoded with MP3i and MP3 PRO format. MP3 files encoded in an inappropriate format. MP3 files encoded with Layer 1/2. WMA files encoded with lossless, professional, and voice format. WMA files which are not based upon Windows Media Audio. WMA files copy-protected with DRM. Files which have the data such as WAVE, ATRAC3, etc. The search function works but search speed is not constant.
To know more about SIRIUS Satellite radio or to sign up, visit For the latest channel listings and programming information, or to sign up for XM Satellite radio, visit http://www.xmradio. com.
iPod or D. player operations
When you turn on this unit, the iPod or D. player is charged through this unit. While the iPod or D. player is connected, all operations from the iPod or D. player are disabled. Perform all operations from this unit. The text information may not be displayed correctly. Some characters such as accented letters cannot be shown correctly on the display. Depends on the condition of communication between the iPod or D. player and the unit. If the text information includes more than 8 characters, it scrolls on the display (see also page 13). This unit can display up to 40 characters.

Changing the source

If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc). Next time you select DISC for the playback source, disc play starts from where it has been stopped previously.

Ejecting a disc

If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. (Disc will not play this time.)


When connecting an iPod or a D. player, some operations may not be performed correctly or as intended. In this case, visit the following JVC web site: For iPod users: < english/car/support/ks-pd100/index.html> For D. player users: < english/car/support/ks-pd500/index.html>

General settingsPSM

If you change the AMP GAIN setting from HIGH PWR to LOW PWR while the volume level is set higher than VOL 30, the unit automatically changes the volume level to VOL 30.
You can also connect the JVC SIRIUS radio PnP (Plug and Play), using the JVC SIRIUS radio adapter, KS-U100K (not supplied) to the CD changer jack on the rear. By turning on/off the power of the unit, you can turn on/off the JVC PnP. However, you cannot control it from this unit. Microsoft and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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How to clean the connectors
Frequent detachment will deteriorate the connectors. To minimize this possibility, periodically wipe the connectors with a cotton swab or cloth moistened with alcohol, being careful not to damage the connectors.

To keep discs clean

A dirty disc may not play correctly. If a disc does become dirty, wipe it with a soft cloth in a straight line from center to edge. Do not use any solvent (for example, conventional record cleaner, spray, thinner, benzine, etc.) to clean discs.

To play new discs

New discs may have some rough spots around the inner and outer edges. If such a disc is used, this unit may reject the disc. To remove these rough spots, rub the edges with a pencil or ball-point pen, etc.


Moisture condensation
Moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD player in the following cases: After starting the heater in the car. If it becomes very humid inside the car. Should this occur, the CD player may malfunction. In this case, eject the disc and leave the unit turned on for a few hours until the moisture evaporates. Do not use the following discs: Warped disc


Sticker residue

How to handle discs

When removing a disc from Center holder its case, press down the center holder of the case and lift the disc out, holding it by the edges. Always hold the disc by the edges. Do not touch its recording surface. When storing a disc into its case, gently insert the disc around the center holder (with the printed surface facing up). Make sure to store discs into the cases after use.

Stick-on label

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What appears to be trouble is not always serious. Check the following points before calling a service center.

Symptoms General

Sound cannot be heard from the speakers. The unit does not work at all. SSM automatic presetting does not work. Static noise while listening to the radio. Disc cannot be played back. CD-R/CD-RW cannot be played back. Tracks on the CD-R/CD-RW cannot be skipped. Disc can be neither played back nor ejected. Disc sound is sometimes interrupted.


Adjust the volume to the optimum level. Check the cords and connections. Reset the unit (see page 2). Store stations manually. Connect the antenna firmly. Insert the disc correctly. Insert a finalized CD-R/CD-RW. Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW with the component which you used for recording. Unlock the disc (see page 10). Eject the disc forcibly (see page 2). Stop playback while driving on rough roads. Change the disc. Check the cords and connections. Insert a playable disc into the loading slot. Use a disc with MP3/WMA tracks recorded in the format compliant with ISO 9660 Level 1, Level 2, Romeo, or Joliet. Add the extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> to the file names. Skip to another track or change the disc. (Do not add the extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> to non-MP3 or WMA tracks.) Do not use too many hierarchies and folders.

Disc playback MP3/WMA playback 24
NO DISC appears on the display. Disc cannot be played back.

Noise is generated.

A longer readout time is required (CHECK keeps flashing on the display).
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Symptoms MP3/WMA playback
Tracks do not play back in the order you have intended them to play. Elapsed playing time is not correct. NO FILES appears on the display. Correct characters are not displayed (e.g. album name). NO DISC appears on the display. NO MAG appears on the display.
Playback order is determined when the files are recorded. This sometimes occurs during play. This is caused by how the tracks are recorded on the disc. Insert a disc that contains MP3/WMA tracks. This unit can only display letters (upper case), numbers, and a limited number of symbols. Insert a disc into the magazine. Insert the magazine. Connect this unit and the CD changer correctly and press the reset button of the CD changer. Press the reset button of the CD changer. Reset the unit (see page 2). Starts subscribing SIRIUS Satellite radio (see page 15).

CD changer

RESET 8 appears on the display. RESET 1 RESET 7 appears on the display. The CD changer does not work at all. CALL 1-888-539-SIRIUS TO SUBSCRIBE scrolls on the display while listening to the SIRIUS Satellite radio. No sound can be heard. UPDATING appears on the display.
The unit is updating the channel information and it takes a few minutes to complete. Move to an area where signals are stronger. Connect the antenna firmly. No broadcast on the selected channel. Select another channel or continue listening to the previous channel. No text information for the selected channel.

Satellite radio

Either NO SIGNAL scrolls or NO SIGNL appears on the display. Either NO ANTENNA scrolls or ANTENNA appears on the display. NO CH appears on the display for about 5 seconds, then returns to the previous display while listening to the SIRIUS Satellite radio. NO (information)* scrolls on the display while listening to the SIRIUS Satellite radio. --- appears on the display while listening to the XM Satellite radio.
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Selected channel is no longer available or is unauthorized. Select another channel or continue listening to the previous channel. Selected channel is not broadcasting at this time. Select another channel or continue listening to the previous channel. The unit is loading the channel information and audio. Text information are temporarily unavailable. Reconnect this unit and the satellite radio correctly, then reset the unit. Check the connecting cable and its connection. Update the firmware version. Change the battery. The functions of the buttons have been changed. Press MODE before performing the operation. Deactivate the equalizer either on the unit or the iPod/D. player. Check the connecting cable and its connection. The headphones are disconnected during playback. Restart the playback operation using the control panel (see page 18). Disconnect the headphones from the iPod nano. Disconnect the adapter from the D. player. Then, connect it again. No tracks are stored. Import tracks to the iPod or D. player. Disconnect the adapter from both the unit and iPod/D. player. Then, connect it again. Check the connection between the adapter and this unit. Reset the iPod or D. player.

--- appears on the display for about 2 seconds, then returns to the previous channel while listening to the XM Satellite radio.
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OFF AIR appears on the display while listening to the XM Satellite radio. LOADING appears on the display while listening to the XM Satellite radio. RESET 8 appears on the display. Satellite radio does not work at all. The iPod or D. player does not turn on or does not work. Buttons do not work as intended. The sound is distorted. NO IPOD or NO DP appears on the display. Playback stops.
No sound can be heard when connecting an iPod nano. No sound can be heard. ERROR 01 appears on the display when connecting a D. player. NO FILES or NO TRACK appears on the display. RESET 1 RESET 7 appears on the display. RESET 8 appears on the display. The iPods or D. players controls do not work after disconnecting from this unit.
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Power Output: 18 W RMS 4 Channels at 4 and 1% THD+N Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dBA (reference: 1 W into 4 ) Load Impedance: 4 (4 to 8 allowance) Tone Control Range: Bass: 10 dB at 100 Hz Treble: 10 dB at 10 kHz Frequency Response: 40 Hz to Hz Line-Out Level/Impedance: 2.5 V /20 k load (full scale) Output Impedance: 1 k Subwoofer-Out Level/Impedance: 2.0 V /20 k load (full scale) Other Terminal: CD changer


Type: Compact disc player Signal Detection System: Non-contact optical pickup (semiconductor laser) Number of Channels: 2 channels (stereo) Frequency Response: 5 Hz to Hz Dynamic Range: 96 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 98 dB Wow and Flutter: Less than measurable limit MP3 Decoding Format: MPEG1/2 Audio Layer 3 Max. Bit Rate: 320 kbps WMA (Windows Media Audio) Decoding Format: Max. Bit Rate: 192 kbps


Power Requirement: Operating Voltage: DC 14.4 V (11 V to 16 V allowance) Grounding System: Negative ground Allowable Operating Temperature: 0C to +40C (32F to 104F) Dimensions (W H D): Installation Size (approx.): 182 mm 52 mm 150 mm (7-3/16" 2-1/16" 5-15/16") Panel Size (approx.): 188 mm 58 mm 11 mm (7-7/16" 2-5/16" 7/16") Mass (approx.): 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs) (excluding accessories) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. If a kit is necessary for your car, consult your telephone directory for the nearest car audio speciality shop.


Frequency Range: FM: 87.5 MHz to 107.9 MHz (with channel interval set to 100 kHz or 200 kHz) 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz (with channel interval set to 50 kHz) AM: 530 kHz to kHz (with channel interval set to 10 kHz) 531 kHz to kHz (with channel interval set to 9 kHz) [FM Tuner] Usable Sensitivity: 11.3 dBf (1.0 V/75 ) 50 dB Quieting Sensitivity: 16.3 dBf (1.8 V/75 ) Alternate Channel Selectivity (400 kHz): 65 dB Frequency Response: 40 Hz to Hz Stereo Separation: 35 dB Capture Ratio: 1.5 dB [AM Tuner] Sensitivity: 20 V Selectivity: 35 dB


Technical specifications

Product TypeRadio / CD / MP3 player
Recommended UseCar
Form FactorFull-DIN - in-dash unit
Width7.2 in
Depth5.9 in
Height2 in
Weight3.1 lbs
Faceplate TypeDetachable
Audio System
Sound Output ModeStereo
ControlsVolume, treble, bass, fader, balance, loudness, subwoofer level, attenuate
Response Bandwidth40 - 20000 Hz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio80 dB
Max Output Power / Channel Qty50 Watts x 4
Continuous Power / Channel Qty18 Watts x 4
CrossoverActive crossover
Amplifier Output Details18 Watt - 4 Ohm - THD 1.0% - 4 channel(s)
Multicolor DisplayYes
CD Changer ControlYes
ClockYes (digital)
Additional FeaturesCD Text capable, satellite radio tuner control, rotary encoder multi-control, ID3 tags support
Equalizer Factory PresetsHip Hop, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Pops
Equalizer User Preset Qty1
TypeRadio tuner - AM/FM
Preset Station Qty24 preset stations
AM Preset Station Qty6 preset stations
FM Preset Station Qty18
Response Bandwidth40 - 15000 Hz
Additional FeaturesPreset buttons, FM stereo/mono switch, best stations memory
CD System
TypeCD / MP3 player
Form FactorIn-dash unit
Media Load TypeSlot-load
Playback ModesRepeat folder, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat
Supported Digital Audio StandardsWMA, MP3
Response Bandwidth5 - 20000 Hz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio98 dB
Dynamic Range96 dB
CD-R CompatibleYes
CD-RW CompatibleYes
Connector Type2 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 )
Remote Control
TypeRemote control
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberKD-G320



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