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JVC KD-HDR1JVC KD HDR1 Radio / HD radio / CD / MP3 player

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

HD Radio provides digital CD quality sound using a standard FM antenna. JVC's KD-HDR1 has HD capability without the need for additional equipment or tuners. An Ipod, Satellite Radio, or CD Changer can also be added through the changer bus for even more digital quality entertainment.


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Comments to date: 3. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
jsampsonusa 2:07pm on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 
Mainly I was impressed with the price, less t...  I loved the SRS Surround feature.
nodra 6:31pm on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 
All in all, a pretty good radio but by not being able to play newer ipods or iphones, it defeats the purpose of me installing an aftermarket radio.
chyzer 1:01pm on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 
I am sorry I bought this, HD radio is nice when you can pick it up. programming is no better than my old radio.

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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")* Tornillos tipo planoMmm (M5 3/8 pulgada)* Bracket* Vis tte plateMmm Mnsula* (M5 3/8 pouces)* Support*
Dashboard Tablero de instrumentos Tableau de bord
* Not supplied for this unit. * No suministrado con esta unidad. * Non fourni avec cet appareil.
Screw (option) Tornillo (opcin) Vis (en option)
Pocket Compartimiento Poche
Bracket* Mnsula* Support*
Flat type screwsMmm (M5 3/8")* Tornillos tipo planoMmm (M5 3/8 pulgada)* Vis tte plateMmm (M5 3/8 pouces)*
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 comes out 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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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

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.
Your preset adjustments will also be erased.
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. 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.
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.
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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 24 26). Press briefly.


Control panel.. 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.. 8 Disc operations.. 11
Playing a disc in the unit.. 11 Playing discs in the CD changer.. 11
Sound adjustments.. 14 General settings PSM. 17 Satellite radio operations. 19 iPod/D. player operations. 22 Other external component operations. 24 More about this unit.. 24 Maintenance. 27 Troubleshooting. 28 Specifications.. 31

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 (EQ mode.) 5 SOURCE button Selects the source. R (reverse) / F (forward) 3 buttons Searches for stations if pressed briefly. Searches for HD Radio stations if pressed and held. 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.

Getting started

Basic operations

Turn on the power.

* You cannot select these sources if they are not ready or not connected.
For conventional FM/AM stations

and HD Radio stations

For SIRIUS radio

For XM radio

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Adjust the volume.

Basic settings
See also General settings PSM on pages 17 and 18.

Volume level appears.

Volume level indicator
Adjust the sound as you want. (See pages 14 16.)
1 Canceling the display demonstrations
Select DEMO, then DEMO OFF.

2 Setting the clock

To drop the volume in a moment (ATT)
To restore the sound, press it again.
Select CLOCK H (hour), then adjust the hour. Select CLOCK M (minute), then adjust the minute.

To turn off the power

Finish the procedure.
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 check the current clock time when the power is turned off

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Radio operations

You can tune in to both conventional stations and HD Radio stations. If you want to search for HD Radio stations only, see To search for HD Radio stations onlyHD Search on page 9. What is HD Radio ? This unit is equipped with an HD Radio receiver. HD Radio can deliver high-quality digital soundAM digital will have FM-like sound quality (in stereo) and FM digital will have CDlike sound qualitywith static-free and clear reception. Furthermore, stations can offer text and data, such as artist names and song titles. HD Radio receivers can also receive conventional analog broadcasts. Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting. To find HD Radio stations in your area, please visit <http://www.>.
When an HD Radio station is tuned in. Analog signals are received first for a few seconds before digital signals are received. EX.: When receiving conventional FM station Selected band ST indicator
Selected frequency EX.: When receiving an HD Radio station
Call Sign This indicator lights up when digital audio is played, while it flashes when analog audio is played. To stop searching, press the same button again.
Selected band appears on the sub-display.
Only for HD Radio multicast channels:
Select your desired channel.


Start searching for a station.
Channel number appears on the subdisplay. When a station is received, searching stops. ST indicator lights up when the unit receives a stereo signal. When an HD Radio station is received, the HD indicator and station call sign appear on the display. indicator lights up when the unit receives an HD Radio signal encoded with CS II (SRS Circle Surround IITM.) EX.: When receiving an HD Radio multicast station

Channel number

First four letters of Call Sign
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Before starting Manual Search, select MANUAL for S MODE. (See page 18.) In step ! on page 8. 1 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.
To change the HD Radio reception mode
2 Select the desired station frequencies. While receiving an HD Radio broadcast, received signals may alternate between digital and analog due to the receiving condition. If you want to cancel this function, follow the procedure below. While listening to an HD Radio station.

7 Repeat play

While playing an MP3 or a WMA*2 disc
When TAG DISP is set to TAG ON (see page 18) Mode Plays repeatedly
TRK RPT : The current track. FLDR RPT*1 : All tracks of the current folder. DISC RPT*2 : All tracks of the current disc. RPT OFF : Cancels. 7 Random play
When TAG DISP is set to TAG OFF


Plays at random
: All tracks of the current folder, then tracks of the next folder and so on. : All tracks of the current disc. : All tracks of the inserted discs. : Cancels.
: Clock with the current track number : Elapsed playing time with the current track number *1 If the current disc is an audio CD, NO NAME appears. *2 Only for the built-in CD player. *3 If an MP3/WMA file does not have Tag information, folder name and file name appear. In this case, the TAG indicator will not light up.
*1 Only while playing an MP3 or a WMA disc. *2 Only while playing discs in the CD changer.

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Sound adjustments

ENGLISH Using EQ mode
You can select and customize a preset sound mode suitable to the music source using the 7-band equalizer.
Select your desired frequency.
To select a preset EQ mode

Indication [Range]

USER ROCK CLASSIC POPS HIP HOP JAZZ : : : : : : Flat sound. For rock or disco music. For classical music. For light music. For funk or rap music. For jazz music.
Adjusted frequency level will be stored.
FREQ 60 Adjust the level of 60 Hz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 150 Adjust the level of 150 Hz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 400 Adjust the level of 400 Hz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 1K Adjust the level of 1 kHz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 2.4K Adjust the level of 2.4 kHz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 6K Adjust the level of 6 kHz. [-05 to +05] FREQ 15K Adjust the level of 15 kHz. [-05 to +05]
To change a frequency level of a preset EQ mode
Select your desired preset mode to customize, referring to To select a preset EQ mode above, then.
Adjustable frequency level appears.
EX.: When FREQ 60 of JAZZ is selected.

Repeat the procedure from steps 2 and 3 to change other frequencies.
Initial settings of preset EQ mode

00 +03 ++04 +03

150 Hz

00 +02 +03 +02 +01 +02

Initial level of each frequency 400 Hz 1 kHz 2.4 kHz

+-01 +00 -02 +++01

00 +02 +02 +01 +01 +03

15 kHz

00 +++01
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Adjusting the sound balance
SRS Circle Surround AutoTM is a surround technology specially aimed for car audio, and it can reproduce 5.1-channel sound system through conventional 4-door mounted speaker system (with or without subwoofer.) SRS Circle Surround AutoTM is made of.
FAD*1, *2 (fader) Adjust the front and rear speaker balance. [R06 to F06] BAL*2 (balance) Adjust the left and right speaker balance. [L06 to R06] SUB.W*3 (subwoofer) Adjust the subwoofer output level. [00 to 08] VOL (volume) Adjust the volume. [00 to 30 or 50*4] *1 If you are using a two-speaker system, set the fader level to 00. *2 This adjustment cannot affect the subwoofer output. *3 This takes effect only when a subwoofer is connected. *4 Depending on the amplifier gain control setting. (See page 18 for details.)
SRS Circle Surround IITM decoder: Converts the sound of CD, AM/FM radio broadcast and other various source into multichannel sounds. SRS FOCUS: Elevates the sound field to a more optimal listening level. SRS TruBass: Creates an ultra rich bass using the standard speakers with no subwoofer connected.
To select a preset mode of SRS Circle Surround AutoTM
TYPE A : For the system of large front speaker with tweeter and rear tray speaker. TYPE B : For the system of large front speaker with tweeter and doormounted rear speaker. TYPE C : For the system of small front speaker and door-mounted rear speaker. USER : For your preference. OFF : Cancels CS-A mode.

To be continued.

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Using SRS Circle Surround AutoTM (CS-A mode)
To adjust a preset mode of SRS Circle Surround AutoTM
Adjusted settings will be stored.
You can adjust the SRS FOCUS and the SRS TruBass of each preset CS-A mode.
Select your desired CS-A mode to adjust, referring To select a preset
mode of SRS Circle Surround AutoTM on page 15, then.
FOCUS F (SRS FOCUS Front) Adjust the SRS FOCUS of the front speaker. [0 to 9] FOCUS R (SRS FOCUS Rear) Adjust the SRS FOCUS of the rear speaker. [0 to 9] TBASS F (SRS TruBass Front) Adjust the SRS TruBass of the front speaker. [0 to 9]

Adjustable item appears.

Selected item name appears Level number (0-9.)
Select an item to adjust.
TBASS R (SRS TruBass Rear) Adjust the SRS TruBass of the rear speaker. [0 to 9] TBASS W (SRS TruBass Subwoofer) Adjust the SRS TruBass of the subwoofer. [0 to 9]
Repeat the procedure from steps 2 and 3 to change other item.
Initial settings of preset CS-A mode


Initial level of each item FOCUS R TBASS F TBASS R


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General settings PSM

You can change PSM (Preferred Setting Mode) items (except SID) listed in the table that follows.
Adjust the PSM item selected.

Select a PSM item.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust other PSM items if necessary. Finish the procedure.
Ex.: When DIMMER is selected


DEMO Display demonstration CLOCK H Hour adjustment CLOCK M Minute adjustment CLK ADJ*1 Clock adjustment
Selectable settings, [reference page]
DEMO ON : [Initial]; Display demonstration will be activated automatically, [7]. DEMO OFF : Cancels. 1 12, [7] [Initial: 1 (1:00)] 00 59, [7] [Initial: 00 (1:00)] AUTO : [Initial]; The built-in clock is automatically adjusted using the clock data provided via the satellite radio channel. OFF : Cancels. Select your residential area from one of the following time zones for clock T-ZONE*1, *2 adjustment. Time zone EASTERN [Initial] ATLANTIC NEWFOUND ALASKA PACIFIC MOUNTAIN CENTRAL (back to the beginning) Activate this if your residential area is subject to DST. DST*1, *2 : [Initial]; Activates daylight savings time. Daylight savings time ON OFF : Cancels. The 12-digit SIRIUS identification number scrolls on the display 5 seconds SID*3 after SID is selected, [19]. SIRIUS ID Press SEL to resume the previous display. DIMMER Dimmer mode ON OFF AUTO : Dims the display illumination of this unit. : Cancels. : [Initial]; Dims the display when you turn on the headlights.

*1 Displayed only when SIRIUS Satellite radio or XM Satellite radio is connected. *2 Displayed only when CLK ADJ is set to AUTO. *3 Displayed only when SIRIUS Satellite radio is connected. To be continued.

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ONCE : [Initial]; Scrolls the information once. AUTO : Repeats scrolling (5-second intervals in between). OFF : Cancels. Pressing DISP for more than one second can scroll the display regardless of the setting. LOW : Frequencies lower than 90 Hz are sent to the subwoofer. MID : [Initial]; Frequencies lower than 135 Hz are sent to the subwoofer. HIGH : Frequencies lower than 180 Hz are sent to the subwoofer. CHANGER : [Initial]; To use a JVC CD changer, [11], a JVC compatible satellite (SIRIUS/XM) tuner, [19], an Apple iPod or a JVC D. player, [22]. EXT IN : To use any other external component than the above, [24]. TAG ON : [Initial]; Shows the Tag information while playing MP3/ WMA tracks, [13]. TAG OFF : Cancels. ON : [Initial]; Activates the key-touch tone. OFF : Cancels. You can change the maximum volume level of this unit. LOW PWR : VOL 00 VOL 30 (Select this if the maximum power of the speaker is less than 50 W to prevent them from damaging the speaker.) HIGH PWR : [Initial]; VOL 00 VOL 50 OFF : Deactivates the built-in amplifier. AREA US : [Initial]; When using the unit in North/Central/South America. AM/FM intervals are set to 10 kHz/200 kHz. AREA SA : When using the unit in South American countries where FM interval is 100 kHz. AM interval is set to 10 kHz. AREA EU : When using the unit in any other areas. AM/FM intervals are set to 9 kHz/50 kHz (100 kHz during auto search). You can change radio station search mode operation using the 4 / buttons. MANUAL : [Initial]; To search for a station manuallyfor Manual search, [9]. HD SEEK : To search for an HD Radio station onlyfor HD search, [9]. AUTO : [Initial]; Increases the tuner selectivity to reduce interference noises between the stations. (Stereo effect will be lost.) WIDE : Subject to the interference noises from adjacent stations, but sound quality will not be degraded. (Stereo effect will not be lost.) AUTO : Automatically activates USER for the CS-A mode when the CS-A mode is set to OFF, and the unit receiving a radio broadcast encoded with CS II. OFF : [Initial]; Cancels.

SCROLL*1 Scroll mode

WOOFER Subwoofer cutoff frequency EXT IN*2 External input
TAG DISP Tag display BEEP Key-touch tone AMP GAIN Amplifier gain control

XMDirectTM Universal Tuner Box starts updating all the XM channels. Channel 1 is tuned in automatically. 3 Check your XM Satellite radio
ID labeled on the casing of the XMDirect Universal Tuner Box, or tune in to Channel 0 (see page 21).

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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-categorized 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.

Playing a disc

While fast-forwarding or reversing 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 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.
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 to this unit, 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 18). 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.


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>

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.)

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. 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
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. CS Automotive, SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. CS Automotive technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. HD Radio Technology Manufactured Under License From iBiquity Digital Corporation. iBiquity Digital and the HD Radio and HD Symbols are registered trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and Foreign Patents.
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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.


Adjust the volume to the optimum level. Check the cords and connections. Reset the unit (see page 2). Store stations manually.
Static noise while listening to the radio. Connect the antenna firmly. Sound quality changes when receiving HD Radio stations. No sound comes out while listening to the radio. Fix the reception mode either to DIGITAL or ANALOG (see page 9.) ANALOG is selected when receiving All Digital broadcast of HD Radio station. Select DIGITAL or AUTO (see page 9.) DIGITAL is selected when receiving weak digital signals or receiving conventional radio broadcast. Select ANALOG or AUTO (see page 9.) Insert the disc correctly.

FM/AM Disc playback

Disc cannot be played back.
CD-R/CD-RW cannot be played back. Insert a finalized CD-R/CD-RW. Tracks on the CD-R/CD-RW cannot Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW with the component be skipped. which you used for recording. Disc can be neither played back nor ejected. Disc sound is sometimes interrupted. Unlock the disc (see page 12). 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.)

NO DISC appears on the display. Disc cannot be played back.

MP3/WMA playback 28

Noise is generated.

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A longer readout time is required (CHECK keeps flashing on the display).
Do not use too many hierarchies and folders.

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 alphabets (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 19).

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. 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.
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

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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.

CH--- appears on the display for about 2 seconds, then returns to the previous channel while listening to the XM Satellite radio.
OFF AIR appears on the display while listening to the XM Satellite radio.
LOADING appears on the display The unit is loading the channel information and while listening to the XM Satellite radio. audio. Text information are temporarily unavailable. 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. 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 22). 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.
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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: 20 W RMS 4 Channels at 4 and 1% THD+N Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dBA (reference: 1 W into 4 ) SRS Circle Surround AutoTM Compatible Load Impedance: 4 (4 to 8 allowance) Equalizer Control Range: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, 15 kHz Level:10 dB 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 [AM Tuner] Sensitivity: 20 V Selectivity: 35 dB Frequency Response: 30 Hz to Hz (HD Radio broadcast) Stereo Separation: 85 dB (HD Radio broadcast)


Technical specifications

Product TypeRadio / HD radio / CD / MP3 player
Recommended UseCar
Form FactorFull-DIN - in-dash unit
Audio System
Sound Output ModeStereo
Sound EffectsTruBass, SRS CS
ControlsVolume, treble, bass, fader, balance, attenuate
Max Output Power / Channel Qty50 Watts x 4
Continuous Power / Channel Qty20 Watts x 4
Output Power / Total200 Watt
ClockYes (digital)
Additional FeaturesNight dimmer, gold plated connectors, rotary encoder multi-control, ID3 tags support, iPod ready, Sirius satellite radio ready
Equalizer Band Qty7 bands
Equalizer Center Frequencies60 Hz, 400 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2400 Hz, 6000 Hz, 15000 Hz, 150 Hz
Equalizer Boost/Cut Range± 10 dB
TypeRadio / HD radio tuner - AM/FM
CD System
TypeCD / MP3 player
Media Load TypeSlot-load
Supported Digital Audio StandardsWMA, MP3
CD-R CompatibleYes
CD-RW CompatibleYes
Remote Control
TypeRemote control
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberKD-HDR1



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