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JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69

In-Dash CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Built-in HD Radio Tuner and Front Panel Aux and USB Port

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Built-In HD Radio JVC Receiver

JVCís Arsenal KD-AHD69 is an In-Dash CD/WMA/MP3 Receiver with Built-In HD Radio Tuner. 30,000 Variable illumination color display and MP3 ID3 tag display give this receiver an easy-to-read menu. Dual zone color allows the buttons and the display to have different colors simultaneously, giving you a very personalized display. This JVC Player is equipped with a built-in DiAS II (Digital Intelligent Advanced Tuner) tuner featuring 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets, iEQ 7-Band Graphic Equalizer and an Advanced Digital-to-Analog Converter for enhanced sound quality. Some other cool features are the detachable face for security; iTunes tagging that allows you to store song information from the radio on your iPod and the included wireless remote control.

If youíre looking for expandability options, this JVC Receiver has them all. Sirius and XM Satellite radio has two packages if you are interested in those services. With the built-in front panel USB port, you will have full control with the latest iPods and iPhones, giving you even more playback options. The KD-AHD69 gives you the option to retain your steering wheel controls with an optional adapter. Bluetooth is another of the many options of expandability; this hands free device keeps your commute safe and also keeps you law abiding. With all these options, you will be very satisfied if you decide to purchase.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Features:

  • In-Dash CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Built-In HD Radio Tuner, USB and Front Aux Inputs, and Remote
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system.
    • New 2-way control capability allows your iPod playback features (play/pause/browse/etc) to be controlled via your car stereo controls or the iPod itself
  • iTunes tagging features allows you to store song information from the radio on your iPod with the push of a button
  • Detachable face
  • Variable display colors
  • Wireless remote control included
  • 30,000 Variable illumination color display for LCD screen and buttons
  • Dual zone color displays allow the buttons and the display to have different colors
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • DiAS II (Digital Intelligent Advanced Tuner) tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • iEQ (7-band graphic equalizer)
  • Advanced digital-to-analog converter

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 5V preamp outputs (front and rear/subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Package or the XM Radio Package required and sold separately, along with a satellite radio subscription
  • Built-in HD Radio with tagging feature
  • iPod/iPhone Ready: Connection and direct iPod/iPhone control via USB-to-iPod cable
  • Bluetooth Ready: JVC KS-BTA200 required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear auxiliary input: Optional JVC KS-U58 or KS-U57 required and sold separately
  • Front-panel USB Input
  • Steering wheel remote control ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • CD Changer controls

Product History:

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JVC KD-AHD59 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69)
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(previous model, replaced by JVC Arsenal KD-AHD59)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
20 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
2 Pairs (Front and Switchable Rear/Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
5 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
7-Band iEQ
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Dot-Matrix Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Variable Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable Colors
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm
Optional

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
No
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
56%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.6
Usability
4.7
David

Buffalo, NY

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Great features and quality for a good value

April 19, 2011

This JVC had everything that I was looking for except dedicated preset buttons for the radio. I haven't used the radio much yet so I can't really say how much I will miss the dedicated buttons but as others have said, you can manually tune in stations if you hold the seek buttons. This wasn't needed for finding the stations that I listen to even though I live in Buffalo, NY and some of my favorite channels broadcast from Toronto, ON. From my limited time using the radio, the stations came in clearer and stronger than the stock radio even when not on HD. I have not listened to much HD yet either though it's nice to not have any static with those channels. The menu interface is extremely simple once you learn the basic functions for each button. I immediately went to the Pro EQ for the & band EQ and started tailoring it to my liking. Without an amp, my speakers distort at higher volumes but that is normal when you're using the built-in amp. Once you get to know the systems limits you can start tuning the EQ and it sounds wonderful. I found myself enjoying the color options for the buttons and display even though I did not think that I would care. There are definitely certain colors that work better for daytime and some for nighttime. The front USB port is great and I picked up a tiny USB stick from LACIE called the MosKeyto which barely sticks out from the port. Navigating the files and folders works very similarly to the way it worked for mp3 CD's on my old Alpine head unit. The sound that this unit produces seems even better than my last system and I'm not sure if it's because I have Infinity Kappas and JBL Power Series speakers now instead of just Infinity reference speakers or if the head unit just has a cleaner signal. It may be a little bit of both. It is unfortunate that the new version of this model the KD-AHD79 does not have the 7 band EQ and instead a 3 band but it seems like it gets rear pre-amp outs as a trade off.

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Greg

Rapid City, SD

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Fast and friendly with Great product

January 3, 2011

The car stereo I purchased is great- all my friends want one- you CANT beat the price.

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Travis

jacksonville, FL

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Good value

December 14, 2010

The sound is pretty good. I like the features of this unit. its a good value.

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Greg

Glendale, AZ

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Good Overall Deck

December 12, 2010

If you listen to a lot of HD radio and want a deck without the need of a separate HD tuner, this is the deck for you. The CD player sounds good too. I've had the older model of this same deck and was disappointed the new one doesn't have front and rear RCA outputs, just fronts and sub.

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Steve

Ridgeway, SC

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Great Receiver

November 12, 2010

I purchased this tuner for it's ability to interface to USB, it's ability to tune digital stations, and it's ability to interface to Steering Wheel control. All worked flawlessly. I love the ablity to control the display colors. The installation was easy with the correct interface needed for my vehicle. Be sure to provide Sonic your vehicle info.

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alan

tucson, AZ

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Good sound, easy to adjust and use

October 11, 2010

I am happy with this radio, although I'm no expert on radios. One of the reasons I bought it was because I wanted the USB port, for thumb drives, and I wanted the aux port in the front, for my mp3 player, all of which work well. I love the ability to change color, I get bored with the same thing all the time. I've not had time to use all of the features, but I use the radio, about six hours a day, and am powering quality speakers with it. So if anything went wrong I would re-buy the same radio.........

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hatjr

Dallas, TX

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I Love This Radio!

August 11, 2010

The aesthetics: It's all black so it matches the dash of my car. The variable color display allows matching of my dash lights. The volume control has a knobby rubber cover for good grip. There are few buttons on the control panel. The buttons most often used are relatively large and easy to operate. The Features: Built in HD radio tuner - no need for adapter, extra wires, extra cost. Accepts USB input on front panel - very accessible. Separate sub-woofer outputs, in addition to front/rear. Flexible and truly useful tone control system. High voltage preamp outputs can reduce system noise. Ability to turn off head unit power amplifier should reduce heat. Small key chain style remote is ergonomic and simple to use. Other: JVC brand is widely distributed and easy to find. The unit can almost always be found at a discount. Two year warranty. Only radio I've found that meets all my design preferences.

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Fred

Brownsburg, IN

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Awesome in every respect!

August 2, 2010

I purchased this deck to replace my stock unit after doing extensive research. I love the front access USB port, the built-in HD tuner and the 5V preamp output. Although my car had a so called "premium" system, there was an immediate increase in volume and quality because of the higher pre-out voltage. I love the color changing feature, because I was able to find a setting that matched the orange of my dash perfectly. Awesome deck, Buy it!!

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Allan

Dallas, Tx

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Terrific Radio!

May 27, 2010

I purchased this radio from Sonic Electronix and have owned it for about six months now. Prior to this I owned the earlier generation of JVC headunit model KD-HDR50. I purchased this new unit almost solely for the "all black" faceplate which looks so much better in my car. The control of display lighting color is also very important to me to match the rest of my dash lighting which is all amber. The minimalistic design with a minimum of control buttons and larger that average button size is exactly my preference. With CD/MP3/WMA disc support, front panel USB, and built - in HD radio this is a versatile and complex unit but is very easy and intuitive to operate once set up. The electrical specifications are top notch, and I've has no issues with noise or "pops" of any kind. The volume control has a notched rubber ring for a non-slip grip. The unit display is very legible, offers quite a bit of information, yet is not overloaded with unnecessary symbols or indicators. I just love this radio.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KD-AHD69

UPC

046838041679

Weight

4.50lbs

Internal SKU

kdahd69

Internal Product ID

22000

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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