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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. IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS 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/or invisible class 1M laser radiation when open. Do not view directly with optical instruments. 4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL, PLACED OUTSIDE THE UNIT. Battery Products Information for Users on Disposal of Old Equipment and Batteries [European Union only] These symbols indicate that the product and the battery with this symbol should not be disposed as general household waste at its end-of-life. If you wish to dispose of this product and the battery, please do so in accordance with applicable national legislation or other rules in your country and municipality. By disposing of this product correctly, you will help to conserve natural resources and will help prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health. Notice: The sign Pb below the symbol for batteries indicates that this battery contains lead. . . Warning: Stop the car before operating the unit. Caution: Adjust the volume so that you can hear sounds outside the car. Driving with the volume too high may cause an accident. Avoid using the USB device or iPod/iPhone if it might hinder driving safety. Caution on volume setting: Digital devices (CD/USB) produce very little noise compared with other sources. Lower the volume before playing these digital sources to avoid damaging the speakers by the sudden increase of the output level. 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. Condensation: When the car is air-conditioned, moisture may collect on the laser lens. This may cause disc read errors. In this case, remove the disc and wait for the moisture to evaporate. 2 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
How to attach/detach the control panel How to reset your unit Your preset adjustments will also be erased. How to forcibly eject a disc (Hold) Be careful not to drop the disc when it ejects. If this does not work, reset your unit. Maintenance Cleaning the unit Wipe off the dirt on the panel with a dry silicon or soft cloth. Failure to observe this precaution may result in damage to the unit. Cleaning the connector Wipe off dirt on the connector of the unit and panel. Use a cotton swab or cloth. Contents Preparation ............................................................ 4 Canceling the display demonstration Setting the clock Basic operations ................................................... 4 Radio ........................................................................ 6 CD/USB .................................................................... 8 iPod/iPhone (KD-R531 only) ................................ 9 External components ...................................... 10 Bluetooth姞 ............................................................ 10 Brightness adjustments .................................. 11 Sound adjustments .......................................... 11 Menu operations ............................................... 12 Remote controller ............................................... 15 Additional information ................................... 16 Troubleshooting ................................................ 18 Specifications ..................................................... 19 How to read this manual: This manual mainly explains operations using the buttons on the control panel. < > indicates the displays on the control panel. [XX] indicates the initial setting of a menu item. ENGLISH|ޓ 3 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Canceling the display demonstration The display demonstration is always turned on unless you cancel it. (Hold) 1 (Initial setting) 2 3 Select <DEMO OFF>. 4 Press MENU to exit. Setting the clock (Hold) 1 2 Select <CLOCK>. 3 Select <CLOCK SET>. (Initial setting) 4 Adjust the hour. 5 Adjust the minute. 6 Select <24H/12H>. 7 Select <24 HOUR> or <12 HOUR>. 8 Press MENU to exit. Basic operations Display information Changes the display information. (Press) Scrolls the current display information. (Hold) Source Display Radio Non-Radio Data System station: Frequency ) Clock FM Radio Data System station: Station name (PS) - Frequency - Programme type (PTY) - Clock - (back to the beginning) CD/USB Album title/Artist* - Track title* - Track no./Playing time - Track no./Clock - (back to the beginning) * “NO NAME” appears for conventional CDs or if not recorded. iPod/iPhone (HEAD MODE/ IPOD MODE) *1 iPod/iPhone (EXT MODE) *1 EXT MODE) Clock External Components (AUX) F-AUX or R-AUX) Clock Bluetooth Audio BT AUDIO) Clock *1 For KD-R531 only. Preparation Preparation 4 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
USB input terminal Front AUX input jack Remote sensor Detaches the panel Ejects the disc Display window Control dial Loading slot Control panel You can control this unit with an optionally purchased remote control, RM-RK52 (A page 15). When you press or hold the following button(s)... Button General function /SOURCE Turns on. Turns off. (Hold) Press the /SOURCE button on the control panel and turn the control dial within 2 seconds to select the source. Press repeatedly to select the source. Control dial (turn) Adjusts the volume level. Selects items. Control dial (press) Mutes the sound or pauses playback. Press the button again to cancel muting or resume playback. Confirms selection.
Enters <BRIGHTNESS> menu directly. (KD-R432/KD-R431 only) (' page 11) iPod Switches to iPod source. (KD-R531 only) Number buttons (1 - 6) Selects the preset stations. Stores the current station into the selected number button. (Hold) (' page 6) EQ Selects the preset sound mode. (' page 11) Activates/deactivates TA Standby Reception. (' page 7) Enters PTY Search mode. (Hold) (' page 7) Returns to the previous menu. Exits from the menu. (Hold) / Selects a preset station. (' page 6) Selects MP3/WMA folder. (' page 8) / Searches for a station automatically. (' page 6) Searches for a station manually. (Hold) Selects track. (' page 8, 9) Fast-forwards or reverses track. (Hold) Basic operations ENGLISH|ޓ 5 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Searching for a station A B Select <FM> or <AM>. Auto search. (Press) Manual search. (Hold) “M” flashes, then press the button repeatedly. “ST” lights up when receiving an FM stereo broadcast with sufficient signal strength. Storing stations in memory Manual presetting You can preset up to 18 stations for FM and 6 stations for AM. While listening to a station... (Hold) The preset number flashes and “MEMORY” appears. The current station is stored to the selected number button (1 - 6). - - - - - - - - or - - - - - - - - (Hold) “PRESET MODE” flashes. 1 The preset number flashes and “MEMORY” appears. 2 Select preset number. Auto presetting (FM only) SSM (Strong-station Sequential Memory) You can preset up to 18 stations for FM. (Hold) 1 -<TUNER> -<SSM> -<SSM 01 – 06> “SSM” flashes. When all the stations are stored, “SSM” stops flashing. 2 To preset <SSM 07 – 12>/<SSM 13 – 18>, repeat steps 1 and 2. Selecting a preset station - - - - - - - - or - - - - - - - - You can also select a preset station using / . Setting the Radio Timer You can tune in to a preset station at a specific time regardless of the current source. (Hold) 1 -<TUNER> -<RADIO TIMER> -<OFF>/<ONCE>/ <DAILY> [OFF] Cancels Radio Timer. ONCE Activates once. DAILY Activates daily. 2 -<FM>/<AM> -<01> ... <18> for FM/ <01> ... <06> for AM 3 Select the preset station. 4 Set the activation time. 5 Press MENU to exit. lights up after the Radio Timer has been set. Only one timer can be set. Setting a new timer will override the previous setting. The Radio Timer will not activate if the unit is turned off or if <AM> is set to <OFF> after selecting an AM station for the timer. Radio Radio 6 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
The following features are available only for FM Radio Data System stations. Searching for your favorite Programmes—Programme Type (PTY) Search (Hold) 1 PTY Search starts. If there is a station broadcasting a programme of the same PTY code as you have selected, that station is tuned in. 2 Select a PTY code. PTY codes NEWS, AFFAIRS, INFO, SPORT, EDUCATE, DRAMA, CULTURE, SCIENCE, VARIED, POP M (music), ROCK M (music), EASY M (music), LIGHT M (music), CLASSICS, OTHER M (music), WEATHER, FINANCE, CHILDREN, SOCIAL, RELIGION, PHONEIN, TRAVEL, LEISURE, JAZZ, COUNTRY, NATION M (music), OLDIES, FOLK M (music), DOCUMENT Activating TA/News Standby Reception Standby Reception allows the unit to switch temporarily to Traffic Announcement (TA) or NEWS programme from any source other than AM. TA Standby Reception TP indicator TA Standby Reception Lights up The unit will temporarily switch to Traffic Announcement (TA) if available. Flashes Not yet activated. Tune in to another station providing the Radio Data System signals. To deactivate, press again. NEWS Standby Reception (Hold) 1 -<TUNER> -<NEWS-STBY> -<NEWS ON> The unit will temporarily switch to News Programme if available. 2 If the volume is adjusted during reception of Traffic Announcement or News, the adjusted volume is automatically memorized. It will be applied the next time the unit switches to Traffic Announcement or News. Tracking the same programme —Network-Tracking Reception When driving in an area where FM reception is not sufficient enough, this unit automatically tunes in to another FM Radio Data System station of the same network, possibly broadcasting the same programme with stronger signals. (Hold) 1 -<TUNER> -<AF-REG> 2 [AF ON] Switches to another station. The programme may differ from the one currently received (the AF indicator lights up). AF-REG ON Switches to another station broadcasting the same programme (the AF indicator lights up). OFF Cancels. Automatic station selection— Programme Search When the signal of a preset station you have selected is weak, this unit searches for another station possibly broadcasting the same programme as the original preset station is broadcasting. <P-SEARCH> (' page 14) Radio ENGLISH|ޓ 7 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Playing a CD/USB device Label side The source changes to “CD” and playback starts. USB 2.0 cable (not supplied) USB input terminal The source changes to “USB” and playback starts. This unit can play MP3/WMA files stored in CD-R, CD-RW, and USB mass storage device (such as a USB memory and Digital Audio Player). Make sure all important data has been backed up. We shall bear no responsibility for any loss of data in USB mass storage class device while using this system. Ejected disc not removed within 15 seconds will reload automatically. If the disc cannot be ejected, ' page 3. Selecting a folder/track Selects folder. (For MP3/WMA) Selects track. (Press) Fast-forwards or reverses the track. (Hold) Selecting a track/folder from the list 1 (For MP3/WMA) 2 Select a folder. For MP3/WMA If the disc contains many folders or tracks, you can fast search for desired folder or track by turning the control dial quickly. 3 Select a track. Selecting the playback modes You can select one of the following playback modes at a time. Press 1 for REPEAT. Press 2 for RANDOM. Press again to exit. - - - - - - - - or - - - - - - - - (Hold) <REPEAT>)<RANDOM> 1 2 REPEAT RPT OFF Cancels repeat playback. TRACK RPT Repeats current track. FOLDER RPT * Repeats current folder. RANDOM RND OFF Cancels random playback. FOLDER RND * Randomly plays all tracks of current folder, then tracks of next folders. ALL RND Randomly plays all tracks. * For MP3/WMA CD/USB CD/USB 8 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
iPod/iPhone KD-R531 only Playing an iPod/iPhone USB 2.0 cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) USB input terminal The source changes to “USB”-“USB-IPOD” and playback starts. Selecting the control mode #<HEAD MODE>/<IPOD MODE>/ <EXT MODE> HEAD MODE Controls iPod playback through this unit. IPOD MODE Controls iPod playback from the iPod/iPhone. EXT MODE Allows any audio signals from iPod/ iPhone. You can also change the setting using <IPOD SWITCH> in the menu. Selecting a track Applicable under <HEAD MODE/IPOD MODE> only. Selects track/chapter. (Press) Fast-forwards or reverses the track. (Hold) Selecting a track from the list Applicable under <HEAD MODE> only. 1 PLAYLISTS)ARTISTS)ALBUMS)SONGS) PODCASTS)GENRES)COMPOSERS) (back to the beginning) 2 Select the desired list. Repeat this step until the desired track is selected. If the selected menu contains many tracks, you can fast search for the desired track by turning the control dial quickly. 3 Select the desired track. Selecting the playback modes Applicable under <HEAD MODE> only. You can select one of the following playback modes at a time. Press 1 for REPEAT. Press 2 for RANDOM. Press again to exit. - - - - - - - - or - - - - - - - - (Hold) <REPEAT>)<RANDOM> 1 2 REPEAT ONE RPT Functions the same as “Repeat One” of the iPod. ALL RPT Functions the same as “Repeat All” of the iPod. RANDOM RND OFF Cancels random playback. SONG RND Functions the same as “Shuffle Songs” of the iPod. ALBUM RND Functions the same as “Shuffle Albums” of the iPod. “ALBUM RND” is not applicable for some iPod/ iPhone. ENGLISH|ޓ 9 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
For details, refer also to the instructions supplied with the external components. Playing an external component from Front/Rear AUX Portable audio player, etc. 3.5 mm stereo mini plug (not supplied) 3.5 mm stereo mini plug (with “L” shaped connector) (not supplied) 1 Connect to F-AUX on the control panel and/or R-AUX on the rear panel. (Hold) -<SRC SELECT> -<F-AUX>/<R-AUX> -<F-AUX ON> or <R-AUX ON> Press MENU to exit. 2 Set the source as necessary. 3 Select <F-AUX> or <R-AUX>. 4 Turn on the connected component and start playing the source. Recommended to use a 3-terminal plug head stereo mini plug for optimum audio output. Otherwise, sound may be interrupted or unclear while listening to an external component. Bluetooth姞 For Bluetooth operations, it is required to connect the Bluetooth adapter, KS-BTA100 (separately purchased) to the auxiliary input jack (R-AUX/BT ADAPTER) on the rear of the unit. ('Installation/Connection Manual) KS-BTA100 is not available in some countries. Please contact your dealer where you purchased this unit. Operations may be different depending on the connected Bluetooth device. For details, refer also to the instructions supplied with the device. Preparation For details on registering and using the Bluetooth device, refer to the instructions manual supplied with KS-BTA100. 1 Register (pair) a Bluetooth device with KS-BTA100. -<SRC SELECT> -<R-AUX> -<BT ADAPTER> 2 Change the <SRC SELECT> settings of this unit. (Hold) 3 Press MENU to exit. KS-BTA100 External components External components 10 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
You can select your preferred brightness for <BUTTON ZONE>, <DISP ZONE> separately. Brightness button is only available for KD-R432/ KD-R431. For KD-R531, ' page 12. 1 BUTTON ZONE BUTTON 00 to 31 DISP ZONE DISP 00 to 31 2 3 Press MENU to exit. Sound adjustments Selecting the preset sound You can select a preset sound mode, for each individual source, suitable for the music genre. - - - - - - - - or - - - - - - - - Press repeatedly. DYNAMIC-VOCAL BOOST-BASS BOOST- USER-FLAT-NATURAL-(back to the beginning) Storing your own adjustments Easy Equalizer While listening, you can adjust the subwoofer level and tone level of the selected sound mode. (Hold) 1 (Initial: [XX]) SUB.W* 00 to 08  BASS LVL** -06 to +06 [+05] MID LVL -06 to +06  TRE LVL -06 to +06 [+05] The adjustments are stored and <USER> is activated. 2 Adjust the level. * Available only when <L/O MODE> is set to <SUB.W>. (' page 13) ** Available only when <HPF> is set to <OFF>. (' page 13) Pro Equalizer (Hold) 1 -<PRO EQ> -<BASS>**/<MIDDLE>/ <TREBLE> 2 Adjust the sound elements of the selected tone. BASS (Initial: [XX]) Frequency 60/80//200 Hz Level LVL -06 to +06 [+05] Q [Q1.0]/Q1.25/Q1.5/Q2.0 MIDDLE Frequency 0.5/[1.0]/1.5/2.5 kHz Level LVL -06 to +06  Q Q0.75/Q1.0/[Q1.25] TREBLE Frequency 10.0/[12.5]/15.0/17.5 kHz Level LVL -06 to +06 [+05] Q [Q FIX] 3 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust other tones. The adjustments are stored and <USER> is activated. 5 Press MENU to exit. Brightness adjustments Brightness adjustments ENGLISH|ޓ 11 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
(Hold) If no operation is done for about 60 seconds, the operation will be canceled. 1 2 3 Repeat step 2 if necessary. To return to the previous menu, press . To exit from the menu, press DISP or MENU. Menu item Selectable setting (Initial: [XX]) DEMO For settings, ' page 4. CLOCK CLOCK SET 24H/12H CLOCK ADJ *1 (Clock adjustment) [AUTO]: The built-in clock is synchronized with the clock data received from the FM Radio Data System station. OFF: Cancels. DIMMER DIMMER SET Selects the display and button illumination adjusted in the <BRIGHTNESS> setting. [AUTO]: Changes between the Day and Night adjustments when you turn off/on the car headlights. *2 ON: Selects the Night adjustments. OFF: Selects the Day adjustments. BRIGHTNESS *3 DAY/NIGHT: Brightness settings for the display and button illumination for day and night. BUTTON ZONE/DISP ZONE: Sets the brightness levels 00 — 31. DISPLAY SCROLL *4 [ONCE]: Scrolls the display information once. AUTO: Repeats scrolling (at 5-second intervals). OFF: Cancels. TAG DISPLAY [ON]: Shows the TAG information while playing MP3/WMA tracks. OFF: Cancels. PRO EQ For settings, ' page 11. *1 Takes effect only when clock data is received. *2 The illumination control lead connection is required. (See “Installation/Connection Manual”.) This setting may not work correctly on some vehicles (particularly on those having a control dial for dimming). In this case, change the setting to other than <DIMMER AUTO>. *3 Initial: DAY (BUTTON ZONE, DISP ZONE)/NIGHT (BUTTON ZONE, DISP ZONE) *4 Some characters or symbols will not be shown correctly (or will be blanked) on the display. Menu operations Menu operations 12 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Menu item Selectable setting (Initial: [XX]) AUDIO FADER *5*6 R06 — F06: Adjusts the front and rear speaker output balance. BALANCE *6 L06 — R06: Adjusts the left and right speaker output balance. LOUD (Loudness) ON: Boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. [OFF]: Cancels. VOL ADJUST (Volume adjust) -05 — +05: Presets the volume adjustment level of each source, compared to the FM volume level. Before adjustment, select the source you want to adjust. (“VOL ADJ FIX” appears if “FM” is selected.) L/O MODE (Line output mode) Select if the REAR/SW terminals are used for connecting the speakers or subwoofer (through an external amplifier). SUB.W: Subwoofer [REAR]: Speakers SUB. W *7 (Subwoofer) OFF: Cancels. [ON]: Turns on the subwoofer output. SUB.W LPF *8 (Subwoofer low- pass filter) LOW 55Hz/MID 85Hz/[HIGH 120Hz]: Audio signals with frequencies lower than 55 Hz/85 Hz/120 Hz are sent to the subwoofer. SUB.W LEVEL *8 (Subwoofer level) 00 — 08: Adjusts the subwoofer output level. HPF *8 (High-pass filter) ON: Activates the High Pass Filter. Low frequency signals are cut off from the front/rear speakers. [OFF]: Deactivates. (All signals are sent to the front/rear speakers.) BEEP (Keytouch tone) [ON]/OFF: Activates or deactivates the keypress tone. TEL MUTING *9 (Telephone muting) ON: Mutes the sounds while using the cellular phone (not connected through KS-BTA100). [OFF]: Cancels. AMP GAIN *10 (Amplifier gain) LOW POWER: VOLUME 00 — VOLUME 30 (Select if the maximum power of each speaker is less than 50 W to prevent damaging the speakers.) [HIGH POWER]: VOLUME 00 — VOLUME 50 *5 If you are using a two-speaker system, set the fader level to “00”. *6 This adjustment will not affect the subwoofer output. *7 Displayed only when <L/O MODE> is set to <SUB.W>. *8 Displayed only when <SUB.W> is set to <ON>. *9 This setting does not work if <BT ADAPTER> is selected for <R-AUX> of <SRC SELECT>. *10 The volume level automatically changes to “VOLUME 30” if you change to <LOW POWER> with the volume level set to higher than “VOLUME 30”. Menu operations ENGLISH|ޓ 13 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Menu item Selectable setting (Initial: [XX]) TUNER SSM For settings, ' page 6. (Displayed only when the source is “FM”.) AF-REG *11 For settings, ' page 7. NEWS-STBY *11 (News standby) ON/[OFF]: Activates or deactivates NEWS Standby Reception. (Displayed only when the source is “FM”.) (' page 7) P-SEARCH *11 (Programme search) SEARCH ON/[SEARCH OFF]: Activates Programme Search (if <AF-REG> is set to <AF ON> or <AF-REG ON>) or deactivates. MONO (Monaural mode) Displayed only when the source is “FM”. [MONO OFF]: Enables stereo FM reception. MONO ON: Improves the FM reception but stereo effect will be lost. IF BAND (Intermediate frequency band) [AUTO]: Increases the tuner selectivity to reduce interference noises between adjacent stations. (Stereo effect may be lost.) WIDE: Subject to interference noises from adjacent stations, but sound quality will not be degraded and the stereo effect will remain. RADIO TIMER For settings, ' page 6. IPOD SWITCH (iPod/iPhone control) [HEAD MODE]/IPOD MODE/EXT MODE: For settings, ' page 9. (Displayed only when the source is “USB-IPOD”.) (KD-R531 only) SRC SELECT AM *12 [ON]/OFF: Enables or disables “AM” in source selection. F-AUX *12 (Front auxiliary input) [ON]/OFF: Enables or disables “F-AUX” in source selection. R-AUX *12 (Rear auxiliary input) ON/OFF: Enables or disables “R-AUX” in source selection. [BT ADAPTER]: Select if the rear auxiliary input jack is connected to the Bluetooth adapter, KS-BTA100 (' page 10). The source name will be changed to “BT AUDIO”. *11 Only for FM Radio Data System stations. *12 Displayed only when the unit is in any source other than the corresponding source “AM/ F-AUX/R-AUX/BT AUDIO”. Menu operations 14 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
This unit can be remotely controlled as instructed here (with an optionally purchased remote controller). We recommend that you use remote controller RM-RK52 with your unit. Replacing the lithium coin battery If the effectiveness of the remote controller decreases, replace the battery. CR2025 Caution: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, or the like. Warning: Do not install any battery other than CR2025 or its equivalent. Do not leave the remote controller in places (such as dashboards) exposed to direct sunlight for a long time. Store the battery in places out of reach of children. Do not recharge, short, disassemble, heat the battery, or dispose of it in a fire. Do not place the battery with other metallic materials. Do not poke the battery with tweezers or similar tools. Insulate the battery by wrapping it with tape when disposing or storing it. Using the remote controller Aim the remote controller directly at the remote sensor on the unit. DO NOT expose the remote sensor to bright light (direct sunlight or artificial lighting). Remote Sensor A B C F E D Mutes the sound or pauses playback. Press again to cancel muting or resume playback. Selects a preset station. Selects MP3/WMA folder. Adjusts the volume level. Selects the preset sound mode. Selects the source. Searches for stations automatically. (Press) Searches for stations manually. (Hold) Selects track. Fast-forwards or reverses track. (Hold) . This unit is equipped with the steering wheel remote control function. For details, refer also to the instructions supplied with the remote adapter. Remote controller Remote controller ENGLISH|ޓ 15 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
About discs This unit can only play the following CDs: This unit can play back multi-session discs; however, unclosed sessions will be skipped during playback. Unplayable discs Discs that are not round. Discs with coloring on the recording surface or discs that are dirty. Recordable/ReWritable disc that has not been finalized. (For details on disc finalization, refer to your disc writing software and your disc recorder instruction manual.) 8 cm CD. Attempting to insert using an adapter can cause malfunction. There may also be problems ejecting the disc if inserted. Handling discs Do not touch the recording surface of the disc. Do not stick tape etc. on the disc, or use a disc with tape stuck on it. Do not use any accessories for the disc. Clean from the center of the disc and move outwards. Clean the disc with a dry silicon or soft cloth. Do not use any solvents. When removing discs from this unit, pull them out horizontally. Remove any burrs from the center hole and disc edge before inserting a disc. DualDisc playback The Non-DVD side of a “DualDisc” does not comply with the “Compact Disc Digital Audio” standard. Therefore, the use of Non-DVD side of a DualDisc on this product may not be recommended. About audio files Playable files File extensions: MP3(.mp3), WMA(.wma) Bit rate: MP3: 8 kbps - 320 kbps WMA: 32 kbps - 192 kbps Sampling frequency: MP3: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz, 22.05kHz, 16 kHz, 12 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz WMA: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz Variable bit rate (VBR) files. (The elapsed time for VBR files will not be displayed correctly.) Unplayable files MP3 files: - encoded in MP3i and MP3 PRO format - encoded in an inappropriate format - encoded with Layer 1/2 WMA files: - encoded in lossless, professional, and voice format - not based upon Windows Media® Audio - copy-protected with DRM Files which include data such as AIFF, ATRAC3, etc. Maximum number of characters for file/folder name Varies depending on the disc format used (includes 4 extension characters—<.mp3> or <.wma>). ISO 9660 Level 1 and 2: 64 characters Romeo: 64 characters Joliet: 32 characters Windows long file name: 64 characters Others This unit can show WMA Tag and ID3 Tag Version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 (for MP3). The search function works but search speed is not constant. About USB device When connecting a USB cable, use the USB 2.0 cable. You cannot connect a computer or portable HDD to the USB input terminal of the unit. Connect only one USB device to the unit at a time. Do not use a USB hub. USB devices equipped with special functions such as data security functions cannot be used with the unit. Do not use a USB device with 2 or more partitions. This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose rating is other than 5 V and exceeds 1 A. Additional information Additional information 16 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
This unit may not recognize a memory card inserted into the USB card reader. This unit may not play back files in a USB device properly when using a USB extension cord. Depending on the shape of the USB devices and connection ports, some USB devices may not be attached properly or the connection might be loose. Operation and power supply may not work as intended for some USB devices. The maximum number of characters for: – Folder names: 63 characters – File names: 63 characters – MP3 Tag: 60 characters – WMA Tag: 60 characters This unit can recognize a total of 65 025 files, 255 folders (255 files per folder including folder without unsupported files), and of 8 hierarchies. Cautions Do not pull out and attach the USB device repeatedly while “READING” is shown on the display. Electrostatic shock at connecting a USB device may cause abnormal playback of the device. In this case, disconnect the USB device then reset this unit and the USB device. Do not leave a USB device in the car, expose to direct sunlight, or high temperature. Failure to do so may result in deformation or cause damages to the device. About iPod/iPhone iPod/iPhone that can be connected to this unit: - iPod touch (4th generation) - iPod touch (3rd generation) - iPod touch (2nd generation) - iPod touch (1st generation) - iPod classic - iPod with video (5th generation)* - iPod nano (6th generation) - iPod nano (5th generation) - iPod nano (4th generation) - iPod nano (3rd generation) - iPod nano (2nd generation) - iPod nano (1st generation)* - iPhone 4 - iPhone 3GS - iPhone 3G - iPhone *<IPOD MODE>/<EXT MODE> are not applicable. It is not possible to browse video files on the “Videos” menu in <HEAD MODE>. The song order displayed on the selection menu of this unit may differ from that of the iPod. When operating an iPod/iPhone, some operations may not be performed correctly or as intended. In this case, visit the following JVC website: <http://www.jvc.jp/english/car/index.html> (English website only). Trademark and license notice Microsoft and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. “Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, or iPhone may affect wireless performance. iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Additional information ENGLISH|ޓ 17 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
Symptom Remedy/Cause General No sound, sound interrupted or static noise. Check the cords, aerial and cable connections. Check the condition of the disc, connected device and recorded tracks. “MISWIRING CHK WIRING THEN RESET UNIT”/“WARNING CHK WIRING THEN RESET UNIT” appears on the display and no operations can be done. Ensure the terminals of the speaker leads are properly insulated with tape before resetting the unit. (' page 3) If the message does not disappear, consult your JVC car audio dealer or kits supplying company. The unit does not work at all. Reset the unit. (' page 3) Source cannot be selected. Check the <SRC SELECT> setting. (' page 14) The correct characters are not displayed (e.g. album name). This unit can only display letters (upper case), numbers, and a limited number of symbols. FM/AM SSM automatic presetting does not work. Store stations manually. CD/USB/iPod/iPhone “PLEASE” and “EJECT” appear alternately on the display. Press , then insert the disc correctly. “IN DISC” appears on the display. The disc cannot be ejected properly. Make sure nothing is blocking the loading slot. “READING” keeps flashing on the display. A longer readout time is required. Do not use too many hierarchical levels and folders. Reload the disc or reattach the USB device. Tracks/folders are not played back in the order you have intended. The playback order is determined by the file name (USB) or the order in which files were recorded (disc). The elapsed playing time is not correct. This sometimes occurs during playback. This is caused by how the tracks are recorded on the disc. “NOT SUPPORT” appears on the display and track skips. Check whether the track is a playable file format. “CANNOT PLAY” flashes on the display. The unit cannot detect the connected device. Check whether the connected device is compatible with this unit. (USB: ' page 19) (iPod/iPhone: ' page 17) Ensure that the device contains files in the supported formats. (' page 16) Reattach the device. The iPod/iPhone does not turn on or does not work. * Check the connection between this unit and iPod/iPhone. Detach and reset the iPod/iPhone using hard reset. For details on resetting the iPod/iPhone, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the iPod/iPhone. Check whether <IPOD SWITCH> setting is appropriate. (' page 9) * For KD-R531 only. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 18 |ޓENGLISH 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
AUDIO AMPLIFIER SECTION Maximum Power Output 50 W per channel Continuous Power Output (RMS) 20 W per channel into 4Ω, 40 Hz to 20 000 Hz at less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Load Impedance 4Ω (4Ω to 8Ω allowance) Frequency Response 40 Hz to 20 000 Hz Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB Line-Out, Subwoofer-Out Level/Impedance 2.5 V/20 kΩ load (full scale) Output Impedance ≤ 600Ω TUNER SECTION FM Frequency Range 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz Usable Sensitivity 9.3 dBf (0.8 μV/75Ω) 50 dB Quieting Sensitivity 16.3 dBf (1.8 μV/75Ω) Alternate Channel Selectivity (400 kHz) 65 dB Frequency Response 40 Hz to 15 000 Hz Stereo Separation 40 dB AM Frequency Range MW: 531 kHz to 1 611 kHz LW: 153 kHz to 279 kHz Sensitivity/Selectivity MW: 20 μV/40 dB, LW: 50 μV CD PLAYER SECTION Signal Detection System Non-contact optical pickup (semiconductor laser) Number of Channels 2 channels (stereo) Frequency Response 5 Hz to 20 000 Hz Signal-to-Noise Ratio 98 dB Wow and Flutter Less than measurable limit USB SECTION USB Standard USB 1.1, USB 2.0 Data Transfer Rate (Full Speed) Max. 12 Mbps Compatible Device Mass storage class Compatible File System FAT 32/16/12 Playable Audio Format MP3/WMA Maximum Supply Current DC 5 V " 1 A GENERAL Power Requirement (Operating Voltage) DC 14.4 V (11 V to 16 V allowance) Grounding System Negative ground Allowable Operating Temperature 0°C to +40°C Dimensions (W × H × D) Installation Size approx. 182 mm × 52 mm × 158 mm Panel Size approx. 188 mm × 59 mm × 14 mm Mass 1.2 kJ (excluding accessories) Subject to changes without notice. Specifications Specifications ENGLISH|ޓ 19 2011/10/3ޓ19:21:12 KD-R531_E_EN
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