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Arsenal Flagship CD Player CES 2014

Las Vegas, Jan 7, 2014 – JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, today introduced three new CD receivers and two new Multimedia receivers in its Arsenal line that will be available in the U.S. starting this month. Two new Multimedia receivers are both SiriusXM-Ready™ and compatible with the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).  Dual Zone function allowing both rear seat and front seat passengers to view different content sources is also included in multimedia models. Twenty apps for iPhone® 4 and 4s are also supported for on-screen control including navigation apps such as MotionX-GPS Drive and Waze, as well as music streaming apps such as Tune-In Radio and Pandora Internet Radio. CD Receivers feature front illuminated USB ports for connection of USB based flash drives and compatible smartphone devices as well as detachable faceplate security and 6-key preset station keys on the front faceplate. New CD models will also include double the amount of available preset EQ settings from six to twelve and new digital processing tuners for better AM and FM reception quality.

Receivers with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology support hands-free phone calls and wireless music streaming as well as one push voice dialing, POI search, music cueing, and other phone function controls via Siri Eyes-Free-Mode for supported iOS devices and via voice command for compatible smartphones. CD Receivers support JVC’s own “JVC Smart Music Control” app, a free download on Google Play, which acts as a Bluetooth® based Android wireless remote control for the receiver by allowing operation of almost all key functions wirelessly via voice and touch commands. The app has increased its feature set this year allowing users to change parametric EQ settings, sync their receiver’s illumination colors to the current music playing, and receive voice commands from supported navigation apps simultaneously during music playback.

Pandora® Internet Radio control is available on six out of seven Arsenal models while operation of iHeartRadio via the receiver keys is available on two receivers. Apps are supported via a connected iPhone® through a USB connection and allow the user to access key functions such as: station selection, play, pause, and new custom station creation from the receiver’s controls. Those with Android phones can use these apps with robust control over a wireless Bluetooth® connection as well. For CD models, dedicated thumb-up and thumb down (skip) keys for the apps are located on the receiver while song information is displayed on both CD and Multimedia models during listening. Multimedia receivers also show on-screen album artwork from the song or station which is currently playing.

All Multimedia and CD Receivers in the Arsenal Lineup include a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.


The Arsenal KW-V200BT Multimedia/DVD/CD/USB receiver features a 6.1-inch WVGA display, Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, rear USB port with 2-way iPod control and App Link Mode feature. App Link Mode allows on-screen display and control of 20 compatible apps via a connected iPhone® 4 or 4s. It is SiriusXM-Ready™ and also features 4 Volt Front, Rear, and Subwoofer Line Outputs, wireless remote, and two-year manufacturer’s warranty. The receiver will be shipping this month at a MSRP of $419.95.

A similarly featured Arsenal KW-V100 DVD/CD/USB Receiver without Bluetooth® will also be available in January at a MSRP of $369.95.  App-Link mode will be made possible via a new KS-U59 optional accessory cable which will be compatible with both receivers at a MSRP of $39.95, shipping in January.


The KD-AR959BS In-Dash Receiver includes Built-In Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, a high-amp USB Port, AUX input, and Pandora®Internet Radio and iHeartRadio® application control for iPhone (USB) and Android (Bluetooth®). It is also SiriusXM-Ready™. The unit has a 3-Zone Variable color illuminated LCD panel allowing users to choose from multiple custom color combinations while preset fluid moving illumination modes and color schemes are also selectable for individual customizations. It also features 4.8 Volt Front, Rear and Subwoofer Line Outputs, a 5-Band Parametric Equalizer, steering wheel remote control add-on capability and will ship this month at a MSRP of $159.95.

The Arsenal KD-AR755 In-Dash Receiver includes a high-amp USB Port, AUX input, and Pandora®Internet Radio and iHeartRadio® application control for iPhone (USB). The unit has a 3-Zone Variable color illuminated LCD, Front, Rear and Subwoofer 4.8 High Volt Line Outputs and steering wheel remote control add-on capability. The receiver is available currently at a MSRP of $129.95.

The Arsenal KD-AR555 In-Dash Receiver is a single-zone variable color receiver including a high-amp USB Port with MP3/WMA playback capability, AUX input, Selectable Rear/Sub Line Outputs and steering wheel remote control add-on capability. The unit will carry a MSRP of $109.95 and is currently available.

The Arsenal KD-A95BT In-Dash Receiver continues in the lineup this year featuring a flip-down three line display, Built-In Bluetooth® wireless technology, Separated Variable Color Illumination, two rear USB ports, Digital Sound Processor with 5-Band EQ, 5 Volt Front, Rear and Subwoofer Line Outputs, steering wheel remote control add-on capability and is currently available with a MSRP of $269.95.

The single-line display Arsenal KD-AHD75BT features built-in Bluetooth® and HD Radio™ Technology, front and rear USB ports, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer 4.8 Volt Line Outputs, has steering wheel remote control add-on capability, and is available now with a MSRP of $219.95.


About JVC Mobile Entertainment:
JVC Mobile Entertainment products are marketed by the Mobile Entertainment Group, a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC Americas markets a full line of mobile, video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.

Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

For further product information, visit or call 1-800-526-5308.



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